Powerful Retreat







Until you have actually stood at the foot of a mountain range and felt it's incredible force as it reduced you to just a breath, can you truly understand the allure of the mammoth hillside. This home was incredibly designed on multi levels to blend seamlessly with nature. Designed by Harry Teague Architects, and Interiors by Joseph Matzo of The Wiseman Group, this minimalist residence needs little adornment. It is a powerful retreat, that cannot compete with the beauty that surrounds it, so instead it quietly compliments it. Built in the wake of a glacier, this contemporary home carries the theme inspired by ice and stone. Zinc, steel, rock and wood comprise the interiors. Various shades of gray, representing rocks and lighter shades for ice. The wood ceilings add warmth as well as enhancing sound. Actual boulders strategically placed inside the home, as if the home was build around them. What this home lacks in warmth of decor; fabric, objects, art and books, it makes up for in the "force of nature".
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You can read the full story here, appropriately titled, "force of nature" from Architectural Digest July 2006. It's a great read. Also, view more pictures from Harry Teague Architects gallery.

7 comments:

  1. What a stunner! That setting is amazing and how inviting is that pool?

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  2. Those windows are fantastic!! What a cool home...normally I need more decor/color, but you're so right that the "force of nature" completely makes up for it.

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  3. Incredible....Oh, how I could move right in!

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  4. We have a house in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and while it is not similar to that architecturally, I know exactly what you mean about being at the base of mountains. This house along with the view is so beautiful!

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  5. Oh wow, what a beautiful home!! And how cool to have rocks INSIDE the house!!

    I love the ripply wood ceiling and all the great texture. Absolutely stunning!!

    Thanks for the Happy Anniversary wish :-)

    Kelly

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  6. The pool in the last picture. I want that in my backyard . . the mountains too . .

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  7. Magnificent view! I love to live in place surrounded by mountains.

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