Modern Wood House By John Maniscalco Architecture

This beautiful, modern mountain house designed by John Maniscalco Architecture is called Sugar Bowl residence (situated in the old village at Sugar Bowl, in Norden, California). The cedar-clad house sits on top of a concrete plinth so that the home rises above the winter snow threshold. The warm wooden volume contains the sleeping areas, boot room, and service spaces, with expansive views toward the snow and pine tree-covered landscape.

Abundant wooden elements -floors, ceilings, staircases, tables, chairs – help to create warmth inside the home to contrast the stark cold climate and views of the snowy landscape. All of the color of the house is natural and pure from the color of the wood.

At the first floor, a solid, cedar-clad volume houses entry, boot room, children’s and guest bedrooms, and service spaces. The windows are small – it is made to minimize the danger from wild animals. In the second floor, there are some wide glass windows to see the view outside. The interior palette of walnut, fir, concrete, and steel strikes a balance between clean, modern spatial expression with the warm, rustic feel of a mountain home. The upper level of the house, a variety of living spaces and the master bedroom suite, each enjoying mountain views, are gathered between the linear roof form and the simple block below.

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