Not long ago we announced a new wave of construction on River Park Road. On Friday, South Main Building Company broke ground on the second home of the ‘new wave,’ a 3-bedroom Kenny Craft design at 1000 River Park Road. Owners Jeff and Jenifer Hoffman have frequented Buena Vista for outdoor activities like back country skiing, kayaking and mountain biking. But it wasn’t until last winter, after a back country outing, that Jeff happened upon Eddyline Restaurant and Brewery and South Main.
“New Urbanism is new to us, but it just struck a chord when we started learning about South Main. It was interesting, when I returned from the back country trip and showed Jen some literature, she was immediately on-board with the idea.”
So the Hoffmans bought a beautiful corner lot on River Park Road with great south and western exposure and worked with Kenny to develop a 1536-square-foot plan to suit their needs. “We like the vintage, Colorado Victorian style,” Jeff told me. “3 beds, 2.5 baths is a good size for us because we want to accommodate friends and family visiting us in South Main.”
“Five, four and a door is a classic pattern” says Kenny, referring to the south elevation with its five second-floor windows over four windows on the first floor with a door in the middle. “The design is versatile with simple but elegant proportions and massing.” With 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a den/office, mud room, pantry and laundry room, the plan fits a lot into a relatively-small square footage. “Making the floor plan more open creates efficiency. It allows each function to be compact without feeling that way.”
So now the foundation hole is dug, and the Hoffmans’ new home will begin to go vertical shortly. South Main Building Company superintendent Phil Urban will manage construction. “I’m happy to be working with them,” Phil says. “It’s great to be doing another technically progressive building.” The Hoffmans’ wall system will incorporate Structural Insulated Sheathing, the same green wall system which Phil used on the home at 800 South Main to eliminate thermal bridging and prevent condensation within the wall system. “It was fun to meet the Hoffmans and then go kayaking on Brown’s Canyon with Jeff as a way to kick off the project,” Phil added. “Plus I’m excited about filling in another block in South Main.” Aren’t we all. Congrats, Jeff and Jen!
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