Boulder Mountain Villa

BOULDER, COLORADO

New Construction

New construction custom home located west of Boulder on Sunshine Canyon Drive.

This house is located on a very steeply sloping boulder field in the foothills west of Boulder with spectacular views back through the foothills down to the plains. The design combines the owner’s desire to extend these views to as many rooms as possible and to create a courtyard-type plan, while synthesizing the owner’s interest in Italian hill towns and modern technology.

 south terrace

south terrace

 northwest elevation

northwest elevation

 southeast elevation

southeast elevation

 entry courtyard

entry courtyard

By stretching the major living areas along the slope, including extensive outdoor terraces at each end, the house takes advantage of the otherwise daunting site. The building’s form steps up to the children’s bedrooms and then again to the master suite, allowing views over the roof of the rooms below.

 main level plan

main level plan

 rear terrace

rear terrace

 rain chain and scupper

rain chain and scupper

 Living Room balcony

Living Room balcony

By orienting each room simultaneously toward both the outward distant views and the internal courtyard, the house reiterates the public/private, individual/family dynamic of the themes of the design.

 stairs to Master Bedroom terrace

stairs to Master Bedroom terrace

 

Architect: designed by Mark Gerwing as Principal at Arcadea, Boulder

Construction Completion: M. Gerwing Architects

Contractor: Cottonwood Custom Builders

Landscape Architect:  Hidelly Kane

Structural Engineer: Nicols & Associates

Interior Cabinetry: Laak Woodworks

 

Portfolio Category:  Residential New Construction


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