• Alpine Summit Homes Remodel Project
  • Alpine Summit Homes Remodel Project
  • Alpine Summit Homes Remodel Project
  • Alpine Summit Homes Remodel Project


Nederland, Colorado



  • New bedrooms
  • Attached garage
  • Natural, elegant light
  • Western red cedar siding



The Cumberland Project was a home remodel presenting two challenges:

  • Access – the home is located in a remote area in the foothills.
  • Topography – low-lying granite had to be removed to place the forms for the foundation.


Our clients had several functional requirements for this remodel, including incorporating a real front entrance and foyer. They had previously been making do with a side entrance. The clients also requested additional bedrooms for their children, an additional second-floor bathroom, a functional office and an attached two-car garage with an area for a workshop. Lastly, they wanted to enhance the aesthetics of the remodel by incorporating more natural light. Their overarching goal was to make the space more inviting and easier to navigate.


To create a seamless transition between the original home and the newly built addition, we imported fire-resistant cedar siding from the Pacific Northwest and integrated it with the existing siding. The key to this project’s success was making use of smaller spaces. We incorporated a laundry area into the main-level bathroom. To create the new front entranceway, we converted an existing storage room. In doing so, access into and throughout the main level of the home was greatly improved. The new attached garage provided much-needed convenience for the homeowners.


Architect: David Biek – Arcadea Architecture