The Jeffords had solid parameters for building this home from the start: a strict budget, a living space not to exceed 1,200 square feet, and preserving views of the Continental Divide from an island in the kitchen.
This home needed to be efficient in both its use of space and construction, without sacrificing the spectacular view potential. The solution for creating a compact but spacious design was a glass wall framed with hand-hewn pine columns connected to steel beams. Open architecture provides for a generous main living space, including an upper balcony hung by a delicate steel rod. Much of the home’s detailing stems from exposed steel and timber structural components, without the added cost of further applied finishes.
Off the main entrance, there is access to the guest bedroom and shared bath. In the master suite, a sculptural and highly functional freestanding vanity saves space in the bathroom. And in keeping with the Jeffords’ desires, the kitchen’s island and stove point directly toward the snowy peaks of the Continental Divide. The end result is an efficient and organized home with meticulous structural detailing and commanding views completed within a reasonable budget.
At Gerber Berend Design Build, our team of architects and builders ensures we are able to stay on budget by consulting with our building team during the design process so that no unforeseeable costs appear. The collaboration between our clients, our designers and our builders helps us make each owner’s vision for their home a reality. Our integrated team evaluates the cost of materials for each detail of each home every step of the way. At the heart of our designs is the ability to understand our client’s priorities and tastes and then craft a way to implement them through stunning design and truly livable space.