This Colorado green custom home was built for a young, active couple who wanted a home to fit their outdoor lifestyle. Situated on a sloped site, the residence is an example of HMH Architecture + Interiors classic “Colorado Modern” style with warm materials mixed with modern design.
Sustainable materials were carefully chosen, including recycled railroad tie flooring and local Colorado sandstone walls. Other green building aspects include passive solar and photovoltaic panels installed on the roof, as well as an evaporative Coolerado system to keep the home cool with minimal energy consumption.
All of the exterior landscaping stone was native to the site. To preserve it from construction equipment, Cottonwood Custom Builders used an archaeological dig technique by filling the site with truckloads of dirt to protect it then uncovered it and cleaned it off when finished.