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Modern Monday: A Colorado Escape

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Ever dreamed of escaping the overcrowded city streets and waking up to views of the gorgeous mountainside? That’s exactly what homeowner Ruth Hiller did, she left New York City behind for the peaceful, snowy slopes of Colorado.

Hiller set her sights on a 1960s ranch house in need of some serious remodeling. Due to the property’s steep slope, only half of the plot was considered buildable land. However, designer Michael P. Johnson proposed a creative solution: placing the kitchen and dining area over the carport by cantilever. The raised space is surrounded by glass, which is not only a gorgeous element but also a natural heating source. The residence uses other space-saving solutions, like a suspended fireplace, to take advantage of all of the home’s square footage.

Dwell shares the full story of this ski lift here.