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Woody Creek Residence, Colorado, USA by 180 Degrees Design + Build in collaboration with Studio B

Project name:
Woody Creek
Architecture firm:
180 Degrees Design + Build in collaboration with Studio B
Woody Creek, Colorado, USA
An Pham Photography
Principal architect:
James Trahan, John Anderson, Troy Vincent
Design team:
James Trahan, Jeeyoung Pinnella + Dusty Bodero
Interior design:
Built area:
4,800 ft²
Site area:
22,000 ft²
Design year:
Completion year:
Civil engineer:
High Country Engineering, Inc.
Structural engineer:
High Country Engineering, Inc.
Environmental & MEP:
Resource Engineering Group, Inc.
Connect One Design
Resource Engineering Group, Inc.
G.F. Woods Construction
Tools used:
Auto CAD, Google SketchUp
G.F. Woods Construction
shou sugi ban slats and matte black metal panels
Residential › House

180 Degrees Design + Build: After purchasing the lot set among the aspens in Woody Creek, Colorado and overlooking the Roaring Fork River, the owners knew they wanted a modern, grown-up “tree house”. In collaboration with Studio B, a design program was set to not only create a house that appeared to live amongst the trees but that would also serve as a gallery for its eclectic, art- and antique-collecting owners.

The façade of the house is clad in black Shou Sugi Ban burnt wood, showcasing a fortress that is closed and protective of its inhabitants. While the back is adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors, it is surprisingly wide open—creating an intersection between the interior, the river and the trees surrounding them.

The 4,800 sq ft residence layers two stories of interior space which includes 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 2 living rooms—one upstairs and one downstairs. To balance the emphasis between the owner's art collection and the views from the house, color and material selections were key. All walls and surfaces were light and bright. The aluminum casing for the windows and sliding doors were specified in a champagne color to help blur the lines between the interior and exterior.

modern black house in USA

black wooden house in Colorado

living room with suspended fireplace

modern staircase design

staircase with wooden steps

red carpet next to stairs

women going downstairs

black marble kitchen island

modern kitchen island design

modern kitchen design

wall art and wooden floor

dining table with garden view

modern interior design

children bedroom design

master bedroom interior design

bathroom free stand bathtub

bathroom sink and mirror

master bedroom with garden view

bedroom with big windows

natural stone flooring

house surrounded with orange leaves at autumn

inner courtyard and outdoor furniture

modern house with illumination at night

Woody Creek Residence, Colorado, USA by 180 Degrees Design + Build

couples at terrace of the house


By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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