Castle Pines, CO
Mature stands of ponderosa pine, scrub oak, and native grasses amongst the granite outcroppings form the natural ecology of the site. The design is a series of low granite walls threaded into the hill forming the base of the house. Superimposed on this granite base are light exposed steel and glass "pavilions" whose copper roofs tilt to catch the sun and views. A sod roof "meadow" covers the guest rooms and further merges the house with the natural landscape.