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The Prairie Style Home

by evstudio November 30, 2016

The Prairie Style is often associated with Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 1900s.  One of his finest examples was the Robie House with its dramatic overhangs, stretches of art glass windows, open floor plan, and sweeping horizontal lines […]

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The Santa Fe Style – Blending Pueblo and Territorial Architecture

by evstudio June 10, 2016

The Santa Fe style is a variation of both the Pueblo Revival and Territorial Style of architecture, made popular in the late 1800s.  It became the standard in New Mexico after it was defined by the Santa Fe Historic Zoning Ordinance of 1957.  The ordinance […]

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Progress Update on Modern Home in the Mountains

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016
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One of the greatest parts of being an architect or engineer is seeing a building come out of the ground. I recently toured a modern home project of ours which is under construction. This view is from the southwest corner of the home. The main […]

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Off Grid Home Trends

by Dean Dalvit June 10, 2016

Now completed, the Schuler Residence in Lake George is a log home that is completely off grid due to it’s remote location in the mountains of Colorado. The home has a photovoltaic (PV) array with a full battery storage system as well as a propane […]

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Floor Plan for a Small House 1,150 sf with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths

by Sean O'Hara June 10, 2016
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  One of our clients likes to build smaller, affordable homes that he can keep as rentals. With this project he had a relatively narrow lot and we needed to create a narrower plan with the rooms stretching out from front to back. The finished […]

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Residential Spiral Stairs – Guidelines, Criteria and Dimensions

by Sean O'Hara April 28, 2016

Spiral staircases may be an option for your residential applications where you can’t fit a conventional staircase. These are the rules from the 2006 International Residential Code. Spiral staircases have to be at least 26″ wide with each tread being at least 7.5″ deep when […]

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SIPs Design Guidelines to Reduce Cost

by Dean Dalvit March 24, 2016

We just recently completed another SIPs design for a single family home in Colorado. Along the way, we came across some very useful information on how to value design the home so that we were able to achieve the best cost on the SIPs package. While […]

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First Finished photos of Red Fox Run Home

by Dean Dalvit March 24, 2016
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While we haven’t yet had a chance to get professional photos of this project yet, I wanted to share with our followers of the mountain modern home series of posts the Red Fox Run project that was recently completed in Evergreen.     The Materials palette for […]

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EVstudio Designed Home Constructed at The Highlands at Breckenridge

by Dean Dalvit March 8, 2016
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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 […]

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EVstudio Designs in All Styles

by Dean Dalvit March 2, 2016
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Clients often ask in initial interviews, “What Style do you design in?”. While it is true that some design firms may hold to a specific design style, like the Prairie Style of Frank Lloyd Wright or perhaps more regional vernaculars like a Mediterranean style inspired […]

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Floor Plan for Small 1,200 sf House with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms

by Sean O'Hara February 5, 2016
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In addition to the many large custom homes that we design and engineer at EVstudio we also put together a fair number of smaller homes. This floor plan comes from a speculative investment home that we designed for an affordable lot in Denver. In only […]

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Modern Mountain Home in Evergreen Colorado Nearing Completion

by Dean Dalvit February 5, 2016

We’re very excited to be seeing the completion of a modern mountain home we designed in Evergreen Colorado near completion. The Certificate of Occupancy was recently released and the owners are moving in. EVstudio provided all of the Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering on this […]

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