Colorado's Arch11 Named Top 100 Luxury Home Architects in North America
Boulder/Denver architecture firm’s projects featured in national and regional media
Arch11’s design for the Taylor Mountain residence, a sustainable family home in Colorado’s rolling, wooded foothills, merited a recent cover story in Mountain Living magazine (photos by Larry Sykes).
Arch11, an award-winning Boulder-Denver architecture firm known for creating heirloom-quality modernist residences that elegantly answer a variety of challenges – from sustainability (their oeuvre includes a net-zero mountain home at 9,300 feet elevation) to improbable sites to Boulder’s famously stringent zoning codes – has received high ranking among North America’s top luxury custom home architects from Bond Custom Top 100. The awards program recognizes the design work of firms exemplifying “innovation, creativity, unsurpassed quality and commitment to their craft.”
In addition to making this elite list of luxury home architects, Arch11’s residential design projects have been featured over the past several months in a variety of home design media. A cover story in Mountain Living magazine, known for showcasing premier high-country architecture and home design, recently highlighted Arch11’s Taylor Mountain home, dubbing the residence a “Colorado jewel box.” The modern, site-sensitive design celebrates the owner’s artistic inclination and contemporary art collection. Mountain Living praised the home’s rugged setting and “stop-in-your-tracks” views from the great room and master bedroom, along with honed concrete floors, Cor-Ten, and cedar siding that give the residence “the air of a modern art gallery.”
Arch11-designed Jackson Street residence flows seamlessly from indoors to out (photos by Larry Sykes).
Curbed.com, the popular national “all things home” online news outlet featured Arch11’s Aussie-inspired Jackson Street residence for its "House Calls” series, which takes readers inside homes with “eye-catching style and big personality.” Paired with stunning photographs by Morgan Rachel Levy, Curbed House Calls author Samantha Weiss Hills describes the Arch11-designed family home for five as putting a “modern twist on the classic ranch house,” noting the “seamless flow from indoors to outdoors” and extolling the home’s “warmth that is often missing in modern houses.” Set among 50s-era ranch-style houses and contemporary new-builds, Arch11’s light-on-the-land design, clad in light-hued cedar, brick and stucco, reflects the homeowners’ wish for a modern design that would both “talk to the older homes” and “gently touch the earth.”
Featuring exceptional architecture and inspiring homes throughout the state, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazine recognized Arch11’s pro-bono work designing and rebuilding the studio and home of abstract sculptor Jerry Wingren, who lost a lifetime of work in the catastrophic Fourmile Canyon fire. In “Sculpting through the Ashes”, CH&L writer Andra Zeppelin describes how “it took five years, a village and a lot of letting go to rebuild Wingren’s home and studio” and credits Arch11 with leading the “wranglers of the village that helped him rebuild.” The new studio and living spaces capture the panoramic landscape while such durable materials as concrete, cementitious stucco and steel panels render the structure fire resistant and nearly maintenance free so the artist is freed to create without worry of having to start from scratch again.
Jerry Wingren’s reborn studio in Boulder’s Fourmile Canyon (left, photo by Larry Sykes); Arch11’s small-but-smart Grid House, featured in 5280 Home magazine (photos by Raul Garcia).
Dedicated to spaces, people and ideas that influence and reflect Denver’s aesthetic, 5280 Home recently featured Arch11’s Grid House design for its small footprint and ability to create “a functional family home that captured the essence of indoor-outdoor living.” In “On the Bright Side”, the Denver-area shelter magazine shares how, within the City of Boulder’s restrictive zoning, Arch11 embraced the owner’s request to fully optimize the site while artfully maximizing livable space. At just 2,300 square feet, “the smart use of square footage makes it possible for the owners, who love to entertain, to host a sit-down dinner for 25 people,” writes 5280 Home, noting that the sun-drenched home features comfortable outdoor rooms, as well, where the family gathers for stargazing – illustrating that “Good design is, at the core, good problem-solving.”