Real Estate

Eco-friendly home brings life back to fire-wrecked property

Four years ago, this 4.5-acre property in Boulder, Colorado, was lush with old ponderosa pine and Douglas fir trees. But after a forest fire erupted in the area, burning down 162 homes, the site was reduced to granite outcrops and steep slopes. One of those homes belonged to local architect Renée del Gaudio and her family. With a blank slate, she transformed the barren site with the Sunshine Canyon House, a sustainable two-level home that takes advantage of the newfound vistas. Read more about the Sunshine Canyon Home, a home that artfully mixes the old with the new.