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The Nut House

Featured on the cover of Modern in Denver. Also featured in DWELL. ‘Best Exterior’ award 5280 Magazine in 2022. See our PRESS page for links.

Business in the front. Party in the back:

A new structure in a storied historic district, the Nut House walks the line between its historic context and modern life and building technologies. The form is that of a traditional ‘one and one half’ story home often seen in the Mapleton Historic district, with the upper level tucked up under the eaves and dormers employed to create a second level. It’s rare to see a completely new home in this neighborhood, and the design seeks to hit the right notes to achieve harmony with the neighborhood while adding a few new ones as a signal for modern ears. Check out the wood trellis screen at the gable entry facade; viddy the cantilevered balcony on the private side of the property, sheltering an outdoor dining area. Wood screens and lattices add texture and translucency to forms selected for their historic propriety. Clean and minimalist detailing will further signal to future residents the date and time of conception and construction.


Boulder, Colorado


Mapleton Historic District

Net Zero (HERS 0)

Geothermal Heating & Cooling

Stone / Wood / Brick

4 Bed, 3 1/2 Bath

Slide (Secret Interior Location)

Floor Window

Ninja Room


David Lauer, Ryan Hughes, Joni Schrantz, Parrish Ruiz de Velasco

Design Team

Interiors : Saltwolf

Landscape Architect : Marpa


Boulder, Colorado