Portal House


This project was a joy. The client is a kind-hearted and engaged person whose enthusiasm for the project was infectious. It is modest sized and perfectly suited for her needs. Passive House inspired construction has yielded a well-insulated home with very little outside air intrusion which creates a space that is very efficient and easy to heat. Simple finishes such as naturally oiled woodwork, stained concrete floors and custom cabinetry by Northern Lights Woodworks put the final touches on the inside. Counter tops by Granite Concepts and a simply tiled bathroom adds to those finishes. Step through the custom-built front door and out onto the generously sized wrap around portal and the outside becomes part of the living space. The deep dimensions allows for furniture with plenty of space to walk around. Watching the evening alpen glow off of the Sangre de Christo mountains while tucked into a comfortable chair and a cup of tea is a soothing way to end a day and begin an evening.