This extraordinary custom home built by Element Construction is located in The Reserve Subdivision in Frisco, Colorado.
The home is one of a kind - a snowflake. The footings and grade slabs are geothermal heated. The foundation walls are comprised of Big Sky-R Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPS) as well as the exterior walls and roof. The SIPS system provides an extremely energy efficient and superbly insulated home in a high mountain climate. The wall system, foundation walls, and roof are rated at R-34.
The structural log components, purlins, beams, columns, elevated lofts, staircases, stringers, guardrails, and architectural woodwork is all Colorado indigenous log and beetle kill. The majority was reclaimed trees located in Summit County. The log jointing, assembly, and quartering was performed on-site by our in-house crew of master carpenters with grinders, band saws, chainsaws, field mill, and custom built log jigs.
The exterior finishes consist of 3" x 12" and 4" x 6" center cut half sawn hand hewn logs. The metal paneling, open valleys, and flashing is MBCI stainless steel corrugated paneling. The paneling and metal accents were distressed and oxidized on-site and incorporated into the finishes. The stone façade is authentic granite moss rock cobble from a land reclamation quarry site in Utah. The T&G soffits, fascia and misc. accent work is milled blue stain pine and reclaimed cedar.
This was an amazingly fun and unique house to build.