construction_play - WALLS ARE BEING POURED by Annabelle Guldner

material_play - COLOR AND TEXTURE STUDY3 by Annabelle Guldner

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We are trying out some more themes for the mountain-modern custom home that is in the framing stage now! We will see where it will take us! Interior selection are following!

I have 2 new home designs starting up and I’m so excited, because they are unique and challenging! Stay tuned for some preliminary 3d views and volume studies!

design_play - TALK ABOUT CUSTOM by Annabelle Guldner

These two examples of highly customized designs are installed in two different new custom homes. One has a beachy feel with clean and contemporary lines, while the other is very traditional, elegant and classic. The stair railing was design and manufactured to fit the exact stair design we came up with. The customization went as far as the exact cable length, angle of the drilled holes in the metal uprights and mountain mechanism for securing them to the skirt. We worked with a metal artist in Minnesota, and went back and forth with shop drawings, design revisions and field measurement confirmations until we were ready to commit to exact sizes and start the manufacturing process. The day we installed them was nerv-wrecking! Just hoping that everything was correct and could be installed without hick-ups. And we were successful! We love how this railing came out, especially the custom white oak handrail that gives it more of a homey and less commercial feel. The client is very happy with his staircase design!

The other project involved a custom home office, entirely out of cypress wood besides the flooring which is a reclaimed heart pine. The panel design was sized to the room and features a hidden storage closet with a push-to-open mechanism that is entirely invisible. The fireplace as well as the built-ins and desk to either side of the fireplace were designed to the clients needs and desires. The natural finish on the cypress gives it a light and open feel, so all the wood isn't overpowering. Certainly a nice office space where inspiration is sparked and productivity can flow! 
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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.