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2020 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom Home 5,001 - 6,000 sq. ft.


Mountain Contemporary


Grand Junction, Colorado

Architect/Designer | Soloway Designs Inc.

Builder | Porter Homes

Landscape Architect/Designer | Soloway Designs Inc.

Interior Designer | Celaya|Soloway Interiors LLC

Photographer | Kurt MUnger Photography

With a 360-degree view of the Colorado National Monument, the  design vision features building elements reflecting this environment: rectangular stacked stone complementing large boulders, cement panels the mountains, and gently rising and overlapping roof segments the wide-open spaces.

Entering the architect-designed front door, the expansive great room, with its floor-to-ceiling window walls, blurs the interface between inside and out. Wood floors, stone accents, and gently rising ceilings with multi-level soffits continue the theme.  Interior design elements provide a warm, contemporary feeling, yet inviting for large informal parties of 200 guests, or more intimate areas for smaller gatherings. The kitchen supports a gourmet cook with professional-grade appliances, in a warm contemporary setting.The primary bedroom suite was carefully situated and inspired by breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges and complete solitude. For guests, a powder room makes a statement with a combination of stark, contrasting materials, contemporary design, and attention to detail. Large boulders on site were left untouched, creating unique exterior spaces in the back yard, finished off with a stainless-steel infinity pool, which ensures integrity in an area with somewhat unstable ground.

From the Judges
The judges praised the dramatic front entry. They liked that the game room had its own space. They noted the “great window scaping” and framing of views.

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