Named for the tiny bids that reside on the wooded plot, the Chickadee House adds a modern dwelling to the rustic Boulder foothills. The home is comprised of two gabled structures — a garage and the main house — joined by a glazed breezeway. A palette of limestone, blackened steel, and timber clads the exterior's clean lines. These materials also flow into the interior, creating a rustic yet modern design. Rooms are organized around the front and back yards. Fitted with lift slide, bi-fold, and Dutch doors, each area seamlessly flows to the two outdoor terraces where the sounds of the namesake creature and the property's historic water source create a serene escape.
Photos: Jensen Walker / Surround Architecture