Howard Atrium Remodel
A very large atrium that allows for passive solar heat
This house West of Durango in La Plata canyon is a beautiful log home with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. You can even see Hesperus ski area when they are night skiing. The house has a very large atrium that allows for passive solar heat and some amazing plants that grow year round. The existing windows had leaked over the years causing some minor damage and requiring constant maintenance. So our approach was to demolish the exterior wall and part of the roof structure and rebuild using a stronger design. This allowed for larger energy efficient windows and a new roof slope that allowed the snow to shed easier with no more leaks! The remodel turned out beautifully and the owners are happy to not have the maintenance issues anymore.