Valley Lane House

Boulder, COLORADO

New Construction

Sitting on a steeply sloping site in the foothills outside of Boulder, this house was designed for a family moving from Los Angeles who wanted the contemporary/ modern feel of a southern California aesthetic, but adapted to the Colorado environment and climate.

 front driveway

front driveway

To address the environmental challenges of the location, the house stretches along the slope, minimizing the amount of disturbance. Simply divided into two major rectangular parts, the house consists of public and private portions. These areas are linked by an inverted sloped roof with continuous beams which span across the building.

 Living Room 

Living Room 

 Dining Room

Dining Room

 Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

 art niche

art niche

The roof sections angle upward to the western views, simultaneously reflecting and reacting to the extremity of the slope. The home’s overall order of public/private is further emphasized by highlighting the positions of children/parents, owners/guests, and work/play.

 main level plan

main level plan

 main stair

main stair

 Family Room

Family Room

Close collaboration with the clients allowed the construction of the house to be completed within a very short schedule and for a very economical budget.

twilight image, Valley Lane house, by M. Gerwing Architects, Boulder, Colorado
 

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

Builder: Anderson Brothers Contractors

Structural Engineer: Jon X. Giltner

Photography: Imagica and Mark Gerwing

 

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