Stone, steel, and wood detailing emphasize the simple massing forms of this small contemporary home on its compact urban lot in Downtown Durango. The clients desire for a contemporary home required us to spin and stretch the zoning requirements – geared toward replicating the adjacent small, early 20th century miners’ homes – to their limits, turning them literally inside-out. Large windows, front and back, open up the interior, effectively capturing the available view of the Animas River and creating a light and open feel to the space. A second floor art studio with full height northern exposure and Lower Level walk-out woodworking shop reflect the Owner’s specific program and compliment this three bedroom, 2 ½ bath home. Contemporary interior detailing and materials along with a large rear deck, further emphasize the clean lines and efficient use of space making this home both comfortable and well equipped for entertaining.