Spur Lane House / SPG Architects


Architect: SPG Architects
Location: Kechum, Idaho,
Partner in Charge: Caroline N. Sidnam
Project Team: Sandra Aranguren-Langston & William Petrone
Contractor: Englemann Inc.
Structural Engineering: Purdy & Associates
Constructed Area: 558 sqm
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Tim Brown

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first floor plan


This 6,000 square foot vacation home is located in the high desert of central Idaho. A 5-Bedroom house with a loft-like living space, it provides a sophisticated and relaxing year-round retreat for its New York City owners. Aluminum fenestration throughout the fir-sided, steel-framed and poured-in-place structure carefully frames the picturesque and dramatic landscape of Sun Valley. The interior furnishings and architectural form of the structure are expressed in a unified luminous palette of materials that provide a harmonious environment for living. The man-made form maintains a strong presence in the rugged landscape, while the warmth of the interior materials link the house back to the natural environment.

Cite: "Spur Lane House / SPG Architects" 22 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=32246>
  • http://www.autoper.net Neoarq

    house is very good

  • md

    urban loft living in the woods — thank you to all you rich nyc and california m’fer’s for driving up the cost of living in all the beautiful places in the world…I dont care how “good” the house is…to me, it IS “bad.”

  • Emerson Gámez B.


  • Squidly

    Architecture for the money shot. The plan is incoherent. Circulation a mess. Cant even figure out a kitchen window. This is pathetic.

    • Geruvah


  • http://www.Lumiges.com Lumiges.com

    Feels well. Exterior is simple, but homogeneous. Timber facade connects well with surrounding. Interior seems to be soft, comfortable, laid back. Thats what I see when I look at this project, Lumiges.

  • http://www.structurehub.com/blog StructureHub Blog

    I like the cohesive exterior and warm use of wood, but, w/o many interior photos to show otherwise, am surprised by how close-in/warren-like the floor plan seems.