A gorgeous and contemporary home in Sugar Bowl

The design of this new home in the old village at Sugar Bowl in Norden, California is entirely a product of its dramatic environment. Designed by John Maniscalco Architecture, the residence is perched on a concrete plinth that lifts the house above the tall winter snow-pack, a solid, cedar-clad volume houses sleeping areas, boot room, and service spaces. Above, a variety of living spaces, each enjoying mountain views, are gathered under a simple, bent planar roof form. The exaggerated geometry of the openings frames views of horizontal snow drifts and vertical stands of pine trees.

Visit the website of John Maniscalco Architecture here.


Photos:  Matthew Millman


  • Leeane

    This house is stunning and the location beautiful. I am not a huge fan of ‘modern’, bu this manages to be ultra modern and yet very warm, cosy and inviting.