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Mariposa Garden House transforms a 1948 ranch into a house of gardens and light. The revised design places the cooking, dining, and living functions in an open floor plan at the center of the house. A hierarchy of spaces is created by giving this central volume high ceilings and a 16ft wide sliding door system opening up to the main garden of the property.

The more intimate, secluded spaces including the entry, painting studio, breakfast area, and all bedrooms radiate off of this central space. Each room opens onto it’s own garden, creating intimate courtyards and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow throughout.

The design is cost and energy conscious, re-using 100% of the existing foundations, and employing cross ventilation and an 8kW photo-voltaic array.

Mariposa Garden House

Boulder, Colorado

In Design

3800 sf