Backed by the Rocky Mountains, the Calcaire House is a modern Colorado compound fitting of the surrounding Boulder landscape. A steel and limestone entry is guarded by a pair of towering, mature elm trees. The gabled silhouette is continued throughout the home's network of interlocking volumes. Low stone partitions are placed around the interior's open living spaces, creating a sense of division among the towering vaulted ceilings. The centerpiece of the gathering room is a double-sided fireplace. Sitting on a honed limestone hearth, panels of steel extend to the ceiling to shape the massive showpiece. Sliding doors flank the fireplace, turning the room into an open-air pavilion that seamlessly transitions to a side courtyard. The outdoor space is a prime spot for taking in the scenery, offering views of both the wooded lot and Bear Peak in the distance.
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