This Durango home blends Mountain Modern and Industrial style. At the center of the home there is a curved roof element supported by minimal exposed steel structure that lifts the roof up to establish a hierarchy of volumes. The curved roof opens up towards the views and light and large windows and sliding doors in-fill between the steel structure, providing a strong indoor-outdoor connection and creating dramatic views through the home to the landscape beyond. The steel structure, wood soffit and stone elements are continuous from exterior to interior, further blurring the line between inside and outside. Generous steel decks and patio areas invite you outside to experience the expansive views with large overhangs sheltering the outdoor living from the summer sun and significant winter snow.
A raw industrial aesthetic of structural and decorative steel elements with exposed bolts and welds and corten steel panels are blended with clean mountain modern detailing and a palette of natural materials. The layout of the home fans out into the landscape; stone veneer and rusted metal siding ground it and stepping roof forms break down its scale and integrate it into the surrounding mountains. Strategic lighting illuminates the exterior living spaces while being respectful to the dark mountain sky.
Design Team: Hans Berglund
Contractor: Veritas Fine Homes
Structural Engineering: Wilson Structural Engineering