Summit County, CO
This single-family residence is located on 36 acres within the former Cataract Creek Ranch. The siting of the home directly responds to its surrounding natural environment and to the 360-degree views of aspens, meadows, and the mountains. The house nestles up against a large forest of aspens with the main room floating on a sea of sagebrush; the deck and the windows take advantage of the contrasting views of rolling ranchland meadows and the dramatic Gore Range. The plan is organized around hospitality, with a flexible social zone and sleeping rooms stacked in the tower.