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First impression approaching this Desert Modern home: movement among nature. The design draws inspiration from its site and uses building materials and forms that reflect the environment; rectangular stacked stone compliments large boulders, weathered timber the scrubland, and angular, gently rising and overlapping roof segments the plateaus of the high desert. The architect designed entry door opens to an expansive Great Room with floor to ceiling window walls that capture miles of desert vista. Rustic finishes characterize the exterior while contemporary expressions inform the interior; wood floors, stone accents, and naturally curving ceilings further accentuate the design theme.

The Simons residence was the recipient of NAHB’s 2020 Best in American Living Platinum Award for Best Specialty Room & Project for it’s music room which opens to the outdoor living space and serves as a “mini-amphitheater” with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Location:

    Grand Junction, Colorado

  • Subdivision:

    Redlands Mesa

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