The Feldman Residence in Woody Creek, Colorado evolves out of the demands and constraints presented by its site. Rebuilt on the site of a 1960s home on the Roaring Fork banks, this amazing riverside house springs from an adherence to existing foundations necessitated by local building codes. Transforming challenge into a blueprint of creativity, David Johnston Architects carve out a triumph of modern space and architecture within a tight building envelope.

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Swelling from the ground up, this amazing riverside house employs cantilevered massing and inclined walls and glazing to overcome the limitations of its footprint. This not only creates a spacious interior, but also induces a floating architectural vocabulary with seamless experiences of the gushing river on every level.

The entrance is via a suspended bridge-way that moves swiftly through treetops into the first floor of this three story amazing riverside house. The social and living spaces are organized on this level in an open-planned celebration of outdoor beauty and indoor warmth. The wood, glass and stone exteriors extend indoors to take on more intricate and detailed textures and patterns, drawing the visitor into a cozy embrace; multi-hued slate floors, Brazilian granite worktops and extensive sculptural accents contribute to the scheme.

The social spaces extend into more intimate experiences on the uppermost floor – this level houses a media room and family living space. The bedrooms and private spaces are located on the ground floor, spilling out onto a slate terrace with ample scope for relaxation and quiet solitude.

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