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2020 Award Winners



Healthy Home


The Vitality Collection by Thrive Home Builders


Denver, Colorado

Architect/Designer | DTJ Design

Builder | Thrive Home Builders

Developer | Brookfield Properties Development

Land Planner | Brookfield Properties Development

Landscape Architect/Designer | Valerian

Interior Designer | TRIO

Interior Merchandiser | TRIO

Marketing Firm | Thrive Home Builders

Green Verifier/Rater | EnergyLogic

Photographer | Eric Lucero Photography

This home was designed to meet the challenges of healthy living; working, learning and playing from home; carbon-free living; net-zero energy; and battery energy storage, all in a stunning state-of-the-art home. The exterior design began with a key driver being the traditional farmhouse style. The grand front porch embraces the street, and the projected gable end mass is the cornerstone of the style.

The floor plan design focused on a dramatic entrance using the stairs and volume ceiling to open the space and flow directly into the open concept living. This LEED Platinum, HERS 5, zero-energy, solar-powered home was also designed to address changing home owner needs resulting from the pandemic. Numerous multiuse spaces, including a traditional study, loft, and spacious basement, allow the owners to work, learn, and play from home. To address increased online shopping, a secure package drop closet with lock was incorporated on the front porch. In addition to zero-carbon features, health was built into this home with a systematic, ground-up approach beginning with EPA’s Indoor airPLUS standard. The complete indoor air quality system includes MERV 13 activated carbon filter, whole-home HEPA bypass filter, balanced ventilation, steam humidifier, and active radon system.

From the Judges
This is a great production house. The builder figured out how to do it well AND sell it, which is important!

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