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Boulder, CO

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Longmont, CO

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  Nelson Road House, Longmont, CO       

This house was designed to fit into a historic farmstead that has been transformed into a small community of seven families. The home features spaces that are intimate in scale and in dialogue with the landscape. The house is centered on the kitchen and living spaces, which are brought into focus by an arching clerestory window and barrel-vaulted ceiling.
The house is a complete passive solar system that maintains between 65 and 75 degrees most of the year without additional heating or cooling. A 3-kw photovoltaic system provides electricity and a solar thermal system provides hot water and a radiant floor heating system. Day lighting provides most of the light with clerestory windows at the roof ridge lighting the northern rooms.  Selected to age gracefully, materials like the galvanized metal doors and roof are left in their natural state. The interior walls are plaster, and the woodwork and floors are built with renewable Colorado lodge-pole pine.
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