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Sun Valley House by Rick Joy Architects

Perched on a brush-covered hillside in the Idaho resort town of Sun Valley, Tucson-based architect Rick Joy has created a cozy vacation home with exposed granite and tough geometry form.

Architects: Rick Joy Architects
Location: Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
Photography: Jeremy Bittermann, Joe Fletcher

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Split the volume along the gabled roof ridge to create two wings: the western one is two stories with its lower level partially submerged in the sloping terrain, and the eastern wing that is single-story.

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The house has the best vantage points for taking in the rugged landscape, from the kitchen and dining room, they are able to appreciate a set of sawtooth-shaped peaks.

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