Welcome to your Dream Home
Owner Glenn Vogel, a custom architectural metal fabricator, and sculptor, designed Summit House for him, his wife, and their three children. Glenn’s interest in the classic mining structures of California and Colorado, and his lifelong interest in architecture paved the way to this zero maintenance home.
The key to a unique home such as this is the blending of industrial, commercial, and residential construction techniques and materials.
The great room is 2,000 square feet, and the ceilings rise 28 feet above. The great room has a professional style gourmet kitchen, dining area, living area, and a media area. A few steps up delivers you to a split level above the main floor. This area has been assigned to bedrooms, bathrooms, and a secluded family room. A massive steel staircase rises above, leading over a grated walkway to the master suite, and also to a gym area. The house also features an additional 2,000 square feet of outdoor space consisting of a complete al-fresco kitchen, wrap-around patio and deck.
The greatest feature on the project however, is the setting of the house. The home site is framed with large granite outcroppings, and looks out onto one of the most spectacular views on the Front Range. Perfectly framed in the six 8′ x 16′ bay windows is Mt. Evans, a 14,264 foot peak, featuring the highest paved road in North America.
This 5400 Sq. Ft. home proudly displays the building materials so many others try to conceal. Exterior walls are corrugated Core-Ten steel, specifically designed to weather beautifully, producing a ruggedly unique rustic appearance.
The home’s shape inspired by the granite rock formations to the North of the house
Site includes several sculpture pads
Driveway is oriented to the South, & graded flat to minimize winter issues
RV pad on the North side of the house
Exterior 1.2-In. industrial bar grate deck was designed to act as sun visor. Deck allows light to pass through mid-day, but on early summer afternoons, shades lower windows
During winter months, when sun sets in the South, lower windows receive more light. 1-In. bar grating is much lighter, and is industry standard
Walls are 8” thick, the ceilings are 12” thick; fully insulated with encapsulated fiberglass
Advantec AX-20 septic system
Commercial gutters, and open face downspouts
All exterior corrugated panels are 18 gauge Cor-ten, not common steel.
Roof features a commercial snow control (brake) system in all areas
Roof live load exceeds the County requirements
Industrial grade lightning suppression system installed
Roof water recovery system delivers runoff to buried 2,000 gallon cistern
Roof is commercial galvanized aluminum w/no fasteners & no penetrations
This machine-twice-folded roof design transforms it into a single continuous sheet, eliminating possibility of leaks
All windows and doors are Kawneer heavy duty storefront, clear anodized aluminum w/commercial hydraulic closures
All glass is comprised of two 1/4“ tempered panels, with ½” argon gas filled space between
Glass panels are 1” thick overall, and are rated for 180 mph constant wind load
All exterior glass is high performance low-e commercial grade except atrium; low-e not installed there to allow plants UV exposure
All exterior glass is Solex commercial, featuring a slight green tint
Studor vents used throughout home to avoid exterior venting, eliminating roof penetrations. Per code, there is one exterior drain line vent, exiting the upper floor knee wall beneath overhang
Designed with all wall and roof components as bypass, the massive steel framework is left completely exposed to the interior.
The exterior as well as some of the interior walls are corrugated Cor-ten weathering steel. Concrete floors throughout the residence feature hydronic heat. The entrance to the residence features an atrium full of tropical foliage reaching toward the ceiling 26 feet above. A staircase takes you up to the main floor, and into the great room.
The interior walls are high quality “slick” commercial finish
All sheetrock is 5/8-In. commercial, as opposed to typical residential at ½-In.
All floors are full weight concrete
All floors hydronic heated
The master/gym floors are rated at 300 pounds per square foot & radiate heat downward into the kitchen and living room
There are 7 independent audio zones in the house, and 2 outside: atrium, kitchen, dining room, living room, gym, master suite, master shower, al fresco kitchen & front deck. All speakers are exterior rated, commercial grade speakers
Living room, den, & master bed room wired for surround sound
Wiring throughout the house is MC, a commercial grade metal clad (armored) wire, not Romex
The exposed W decking has been Zinc plated
Mezzanine bar joists are galvanized
All 1.2” industrial bar grating has been galvanized
Interior railing field is stainless steel. All interior railings are removable
All custom made interior doors slide on precision ball bearing track system
Fixtures thruout the house are commercial grade Zurn, sinks & wall mount toilets
All faucets & pre wash stations are Zurn commercial grade
Home features hot water recirculating line throughout
There are no hallways in the home, no wasted space
Wine cellar is climate controlled & lined in a flame patina copper Features commercial grade storefront glazing, De Botello case storage, and ladder presentation racks
Counters and cabinets in kitchen & bathrooms are 14 gauge stainless steel, or 32 oz. copper
All ceilings are 18 gauge Galvalume panels, or W deck. Ceiling panels installed in full length panels, with no cross cut seams
The interior features Bruck track and pendant lighting, from Germany
Custom ‘Saturn’ lighting is a one off, custom design by the homeowner. There are two versions, one copper, and one aluminum
Stonco explosion proof industrial lighting is used interior and exterior
Two thermostat-controlled agricultural fans installed in anticipation of summer solar gain from the West facing windows (fans have never been used due to heat efficiency of glass)
Airflow through home easily regulates temperature: Open doorways between atrium and main floor; the doors into the children’s wing; distressed glass opening into master suite. North wall has a great deal of southern sunlight during winter, and retains a great deal of heat. Opening the doors between atrium & main floor warms the majority of the home
Custom metal cove base throughout the home
Cable structural supports designed by homeowner to replace conventional brackets that would have penetrated the ceiling panels
CATV to all rooms.
Telephone hardwired to all rooms
ADT alarm system
Six West-facing window bays switched and wired for mechanical shades
Switched (dimmer) outlets adjacent to ceilings in great room facilitate additional lighting
Hand flamed patina copper can be found in wine cellar, range hood, on both fireplaces, master suite tiles, & master suite vanity
Studio is 1625 Sq. Ft.
10’ x 16’ deck on the North side of studio faces open space
The studio features both single phase & three phase (optional) power; 200 amp service metered separately from residence
Forced air, natural gas heating
Floors are 8” concrete
Building is bolt together construction, to allow for easy disassembly; existing concrete slab is suitable for singles tennis court, pop tennis, or pickleball
Building was positioned to allow easy pouring of additional concrete to create full-size regulation tennis court
Walls and ceiling fully insulated & finished in sheetrock
Building plumbed for compressed air through out
12’ x 25’ enclosed mechanical / storage area at rear of building
Fluorescent lighting fixtures cold weather rated; do not require space to be heated for operation
One insulated walk out door; one 10’ x 10’ insulated roll up door
Oversize 3 car capacity, 24’ x 36’
Water in garage
Completely finished; 8-In. insulation in walls
Insulated steel fire doors
Forced air heat (seldom been used due to the heated/insulated ceilings)
50 amp welding outlet
50-Ft. custom made, heavy-duty wall-mount shelving, anchored in the 10-In. concrete walls
Subzero Fluorescent caged lighting; no heat required to use
The professional grade kitchen is outfitted with commercial, stainless steel appliances, stainless steel and glass cabinetry, and laid out in an efficient, functional design, creating an overall feeling of openness and light, sure to inspire delicious creations. Bon Apetit!
The 3 CM rough-edged granite bar seats 12
There are 5 commercial sinks, 2 with pre wash stations
Range is 60-In. Imperial commercial/residential unit
Custom range hood constructed of flame patina copper; 1200 CFM, with makeup air
GE Monogram Professional Series refrigerator and freezer; each unit 3-In. wide
Pantry with built-in pot and pan racks
This home honors its beautiful location with a variety of options for outdoor entertaining, including the Al Fresco kitchen – a host’s (and guest’s) delight.
Al Fresco kitchen bar seats 18
48-In., 350,000 BTU South Bend commercial gas grill
Garland 60-In. commercial 300,000 BTU natural gas twin oven; 6 burner unit with 24-In. raised griddle and a 24-In. broiler
15-Ft. stainless steel countertop with lower shelf
Counter equipped with electrical outlets
Single compartment commercial sink with side drain tray, & hot & cold running water
3-In. concrete countertop
Under-bar ceramic tile mural depicts tops of Aspen trees in the fall; mural by Evergreen artist Keith Dewald
A few steps up from the great room and across the grated walkway, you’ll find a secluded bedroom wing, including the secluded and romantic master suite.
African Anigre (hardwood) suspended canopy in master suite
Steam shower, wired for sound
Distressed glass by Evergreen artist Kate Loomiller
Jacuzzi (circulating heater) in master suite
Upon entry to the residence, one is welcomed by an atrium with a custom water feature and full of tropical foliage reaching toward the ceiling 26’ above.
Planters and walls clad in weathered Cor-Ten
Each planter has drain line that drains to a designated buried gravel drain field, separate from the septic system
Ancillary radiant entrée heat
8 400-gallon planters in atrium
The circular fire pit is the ideal outdoor gathering place, affording spectacular views of Mt. Evans and the Front Range, patio space and plenty of seating.
Circular concrete patio has multiple boulders for seating
Natural gas stainless steel 250,000 BTU fire ring with lava rock
Natural granite amphitheater has wood-burning fire pit
Several cords of wood included
Masonry rock wood-burning cooking pit