shou sugi ban heights
a young family wanted a beautiful vacation home at 10,000' elevation in colorado. the result is a contemporary home that features shou sugi ban (the ancient Japanese way of preserving wood by charring it) and composite siding to create an elegant mountain home.
the front is unconventional, with a long porch that runs along the side of the garage. guests enter a mudroom|storage area instead of a foyer to accommodate the need to drop equipment and dry off|clean up before entering the central part of the home.
the surrounding area is wooded so the rear deck increases the length of usable outdoor space for this home. it features three distinct areas and functions; the hot tub, the main lounge|outdoor living area, and the outdoor dining area accessible from the kitchen.
first floor plan
this unique design leads one through the mudroom to an expansive kitchen that opens onto the dining and living areas. there are two bedrooms with a jack-and-jill bathroom and a master suite with an open-concept bathroom featuring a Japanese-style tub and a large zero-entry shower.
second floor plan
the second level features a loft overlooking the dining and living area. the apartment over the garage is a self-contained unit intended as a rental property.