Colorado Green Custom Home

Green Custom Home exterior with stone patio and floor to ceiling windows

New Build

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.

Project Details

Green Building Features

  • Recycled, local materials
  • Photovoltaic system
  • Coolerado evaporative system
  • Passive solar heat and cooling
  • Colorado Green Custom home open floor plan living room
  • Colorado custom green home staircase
  • Open living space in Colorado Green custom home

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