The local vernacular architecture is represented in the clean cross gable roofs. Traditional local materials including blue stone, wood cement board cladding, and metal roofing are also evocative of the region but are detailed with a modern eye. The substructure of the house, including all exterior walls and the foundation are made from prefabricated insulated concrete forms, selected both for their energy efficiency and ease of onsite assembly. Trusses, which are a hybrid of traditional timber and refined steel components, first appear in the double height screened porch and continue inside. Weathered gray Wyoming snow fencing material appears in the construction of the interior stairway and great room walls. The walls also contain projected shelves in batten locations for family photos and found objects. The materials were selected to be low maintenance and durable.
The stair acts as the center element of the residence where it becomes a screen to the living spaces and enclosure to the circulation spaces. The board and batten module of the enclosure and walls are related to the stair treads and risers.
Upstairs, two bedrooms flank the two-story great room, connected by a bridge offering views in all directions. The great room is arranged so that it engages guests and family members who visit, and allows easy flow from inside to outside, through the Nanawall doors that open to the screened porch.