Size : 6,000sq ft
Stye : Modern mountain architectural
Architect/designer : LWE Design
Key design aspects : Split-level design, incorporated to elevate the main living floor spaces to capture the surrounding view of the mountains
Energy efficiency : Built Green Platinum Level
Steep build site : Steep build site
The design of this generous family home took the challenge of a steep building lot and turned it into one of the most exciting features of the design.
We always look at what we can do to make a design interesting and a lot of times that means taking advantage of things that may not be immediately obvious. In this instance it was the steep slope, which turned out to be exactly what we needed to create the client’s dream home.
The views were a key aspect of the design with a split-level feature offering incredible mountain views from locations throughout the house. Heated, polished concrete floors and engineered wood floors offered a combination of modern style, warmth, and durability throughout the interior.
Externally, the build utilizes a blend of natural finishes and low maintenance products that will mature with the home through the years, offering pleasing contrasts of different surfaces but blending in well with the surroundings. Custom wood penetrating preservative finishing has been employed to protect and patina alongside the other exterior finishings.
Using pre-manufactured smart walls from Pacific Homes, allowing LWE Builders to increase the insulation values and ensure air tightness to achieve a Built Green Platinum Standard in energy efficiency and comfort.