West Watch

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Location:

Bailey, Colorado

Square Footage:

Conditioned Area: 2,530 S. F.

Construction Date:

N/A

Intro (Site, SF, & Parti)

  • Shading is provided by large overhang, providing a comfortable space inside with the large windows on the exterior.
  • Natural materials were paramount:
    • Exposed concrete
    • Wood siding
    • Metal roof

The architecture is so good even the wildlife like it!

Client Drivers

The clients wanted seamless access to the outdoors. This was provided by a four panel glass sliding door, that empties you out onto a large deck. And what could make a mountain view even better except a recessed hot tub that provides an immersive experience regardless of the season.

Construction Type

The building form is certainly unique, but the construction methods involved are actually quite simple, which also led to a surprisingly friendly project budget. Aside from the storage on the east side of the carport, the residential structure is framed entirely of wood, the project is It is then clad in wood siding and a metal roof to shed the massive amounts of precipitation (primarily snow) that this Rocky Mountain region experiences for the greater part of the year.

Energy

Main Level

  • Door that collapses and disappears into pocket in the wall

Loft:

  • Had to be under 200SF to qualify for a ships ladder