A California couple built their retirement home on land north of Denver with expansive views of the Rocky Mountains. They acted as their own general contractor and specifier, and came to Architecture Matters with a design clipped from a publication.
Design and consulting services adapted the chosen concept to better address their site and to enhance their retirement lifestyle. Bathrooms, corridors and doorways were designed for extra clearance. Details were developted to take advantage of the slope of the land in order to create outdoor areas with flush thresholds, and to open basement space to additional daylight.
An accessory building to store a large recreational vehicle was designed with shop space and a colonnaded patio to mitigate the otherwise awkward proportions and mass of such a building.