We designed this build-to-rent Colorado prototype with the goal of creating a highly efficient and modern concept of home that could be easily repeated across the state. To achieve this, we had to first define the language of a home in Colorado. We used the timeless and simple form of a 19th century miner’s home to inspire our design, replicating the universal language to create a prototype that can be built anywhere in Colorado without needing to modify the elevational character.
We designed four plans that range in size and function, from a single-story 2-bedroom to a 3-story 3-bedroom layout to suit a wide range of demographics and lifestyles. The plans were strategically designed so the trusses align, allowing the homes to be attached and built in infinite combinations to meet the market demand of each location where they are built.
To further maximize efficiency and streamline constructability, we used only two window types and two exterior materials. The simplicity of the form allows the product to adapt to multiple locations from urban infill to suburban greenfield, making this a great solution to speed the development and construction timeline for our client to bring much-needed housing to the market.
Beyond Colorado, KEPHART is working on innovative build-to-rent communities in Arizona, Texas, and South Carolina. We’d love to chat with you about your next project! Give us a call at 303-832-4474.