This house was redesigned and rebuilt after the Fourmile Fire of 2010. It’s form and timber structure are reminiscent of a barn with rusted steel and cement board siding that echoes a log base. This is one of a series of our designs inspired by iconic and indigenous Colorado mining and agricultural forms. Its exterior materials are very durable and fireproof, including the deck, which evidence shows is the most vulnerable part of a mountain house from wildfire.
The new orientation of the house is situated for maximum solar exposure for the 3.4 kW photo-voltaic array as well as to capture sweeping views out over Sunshine Canyon. By digging the garage into the steep hillside, the drive turnaround provides for a comfortable entry approach and easy vehicle turnaround.