History and comfort atop the mountain peaks
Perched atop a mountain near the top of Golden Gate Canyon State Park, this home is steeped in historical reference. Built in Colorado's first productive gold-mining district, this home draws its style from the architectural traditions of the region. The home fits comfortably into its environment — 70 percent of its materials were found within one mile of the site. The home was designed not only to look old, but to present itself as a collection of buildings constructed over multiple generations. The use of unique building crafts and materials, the careful orientation and the sensitive layout of spaces conjoin to create a very special retreat overlooking the Continental Divide.