This modern mountain house is filled with industrial materials

Architecture firm Olson Kundig have designed this home in Ketchum, Idaho, for their clients that wanted a modern house that would 'feel authentic to the high desert mountain landscape'.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

 

Architecture firm Olson Kundig have designed this home in Ketchum, Idaho, for their clients that wanted a modern house that would ‘feel authentic to the high desert mountain landscape’.

 

Architecture firm Olson Kundig have designed this modern industrial house in the mountains of Idaho, that has a 25ft pivoting glass wall that opens using a counterbalance.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

This resulted in a home that has a ‘mountain industrial’ feel to it. Elements of concrete and wood have been paired with steel and glass, like in the bright that connects the two sides of the home, and has a glass wall that pivots open.


Elements of concrete and wood have been paired with steel and glass in this modern industrial home, like in the bright that connects the two sides of the home, and a glass wall that pivots open.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

The roof of the home is made of corrugated weathered steel that slopes slightly and matches the garage door.


The roof of this modern industrial home is made of corrugated weathered steel that slopes slightly and matches the garage door.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Next to the garage, a bright yellow front door greets you and a window gives you a glimpse into the home.


This modern industrial house has a briight yellow front door to greet you and a window gives you a glimpse into the home.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In the living room, a see-through fireplace can be enjoyed from both sides, and a large leather sofa has been paired with a curved-edge steel coffee table. Installed above the living room is a large fan with steel blades, ideal when trying to create a modern industrial space.


In this living room, a see-through fireplace can be enjoyed from both sides, and a large leather sofa has been paired with a curved-edge steel coffee table. Installed above the living room is a large fan with steel blades, ideal when trying to create a modern industrial space.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

The kitchen is made up of two islands that create a galley-like appearance, with the cooktop on one island and the sink on the other.


This kitchen is made up of two islands that create a galley-like appearance, with the cooktop on one island and the sink on the other.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Here’s a closer look at the huge glass wall that’s twenty-five feet long and that pivots to open. The wall is counterbalanced overhead by a large steel weight that sits five feet above the roof. Attached to the wall is a hand-wheel crank with an eight-foot long screw that is used to open it.


This huge glass wall is twenty-five feet long and pivots to open. The wall is counterbalanced overhead by a large steel weight that sits five feet above the roof. Attached to the wall is a hand-wheel crank with an eight-foot long screw that is used to open it.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Here’s a closer look at the hand-wheel crank.


Industrial elements like this hand-crank wheel are used in the design of this house to open a large pivoting glass wall.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Corner doors open a small living room (or home office) to the outdoors. Black door and window frames match the steel coffee table and the beams in the home.


Corner doors open a small living room (or home office) to the outdoors. Black door and window frames match the steel coffee table and the beams in the home.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

The bedroom has a warmer feel to it with the use of wood, however industrial elements like the fan and sliding barn door are also included.


This bedroom has a warm and cozy feel to it with the use of wood, however industrial elements like the fan and sliding barn door are also included.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

The wood continues through into the bathroom, this time it’s paired with stone tiles and a concrete bath. In the shower, there’s a floor-to-ceiling window so that you can have mountain views while relaxing.


In this industrial modern bathroom, wood and stone tiles have been paired with a concrete bathtub. In the shower, there's a floor-to-ceiling window so that you can have mountain views while relaxing.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Small details, like these industrial pendant lights that are hung using a pulley system add to the industrial flair of the home.


These industrial steel pendant lights are hung using a pulley system.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

A wooden bench continues the industrial theme throughout the house with steel wheels attached to the legs.


A wooden bench continues the industrial theme throughout the house with steel wheels attached to the legs.

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

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