House under construction with Table Mesa in the background

House under construction with Table Mesa in the background

Faye has worked closely with the owners of this home in Golden, Colorado to make it express the distinct style of the family.  The house is on one of the last lots available on the south side of Table Mesa.  They chose this site for its stunning views, but the steepness of the lot presented a challenge.

The house embodies the clients’ desire for contemporary forms and a comfortable home, and its unique structural solutions demonstrate Faye’s ability to combine engineering and art. The structural elements used in the design add strength as well as a distinctive style. Native stone was hand-selected and each stone was then cut before put into place in the interior design and landscaping.

The blend of native features and contemporary mountain style, along with a well-planned family-friendly layout and stunning architectural details set this home apart. This house will be completed in Spring 2012 and local materials were used whenever possible, including Colorado granite and sandstone.

Glulam beams supporting roof over outdoor living space

Main hallway with hand-cut stone and exposed beams

Main hallway with hand-cut stone and exposed beams

Planning drawing

Planning drawing

Much planning went into how the structure of the building would sit on the steep lot and would hold up the roof and floors.  The structural elements used in the design add strength as well as a distinctive style — this home is like no other in the area!

You can see the exposed beams and columns (made from glulam — glued laminated timber) set perpendicular to the roof.  The columns add a detailed rhythm to the interior and exterior spaces.

3-D Model of the home

Elevations