This white, slender home by US studio Rowland + Broughton is called Game On, it is located in a Colorado mountain town. The historic home was picked up and placed on a new foundation, the studio conceived a home with white, fibre-cement siding, a traditional front porch and a gabled roof – all meant to serve as an ode to the city’s architectural heritage. This home brings a sense of clarity and elegance to a traditionally ornate Victorian form.
The home is modern and efficient with no unused space. In the main dwelling, the ground floor contains an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, where a retractable glass wall provides a seamless connection to a covered terrace. The upper level contains a guest bedroom and a master suite with a terrace.
An open room and storage area were placed in the basement. A second basement located in the garage structure encompasses a great room and a bathroom. Throughout the interior, the architects employed a restrained palette of colors: white, cream, beige, light grey that look luxurious and refined. Finishes include concrete, wood and eco-friendly paint, there’s different upholstery and leather to give the space an interest. Floors and walls are sheathed in light-colored oak, which helps the space feel bright and airy. Rooms are fitted with built-in furniture and contemporary, almost minimalist decor.
The exterior landscaping features drought-tolerant plants, which help reduce water usage. Other sustainable elements include lighting, plumbing fixtures and mechanical systems that are highly efficient, along with solar panels that are mounted to the garage roof. The bocce ball court is also a sustainable feature, as it helps control stormwater.