With limited natural light, the challenge for this three-story vacation townhome—nestled into the Ketchum, ID, mountainside—was to create a warm, modern interior that would integrate with the existing stone-clad regional architecture. For warmth in both look and feel, the main level features articulated radiant-heated concrete floors with inlaid stones, fossils, and copper strips.

The fireplace hearths in the Great Room and Master Bedrooms were site-cast using the CHENG Geocrete finish method, while some fireplace surrounds were made with pre-cast concrete panels that feature a “wood-board” effect creating a textured, three-dimensional look.

Green materials were used throughout the 4,800 s.f. project including no- or low-VOC paints and sealers. The kitchen flooring and wood wall panels are renewable bamboo; cabinets were made with composite wood veneers which reduce wood waste. The plasters are all natural, artisan quality and the fireplaces are clean-burning, ethanol fireboxes. This mountainside home now offers finishes that add warmth and light while showcasing the majestic backdrop of the often snow-capped peaks.


Project Scope: Design of new, interior townhouse build-out including two Master Suites, Den, Entertainment Room, Great Room, Kitchen, Baths, Entry Hall
Location: Ketchum, CA


October 2010
2010 Builder’s Choice

30th Annual Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Awards, Builder Magazine
Special Focus Award: Interior Architecture