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Inviting garden house embraces indoor-outdoor living in Colorado

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Renée Del Gaudio Architecture is responsible for the design of this beautiful indoor-outdoor garden house located in Boulder, Colorado. The concept of this project is “A House of Gardens and Light” which places emphasis on energy efficiency, luminous spaces, and deep connections to the landscape.

Encompassing 3,150 square feet of living space, the program prioritizes the natural environment over the square foot area. The design minimizes energy use through strategic massing, orientation, and roof design. A 3-inch thick radiant concrete slab creates highly efficient heating… Continue below to see the floor plan of this home!

Project Team: Architecture: Renée Del Gaudio Architecture | Interior Design: Istoria Interiors | Landscape Design: Marpa Landscape Architecture | Construction: Coburn Development

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The garage includes two electric vehicle charging outlets. An 8kW photo-voltaic array makes this dwelling net-zero electric. A two-story masonry chimney anchors the design. The owners pass through the masonry walls when entering the home from the rear. Turn to the interior, the chimney delivers a fireplace to the central living area.

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On the exterior facade, the chimney houses the outdoor cooking grill. Ascend upstairs and out to the master bedroom roof deck, and the chimney delivers a cozy outdoor fireplace for two.

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The architecture works in tandem with the landscape. Gardens connect each interior space to light, air, and nature. Native plants and existing mature trees create a well established, low-water garden.

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What We Love: This energy-efficient home was designed to maximize an indoor-outdoor connection, linking spaces to the garden at every turn. Characterized by clean lines and a modern material palette, this luminous home is designed for entertaining in style. We are especially loving the bedroom with its sliding glass doors leading out to an intimate roof deck with a fireplace, idyllic for sunrise/sunset.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this home do you find most appealing and why in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other wonderful projects that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of the architects of this project: Cozy rustic cabin perched on cliff overlooking Colorado’s mountains and Rustic Meets Contemporary: Hillside Home in the Rocky Mountains.

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Motorized clerestory windows draw in natural light and ventilation from all directions.

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Photos: David Lauer

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Hans-Henning QUAST
4 months ago

Incredible impressive design – Congratulations!