Canyon Culture: A House Built into a Rock Wall

In Cortez, Colorado, the ultimate natural home incorporates a cliffside and celebrates a view of archeological significance.

To make the bathroom feel more spacious, Dan opted against an enclosed shower. Instead, he installed the showerhead in the wall and enclosed the bathing area with a shallow circle of sandstone rocks found on the property. The effect of bathing in this open shower, with a rock cliff on one side and the skylight above, is like showering in ­an indoor waterfall.
Photo By Laurie Dickson