The Stafford residence, a 5,000-square-foot home in Breckenridge designed by local architect Michael F. Gallagher, recently won eight awards in the Summit County Builder's Association Parade of Homes.
The house won Best Overall Home for the entire contest, regardless of square footage.
In the 5,001-6,000 square feet category, it earned first place in Exterior Design and Elevation, Best Kitchen, Best Master Bedroom Suite and Best Home. In addition, Alan Evans of Elevation Building Group took first place in Builder Concept and Workmanship for his construction work on the home and NorthPoint Design won first place in their category for both Interior Furnishings and Interior Finishes.
The 2011 Parade of Homes featured 18 multi-family and remodeled homes throughout Summit County.
Gallagher said although his name is on the awards, “it's really a group effort.”
“Much of the credit goes to the builder, his subcontractors and suppliers, and the clients,” he said. “This would not be possible without great clients.”
Situated high atop a ridge overlooking the Breckenridge Golf Club, the views from the four-bedroom, five-bathroom home extend to the entire Ten Mile Range.
“Every room has a fantastic view,” Gallagher said. “I designed the home to take advantage of what the site offered.”
Gallagher worked closely with the owners to design a home on the steep lot that feels completely level and accessible. There's an open-floor plan, and the entire living quarters are on one level, with upper floors designed to accommodate guests, children and future grandchildren. Adjacent homes are virtually invisible from every room in the home.
“Everything that the owners need in their retirement home is on one level — that required creativity to overcome the topography of the site,” Gallagher said.
Courtesy Summit Daily News