Having decided to move back to Boulder to be near their grown children and new grandchildren, the owners were looking for a single-level home close to family.
The existing property fit the basic description, but it had low ceilings, outdated construction and small, chopped-up spaces. The design team decided that a new build would be the most efficient way to meet all of the goals for the project. Fanas Architecture worked with the homeowners to clarify their priorities and helped them understand the specific requirements in working with the City of Boulder. The finished home is an efficient, contemporary and accessible family home for all generations to enjoy.
There are many older small ranch homes throughout Boulder waiting for the right design team to realize their potential.
The desirable neighborhood and notable lot size of this central Boulder property created tremendous opportunity for this whole house remodel and addition. With these favorable features in mind and knowing that the layout and size of the original ranch style house were not going to suffice, Fänas Architecture worked hand-in-hand with the homeowners to create a larger, open, light and inviting home, perfect for the modern Boulder family.
he greenest home is the existing home. While the architects at Fänas Architecture love working with clients on new homes as well, this is a founding precept. It is a quality that Dolf & Sue Kahl, the King Street homeowners, appreciated when hiring Fänas' Elizabeth & Dale Smith to help with their relocating back to Boulder.
This mountain contemporary style home combines natural stone, timbers and glass to create ‘clean’ and dramatic spaces, focusing on the awe-inspiring views while maintaining privacy for the owners. Featured in Luxe magazine, this home is a model of sustainability and contemporary aesthetics. Outdoor living areas, a two story fireplace, a contemporary steel and cable stair and simple, modern finishes highlight the structure of the home. Solar PV panels, upgraded insulation, and energy efficient windows are but a few of the features incorporated into this home making it truly sustainable.
In 2004, Fänas Architecture Partner, Dale Smith, was one of the original founding members of the Boulder Green Building Guild. The Guild changed its name a few years later to the Colorado Green Building Guild.
Featured on the cover of Boulder Home & Garden magazine, this contemporary residence, in the One Boulder Loft building in Downtown Boulder, was designed to embrace openness and simplicity. This urban condominium features three bedrooms, three baths, a full, state of the art media room, large west facing decks, a custom Bultaup kitchen, a Fänas Architecture-designed ceiling, brushed steel fireplace and boasts commanding views of the Flatirons and Downtown Boulder.