Surrounded by tall trees and overlooking agrarian fields filled with the result of hard work and natural resources the house could not be more inviting. The architectural sketches and creative design was created by Andrew Cohen Architects. Their portfolio now includes this fascinating modern home spreading its contemporary collection of spaces on a total surface of 6995 square feet.
The house borders the 160-acre Rio Grande Nature Centre to the south and Rio Grande River Corridor to the west. As the name indicates the house is near to wildfowl locale that host snow geese sand hill cranes and many red-listed birds.
Resting in the midst of abundant greenery the house looks fabulous from one end of the curved road that leads to the site. Large timber panels are used to line the wall and that adds to the vibrant look of this massive architecture. Glass panels are provided to give you an unobstructed view of all the beautiful scenes around.
The architect was asked to design a structure having a view over the roof of neighboring buildings which are a level lower. The lower portion is left unoccupied since the client wanted to open a shop in the future.
The ground level is occupied by the kitchen and main living spaces with openness to the outside via floor-to-ceiling windows. Two separate sets of stairs connect the levels but keep a privacy feature by not being directly connected to the living spaces downstairs.