2002 Alpine in Colorado by Studio H:T
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Completed in May 2010, 2002 Alpine, located in Boulder, Colorado, was designed by American Studio H:T, built by eco-luxury builders Vireo and engineered by German company WeberHaus. At a little over 4,300 square feet, this home is built on a hillside, so in a way it looks like the front yard is really the backyard and vice versa!

The interior is European-inspired, from the sleek cabinetry to the open space floorplan. According to Vireo, their design and construction of their eco-luxury homes require 1/5 or less the energy of the average American home and their building process only uses 1-2% waste versus an average of 17% across the US.

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The home’s contemporary design incorporates its perfectly-appointed views and sustainable outlook, featuring stunning full-sized windows, warm sandstone and clay interiors, European-inspired open spaces, and hyper-modern finishes. From its rooftop terrace with photovoltaic solar panels to its showpiece kitchen, luxurious master suite, theater room, and wine cellar… 2002 Alpine does not scrimp on a single detail.

2002 Alpine was constructed by WeberHaus, which sourced the home’s bespoke timber from consciously-managed forests and engineered its components in a climate-controlled precision factory environment. Built for an eco-friendly lifetime, 2002 Alpine’s interior is entirely hypoallergenic and non-toxic. Its cutting-edge CAD-CAM construction process resulted in hyperprecision (±1/2’’ over a 100-foot span) while creating only 2% waste on average (as compared to the usual 17% waste generated by construction on an average home in the US). The first Colorado home pressure-tested to 100 psi, 2002 Alpine promises to use a mere 18% of the typical energy consumed by America’s average home.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.