Completed by Marmol Radziner  in Sun Valley, Idaho, Prospector Residence is located on a privileged terrain with expansive mountain views: “Set within the hillside, the stepped three-story home maximizes the available land and connects the interiors to the landscape. Derived from the surrounding environment, the color palette and material selection includes stone veneer, red cedar siding, and bluestone flooring.” The massive residence boasts seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms and has a total surface of 8,000 square feet.

Despite its seemingly raw and sober exterior, Prospector Residence gradually unveils a welcoming ambiance: “The living room and dining room are divided by a large stone fireplace. A second, more casual living space, also anchored by a stone fireplace, adjoins the kitchen.” Natural materials like wood and stone are ideally integrated in the contemporary design scheme, adding warmth and authenticity. Splashes of color enhance the cheerful feel of the rooms, without compromising in style. Throughout the home, roof decks and patios extend the living space into the rich landscape, providing opportunities for contemplation. [Photo courtesy of Roger Wade and Marmol Radziner]