Nestled in the mountains surrounding Telluride, this home elevates existing and native plant communities by creating topographic drifts.
This mountain home sits on a mountainside overlooking the San Miguel peaks enwrapped in a sea of Aspens. The design seeks to uplift existing conditions, allowing the natural surroundings to speak for itself through framing and strategic enhancements. Inspired by the natural alpine meadow drifts, a series of undulating berms moves across the hillside capturing and directing water across the mountain slope to enhance and strengthen wildflower blooms. In between, swaths of native meadow are restored through seeded plantings including Sheeps Fescue, Blue Flax, Mountain Muhly, and other Colorado natives. To the south, different vegeative conditions weave around the edge of a pond creating spaces of entry, rest, and cleansing.