Colorado Architecture Tag

Winter Park House Architecture & Design Progress

Winter park, Grand county, Colorado. Building a new home in the mountains is not easy but so much fun! We collaborated with Julie Doman Interior Design on this simple cabin. You remember this last post of the amazing site that we get to work with. Since that post we have made much progress on the design. Making this project much closer to getting built. These simple views from Revit are getting me excited about this project. It's going to be such an incredible place to rent as a mountain house. We are designing it for the ski season in mind. Keeping in mind hardy materials that can withstand the impact of ski boots and snow being dragged into house. Concrete floors and radiant heat were a no-brainer. But we also created extensive ski storage and boot warming space. The front of the house will be a minimalist box form and...

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Building a House – Getting Started Guide

How do you get started with Building a House? We get so many emails and chats in passing about how we approach projects - so we thought it would be a great post here to share some of our starting block tasks. The BARI 'What you need Checklist': Existing Conditions drawings (if available)Building PlatNeighborhood guidelines and jurisdictions (if applicable, Home Owners Associations or Design Review Boards/Historic district guidelines)Land Assessment Site SurveyVision Board or photos of ideasProgram/wish list of spaces  The Steps to Building a House Step 1 - Site Survey Site Survey - This is where we measure and document everything that currently exists. If you have drawings of your house we still need to verify that all the dimensions are accurate before starting design. If you don't have any plans or drawings of the existing house or structure then we would need to go out to the site and measure everything. We would use...

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