Kevin D. Reed Architecture



Single Family Residential

Multi-family Residential

Commercial & Urban Design

Custom Home Development

Green Built

In Progress




Mancos, Colorado.

3400sf new single family
home in Elk Stream Ranch

The project was built by
Edgewood Construction
and completed spring 2008

The amazing view was a design priority for this Elk Stream Ranch house built on a solid rock cliff. The foundation's reinforcing steel was drilled directly into the edge of the cliff which made for interesting construction techniques, but the effort was well worth it. Plentiful windows take advantage of the view, while carefully calculated roof overhangs protect those windows in summer, but allow in winter sun for passive heat gain.

Soaring cantilevered glu-lam beams accentuate the interesting roof shapes. Lightly stained aspen ceilings enhance the light and airy feeling throughout the house. Engineered hardwood floors add beauty and durability over the in-floor radiant heat system. This house was certified Built-Green.


© Kevin D. Reed
Architecture and Urban Design, LLC
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