EVstudio Designed Home Constructed at The Highlands at Breckenridge

by Dean Dalvit on March 8, 2016

EVstudio’s Mountain Studio does a lot of work across the Colorado mountains as well as the western region in general. One of our single family projects was a 4,000 square foot resort home in the Highlands at Breckenridge.

One of the challenging requirements of mountain design is understanding the severe high alpine climate and its impact on everything from exterior materials to drainage and site design to accommodate the heavy snowfall. The climate in Summit County is no exception, and perhaps offers some of the most extreme snow levels among the Colorado rockies.

This high-end luxury home takes full advantage of expansive views of the Breckenridge ski area and the interiors, also designed by EVstudio, appeal to the tastes of the discriminating homeowner that desires the Colorado mountain dream home, but is also down to earth in lifestyle. Timber framed elements evoke a strong sense of the classic mountain vernacular with native mossrock stone carried both inside and out.

Custom hickory cabinetry and wide plank Maple flooring compliment the commercial grade appliances in the kitchen. The home has four bedroom suites and three large living areas which were designed specifically for the vacation traveler. Every detail was attended to in order to ensure that a vacation experience at this home would rival that of any of the nearby luxury lodges.

The site is adjacent to the Summit County and Breckenridge trail system and is only minutes away from The Highlands at Breckenridge Golf Course as well as the world renowned Breckenridge Ski Area. It was truly a pleasure to design this project and follow it through to completion.

Originally posted 2012-03-29 01:11:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Dean Dalvit April 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Henry,

Thank you for your comment. The good news is that wood is, hands down, THE most renewable building resource available. You will see that our home at Silverview in The Highlands makes use of glu-laminated timber for all structural elements. No dimension greater than 1.5″x5.5″ is necessary for this material, making it the most sustainable wood available. We are very mindful of such issues, and even when dimensional lumber is specified, it is done so with new growth renewable timber or FSC timber if we are going for LEED certification. Thanks again for your feedback, and rest assured that environmental impact is at the forefront of the decisions to specify the materials in these projects.

Breckenridge Hotels April 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm

EVstudio homes that have been constructed at Breckenridge highlands are absolutely stunning but one distinguishing aspect about these structures is that they are made of timber. There is nothing wrong with constructing homes with timber as far as the appearance of the house is concerned but cutting down of trees has some serious negative implications on the environment. Evstudio therefore should take the responsibility of addressing the environmental impact caused of cutting down trees in order to construct these homes.

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