Archive for August, 2010

Foundation poured at Carter Park Overlook

Posted in Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 by michaelfgallagher

The foundation has been poured and it is a fairly complex layout. The footprint for the house wraps around a motor court so as to give great access to the house while capturing views of Breckenridge Ski Area and the Town. There are also numerous corner windows to emphasize the view over the park. This is a custom design but the home is available for sale. The architecture has a strong mountain feel with a slightly contemporary touch.


Siding goes on Peak 8 Penthouse

Posted in Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 by michaelfgallagher

The wood siding has been installed. The product was switched to new tongue & groove material with a wire-brushed finish. It has a little more contemporary look and comes in longer lengths than the salvaged snow fence that was originally planned. The drywall is now complete so the interior should see more progress.

This is very contemporary architecture for Breckenridge. It’s great to have custom home clients that want this type of design. The site has direct access to Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Chains for the Rabbit Ranch

Posted in Uncategorized on August 8, 2010 by michaelfgallagher

The galvanized steel gutter and the downspout chains have been installed on the front porch of the home in Golden, CO. This completes the compostition by complementing the steel railing, the slats on the porch ceiling (barrel staves) and the light fixture. The front door  will need to be the next part of the  project .

Silver Hawk ready for C.O.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 by michaelfgallagher

As the opening of  the Summit County Parade of Homes aproaches, the Silver Hawk is just about ready to get a Certificate of Occupancy from Summit County. This will allow the interior designers Associates 3, to begin installing the furniture and furnishings. Of course all these materials will be non-toxic and low-VOC as part of the green, safe-environment program for the home.

Meanwhile, the preliminary landscaping has been installed and the native wild grass is starting to sprout. Please visit the projects page at

Boulder retaining walls at Staffords’

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 by michaelfgallagher

Because of the small disturbance envelope, the boulder retaining walls for the patio must be constructed from within the footprint. That means the work must be done now, at the beginning of the project before there is any foundation in the way. It has taken careful coordination by the contractor Alan Evans and delicate work by the excavator Pat Quigly along with interpretation by Michael F Gallagher, Architect. This work, which is out of the usual sequence of work will allow the patio to sit right at the edge of the building envelope where the best views are.

Silver Hawk earns the Gold

Posted in Uncategorized on August 6, 2010 by michaelfgallagher

We are very proud to announce that the Silver Hawk project has been awarded Gold status by the USGBC LEED for Homes rating system. This program recognizes innovative and responsible “green” residential projects. The design goal was to achieve at least Silver certification, but the project obtained enough points to get Gold. Please see more about this project at: You can tour this home during the Summit County Parade of Homes September 18-19th & 25-26th,  2010

The prject team consisted of:

  • Michael F Gallagher, Archtect
  • Double Diamond Property and Construction, builder
  • Associates 3, interior designer
  • Active Engergies, energy consultant
  • Engineering Design Works, structural engineers
  • and most importantly, the owners Tom and Margie