Thursday, September 29, 2011

Modern Dream Homes : Sugarbowl Residence by John Maniscalco Architecture

This mountain home is located in a historic village at Sugarbowl and is designed by John Maniscalco Architecture. The modern architectural design is driven by the site’s location and corresponding environment. The cedar-clad house sits on top of a concrete plinth so that the home rises above the winter snow threshold. The warm wooden volume contains the sleeping areas, boot room, and service spaces, with expansive views toward the snow and pine tree-covered landscape.

The modern interior architecture and décor features an abundance of wooden elements- floors, ceilings, tables, chairs, a main stairwell and more. Plentiful wooden elements help to create warmth inside the home to contrast the stark cold climate and views of the snowy landscape. The living room also features a modern fireplace to further offset the otherwise cold atmosphere of the home’s location.