Built in 1969, the existing house had low ceilings, tight clearances and limited amenities. The new design reuses the existing foundation, walk out basement and northeast wing while transforming and expanding the rest of the building footprint into a contemporary, open plan with ample sunlight, high ceilings, framed views and indoor/outdoor living spaces.
Sited on a small rise at the front of a large agricultural lot, the newly remodeled building reorients the original plan to open towards the expansive views of the front range mountains seen to the west. The west side of the building houses a large covered porch that provides dual service as an outdoor entertainment space and solar shading for the twelve foot wide fold away glass walls. This iconic feature of the home creates a fluid connection between the interior and exterior spaces for seamless entertaining and enjoyment.
The central great room offers open views through the living, kitchen and dining spaces, anchored by a fireplace on one end and floor to ceiling windows at the other end. The entire house is detailed and laid out to allow for aging in place so that this newly remodeled space can be a forever home. Extensive overhangs and strategic shading devices provide functional and aesthetic features that help to regulate indoor temperatures while also providing visual interest to the facade. A mix of stucco, brick and metal is used to visually define the separate volumes that make up the public and private parts of the house. Zinc coated metal trim adorns the entire structure, tying the volumes together through a consistent language of detailing that carries across the different masses.
© Copyright 2020 Earthbound Architecture