The bones of this Big Cottonwood house rest on an ICF (insulated concrete form) foundation, that keeps the heated work space and garage at a comfortable temperature, with a minimum heat loss. This modest sized home has decks that naturally connect with the interior spaces, to create an expansive feeling. The form of this home is grounded in its modernist aesthetic. Finally, the upstairs roof is engineered and designed to accommodate a garden and plants. This planted assembly not only camouflages the home from vantage points above, but it also helps insulate the building during warmer summer days and colder winter evenings.