Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wow.




I'll take it.

HERE.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would go mad in a house like this. Nothing for miles around? Living in a box? And how would you keep all those windows clean?

Kwana said...

It's so beautiful. At first glance it looks like the mountains. It feels like you are flying. I want to be there.

Style Noir said...

Oh, God. The first picture... I'm quivering. In a good way.

Eileen said...

Just saw your blog listed in the Washington Post. I'll be back to visit!

the quarter rat said...

Very nice - it reminds me of WG Clark's work. Inexpensive materials, very expensive workmanship.

http://www.wgclark-architects.com/

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Elaine,
thanks for sharing this one which looks absolutely devine. I read the whole article in the Times and scrolled through all pictures. I cannot even imagine how this must look like in reality. But the owner must really be a courageous woman as well. I for my part would not want to imagine what could happen if you get sick or if water supplies and energy support break for one or the other reason.
But altogether it may be worth the risk.
Greetings

Kat said...

Love love love it!

Anonymous said...

Yes. That is my dream.

The only thing is, I don't know if I could actually *live* there, without city amenities. Anyone ever made the break from city to rural life and willing to share their thoughts?

Anonymous said...

I was obsessed with this, too, and I sent the link to all my architect friends! I consider myself such a furniture person (since interior architecture generally sucks, one has to make up for it with properly scaled furniture and art placement), but the architecture here is so exquisite, that you can get away with not having every furniture piece be stellar.

Lolo said...

Now that is worth getting away to. I daydream of living in a home that doesn't need any window treatments (and boy, does that term annoy) for privacy.

Gypmar said...

Holy smokes. Yes, please.

Kel said...

Wow. Lovely. Great views. But it almost looks like it's verging on Unabomber hermitude. ;) I'd need my peeps!

Lisa said...

It's look an awful lot like Clint Eastwood's house in Sun Valley...*cough*rip-off*cough*

Vanessa said...

Oooh! A little chilly, but you'd have lots of reason to stay inside and curl up with a book!

Becky said...

I love the angle of the top photo! Did you shoot it?

Mango Gal said...

So amazing! I love that giant lamp she has on her desk in her office, very cool.

Iheartfashion said...

Wasn't this place amazing?

bluprint27 said...

You said it sister.

Charles said...

This is one of those rare projects that caused me to shake my head in admiration. Not only the unique individual vision, but also just great design. I love the framing of view corridors. Very special, thanks for pointing it out. And I recently was guided to your site, by god knows whom, and I find your voice soooo refreshing amidst all the design blogs out there. Thanks again.

Alice said...

I absolutely adore the look of the bookshelf (if it can even be called that), but I don't know how useful it would be. Then again, going climbing every time I wanted a book might be a good way to lose a few holiday pounds. (That and the skiing/making out by the fireplace that would naturally happen all the time here.)

Anonymous said...

Kind of looks cold and lifeless. I'm not really into it.

doug said...

not loving this one.

Anonymous said...

Leaves me cold.

Creme de la Mode said...

Is that snow or cotton fields? Exquisite!

Lori said...

Brrrrrr.

Quiggly Hooglemeyer said...

It's a landscape I'd enjoy looking at while passing through on a car or train, but I wouldn't want to be stuck with it as my sole view, day after day.

Maria said...

holy mother...all that beautiful scenery is to die.

Anonymous said...

The annotation to one photo caption says "Ms. Cox is certain that her (half-mile) long driveway will be impassable at some point this winter, but she is prepared to travel with snowshoes."

Huh? A middle-aged+ woman "traveling" on snowshoes half-mile down the driveway--to what? It looks like there is nothing around for miles. Will she really walk in snowshoes for miles?

I can appreciate the gorgeous architecture and the scenery is breathtaking, but (maybe I'm out of the loop here) how does one actually live there?

Seems the ideal place for summer, fall, spring and occasional winter getaway. One gets the sense Ms. Cox has other homes in other locales. Does she actually live there year 'round?

rerun said...

you mean idaho has a DESERT? ...i gotta get out more.

but i admire it. the distance from anything else seems symbolic for her right now...i get that.

for folks who think she's truly in the middle of no-where, check one of the last photos. i saw lots of twinkling lights in the distance.

every pic had me gasping. yeah, i could do that...

Anonymous said...

When I read the comments, I thought, why do people upset a fantasy by thinking practical thoughts, about how to keep a place clean or live in the middle of nowhere. What if you could build yourself an island - wouldn't you do it?

But I looked at the article and the slideshow. It looks like a model of a prison in a vast mountain of salt, first of all. It does seem cold and hostile. I wonder why there's a tropical print on the twig chairs in one slide. Her office seems like an ordinary executive office. Giant table, "art," tall skinny windows. It's very beige and it would seem very lonely after a while, trying to make any use of all that space.

Uppergeorgetowner said...

This is a Tom Kundig house; so if you know his other work, it all begins to make sense. He is a principal architect of Seattle firm Olson, Sundberg, Kundig, Allen and is internationally renowned for his residential designs. I think he won the Pritzker Prize last year. There are some cool videos of his work on YouTube if you want to look at amazing residential architecture.

thebubbreport said...

When I saw this in the paper, all I could think was that this must be the spot where they filmed Napolean Dynamite's grandma flying off her ATV.

becky

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