Contemporary Old Town living

This contemporary custom home replaced an aged duplex in Old Town Fort Collins. The exterior features a standing-seam metal roof, metal wood-clad windows, and locally quarried stone.

We used balanced ventilation with a heat recovery ventilator and radiant in-floor heat under the white oak pre-finished floors. NAUF (no added urea formaldehyde) cabinets and trim help keep indoor emissions from building materials at a minimum. The indoor/outdoor living and dining area features NanaWall folding glass doors for wide-open easy deck access with a folding pass-through window over the kitchen counter.

For convenience, a carriage house with its garage space provides living quarters for in-laws, a nanny, or a luxurious retreat for guests. A separate wing offers access to the home office, keeping business separate when clients call. To update this Fort Collins area duplex by converting it into a modern custom home was an exciting and rewarding project.

Lamar Valley Craftsman collaborated with Architect – Heidi Shuff, on this home project.

The collaboration between all parties involved was instrumental in the success of the project, and I would without hesitation recommend Barry & The Lamar Valley Craftsman team for any project.

The project presented a unique opportunity- a large site for redevelopment in the heart of the Eastside neighborhood in Fort Collins.  The project site is within a transition zone between three different era’s of neighborhood development, allowing additional freedom in the design aesthetic and style while still relating to the scale and character of the adjacent neighborhoods.  The design of the new home and carriage house is a contemporary aesthetic which focuses on indoor-outdoor connections and reflects an Architecture of the current time and place as opposed to a duplication of the past, while utilizing exterior materials and window sizes that tie into the scale and character of the adjacent structures.

Heidi Shuff - Architect / Studio S Architecture