Architect Susan Conger-Austin expanded on the idea of a modest mountain home by playing with scale and the all-black aesthetic.

“She created a 2,100-square-foot gable home with a rectangular plan that cantilevers out over a garage finished in stone, and clad it in charred accoya wood, a finish the town permitted for the first time ever after she showed them its resilience against wildfire and harsh weather. A metal roof and window frames match the cladding in black.”

See this project in Dwell+ with photos by Tom Rossiter