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Private residence, Breckenridge, Colo.

Photo: Pinnacle Mountain Homes

Photo: Pinnacle Mountain Homes

Aldridge Design Services and Synergy Design Inc. designed a private residence's façade with beetlekill spruce and weathered steel panels to create a modern, rustic appearance amid the mountain ridges of Colorado. A grid of flat-lock metal panels is offset by windows of various sizes. The weathered steel was specified for aesthetics and durability. Brian Broomall, project manager at Pinnacle Mountain Homes, general contractor and installer for the project, says his company selected the weathering steel after researching many options. "The concealed fastening system and custom sizing made for a façade that was easy to install and looks great," he says.

MetalTech-USA fabricated steel supplied by Central Steel Service Inc. into 900 square feet of 22-gauge, 18-inch by 24-inch, rectangular, A606 Weathering Steel Flat Lock Tiles for the project.

The residence features a home office that extends from the house. Pinnacle Mountain Homes installed the metal wall panels in a grid pattern on the facade of the home office and at the base of the building. Bill Aldridge, owner of Aldridge Design Services, was lead designer for the project. "I honestly think metal can add such a unique feel and color to any project, and compliment any other material, with a uniqueness that can't be matched," he says. "In this project, the office could never have been pulled off with any other material."

The 5,800-square-foot residence has 4,050 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. It was completed in 2014.

Owner: Landers, Breckenridge
General contractor/installer: Pinnacle Mountain Homes, Breckenridge
Architect: Aldridge Design Services, Denver
Architect of record: Synergy Design Inc., Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Distributor/fabricator: MetalTech-USA, Peachtree City, Ga.,
Steel: Central Steel Service Inc., Pelham, Ala.,