This LEED for Homes-Gold Certified home is serious in its curb appeal, its high energy performance envelope, and its use of recycled materials. The desire of the owners to live in a home that represented their sense of artistic style was paramount in designing both the exterior and interior spaces.
Twelve inch thick interior/exterior concrete walls along with polished concrete floors act as thermal mass to store heat in the winter. Abundant southern glazing provide solar heat gain and daylighting, while careful roof overhang shading keeps things cool during the summer. Three elements prevail on the exterior: concrete, rusting metal, and recycled spruce from local I-80 corridor snow fencing. The interior carries the same rigor: polished concrete, exposed steel, and recycled wood flooring. The thoughtful integration of natural wood, rusting metal, color and sunlight creates surprisingly warm and inviting built spaces.
Project type: New Residential Construction.
Size: 3510 sq ft
Location: Boulder, CO.
Status: Completed August 2009