Stirrup House is a steel-and-wood-clad home designed by Olson Kundig in 2015 for a client who has a collection of contemporary art. Located in Ketchum, Idaho, U.S., the house measures 6,500ft² (604m²).
Based on a Latin cross plan, this steel-and-wood-clad home consists of two main forms. The primary form contains the entry foyer and the open plan kitchen, dining, and living areas, along with two bedrooms below and two offices above. Upon entering the house, a large art wall in the double-height foyer showcases a favorite abstract painting by Lawrence Fodor titled Rain Forest, establishing the home’s dual emphasis on art and nature. An interior palette of exposed steel, concrete and wood supports the prominence of the client’s curated art collection. The home’s secondary form completes the “T”-shaped plan, its steel-and-glass entry vestibule and glass-box master suite acting as the yin to the main house’s yang.
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Photographs by Aaron Leitz, Benjamin Benschneider
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