The Sun Valley House, built by Studio Rick Joy, an architecture studio hailing from Tucson, Arizona, offers a rare look into one of middle America’s most isolated locations.
Sited at the base of Ruud Mountain, the Sun Valley House is a contemporary interpretation of the rugged landscape. The dwelling is cleverly comprised of two angular forms resembling the surrounding peaks. In an effort to provider near-seamless integration with Idaho’s rugged landscape, the property utilises various sloped volumes – including the peak additions that draw inspiration from the snow-capped mountains looming overhead.
Clad in an innovative mixture of granite, small-rubble stone and zinc, the neutral grey colour palette blends inconspicuously into the mountainous backdrop. The angular volumes also divide the interior into separate wings – one private and one public. Internally, the exposed materials blend with impeccable modern finishes and expansive glazing that showcases the impressive landscape. Not forgetting the essentials – a beautiful large stone fireplace and a large secluded sauna.
Sliding up against the soft topography of the highlands, Sun Valley is an exquisite family retreat that provides distinct spaces of quiet and bustling socialising.
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