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ALIGNED TO THE VIEW

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 21, 2015 by michaelfgallagher

The Berry Residence is under construction on the Breckenridge Golf Course. It has great views of Breckenridge Ski Area and Ten Mile Range. This custom vacation home will have approximately 6,000 s.f. of floor area with four bedrooms and six baths. There will also be bunks in the Family Room. There will the three garage spaces and generous covered and open decks to take advantage of the view.2015-09-17 15.21.36

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Elk Point project finished and sold

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 7, 2014 by michaelfgallagher

While most people think of more traditional mountain themes for their vacation homes, there’s a growing interest in a cleaner more contemporary aesthetic. This works very well with large of expanses of glass that show the great views and fewer details to distract from the natural beauty that surrounds. This recently completed project in Breckenridge demonstrates this concept very well. The home feels very much like a mountain home, but with much more contemporary lines, simple detailing and fantastic indoor-outdoor relationship.

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This home was recently completed and sold. It sits on an incredible site in Breckenridge, Colorado with fantastic views of Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Ten Mile Range. It’s called Elk Point because of the frequent visits by a local elk heard.

You can see more photos on my website http://www.MichaelGallagher.com

 

Elk Point sweeps the Summit County Parade of Homes awards

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on September 21, 2014 by michaelfgallagher

Thanks to  the Summit County Parade of Homes for awarding five out of the seven available awards to the home I designed. Thanks to the builder Double Diamond Property and Construction and the homeowner for making this possible. If you’d like to see this contemporary mountain home, the Parade continues Sunday September 21st as well as Saturday and Sunday September 26th and 27th. Admission proceeds benefit the Summit Foundation.

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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.

ELK POINT is under construction

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

Elk Point will be a new home with fresh contemporary mountain style situated on a secluded point. It looks over the Breckenridge Golf Course, Breckenridge Ski Area, the Ten Mile Range and is frequented by local elk. The home was originally designed as a custom home but will now be available for sale upon completion. It will have over 6,000 square feet of interior living areas, over 900 square feet of covered outdoor living areas and another 1,200 square feet of garage and hobby space.Can2-A0

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For more about a purchase, contact Chris Canfield at Coldwell Banker (800)669-5356 or (970) 485-2685  chris@MountainLifeUSA.com

Michael F Gallagher, Architect 970 453 6872  michael@michaelgallagher.com