Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Project: Villa SAH
Architects: Andrea Pelati Architecte
Location: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Area: 2,282 sqft
Photographs by: Thomas Jantscher

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Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte

Andrea Pelati Architecte – a Swiss studio, is responsible for the stunning contemporary design of the three-story Villa SAH that is located near  Neuchâtel’s center.
The 2,282 square feet home is surrounded by large homes, therefore its design concentrates it in a compact volume, looking for its light source vertically, rather than horizontally.

Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

The villa is located near the centre of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It settles on a small plot surrounded by quite massive houses. Therefore, the house is concentrated in a compact volume, seeking for openings and light vertically. It develops over three levels, the highest and brightest of which are hosted the living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace.

In respect to the occupants’ privacy, the North façade displays a shield to the street whereas the South façade opens on to beautiful framed views of the city, lake and Alps.

The layout was designed to allow light to flow in through all three levels, thanks to high ceilings, over lapping spaces and skylights.

Sleeping areas are set on the intermediate level focusing on intimacy, whereas the utility rooms lay on the ground floor, taking benefit of a direct access to the garden.

Andrea Pelati Architecte

Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Villa SAH by Andrea Pelati Architecte in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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Treldehuset – Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Project: Summer House – Treldehuset
Architects: CEBRA
Location: Vejle, Denmark
Area: 1,399 sqft
Photographs by: Mikkel Frost, courtesy of CEBRA

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Summer House – Treldehuset by CEBRA

CEBRAa Denmark-based practice renowned for their high level of architectural ambition, were challenged to design a small-scale house. The project called Treldehuset or Summer House in English, goes beyond all expectations.
The compact, modern dwelling takes the idea of a traditional pitched roof house and completely reinvents it, defining an architectural interpretation of the Russian babushka doll. What this means is that the design of the Summer House is effectively a double house, or a house within a house.

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

The summer house is located right next to Vejle Fjord on a scenic site with distinctive trees. The view of the fjord, the coastal atmosphere and the nature that encourage an active outdoor life had an important influence on the design. At first glance, the house is traditionally designed with a pitched roof paralleling the long sides of the site and a gable facing the view. However, at a closer look, we are dealing with a kind of double house – a house inside a bigger house. This idea evokes thoughts of the Russian babushka dolls.

The effect of a double house is achieved by placing the thermal envelope beneath and inside a bigger house. In this way, a roofed outdoor area occurs between the thermal envelope, the actual house and the larger shell, which give access to a protected area – a continuation of the interior which allows you, even on rainy summer nights, to eat, grill or maybe clean a newly caught fish. This transitional zone between indoor and outdoor constitutes an interesting space between the characteristic trees with a view of the fjord.

The heated part of the house is divided into two parallel spaces running along the narrow site. To the west, the common rooms of the house, including kitchen, dining area and a living room, are placed corresponding to the widest part of the outdoor area.

The smaller rooms, such as bathroom, utility room and guest room, are placed on the eastern side. All the rooms are regular and private, but the bedroom with a view of the fjord can be opened towards the living room.

The house is covered with dark slate on both roof and facades and is thus experienced as a frame in a single material. This exterior shell is lined with larch and is outlined by aluminium profiles. The interior is characterized by a white finish, concrete and sheathing of larch making a strong connection between the roofed patio and the interior. On warm summer days, the large sliding doors of glass can be pushed aside connecting the living room and the terrace.

CEBRA

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

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Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

Treldehuset   Summer House by CEBRA in Vejle, Denmark

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20 Remarkable Modern Home Exterior Designs That Will Steal Your Gaze

The exterior design of your home is one of the most important aspects of the way your home creates its perception. It can make people be like “Wow!” when they pass along the street or it can make them completely ignore it. We know that when it comes to the modern home exterior design, it is easy to create that surprise factor that makes it so noticeable by everyone. Besides, do you not want to spend a moment enjoying the beautiful exterior design of your modern home everytime you go out or go back in?

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Welcome to a new collection of home designs in which we’ve featured 20 Remarkable Modern Home Exterior Designs That Will Steal Your Gaze. Take a moment to explore the awesome modern home exterior designs that we thought you are going to like. Spoiler alert! You will like them.
This collection is also the last one of this batch of modern home designs that we’ve been featuring as part of our showcase of the modern style. If you want to catch up with it, make sure to check out the all of the pieces of the showcase, featuring the kitchenbathroombedroomliving roomdining roomhome officekids’ roomhome barstaircase,  hallwaysunroom, and entry hall. That’s it as far as the interiors are concerned, but we’ve also featured designs of the outdoor areas such as the modern entranceporchdeckpatiolandscapebalcony, and swimming pool. Enjoy!

1. Birches Bay

2. Ashburton House

3. Modern Exterior

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4. Modern Home Exterior

5. O.M.T. house

6. Modern Exterior

7. Mason Residence

8. Waters Edge Home

9. Modern Home Exterior

10. House M in Leipzig

11. Corner Pocket House – Manhattan Beach, CA

12. Lake Minnetonka Retreat Home

13. Modern Home Exterior

14. Wayzata Residence

15. Hibiscus Residence

16. Lakeview 1

17. The Tropical House

18. Coastal home – St Andrews

19. Modern Home Exterior

20. House Jun

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Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Project: Oceanique Villas
Architects: MM++ Architects
Location: Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Area: 10,914 sqft
Photographs by: Hiroyuki OKI

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Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects

MM++ Architects have completed their Oceanique Villas project – a small real estate development on a beachfront property in Mui Ne in the capital of the Vietnamese province of Bình Thuận – Phan Thiet. It consists of three small residential units primarily used as vacation homes.
All of them are designed to maximize the views towards the sea, while also creating a private environment composed of interconnected indoor and outdoor areas.

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

This project is a small real estate development located in Mui Ne, a seaside holiday destination in Vietnam’s south east coast.

The site has a trapezoidal shape 110 meters deep between the ocean and the road and 42 meters along the beach. The sea front view is amazing and unusual for a private residential project in this area, usually occupied exclusively by resorts and hotels. The idea was to maximize this potential with semi-detached sea front villas and keep a large part of the land as a “buffer” landscaped area to prevent noise from the road.

The construction is composed of 3 units: Two 3 bedrooms villas, and one 4 bedrooms villa, each with a private 10mX3m swimming pool. The construction was raised to 1.8 meter from the beach level in order to keep a good privacy from the public beach, maximize the sea view and prevent from site erosion.

MM++ Architects

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

The interior layout offers a generous sea view for each space:

– On the ground floor the kitchen, dining and living room are merged in one single space mono-oriented to the beach front while the back has been designed with a patio open to the sky to bring sunlight, natural ventilation and a nice sequence for entrance and staircase with the pond and the interior tropical garden. Master bedrooms are open to the infinity swimming pool and by extension to the sea. In the back, each bathroom has a private garden with Jacuzzi, bringing light, ventilation and strong outdoor/indoor connection.

– On the first floor, all bedrooms have a large ocean view with floor to ceiling windows recessed in the concrete structure providing enough shadows. On the front, the flat roof becomes a huge timber decking terrace, extending possibilities to contemplate the ocean. In the back, are located the bathrooms, naturally ventilated through timber louvers.

MM++ Architects

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

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Elevations are simple, following the layout strategy. The beach front elevation is widely open with large aluminum frame windows while the back elevation has no windows but timber louvers only. Therefore, in addition to the open air patio on the ground floor, it has been possible to limit the air conditioning to the bedrooms only.

This amazing location, so closed to the sea, is a dreaming place for living. This project tries to not miss this opportunity to offer to the guests a total and unique “seaside” experience. In line with our practice, the materials are basic and the design is minimalist, focusing on the quality of each space with no sophistication.

MM++ Architects

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects in Phan Thiet, Vietnam

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Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Project: Villa G
Architects: SCAPE
Location: Sorengo, Switzerland
Area: 3,659 sqft
Photographs by: Francesco Mattuzzi

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Villa G by SCAPE

Villa G is a contemporary family home located in Sorengo in the district of Lugano in Switzerland. It was designed by SCAPE, an Italian studio who have built this home around contrasting volumes that rise up from the ground.
It is placed on a steep hillside plot that is near a protected wood. The parcel of land also opens up a partial view of the mountain ridge over the nearby lake.

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

The G family home in Sorengo, on the edge of Lugano in Ticino, is the category of villa that Palladio-1 put forward as a contrast with the town house. The site, a long narrow strip of land on a steep slope, is part of a hilly area, bordered on its short sides by a private road and another property.

On the long sides it is fringed by another site being developed and a wood that is legislatively bound. To enjoy the fine view of the mountains and part of the lake, the ground level must by raised by three metres. Iñaki Abalos would define Villa G as the product of pragmatism.

The spaces are articulated according to the client’s precise requests, such as the fact that all the main living spaces on the ground floor, with a second floor devoted only to a games room, guest area and the solarium with a heated pool. As a house, it is neither too large nor too small. There is room in it for all that is needed for each member of the family to live life autonomously.

The plan involves an interchange of open glassed areas and enclosed volumes to house the technical and service zones as well as the closed rooms such as the study. From the entrance, positioned just over two metres from the road, a long corridor crosses the entire main floor, broadening as it reaches the sitting room and dining area. The house is a system that is reflected in the spaces. Villa G has been designed so as to permit all the internal areas to open onto the wood: allowing architecture to become an environmental filter. A central patio increases further the important relationship between inside and outside.

The volumes, made up of load-bearing partition walls, are of different heights and emerge at the upper level to construct an artificial landscape that contrasts with the natural landscape of the mountains. The choice of materials is intentionally restricted; the walls are in pale cement treated with reflective paint both for aesthetic reasons and to protect them. Inside, the insulation is covered with white plaster.

Externally the house has been clad in local stone. Opaque aluminium fittings bring a contemporary touch to the project as a whole. Particular mention should be made of the realisation process. The pragmatic method ties together technical aspects and nature. From a technical point of view there is a merging with Swiss artisanship.

The metal sheet subtly working, resolves details related to dripping water. The formworks, thanks to a system created ad hoc for the house, hide the join marks so that the aesthetics of the cement walls are not compromised and to allow the parquet floor to be recessed without the need for a skirting board.

SCAPE

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

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Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

Villa G by SCAPE in Sorengo, Switzerland

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Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Project: Damavand Villa
Architects: Shirazian Studio
Location: Iran
Area: 4,628 sq ft
Photographs by: Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

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Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio

The Damavand Villa is a luxurious, contemporary residence designed by Shirazian Studio on a mountain slope in Iran. The site overlooks a beautiful plain and has a potential for unlimited, unobstructed views which is what the architects wanted to achieve with their design of a three story 4,628 square feet home. They have also placed a large terrace that offers an expansive vista towards the southern side.

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

The site of this project is a field situated on a mountain slope, overlooking a beautiful plain. The desire to have a better view and also more building space in the small field lead to building up 3 floors above the ground. The neighborhood is a mix of small land division and so condense that blocks easterly and westerly sides of the field. Whereas, the northerly and southerly sides have the chance to offer charming proper views.

The cold climate and mountainous weather conditions pose a design challenge. So, a special consideration has been given to snow removal from the roof (to reduce the dead load tensions and protecting precipitation isolation), thermal isolation in the exterior walls, and accounting for higher efficiency of mechanical and water systems during intensive cold weather. For blocking heat being conducted through the floors, there are no voids or free vertical connections, despite the aesthetic preference of the architect.

A large terrace offering an expansive view was one of the main design goals facing the southeasterly direction which is the best side for viewing the garden city of Damavand. The height restriction of the sloping roof and having the optimum slope regarding the aesthetic and functional needs would have resulted in a height shortcoming in the terrace. In response to this problem, a mechanically inclinable sloping roof is designed that is also wind-resistant and economical.

The structure design with the slanted columns turned out to be challenging in that earthquake-prone region. It was also difficult to make the metal frame with its accurate pattern and to be simultaneously sealed.

Shirazian Studio

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

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Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

Damavand Villa by Shirazian Studio in Iran

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16 Sophisticated Rustic Living Room Designs You Won’t Turn Down

The living room is one of the most versatile areas of the home. You can count on it when you want to relax by the fireplace while watching a movie or reading a book, but you can also use it to accommodate your guests and keep them entertained during a house party. What matters the most when it comes to the living room is the feeling of space. It should never feel too small or cluttered but you can’t allow it to feel empty or cold. This is where the rustic style really shows what it’s made of.

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Welcome to a new collection of interior designs in which we have featured 16 Sophisticated Rustic Living Room Designs You Won’t Turn Down. The goal of this collection is very simple. On one hand, we want to provide you with as many interior designs as we can so that you will have an endless supply of inspirational ideas that can motivate you. On the other hand, we also want to fully cover the rustic home decor style which we are doing slowly but surely with our most recent showcase of this style which by now includes designs of the rustic kitchen, bathroom and bedroomEnjoy!

Rustic Living Room

Steamboat Springs

Crested Butte, Colorado, United States

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Rustic Zen

Monarch Residence

Aspen Residence

Gorgeous 14,000 Sq Ft Colorado Guest House

Rustic Living Room

HOOD CANAL

Mountain Lodge

Tanglewood Contemporary Residence

Ojai Residence

Luisa Drive

Chalet 8

Adel Ridge custom home

Mountain Ranch

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15 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit The Maldives

The Maldives, or as it’s officially known as the Republic of the Maldives, is a string of islands in the Indian Ocean. The island nation consists of a double chain of twenty-six atolls.
It is the smallest Asian country in both population and land area, and it’s average ground level elevation of 4ft 11in makes it the planet’s lowest country.

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But the Maldives is more commonly known as an amazing tourist location which welcomes over 600,000 tourists annually.
What makes the Maldives a great tourist location?
Well, in case you have missed our collection of top 7 irresistible resorts in the Maldives and many other collections in which we have featured resorts from the Maldives, we’re going to let you decide that by yourself after you take a look at our collection of 15 photos that will make you want to visit the Maldives. Enjoy!

Club Medi, Kani Island, Maldives

Wooden walkway over the water

Coco Palm Bodu Hithi Island Resort & Spa Maldives

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Wooden huts over the water

Club Medi

Velassaru Resort

Six Senses Resort

Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort

Anantara Kihavah Villas

Pool in the Sea

15 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit The Maldives

Photo by: Josephu Lucena

Romantic Beach Dining

Ithaa Restaurant

Water Villas

Baros Resort

Dinner at Huvafen Fushi

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20 Uplifting Rustic Staircase Designs That You Can’t Dislike

It’s been a while since we last made an update in our showcase of the rustic design style so you better not have forgotten about it, because we haven’t and we are going to prove that with this brand new collection of rustic staircase designs.
We are using this collection to show you what really connects the other rooms such as the rustic kitchen,bathroom, bedroom, living room, dining room and home office when they are located on separate floors.

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Welcome to our latest interior design collection from the rustic style showcase which features 20 Uplifting Rustic Staircase Designs That You Can’t Dislike. The goal of this collection is to provide you with the latest designs of rustic staircases which are full of creative ideas that can inspire you. Enjoy!

Wilson Mountain Residence

Winter Cabin

Guest House

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Gatti Apartment 3 for Peek Architecture

Okanagan Log Home

Sugar Bowl Residence

Apple Farm

Harrison Design LA

Model Home, Starr Homes LLC

Princeton Barn Conversion

Ranch

Rustic Staircase

The Beaver Creek

Watkins Historical Ranch – Main House

Quartz Residence

Discovery Hill 2

Colorado Retreat

Barrington Hills

Rustic Staircase

The Cottage

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18 Inviting Rustic Entry Designs For A Pleasant Welcome

Our showcase of the rustic design style has progressed a lot and has brought so many collections of rustic designs so far which feature the rustic kitchen,bathroom, bedroom, living room, dining room, home office and staircase.
Next up, on our checklist is the rustic entry design which you are going to see in today’s collection through a fair amount of stunning and luxury designs that come from various rustic residences such as mountain homes, ranches, lake houses, villas, alpine chalets and many other residences designed in this style. Also, with this collection, we are making a smooth transition from the interior to the exterior design.

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Welcome to our latest collection from the rustic design style which showcases 18 Inviting Rustic Entry Designs For A Pleasant Welcome. This collection is a great way to keep your design book up to date with the latest and freshest rustic entry designs as well as harvest creative and inspirational ideas. Enjoy!

Vail Residence II

King Ranch

Spanish Peaks Retreat

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Colorado Ranch Home

North Rim – Wild Rye Circle

Tarryhill Place

A Rustic Golf Retreat

Hailey Residence

Wyoming Residence

Wood River Valley Chalet

Woods 7 Residence

Mountain Resort Rustic Entry

The Crow’s Nest Residence

Vail Valley Retreat

Andesite Residence

Vail Mountain Modern Residence

Unique Hybrid of Conventional, Timber and Log Framed Home

Mountain Retreat

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