Minnear Residence

  • Location: Boulder, CO


The Minnear Residence required the reuse of an existing floorbox and foundation, on a steeply sloped site in the mountains outside of Boulder.  The resulting design is  a highly compact, efficient, modern mountain home. The southern elevation was opened up completely to allow for increased solar gain, enhanced daylighting, and to capture the expansive views. Super insulation, radiant floor heating, and a highly efficient boiler, greatly reduce propane heating costs. Light color woods, tactile surfaces, integral color plaster, and exposed steel, all add warmth, interest, and delight to the interiors