Entry Auto Court
The garage and a guest bedroom wing form an auto court entry to this mountain home. A vintage Lincoln Continental convertible is the only accessory needed to complete the space.
The house uses local stone, shingles and board and bat siding with heavy wood trim. Wood benches are used in lieu of rails to define raised decks which are necessary because of winter snow depths.
The building materials used here were all chosen to cast shadows in the intense clear desert-mountain sun. Vertical lines are created with batts and offset by strong horizontal layering of eave boards and then softened with the texture of shingles, stone and concrete pavers.
Strong horizontal lines anchored with a central tower element make this house fit nicely onto it's meadow like site.
The geometry of layered roofs with deep overhangs create the architectural style of this home.