Beautiful Traditional Villas Details.
While the overall style of many of the buildings is stripped Victorian, certain details have become part of the neighborhood's look. One of Craft's signatures is exposed rafter tails, an element he borrows from Craftsman architecture. The steeply pitched metal roof is another locally rooted element that responds to the climate, shedding snow with ease.
Inside, the house incorporates river rock, an abundant local material. "Dig down a foot just about anywhere, and you'll hit river rock," Craft says. "It is a readily available, practically free material that helps create a local style."
More work by metalworker Jim Butler has contributed many of the fine details to this home. On the exterior, he repurposed an old ski lift cable from Breckenridge into a railing. "This was a perfect solution for the curved wall," says Craft.
The porch's details show the influence of Craft's Southern upbringing, architectural education and career. This design was inspired by the porches of Beaufort South Carolina. It's a good example of how Craft blends, mixes and creates transitions between styles and eras for unique results.
Rather than "many over one" paned windows typically seen on Craftsman houses, Craft let the top half of the windows stay at many and kept the more Victorian look of two panes on the bottom. He also included the rafter tail roof detail that is used throughout the town.