Residential Design

VOL3 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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closest town. "It was an interesting choice to build in this area," Renée says. "This was a very affordable piece of land in the middle of nowhere." Her client's directive was brief, to the point, and described a feeling rather than a physical object. She wanted a sense of being perched over the edge of the cliff; she wanted a cabin that would provide openness yet privacy for her and her two children; and she wanted to save a beautiful old pine on the prop- erty. "She approached the project in a very intelligent way in that she didn't show up with a slew of images of what she wanted it to look like," Renée says. In developing a modern interpre- tation of a traditional cabin, Renée started with the type's ephemeral It's windy here at 10,000 feet, on a rocky cliff overlooking Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the South Platte River Valley. Given south Park County's cold, snowy winters, it's a far cry and a long way from Bogotá, Colombia, where the owner of this cabin compound lives for most of the year. A painter, she'd been coming to the area to ski for 30 years, and her son is a student at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. "She wanted a place to land when she came to Colorado," says architect Renée del Gaudio, who designed the cabin getaway. The town of Fairplay, population 817, is also a far cry from a resort ski town, though it's just 20 miles over Hoosier Pass from Breckenridge, the Opposite and this page: The client for this cabin compound wanted a family vacation spot for herself and her two grown children that's also accessible to great skiing. An artist, she envisioned a cliffhanging structure with an inspiring view. 79 VOL. 3, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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