In an area that typically receives 8 to 9 feet of snow, site conditions influence the design of any building. That’s why the Sugar Bowl Residence in Norden, California uses a simple, bent planar roof form to help shed snow toward the rear of the house preventing snow from blocking the front entry. Within the first floor, John Maniscalco Architecture incorporated the entry, boot room, children’s and guest bedrooms, and service spaces. The upper level houses living spaces and the master bedroom. All of these rooms feature mountain views.