Designing the Home's Entrance
The geographic location of your home plays a large part in how the entrance should be conceptualized. Mountain homes are built by those who enjoy seasonal changes, rugged geography, and Mother Nature's solitude. As such, the entrance should find a way to integrate those elements, and blend the home into its environment. This is especially true for homes exemplifying contemporary architecture. Rocky Mountain Home. For this contemporary mountain home, we used large boulders and a rockscape to help blend the home into its Rocky Mountain environment. The curved rock formations soften the lines and edges in the home's design. Native plant landscaping works with surrounding foliage. Eventually the full grown trees will provide much needed summertime shade, and help to shelter the entrance from harsh winter weather.Texas Cat Mountains. To provide a contrast, you can see how this mountain home entrance has a different feel from the one above. The Cat Mountain region of Austin, TX has lower profile foliage and ties to southwestern geography. Designers used succulents, gravel, and stonework to continue that theme. San Francisco Hills. While it might not be located in the mountains, the stunning vistas from the homes in San Francisco's hillsides will make you feel like you are. The stained cedar trim, stonework, and modern light fixture exemplifies contemporary architecture elements but also add the natural ambiance needed to complement its setting. Does your mountain home need an upgrade? Contact Vertical Arts Architecture and our team will begin designing a stunning entrance for your mountain home.