This home started with the dream of a home centered around a fireplace, and a great hall reminiscent of old churches in Nova Scotia, where the home owners are from. The floor-to-ceiling, see-through fireplace separates the foyer and the great hall, creating a warm welcome for guests. It serves as the hub, and a grounding element for the entire space. Part way up, there is an opening in the chimney, which mimics and lines up with the gable end window. This home is all about the great hall.
The symmetrical layout adds drama, is full of natural light, and right-sized to be very livable. Multiple French doors on one side open up to the back patio, which in turn spills directly into native Colorado prairie grasses. With 3,372 sf on the main level, the home is designed for main-level living. The plan is arranged into five pods with gable roofs: the great hall, primary suite, guest suite, laundry, and garage. The pods are linked by flat roof connectors.