Iris House: Boulder, Colorado

Friday, December 4th, 2015

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The Iris House in Boulder, Colorado, sits on a beautiful site adjacent to the foothills. What began as a typical, one-story ranch was transformed into a spacious, bright, and modern two-story home that celebrates the family-oriented and active lifestyle of its owners. We were asked to design a second story addition to include a master suite, two children’s’ rooms plus shared bath, a laundry area, and a loft. The new space is connected to the existing main level via a beautiful steel and wood stair, which was conceived of as a sculptural light well. The exterior architecture gives no hint of the former ranch house massing; rather the new home represents a seamless and thoughtful solution to the “pop-top” endeavor. Exterior materials include stucco, steel, fiberglass windows, and cement board installed in a board and batten fashion.

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