Archive for September, 2013

Update on Bennett Residence

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by michaelfgallagher


It has been a while since I’ve shown many photos of the Bennett Residence. This custom winter vacation home near the Breckenridge Ski Area has been in design & construction for several years. The home is rather large (15,200 s.f.) and quite complex. It features a very sophisticated home control and automation system, a geothermal heating system, two-lane bowling alley and many more very unique features. Here is a slide show showing it’s current state of completion.


Project featured in the publication “The Inspirer”

Posted in Uncategorized on September 17, 2013 by michaelfgallagher

One of my projects was recently featured in The Inspirer. It’s a German-language publication. If any of you can read it, it’s at:

It features a ski vacation home that I designed near Breckenridge Ski Area.

Pear-43bThe home has a refreshing contemporary aesthetic that is popular with European and South American readers. It has been published numerous times abroad.

The Peak 8 Penthouse, 384 4 O'Clock Run Road, Breckenridge, CO

The interior designer was Donna McAlear of New Mood Design.


I want to thank Donna for all her help and also Darren Edwards for his great photography.


Something a little more Artsie

Posted in Uncategorized on September 2, 2013 by michaelfgallagher
This is the original pencil sketch of the concept

The homeowners wanted something really unique for their powder room. The home will have numerous rustic wood features. The original request was for a wood slab countertop with a glass vessel. But I thought the wood might be a little less durable and there are many vessel sinks around these days. A glass top with integral sink would be much more unique and durable.

This is the original pencil sketch of the concept:

This is the original pencil sketch of the concept

With the help of two great fabricators, this is the finished piece:


It will be installed in the powder room with a brass drain and faucet coming out of the wall. The home will be a winter vacation home near the Breckenridge Ski Area. It will have many other rustic touches, many inspired by the great lodges of the western national parks (“Parkitecture”).

Michael F Gallagher, Architect