silverline typical residence interior - wide view



The residential design strategy was to embrace the modern style with open plans, window walls and cantilevered balconies even though exposed timbers, dark wood and Colorado fieldstone have become a sort of "ski resort vernacular."  This comfortable, familiar palette of materials successfully evokes the spirit of the Rocky Mountains, so the challenge was to deploy these materials in a modern way.

In this view of a proposed living room, dark beams add definition and texture to the space without becoming too rustic, while the fieldstone fireplace has been given a simple cubistic shape. The window walls mimic the geometry of the beams and frame the stunning views while yielding light-filled interiors. These windows combined with the glass rail system at the balconies establish a transparency between the interiors and exterior that is reminiscent of the International Style.