202 Echo Lane

KEY ELEMENTS:  design / remodel / residential / solar / 

Ryan Lloyd (founder of Echo Architecture) was client, designer, and contractor the extensive remodel of this 1952 mid-century modern house on a 2-acre site within walking distance of Old Colorado City and Garden of the Gods. When purchased the home was a 2-bedroom, 3,200 square foot mess with 7’ high ceilings throughout, and a kitchen with no natural light. Now the house is a light-filled, 4-bedroom + office, 2,900 square foot home.

A majority of the demo material was reused in the reconstruction. Federal and City rebate money was used to install a solar water heater on the roof that heats both the domestic water and the radiant baseboard heaters, significantly reducing fossil fuel usage. Transoms were added above all of the 2nd story windows allowing for passive solar heating in the winter (the original large overhangs shield the windows from excessive heat gain in the summer) and a 7’x9’ insulated glazed overhead door was added to allow for unimpeded access to the roof deck. The ceiling is insulated with spray foam insulation. Other than the occasional difficulties stemming from living in a construction site our family of four is loving living in this remodeled home.

This home was featured on KRCC’s show on local culture.  You can watch a video of the transformation here:  Part I, Part II

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, Completion fall 2010

Click on any image below to see an enlarged version (remodel photographs by Noel Black of KRCC)

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