A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to build their green dream home. Among its green features, the house uses triple-paned low-e windows on its south facade. This energy-efficient feature doesn't compromise the home's sweeping views.
In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tucked Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon. The house is clad with scales of Cor-Ten steel that have weathered and rusted over time.
Faced with little buildable land, architect Michael Johnson elevated and cantilevered this Colorado home's kitchen, living, and dining space over its carport. The move nearly doubled the home’s living area.
In Salt Lake City, a place not renowned for progressive architecture, Brent Jespersen built a luminous canyon retreat with his architect father and a famed Utah modernist as his guides. Their residence sits in virtual isolation atop Emigration Canyon. With its oversize sliding glass doors, flat roof, and meticulous attention to geometric principles, the home creates a haven in the mountain wilderness.
This family vacation home in Jackson, Wyoming, features a stunning deck with a custom stainless-steel chain-mail mesh curtain system. This sunscreen blocks the blazing sun while standing up to the strong winds of the Jackson Hole valley.