When attorney Steve Six first called T.W. Beck Architects, the scope of his project and dream took quite a while to explain. Mr. Six had bought an old ‘rustic’ cabin high up in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). Private land ownership on this site was ‘grand-fathered’ into the original perimeter for RMNP. All surrounding land belongs to the Federal Government and access to the Six Cabin is over government roads. Further – the cabin sits above 8,000 ft elevation. Mr. Six wanted architectural services to virtually tear down the old cabin, re-engineer the water supply and septic facilities and build a new ‘generations’ cabin home that would be approved by the Park Service. A ‘generations home’ is one that is designed to remain in service to the family for the next several generations.
To say that the Park Service (NPS) fought this project at every turn may be an exaggeration. But NPS seemed to find a lot of things to question, refuse or delay about. Ultimately, the T.W. Beck Architect designs and plans were approved. Access was granted to the various delivery and construction vendors. And now the Six Cabin is truly a ‘dream come true.’
The result is a wonderful, elegant and site-compatible cabin with a ‘million dollar view’ overlooking the Moraine Park area inside Rocky Mountain National Park.
The main level design features an open living room, dining room and kitchen area. This is highlighted by ‘floor-to-ceiling’ windows that face south overlooking the Moraine valley. A large redwood deck allows for peace and quiet, a space to restore the soul during almost all seasons. A north-facing, peaceful 15.5x 12.5 master bedroom completes the main level. The lower level provides two additional bedrooms, a study, a TV room and a large laundry room.
You may never have the chance to build (or rebuild) a ‘generations’ home above the elevation of 8,000 ft. inside a National Park. However, if you want help to design and build your dream, something that nourishes your needs for quiet and beauty, consider employing the award-winning architecture, services and experience of T.W. Beck Architects.