Devil's Thumb Residence

Devil's Thumb Residence
Devil's Thumb Residence

Devil's Thumb Residence
Devil's Thumb Residence

Devil's Thumb Residence
Devil's Thumb Residence

Devil's Thumb Residence
Devil's Thumb Residence

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The remodel of this existing residence for an internist and his spouse transformed an ordinary tri-level suburban Boulder residence into an expression of the couple’s love of Asian architecture.

Design Goals


Create a traditional Japanese entry sequence with entry bridge, bench for shoe removal, water feature, and privacy shoji for dining area/entry areas.  Corresponding oversize shoji covers oversized window with view to Flatirons from dining area.

Create meditative living room area with oversized ‘tatami’ mat feel.  This area functions as performance area for harp playing.  The wife plays harp as a therapy tool for terminally ill patients.  

 

Completed in 2001.