Art is often inspired by nature but the two together are what influenced the Stirrup House. The steel-and-wood-clad dwelling is comprised of two volumes placed in a T-shape. Upon entry, the home's focus makes itself known with the painting "Rain Forest" displayed in the double-height foyer. Exposed beams and white walls create a gallery aesthetic to hang the owner's contemporary art collection while floor-to-ceiling glazing frames in views of the surrounding landscape. The emphasis on art and nature continues on the exterior where sculptural and two-dimensional artworks live harmoniously among Idaho's Bald and Dollar Mountains.
Photos: Aaron Leitz & Benjamin Benschneider / Olson Kundig