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Graves Residence

Larkspur, Colorado


This 3000 SF private residence is located in the Red Rock foothills of the Rocky Mountains, forty miles southwest of Denver. The act of dwelling amongst the rocks both visually and programmatically is the fundamental rationale of this concept. Panoramic views outward as well as intimate confrontations with rock outcroppings no more than arm's length away become important social centers in the house. Sustainable ecological considerations include radiant floor heating, exterior use of environmentally friendly materials and deep roof overhangs calculated to allow for natural air circulation and summer shading. The material of the house utilizes local stucco traditions, and high country wood construction in an effort to accommodate extreme winter snow load conditions as well as provide summer fire safety defense.

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