Scotch Pine Residence
Architect: Dominique Gettliffe and Alejandra Baltodano
Architect Firm: Gettliffe Architecture
Location: Boulder, CO
Project Type: Contemporary
Located on a west-facing slope outside of Boulder, Colorado, the Scotch Pine residence was designed to look out upon the Front Range. The homeowners’ desire was to create a house with gorgeous mountain views from nearly every room. Marvin windows and doors were instrumental in creating these views, exposing the surrounding environment with the durability needed to withstand strong winds from high up on the range. In addition to observing the natural landscape, Marvin windows also played a critical role in bringing the house to a nearly net zero energy status. Geothermal heating and cooling plus photovoltaic panels provide energy to the residence. In turn, high-efficiency windows and doors from Marvin, natural ventilation, hybrid insulation, an air-tight building envelope, and a heat recovery ventilation system all work together to conserve as much energy as possible. The finished home reflects both admiration and respect for nature.