Ryan Lloyd (founder of Echo Architecture) was client, designer, and contractor for 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.
The interior of the home was gutted down to the studs. The layout of the home was completely reversed moving the entry, living area, office, dining room, and kitchen to the upper level and converting the ground level to family room and 4 bedrooms. The existing ballasted roof over the family room was converted into a roof deck accessed from a 9’ wide insulated glazed overhead door in the dining room. With Colorado Springs’ beautiful weather and limited bug population this allows for indoor/outdoor living many months of the year. A poorly constructed infill “exercise room” was demolished, filling the Family Room with natural light and creating the perfect space for a ping-pong patio.