Sun Valley House
Sun Valley, Idaho
Designed in collaboration with Rick Joy Architects, this all-season home occupies a 1.5-acre, west facing site in Sun Valley, Idaho. Carefully sited on a steep hillside, the house was strategically positioned to maximize visual exposure to nearly 360-degree views and minimize disturbance to the native landscape. The angular entry drive, which was derived from the architectural forms, slices through the hillside between the street and the house, accentuating dramatic views to the nearest mountain to the east while delivering cars to a stone-paved arrival court. Several terraces extend indoor spaces to the outside and offer particular, framed views of the nearby mountains. Throughout the design and construction process, care was taken to preserve the native sage that surrounds the home.