The Elegance of Just Enough
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The Elegance of Just Enough

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One of our all-time favorite clients and homes hit the spotlight in Denver Life Home+Design magazine's feature: Homes with Character. Matt Cotham is a young emergency room physician (above, fully enjoying his relaxing retreat) who told us "I can't imagine building another house, because mine is perfect."
The Seasoning of an Architect
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The Seasoning of an Architect

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Like most prospective architects, Rich and Nick’s careers began with the pursuit of an educational degree. Between the two of them, there are two Bachelor of Architecture degrees, a Bachelor of Environmental Design, and a Master of Architecture. With all that schooling, you’d think they would be architects right out of the gate.
Watershed Revival: A Heartwarming Flood Story
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Watershed Revival: A Heartwarming Flood Story

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Clients Ben and Shannon share their story of loss "After the Big One," and how they gained it back, in the cover story of Boulder County Home & Garden magazine.
Sustainable Home
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The Creative Journey to a Smart, Sustainable Home

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Last month we highlighted Michael and Nancy Linsley’s indoor greenhouse in our blog. Now you can see their artful home – site, landscape and all – featured in Boulder County Home & Garden magazine.
2015 Home of the Year
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2015 Home of the Year: Perfect Alchemy

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What’s more exciting than designing an expansive organic home for an artist and a cowboy? Winning 2015 Home of the Year! Thank you Colorado Homes & Lifestyles for honoring the entire design team with this extraordinary award.
Zoomerhouse Liftoff
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Zoomerhouse Liftoff

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As architects we are usually in a relationship with our clients from the get go to make their dreams come true. Seldom do we design, build the dream, and then hope that the dream attracts the dreamer.
Winter Tomatoes: Growing Green Indoors
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Winter Tomatoes: Growing Green Indoors

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In the beginning we knew that working on a new residence for ceramic artists Michael and Nancy Linsley was going to be a creative adventure. They emphasized that to truly support and express who they were, the home would incorporate growing way beyond the regular houseplant. To be clear, we’re talking about year-round indoor growing of veggies, herbs and lemons!
Boulder Foothills Home Wins AIA Colorado Architects Choice Award
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Boulder Foothills Home Wins AIA Colorado Architects Choice Award

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Last week, AIA Colorado honored Phoenix Home in Boulder, CO with their 2014 Architects Choice Award. We’ve touched on the unique story about this home before: a client’s dream retreat rising from the ashes of the 2010 wildfires.
Bluebell
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Daylight: Come to Life!

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On many mornings I sit in a café where daylight surrounds the lives that come and go. Caffeine serves as a temporary agent of our awakening; we are warmed inside by a quiet moment, conversations, a new day. I watch as the light dances beautifully across faces, subtle expressions revealing an inner response that might have been missed sitting in a darker corner.
Zoomerhouse
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Aging Gracefully for the Zoomy Boomer

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Last Spring I told you about Zoomerhouse, the “aging gracefully” home prototype in Boulder, Colorado that my wife Betzi and I were building. We are so proud to say our baby has been born. She’s a beauty.