Custom Home Gallery

Every home we build is carefully designed and crafted from the ground up for its owners. Take a look at these photos of our past projects to gain inspiration, then talk to us about what you’d like to see in your custom home. We’d love to hear your ideas.

STELLAR
JOY-HEART
Midtown Midmod
LONG'S LAKE HOUSE
HIWAN
little's glass haus
BUCKEYE BUILD
Bones 2
MAYBERRY
FOCO FARMHOUSE
KIWI HILL
DUTCH COWBOY
LINDEN HAUS
STACKHOME
Deuce Goose
CRAFTSMITH
KITCHEN DETAILS
Vaught Lake House
X-Box
Oreo
Lakeview
NELLY
PTARMIGAN
Farmer Mod
Mace
Butterfly
Goose
BENIHANA

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STELLAR

Nestled into the side of a mountain in the foothills west of Fort Collins CO, this home gives mountain views a whole new meaning. 

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JOY-HEART

Nestled along the bank of the Cache la Poudre River in Old Town Fort Collins, this Colorado mountain modern home with its exterior blend of natural materials – stucco, locally sourced stone, and heavy timbers – feels warm and inviting even from the curb.

ABOUT THIS HOME

The home was designed to be extremely energy efficient, maximizing the use of a roof-mounted photovoltaic system and in-floor radiant heat. Tile floors help to conduct the heat and give the home a consistent warmth in the winter while at the same time functioning to keep it cooler in summer.

The owners love their outdoor living spaces, and this home has plenty. A three-season sunroom with radiant heat under the slate tile floors was a must, providing large windows from which to enjoy the views of the river practically year-round. The upstairs deck features a barrel roof with tongue and groove cedar that frames the view of the river and mountains to the west. Below, the large patio seamlessly transitions from outdoors to in with no steps to get in the way of the flow.

Efficiency carried through to the outdoors through a detailed, waterwise landscape plan. We helped facilitate the design and installation of the xeriscape landscaping that included a cozy firepit for cooler weather and native plantings of all shapes and sizes.

The interior uses smaller spaces in the Not-So-Big-House style that makes the home feel warm and cozy. Focal points on the main floor include the fireplace faced with locally sourced stone and the open stair system with custom railings and treads from local reclaimed urban Siberian elms. Cork wallpaper adds sound and heat insulation while creating a warm aesthetic and visual connection to the outdoors.

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MIDTOWN MIDMOD

The full remodel on this dated, worn 1960s brick ranch brought it back to its midcentury modern glory with a 21st-century twist.

ABOUT THIS HOME

We stripped the walls to the studs and raised the roof over the kitchen, living room, and dining room, which made the home feel so much bigger and brighter on the inside. The new roof featured glulam beams and a tongue and groove ceiling that ran from the inside out, giving the main living area the quintessential mid-century feel.

At the other end of the home, we reconfigured the bedrooms and bathrooms and added a master retreat off the back. The addition of a third, tandem bay to the back of the garage on the opposite end gave the home a U-shape that perfectly framed the new in-ground pool and patio area.

Since we couldn’t raise the roof in the basement, we expanded the windows and added concrete and wood timber window wells with egress windows to bring in light and the feeling of volume.

Our homeowner had ideas for the bold pops of color and other aesthetic touches both inside and outside the home. Our design team worked with her to incorporate her ideas into the overall plan and bring them to life.

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LONG'S LAKE HOUSE

Ten years ago, we opened up the floor plan and remodeled the kitchen of this 1970s ranch. But that project didn’t do much to make the most of the property and capture the amazing lake views. This time around, though, that was our mission.

ABOUT THIS HOME

An addition to the lake side of the house bumped out the living room. The huge windows and vaulted ceilings with rich wood beams and beetle kill tongue-and-grove now give the previously cramped room plenty of volume.

Decks grace both sides of the addition, each with an overhead trellis that extends from the roofline. Party lighting and a custom steel mesh rusted railing system that provides views through to the lake top off the project.

Although the additional square footage wasn’t substantial, it made a huge impact. From the inside, the home seems twice the size as it did before, and now the lake is now perfectly in view.

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HIWAN

Our homeowners went in search of their forever home and were lucky enough to find it hiding within the walls of the home they already owned.

ABOUT THIS HOME

We started the remodel by gutting the home to the studs, then we replaced all the windows and doors and added an expansive deck with living room space both on the upper and lower floors. Brazilian cherry and marble give the previously outdated living room an element of sophistication, and the cable railing on the stairs to the second floor keeps the room open and the stairs light.

Custom lighting and woodwork on the dining room ceiling is both fashionable and functional; it gives the room plenty of light without feeling overwhelming. In the kitchen, the white cabinets keep the room bright while the dark cabinets under the island, which echo the built-in buffet in the dining room, add a touch of contrasting interest.

Upstairs, we reconfigured rooms to allow us to add volume to the master suite. The bedroom received a beam and shiplap ceiling finished in white, plus a modern fireplace to keep things cozy. The Japanese soaking tub and large walk-in shower give the master bath the spa-like feel the owners were looking for.

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LITTLE'S GLASS HAUS

This home takes “lakefront” to a whole new level. After constructing a mile-long driveway to reach the building site, we built the home at the tip of a spire that extends to the middle of a lake, creating a lakeview on three sides.

ABOUT THIS HOME

The majority of the home is floor-to-ceiling glass supported by a steel super structure. The glass provides a clear view of the Douglas Fir tongue-and-groove ceiling that extends seamlessly from inside out. This ceiling, supported by a roof structure that is an asymmetric hyperbolic paraboloid – translated to an undulating roof with rolling wall heights – required meticulous detailing to line up the planks on both sides of the glass.

The home is broken into two wings connected by a glass bridge. The main wing includes the main living areas, music room, his and hers offices with built-in slab work areas, and comfortable guest bedrooms. A wraparound deck takes advantage of the lake views and includes an integrated barbecue and planters built into the railing supports.

The second wing houses the master retreat with its own deck, hot tub, and Scandinavian-inspired fireplace. The open concept shower and vanity island keeps the bath open and airy – with only lake birds for neighbors, privacy isn’t a concern.

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BUCKEYE BUILD

This welcoming home features warm, locally sourced stone that wraps around the exterior, then carries through the front door and accents the main floor of the home. Heavy glulam timber beams both inside and out give the home substance without weighing it down. Once inside, they help draw a visitor’s eye to the large windows that frame mountain views.

ABOUT THIS HOME

The sommelier homeowner had ideas for specific design touches such as the wine dispenser in the kitchen and secret bottle storage in the stairs made to keep expensive bottles secure in a controlled environment. We also added hand-crafted details including handmade tile in the kitchen from the homeowners’ native Ohio, a built-in breakfast nook to accommodate a hungry crowd, and custom cabinetry and furnishings for the owner’s model trains.

Other comforts and conveniences built into this home include the expansive master closet with built-in storage, Japanese soaker tub in the master suite, in-floor radiant heat, library ladder in the butler’s pantry to make reaching the top shelves easy, office with a built-in granite work surface, and an outdoor shower for a convenient rinse-off after a soak in the hot tub.

The homeowners enjoy spending time outside, so outdoor spaces abound. Multiple decks and patios provide comfortable spaces for entertaining or simply relaxing while enjoying the sunset over the mountains.

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BONES 2.0

The best way to describe the exterior of this home is rustic-farmhouse-meets-prairie-style, a meetup of traditional character and the horizontal lines Frank Lloyd Wright made famous.

ABOUT THIS HOME

The locally sourced stone extends from the outside in through the front door to the entryway, setting the stage for a variety of natural and industrial materials that accent the interior. These include the metal fireplace surround, metal railing surrounding the three-story open stairwell and upstairs catwalk, and metal range hood custom forged by the local craftsmen at Raw Urth.

The home overlooks a golf course, and the home’s three-tiered deck takes advantage of every opportunity to capture a great view. The main floor’s multi-slide door fully opens to the deck to create an easy flow to the outdoors and welcoming landscape.

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MAYBERRY

This beautiful 1875 home in Louisville, CO had suffered from years of poor remodels and deferred maintenance. It was time to bring it back to its full glory.

ABOUT THIS HOME

We started by taking the home down to the original studs and adding a new, level flooring system, since part of the floor had no foundation and was sitting directly on dirt. On the exterior, we carefully took down the original siding scallops one at a time. We removed nearly 150 years of paint from each one, then reinstalled them.

We also salvaged and reinstalled the original leaded glass windows. The result is a refreshed version of the historic Victorian home on the outside with an updated feel and function on the inside.

The new interior features a three-sided fireplace to add warmth to the living, dining, and kitchen areas all at once. Built-in cabinets throughout the home provide plenty of storage. We also converted the small cellar into a finished basement for additional living space.

Outside, we added a deck off the back of the home with overhead slats that can be adjusted to let the sun in – or keep it out. The new detached two-story garage pulls double duty with studio space upstairs. And, of course, we finished off the home with a traditional white picket fence.

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foco farmhouse

This 2,800 square foot three-bedroom, four-bath modern farmhouse is a beauty that Joanna Gaines would be proud of. Situated in a hide-away neighborhood in Old Town Fort Collins, the two stories offer picture-perfect views of the Front Range.

ABOUT THIS HOME

Many features of this custom urban home take their cues from the traditional farmhouse, including rough sawn wood doors, rustic hardwood and polished concrete floors, shiplap walls, barnwood siding, and exposed wood beams.

But there are plenty of modern features and conveniences as well. Multi-slide doors to the back patio create a moveable wall of windows that join indoor and outdoor living spaces. Concrete countertops and fireplace surround create a modern product from a traditional building form. And radiant in-floor heat and a standalone soaker tub in the master bath offer luxury that’s unheard of back on the farm.

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KIWI HILL

A couple whose jobs caused them to constantly relocate were finally ready for their forever home in Northern Colorado. They found a few acres of land with great mountain views, then met with us. We helped them find the right architect for the home they wanted with a warm, rustic Colorado feel.

ABOUT THIS HOME

The home features plenty of local stone, heavy beams, and warm, reclaimed woods featured in custom woodwork: a fireplace mantel that came from a boxcar and durable, reclaimed hickory flooring that can withstand the traffic from the owners’ busy dogs. Walls painted white allow the dark-stained wood shiplap to pop and accentuate its rich character.

The couple loves to entertain, so expansive sliding glass doors open the home completely to the large, covered composite deck that flows down to the large patio below. An accordion window in the kitchen slides open to reveal a sit-up bar on the deck, making it easy to serve guests or pass food in and out.

The kitchen makes entertaining easy as well, with a 60-inch range and custom metal range hood made by local craftsmen at Raw Urth. While the owners opted against upper cabinets to keep the kitchen open, the adjacent butler’s pantry provides plenty of storage.

Other built-in conveniences include a full home automation system that controls lighting, audio, and video; lighted, heated mirrors in the master bath; and a heated garage complete with media system.

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DUTCH COWBOY

The exterior of this home in Old Town Fort Collins features mountain architecture with easy-care stucco, locally sourced stone, and heavy timbers. But the inside is all European-inspired minimalist design.

ABOUT THIS HOME

White walls lead the monochromatic color palette with black exposed steel beams and dark wood cabinetry providing accents. Even the can lights in the ceiling are void of trim to avoid disrupting the ceiling lines.

White oak floors set in a herringbone pattern add interest and warmth while the custom cabinets feature integrated drawer and door pulls to avoid disrupting the minimalist look. A built-in coffee bar makes use of the space under the open staircase and keeps clutter off the countertops.

The Neolith slate, glass-like façade and concrete hearth of the fireplace contrast in color and texture with the white walls and ceiling and complement the natural wood glulam beams.

The home backs to an open-space pond for privacy, making the patio the perfect place to entertain. A bar accessible through an accordion window provides a convenient way to serve guests while keeping the party outdoors.

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LINDEN HAUS

This home from the late ’80s had a good exterior architectural design, but it needed updating on the interior to add some style.

ABOUT THIS HOME

We maximized the existing spaces by opening up the floor plan and reconfiguring the kitchen and bathrooms. A built-in breakfast nook and open shelving lightened up the kitchen while a soaking tub and new cabinets added extra luxury and convenience to the master bath.

Painting the brick fireplace to contrast with the white walls, adding a Scandinavian woodburning stove in the family room, and reconfiguring the staircase provided some modern touches. These, combined with updating all the interior finishes and adding custom built-ins, breathed new life into this home.

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Stackhome

This modern home was a net-zero energy design-build project built in collaboration with a local architecture firm. The owner was living in the Midwest, so other than an in-person, upfront planning meeting and a few visits for walkthroughs along the way, we built the home with him providing input from afar.

ABOUT THIS HOME

One of the homeowner’s goals was to be as close to net-zero in energy usage as possible. The home features solar panels to generate electricity and geothermal heat pumps to power in-floor radiant heating and cooling. Solar panels also heat hot water to augment the heating system and provide hot water for domestic use.

The modern design of the home also helps to save on the energy needed for heating and cooling. Extensions on the roof let the low winter sunlight pour through the windows to provide passive solar heat during the colder months and block the rays in the summer to help keep the house cool.

The home’s foundation and its garage floor sit on concrete piers drilled into the ground. This keeps them away from direct contact with the poor soils the home is built on, allowing the soils to expand without causing any damage.

We commissioned custom furniture, countertops, and other features made from salvaged elm and walnut trees cut down in the area. Custom walnut doors, wardrobes in the master suite, and grain-sequenced cabinet doors and drawer fronts coordinate beautifully with the locally sourced pieces, as do the accents made from beetle-kill pine.

The home nestles into the ground to provide a mid-level walkout basement. Stairs go down from main floor and up from basement to meet in the middle and provide access to the outdoors. Locally sourced Colorado buff stone accents interior walls and transitions to exterior walls, helping to further anchor the home to its beautiful, lakeside location.

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