Our biggest challenge was creating privacy for the site using both the natural landscape and architectural details. We expanded the patio’s footprint by moving the concrete pad further into the hill and used a natural snowmelt stamp pattern on the concrete, emulating how the ground might look in winter months. We also redesigned the retaining boulder wall, knocking out the existing one to use more natural, larger boulders in order to open up the space and allow more access to the yard.
Between the seating area and the home, the team came up with a unique way to showcase the homeowner’s art, pulling one’s gaze from the indoor gallery to a sculpture outdoors and blending the indoor gallery with the outdoor space. Vertical Arts created an illuminated, landscaped space to highlight a sculpture designed by the homeowner. The wood and metal sculpture is meant to resemble a door and is designed to weather the wear and tear of the mountain elements. It will evolve and change with the seasons, not unlike the space itself.
This was a wonderful collaboration between the Vertical Arts team and the homeowners to bring this dream space to life. Be sure to follow all Vertical Arts updates on our website, Houzz, Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram. To learn more about how we can help you design your dream mountain home, contact us.