The Snow Shed House was designed as a place of solace and escape; a tool to reengage with the natural environment. Modest dimension on the street facade gives way to grand verticality on the downhill side, providing expansive views of the nearby mountain ranges. The building form is a tightly-wrapped, robustly-insulated box cloaked with a thin, refined roof line that cascades down to the ground to provide privacy screening of the facade from the adjacent access road. The main living level, containing living, dining and cooking areas as well as a guest suite, is stacked atop a garage and utility floor. A master suite occupies the third floor and overlooks the floor below.