This very personal 5200 s.f. custom home was designed for a wooded 2.5 acre site with beautiful views of the Colorado front range for a couple with many unique lifestyle requests. After living for years in central London, they were looking forward to the prospect of enjoying their newly expansive open spaces and views, and yet concerned about maintaining the quaint, cozy comfortableness of their previous home. They requested a very modern, minimalist interior with both open and protected outdoor spaces. While they preferred flat-roof designs, the neighborhood design guidelines required pitched roofs and natural exterior materials, so the architects were challenged to design a home, within the guidelines, that had the modern impact and unique character they were seeking. This was accomplished with creative massing, large areas of glazing, and natural materials combined with modern details. Natural stone and wood, minimal wood window frames with the look of steel, soffit details and artistic steel brackets give this home bespoke chic and reasonable budget. The fresh, light interior with pops of primary color, eclectic lighting and art, and combination of sleek and warm finishes, is energizing in the daytime shifting gradually to a warmly relaxed vibe in evening light.