Combining two different types of decor and home design can produce mixed results. Sometimes one part of the design is more dominant than the other, or the entire design just looks weird once completed.
The Ptarmigan Residence, which was designed by Suman Architects is a perfect rustic contemporary style that combines a rustic outdoor look with a modern, contemporary feel. The result is a house that could well stand in the woods but fits perfectly into the city.
From the outside, the Ptarmigan Residence in Vail, Colorado, USA has stone and wood as its main features. There is a nice little creek that runs through the side giving it a natural look and feel. The different levels of the house can be reached inside and outside with wooden stairs that blend in well with the surroundings.
Enter the house and the wood tones are the dominant feature. However, this does not detract from the contemporary look, but actually builds on it, as many houses have wooden floors anyway.
Large windows offer plenty of natural light and allow a perfect view of the mountains and hills, which were all surrounded by green at the time of the picture. The open floor plan allows the family to be close by in the kitchen or dining area. The large bathroom that is shown shows the glass and windows and has great views in a quiet place.
On those warm summer days, the whole family can enjoy the pool or sit on both an upper and a lower deck, have separate conversations and have plenty of space.