With March weather in a full existential crisis (should I be winter or spring?) and Durango anticipating over two feet of snow, I wanted to share an interesting project that has kept Black Canyon Builders busy through the winter. It’s a remodel and expansion, in which we’ve integrated the existing stick-built mid-century ranch house with a new 2000-sq-ft two-story timber frame.
Working in tandem with the Woodhouse architects, we were able to incorporate the owners’ design wishes from the beginning to ensure the aesthetic and natural flow to the home. I believe that much of the charm of a home comes from its flow: how it silently welcomes you, how you move through it and how much each space is distinctive and somehow emotive. With a large addition and remodel, the intriguing challenge is to seamlessly meld the two construction styles to achieve all of those points.
Though we aren’t yet to finishes, I’m happy to report the home already has an organic feel to it: as though the two sections were designed to be together from the start.
This home is located in downtown Durango, on a classic cul-de-sac, just off the river path. If you’re interested in a tour to see how timber frame construction can become a natural extension of an existing stick built home, give me a call and I’d be happy to show you around.