Boulder, CO June 2018

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RENOVATE & REFINE

CRAFTING A NEW NARRATIVE

ARTICLE RILEY COWING

CHERIE GOFF, A COLORADO NATIVE WITH A PASSION FOR THE OUTDOORS AND A PROCLIVITY FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE, IS MANAGING PARTNER AT HMH ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS. As a LEED Green Associate, she specializes in energy-efficient buildings with refined modern details. Goff believes that the root of any sustainable solution is not oversizing homes. Rather, smaller, well-designed homes are better for the environment and shape more comfortable spaces. She explains that since the 1950’s, single-family homes have become larger while the average size of the family living there has become smaller. A misconception is that “bigger is better,” which Goff feels is not the case.

“Most of the time larger dwellings don’t increase the livability or enjoyment of our homes.” Goff says, “In fact, I’d argue that they isolate us from our families and community.” 88

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