Architect: SPG Architects
Location: Kechum, Idaho, USA
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
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 concrete 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.