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Details in The Bennett Residence

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by michaelfgallagher

Now that the Bennett Residence is finished, I’d like to show you some of my favorite details.

The first detail is the HISTORIC PHOTO MURALS on the walls of the Bowling Alley.

Breckenridge, Colorado started out as a mining town and this custom vacation home, overlooking Breckenridge Ski Area, actually sits over some abandoned mine shafts. The owners wished to celebrate this heritage in the lower level game area of the home. This part of the home has trim and detailing that reflects a more rustic feel with general references to mining. In the Bowling Alley I suggested that we use large photo murals to create interest on the large wall expanses. We chose these photos because the owner was especially interested in the dredge boats that had worked the Blue and Swan Rivers. This was a  rather unique approach to extracting gold and the boats were interesting technology. They destroyed the natural riverbed, but in more recent times the Town of Breckenridge has restored the Blue River where it passes through town.

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Update on Bennett Residence

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

Hello,

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.