With a rustic rendering of a stylistically formal approach, this new home takes its design cues from 1920’s National Park lodges – an approach appropriate to its mountain setting. Embedded in the natural hillside, a residentially scaled entry is presented to the public, with the larger commanding façade hidden from view. Internally, this move presents an entry sequence which transitions from the intimate to the sublime as the mountain range comes into full view. The building materials selected for the Argyroses’ home capitalize on the home’s setting, as well as the stylist approach, with the wood and stone echoing the elements found in the surrounding mountains. The complex includes two additional buildings, each located to support the main residence. The first serves as both garage and informal guest lodging, with the second home serving as a guest residence. Both structures add a self-referential context to the complex, carving out a certain scale and intimacy in the overpowering surroundings.