Green Mountain Home Mixes Modern and Rustic Style


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Building a contemporary modern home in a traditional rural setting is a design problem that challenges architects over and over again. The best solutions, such as this mountain home example by Studio Granda, often involve a close attention to the site as well as to materiality. Even at a glance, it is easy to see that this structure is at once a new design but also that it blends in well with its surroundings.

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Concrete and cedar cladding on the outside of the house provide an aged, weather and rustic look that makes the composition seem suitable for the semi-dried green grass below and semi-bare mountains in the background. The green roofs also connect the building back to the ground around it while the staggered volumes relate visually to the mountain chain behind it.

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Inside, matte steel detailing, heavy oak structural elements and asymmetrical stone tile floors continue the themes of strength, durability, and rustic style alongside modern lines and volumes. Geothermal in-floor heating, hydroelectric power and thick walls make this also a sustainable design as well as a stylistic mix of modern and green.

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