Stunning Mountain House by John Maniscalco Architecture:The Sugar Bowl Residence

Known as the Sugar Bowl Residence in Norden, California, this next house was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture. The house surprises by its dramatic environment and is an astounding building.

The architects had to take into consideration the dangerous snow blocks, however they managed to create an unique house, having as example an old railroad avalanche shed. The roof has a bent planar form that allows the snow to slip to the rear part of the structure. Moreover, the house is built on a concrete plinth, making way for the snow to rise around it.

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The Sugar Bowl has two levels. The first floor houses the entry, boot room, children’s and guest bedrooms and service spaces. On the upper storey there is a variaty of living areas and the master bedroom suite. Throughout the entire house the homeowners can enjoy breathtaking mountain views.

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With its modern, yet rustic vibe this house has the perfect interior color palette, that makes it a wonderful retreat.{pictures by Matthew Millman and found on contemporist}