When the Schlotthauer family purchased this lot north of Durango and situated just below the train tracks they dreamed of eventually building an efficient family oriented vacation home. If there is a theme to the home it is “trains”. The family has enjoyed watching and riding the Narrow gauge train for many years and wanted to include some details in the house to reflect their interest. Should you miss the train themed light fixtures that flank the large 2 car garage, you will certainly notice the steam engine that is etched into the custom front door (a family member did the etching).
On the outside we incorporated typical craftsman details like the square tapered columns sitting on stone piers and supporting the open beam pergolas. The stone wainscot with stucco above and a combination of shingle and lap siding on the gables certainly ads to the craftsman feel.
The home includes custom features such as oak flooring, Knotty beech cabinets, Quartz counters, Pine doors & trim, as well as a built in flat screen with surround sound over the fireplace. The home is heated by a 95% efficient furnace, utilizes high quality low e vinyl windows and the kitchen includes GE stainless energy star rated appliances. Together with a thoroughly sealed building envelope the house will perform very efficiently.
Will Construction enjoys building custom homes to meet the owner’s desires, budget and schedule. This home is no exception and was a fun project. For more information or to discuss ideas you may have call us at 970-884-9830 or visit www.willconstruction.com.