Sunlit Architecture Completes Site Plan Danni Ranch Homesite 14
Sunlit Architecture Completes Site Plan Danni Ranch Homesite 14 – If you are looking for Crested Butte Real Estate and are considering buying land and building a home in the Crested Butte Area – finding the right Architect is critical to your experience, and building your mountain home. A Homesite Study is one step in the process to ensure a successful outcome – this Homesite Study for Lot 14 in the Danni Ranch is an example of the work product of Sunlit Architecture.
The Danni Ranch subdivision is located just South of Crested Butte in Gunnison County off of Highway 135 between the towns of Crested Butte and Almont. This site analysis specifically prepared by Sunlit Architecture reviews at the attributes and opportunities found within Homesite #14 of this development.
The Danni Ranch subdivision is made up of 35+/- acre ranchettes that have been strategically placed on the mountain to provide screening between each of the home sites as well as preserve open space. The Gunnison County Land Use Resolution (LUR) and the Danni Ranch covenants / design guidelines should be reviewed in their entirety prior to commencing any design activity.
Lot #14, is located toward the top of Danni Ranch and oriented with its long axis running north and south. Mature aspen groves are located at each end flanking an open meadow that slopes down through the middle of the lot toward the east. Access to the lot is from Red Mountain Road, which meanders up from Hwy 135. Access to the lot can be obtained from the east property line (down hill) or from the south west property line (slightly uphill).
The County LUR suggest locating any potential home sites along the edges of the aspen groves to minimize potential visual impacts from Highway 135 and from adjacent homes and their view corridors.
Home Site 1– Will have great southern exposure for a passive solar design house with sweeping views down valley toward the south east.
Home Site 2 – Will have great visual seclusion from Red Mountain Road and have sweeping views up valley toward the north east.
The Upper Gunnison Valley is known for its long winters and sunlight plays an important role in utilizing its warming rays to help heat the house and brighten up the interior spaces of the home. The Summer months are incredible for out door living and the understanding of sunlight is essential to any good design and the placement of outdoor patios and decks. Referring to the aerial image at the top of this summary below are considerations for both Home Sites.
Home Site 1 – places the aspen grove to the north side of the home site and allows the meadow to provide unencumbered solar access. Great expanses of windows can and should be placed on the south side of the home. The home should be laid out on a east west axis to take full advantage of a passive solar design. Windows on the north should be minimized for heat loss. It will be important to take into account the direction of the primary views toward the east and south..
Home Site 2 – places the home site on the north side of the aspen grove which could limit the solar exposure. Primary views will be toward the north and east providing more heat loss due to the northern exposure.
Both Home Sites will get great morning sun and mid-day sun, however, the sun will set behind Red Mountain limiting the western sun exposure and its warming effects during the shoulder seasons.
It is Sunlit Architecture’s belief that this site will make a great home for someone in the near future. It will be important to weigh the importance of views versus the importance of solar access in determining the final home site location. However, with proper design principles we feel both views and solar access can be achieved. It will also be important to conduct a geotechnical study of the soils on the site. Mountain soils can differ greatly from site to site and this study can save a great deal of money in the foundation work of the home. It is also recommended that a topographic survey be conducted to understand the grades of the site and potential driveway access. The site will require a well for domestic water and a septic system for waste. It will be important to evaluate the site for locations of each of these due to their required separation. Overall the site has more advantages than challenges and presents a very developable property.
Additional Listing Info and Photos for Homesite #14 at 2167 Red Mountain Road in Danni Ranch.
PO Box 970
Crested Butte, CO 81224
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