A 3500 S.F. house for a Denver couple in Salida Colorado, the house strongly represents the firm’s belief that mountain houses should be fully integrated into the landscape. The house creates unique relationships with the North sloping site; a grand entry plaza, a quiet seating enclosure, a tree top deck, with expansive views to the Angel of Shavano. The house forms a wall on the site running North-South creating privacy and enclosure as you pass through, embracing the different qualities afforded by the site; living spaces dominate with views from the upper level, while bedrooms are sequestered with panoramas at trunk level through the forest. The house embraces modern technologies including a garage roof-top array of solar panels, passive solar elements, and a ground source heat pump with radiant floors.