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Crested Butte, Colorado - 1987

This is a spec house built in a ski resort community by two brother carpenters who happen 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. 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 a children playroom/dormitory. The undulating roof reflects the mountaintop behind the house. Local people refer to the house as the snow clam.