Site size:1.7 acres
Project size: 4,500 sf

Program: Building on a vast landscape with views of the Rocky Mountains and Long’s Peak, the architects designed a house that takes advantage of the unique site–which includes a wetland with a stream and a lake surrounded by an alfalfa field–while reinterpreting traditional materials and agrarian forms. 

Location: Berthoud, Colorado

Solution: The house is organized around a sunrise court to the east that gazes upon the lake and a sunset court to the west that takes advantage of mountain views. The private master suite contains a meditation space overlooking the lake, while the evening court includes an outdoor grill for sundown activities and dining. Roof planes undulate to allow clerestory light into the intimately scaled spaces below. A long stone wall links indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as public and private ones, making a cohesive whole.

Construction and materials: Wood paneling and natural stones clad this wood-framed house, which is topped by a sloping, corrugated metal roof slopes to allow optimal sunlight. Wood floors and stairs add warmth to the interiors rooms and stairs.

Construction and materials: Wood paneling and natural stones clad this wood-framed house, which is topped by a sloping, corrugated metal roof. Wood floors and stairs add warmth to the interiors.

Completion date: June 2014


People

Architect:

Studio H:T
3222 Tejon Street, Suite C
Denver, CO
(303) 955-0562

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:

Principal in charge/Designer: Brad Tomecek

Architect of record: Brad Tomecek

Engineers: Studio NYL

General contractor: Tim Krueger

Photographer: Tomecek Studio Architecture, 303-955-0562

Consultants

Landscape: Lindgren Landscape Inc.

Lighting: Steve Haworth/Light Center Ft. Collins 

 

 

 

Structural System

Wood Framing/TJI

Exterior Cladding

Masonry: Natural White Moss Stone/Colorado Sandstone

Wood: Old growth vertical grain Douglas Fir

Moisture barrier: Tyvek

Roofing

Metal: Berridge Corrugated Metal Roofing

Windows

Wood frame: Kolbe & Kolbe

Doors

Metal doors: Copper Front Door, Point Five Ft. Collins

Wood doors: Four Seasons, Custom Doors, Ft. Collins

Sliding doors: Kolbe & Kolbe

Interior Finishes

Resilient flooring: Walnut

Raised flooring: Kitchen ceiling - Open Grain Oak Flooring stained black

Special interior finishes unique to this project: Kitchen ceiling: Open Grain Oak Flooring stained black; Fireplace surround: Aspen White Granite