IN TANDEM WRITTEN BY
MINDY PA N T I E L
T H E Y O F T E N S A Y T H A T T W O H E A D S A R E B E T T E R T H A N O N E . And, as
this Boulder family discovered, several heads collaborating on one joint project can yield the best outcome. That concept came to define the process of give and take and mutual respect that resulted in the residence they envisioned while still reflecting the combined talents of the design team they assembled to build it. “The owners asked important questions regarding whose mind the space was going to reflect,” says architect David Barrett, founding principal of Barrett Studio Architects in Boulder, who worked hand in glove with the owners, landscape architect Luke Sanzone and builder Tim Harrington to shape the house, guest quarters, studio and barns on a 65acre horse ranch. “During the process, we became so integrated that it was impossible to tell who was leading and who was following. It became all about co-creation.” For starters, they reached a consensus on how the house would relate to the exposed site, determining that the low-slung arrangement of modern pavilions designed by Barrett shouldn’t dominate the landscape. Sanzone, who helmed the landscape aspects for Marpa Landscape Design Studio in Boulder, collaborated with the firm’s owner, Martin Mosko, to reshape the property to echo the mountains. “We sited the house so, when you look out, you don’t see anything but open space by day and the city lights in the evening,” says Mosko.
ARCHITECTURE David Barrett, AIA, Barrett Studio Architects INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Nicole Delmage and Callan Childs,
Barrett Studio Architects HOME BUILDER Tim Harrington, Harrington Stanko Construction LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Luke Sanzone, Marpa Landscape Design Studio BEDROOMS 6
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Published on Apr 15, 2011
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