L&G, Foothills of the Colorado Rockies
Architecture - New Architecture
The plan was composed so body and wings are one room deep. This endures the building's proportions remain slender and rooms can be spanned with reclaimed Douglas fir beams and purlins.
From the front door one can see all the way through to the view. Strong axes and symmetries throughout give the spaces in this large home strong, and legible connections.
Exterior walls are composed of hand-pitched Minnesota Limestone with concrete backup and are nearly 20" deep.
The client commissioned their son, a master carpenter, to build the house, and our firm strove to let the hand of the craftsman shine.
Elements of masonry, heavy timber, millwork, and wrought iron are detailed to reveal the tectonics of their making and endure for many generations.
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