3,500 sq ft.
Tops of buildings are “peaks,” the continuous crest is a “ridge,” and the low-lying creases between roof slopes are “valleys.” Much of the language of architecture grew out of nature, and it follows that good design “learns” from its natural context. In a mountain setting, the appropriate building geometry mimics the terrain. This home is hunkered into a mountainside at nearly 10,000 feet. For many years the site was a pastureland for sheep, and it is still visited more by elk than people. Though of grand quality, the architectural intent was to blend, because the most magnificent thing about this home is its spectacular setting.