Uncompahgre Retreat

Montrose, Colorado
Completed in 2013

Nestled into the soft cottonwood trees at the edge of the Uncompahgre River, this modest home provides a cool, airy retreat from the oppressive heat of the surrounding high desert.

Its simple form and rustic materials present a humble facade to passersby, but inside a soaring volume and dramatic fixtures lend a sense of airiness. The rear of the home is an invitation to riverside relaxation with a generous patio, which mirrors the jogged roofline.

“Their design showed such attention to detail, interplay of light and shadow inside the home, and livability. As a first-time house builder, they walked me through all of my options to control costs and yet get the house that I love, giving sound advice to both me and my builder every step of the way.”


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