1950’S RANCH REMODEL
Owners: The Guthke Family
Type: Single Family Home
Square Footage: 2,700 sf
Location: Boulder County
Architectural Services: renée del gaudio architecture
General Contractor: Morningstar Homes
Our Home is Our Sanctuary
My husband and I bought our 1950s ranch-style home in 2005. While we loved the house, it was dark, had tiny rooms, low ceilings, a small kitchen, and a wall that separated the kitchen from the living space.
After we had our second child, we realized we needed a bigger space. We loved our neighborhood, felt connected to our community and couldn’t imagine raising our children in another home. I had grown up in the same neighborhood and wanted to stay close to my parents. This is when we realized renovating our home would be best for our family.
We saved for several years, and when we determined we had enough money to renovate, we realized we didn’t know where to begin. We initially reached out to a friend in the building industry who suggested we speak with an architect.
When we first met our architect, Renée from renée del gaudio architecture, we really didn’t know what to expect. She met with us several times to discuss our goals, our vision and what elements we really wanted to include in our home. She was thoughtful, patient, kind and intentional – she really cared about us and wanted to design a space with our family in mind. We knew we wanted the space to be pretty, light, open and functional, and also create an open kitchen, a home studio and a fun area for our two young daughters to play in.
Renée helped us to completely reconfigure our home and created the perfect space for us. Our bedrooms are now in the back of our house where it’s quieter, and our entire family sleeps on one floor. Our kitchen opens up to the living area, our home is flooded with light, we have clear sight lines, and there is good flow and more space. She took a thoughtful approach to integrating energy efficient elements into the design, which was important to our family.
Our home is our sanctuary. I love the windows, light and the openness of our home. Even when I’m inside, I feel like I’m outside – she designed our home with a connection to the natural world outside to make our space uplifting.
Our AIA Colorado architect designed our home with our family in mind. We never would have been able to create our sanctuary, our home, without her guidance and patience.
Planning a new home or building project? Considering a remodel or renovation? Work with an AIA Colorado Architect or Professional Affiliate member! Hiring an architect with the AIA credential means you are working with a licensed professional who adheres to the highest standards of practice and shares a common goal to build better places for people to live, work and play.
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1 Friday Design Collaborative
LOCATION: Western ColoradoPO Box 7928, Aspen, ColoradoPhone: 970.309.0695http://1friday.com/
2WR of Colorado, Inc.
LOCATION: Denver Metro7430 E. Caley Ave. Suite 280E, Centennial, COPhone: 720.258.4780
303 Architecture, Inc.
LOCATION: Northern Colorado1942 Broadway St Ste 314, Boulder, COPhone: 303.641.6708http://www.303architecture.com/
LOCATION: Southern Colorado815 S 25th St #203, Colorado Springs, COPhone: 719.505.6635http://www.308llc.com
LOCATION: Denver Metro9105 W 11th Ave, Lakewood, COPhone: 303.263.4491http://www.3Ldarch.com
4240 Architecture, Inc.
LOCATION: Denver Metro3507 Ringsby Ct Ste 117, Denver, COPhone: 303.292.3388http://www.4240architecture.com
LOCATION: Denver Metro1501 Wazee St Unit 1C, Denver, COPhone: 303.872.8143
4U Architectural Solutions LLC
LOCATION: Denver Metro20904 E Ithaca Place, Aurora, COPhone: (720) 232-5478http://www.4UArch.com
LOCATION: Denver Metro1515 Wazee Street Suite 400 , Denver, COPhone: 303.832.5280http://www.5280.com/
LOCATION: Denver Metro1515 Wazee Street, Ste. 400, Denver, ColoradoPhone: (303) 832-5280http://www.5280.com
8150 Architects LLC
LOCATION: Western ColoradoPO BOX 3604, Vail, COPhone: 970.376.3326http://8150architects.com
A. Riddick Semple Architect
LOCATION: Denver Metro2385 Ash St, Denver, COPhone: 720.979.4703
LOCATION: Western Colorado100 N 3Rd St Ste 201, Carbondale, COPhone: 970.963.6760http://www.a4arc.com
AAC West LLC
LOCATION: Northern Colorado6215 Clear Creek Pkwy. #4, Cheyenne, WYPhone: 928.716.1000http://www.aacwestllc.com
aakar Architects, LLC.
LOCATION: Denver Metro5670 E Bates Ave, Denver, COPhone: 303.807.1048
Abo Group Inc., The
LOCATION: Denver Metro8025 west colfax avenue, Lakewood, COPhone: 303.531.4990http://theabogroup.com/
Acquilano Leslie, Inc.
LOCATION: Denver Metro1600 Stout Street, Suite 200, DenverPhone: 80202
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
LOCATION: Denver Metro797 Ventura Street, Aurora, CO
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
LOCATION: Denver Metro797 Ventura St, Aurora, COPhone: (303)363-7101
LOCATION: Denver Metro1900 Wazee Street #205, Denver, CO
AES Group, Inc.
LOCATION: Denver Metro11031 S. Pikes Peak Drive, Ste. 202, Parker, COPhone: 3038413922
AGGA Architecture & Urban Design
LOCATION: Denver Metro602 S Harrison Ln, Denver, COPhone: (303)778-6661
Ago Studios, Inc.
LOCATION: Western ColoradoPO Box 6053, Eagle, COPhone: (970) 328 9474
LOCATION:303 E. 17th Ave, Suite 110, Denver, ColoradoPhone: (303) 446-2266http://www.aiacolorado.org
AIA Industries, Inc., Quality Skylighting
LOCATION: Denver Metro290 E. 56th Ave., Denver, CO