Crested Butte Residence
Crested Butte, Colorado
This is a spec house built in a ski resort community by two brother carpenters
who happened to own a truckload of redwood siding. The house was designed
to be attractive to two families who might want to be in a resort at the
ten thousand feet elevation. From the front door one could ski down to
the ski lift, take the lift and ski back down to the house. A central
shaft that runs vertically through the house supports the house. In the
interior the central shaft is a fireplace for each of the house's three
floors. The house is designed with two garages on each of the entry floors.
One enters the house on a split-level. A half level up has two master
bedroom suites separated by the central shaft with a fireplace and whirlpool
in it. A half level down from the entry is the community family areas,
living, kitchen, etc. The lowest level is the children's playroom/ dormitory.
The undulating roof reflects the mountaintop behind the house. Local people
refer to the house as the "snow clam."