A very nice place to be snowed-in!
Grass sod roof provides habitat for birds at an elevation of 8000'.
Stone slabs provide rustic stairway to entry portal.
Hand-carved battens on doors with chiseled finish.
Moss rock terracing and latilla fencing are used for landscaping.
Stone chimney cap weighs 800 pounds!
Stone chimney, copper gutters and sod roof.
Natural tree yokes cradle the crossbeams for the portal roof supports. This is the creative work of master carpenters Joey Torres and Dexter Ing.
The south walls, with solar "Trombe" wall of stacked stone veneer on far right.
Close-up of stacked stone "Trombe" wall for solar heating.
A cast concrete hot tub with flagstone edging sits at the edge of the patio.
The house appears almost fortress-like from certain angles.
Stone terraced retaining walls protect steep slope from erosion.
Rustic natural stone is used inside and out.
Windows frame the view to 14' high in the living room.
Hand-carved cabinet doors and italian marble in the kitchen.
Massive dry-fit stone fireplace by Ben Edwards. Floor tile is imported french limestone slabs.
Outdoor shower area made of natural moss rock. Warm water pours off of rock ledge at top right.
Hot tub mechanical room set into hillside.
Water storage cisterns being installed.