dwell_well LIVING GRAND / by Annabelle Guldner

well_well LIVING GRAND
These couple homes were part of the parade of home in Colorado Springs this year. We were amazed at the massive sprawl and SF we encountered. The designs were impressive and the details fascinating. But is size really what grand life is all about... we don't think so... 

However in awe you might be about the sheer size and proportions of these homes, the implications of what a massive house like that actually means in terms of maintenance, cost, environment, and society, struck us even more. Luxury, grandness and status equals size, square footage, and massiveness. In our minds it doesn't. Well-being, luxury, grandness and living well stem from well designed spaces, from the details and the thought-process. It's easy to design a home that takes into consideration any possible circumstance it ever might have to be fulfill and simply add on SF to satisfy a need that might occur once a year, if even that. The art is to design homes that are adaptive and flexible with details and finishes that respond to the specific needs and habits of its users. That's what custom is. The future is not about bigger is better, and this trend won't last forever. Live smaller, reduce your footprint and see the luxury where it really is; in the small things. 


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