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Elegant Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

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Californian-based firms, John Maniscalco Architecture have completed a linear roofed house in the old village at Sugar Bowl Norden, California. This Sugar Bowl residence is designed to adjust the dramatic environment. Surrounded by a pine trees, and massive snow loads, snow pack of as much as 8-9 feet, the site conditions dictate the buildings design. Shape an elegant solution, the house is set perched on a concrete plinth that lifts it above the tall winter snow-pack, allows snow to rise around it and meet the entry level. Used a simple, bent planar roof form to gather the rooftop snow pack and shed it to the rear of the structure, away from entry and pedestrian traffic. Inside, The interior palette of walnut, fir,concrete, and steel strikes a balance between clean, modern spatial expression with the warm, rustic feel of a mountain home. This house features two levels accomodation, where the first floor, consist of a solid, cedar-clad volume houses entry, boot room, children’s and guest bedrooms, and service spaces. On the upper level, a variety of living spaces and the master bedroom suite,each enjoying mountain views, are gathered between the linear roof form and the simple block below. In an otherwise horizontally oriented house, a two story glazed wall at the main stair provides a singular vertical perspective on the stands of surrounding pines and provides a moment of transition from the heavier base element to the light-filled airy spaces above.

Elegant Snow House Exterior design by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Bent Planar Roof form of Elegant Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Small Snow House Rear Exterior design by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Cedar-clad volume Entry of Elegant Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Elegant Perched Snow House Interior design by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Elegant Snow House Living room design by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Large windows Mountain home design by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Elegant Snow House Staircase design by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Two story glazed wall of Elegant Snow House Staircase design by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Cool Staircase Lighting design of Elegant Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Cool Lantern Lighting of Elegant Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Rustic feel Dining room of Elegant Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Luxury view Bathroom design of Elegant Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Warm Master Bedroom design of Elegant Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Walnut interior Palette of Elegant Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Modular Wooden bed design of Elegant Snow House Bedroom by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Simple Office room of Elegant Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Perched Snow House by John Maniscalco Architecture in Sugar Bowl

Photography by Matthew Millman
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This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 7:34 am and is filed under Architecture, House Design.

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