Niwot Timber Frame | Boulder, Colorado Architects – Fanas Architecture

A timber framed Pennsylvania barn was relocated and reassembled on this Boulder, Colorado site to become the backbone of the great room space. Our architects used the timber framed barn element to enhance the design and feel of this Cape Cod style home. Dormered roof, shake siding, screened porches, and tapered columns support the desired New England aesthetic reflecting the area of the country where the client grew up. The house is designed to be beautiful and also extremely low maintenance and functional. With four children and two large dogs, durability in the design was paramount as well as good flow and efficient use of space. High end finishes in the public spaces and master suite are balanced with cost effective long lasting alternatives in the kids’ spaces. Relaxing, inspiring adult spaces complement kid enticing design elements such as fire-poles, secret hiding areas, and swinging furniture found throughout the interior of the home.