I’m excited to announce that Black Canyon Builders has recently begun a substantial remodel in downtown Durango. It’s an exciting project with historic relevance, interesting design details and many opportunities to repurpose materials from the original structure.
The home on West 2nd Avenue was originally built in the 1880s. The façade has the simple lines of the time. We’re maintaining the current elevation for the front half of the home, while completely rebuilding the rear half. From the street, the home will retain its classic aesthetic.
We’ve been attentive to materials that can be repurposed for the new structure. This means that demolition takes a bit longer, but the result will be the inimitable feel of history and the warmth of aged wood – a warmth that can only be earned with the passing years.
This project has a particular place in my heart already. The property is in my neighborhood and the owner’s have adopted my design recommendations. The home will go from having a fairly dark interior, with stark rooflines, to an airy, sunlit space with vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. In order to achieve this goal while maintaining the historic character of the home, we’ll be adding clerestory windows to fill the home with sun. The windows will have operable awnings to adjust per time of day or time of year.