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2018 Award Winners


Single-Family Production

Detached Home 3,001 - 3,500 sq. ft., Built for Sale


The Retreat at Panacea Stapleton


Denver, Colo.

Architect/Designer | DTJ DESIGN, Inc

Builder | Thrive Homebuilders

Developer | Thrive Homebuilders

Interior Designer | Atmospheres by Kris

Photographers | Moss Photography | Virtuance Photography

With the goal of being zero-energy, this home has a HERS score of 8. Standard features include a solar power system, Tesla power wall, drywall that removes formaldehyde from the air, and zero-VOC paints. Mid-century modern styling proved the ideal architectural solution to balance the large expanses of glass with passive solar shading. Gable end windows at the front of the home flood the master bathroom with light without privacy concerns.

The staircase is a celebrated feature, connecting all levels with an abundance of natural light. Masonry and wood accents offer a richness of texture and color that provide ample curb appeal where it counts.

The front of the home is designed to engage the street and balance the two-story mass with a horizontal single-story form. The main body of the home is narrower, with only the office at the ground floor utilizing the full lot width. This allows for the side porch to flow into a large side courtyard with privacy from the street.

From the Judges
The sense of arrival to this small house is pure magic. Judges love the idea of putting the master on the front of the home with tall windows.

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