Prairie Home Design

Windsor, CO

This prairie home design sited on two acres in the Soaring Eagle neighborhood of Windsor in Northern Colorado provides unlimited views of Longs Peak and the mountains while meeting all the needs of the family: home office, guest quarters, large gathering area, and great kitchen.

Exposed beams, timbers, and hickory floors complement the aspen and juniper stair rail system. The juniper was taken from the owner’s childhood home in Montana and integrated into the stair system, which welcomes the owners home each day.

Deep overhangs of a traditional prairie home design, proper site orientation, and practical design details enable natural cooling over much of the summer. In-floor radiant heat, a heat recovery system (HRV) for fresh air exchanges, high efficiency boiler, and solar domestic hot water panels make this custom prairie home comfortable and healthy to live in, as well as energy efficient, which makes paying the utility bills painless.

How about that pond full of fish? It’s such a great place to relax, but the homeowners just need to make sure the local wildlife don’t go fishing for dinner after the sun goes down!