Kelly Airpark, CO
The Parmenter home is located at Kelly Park, just west of Elbert, CO. Kelly Airpark is a private community with an airstrip in the center. The homeowners worked closely with Mark Queripel and presented some exciting challenges. They wanted to capture the western views of the Rocky Mountains, yet limit solar gain, provide areas for outdoor living, both covered and uncovered, and park their Cessna Airplane in a garage attached to the house. Mark blended the airplane hanger and garage harmoniously with deep overhanging rooflines and the remainder of the prairie style home. This spacious home has a large kitchen with vaulted ceilings that open up to the main living and dining room. The tall windows in the living and dining rooms capture the views of the snow-capped peaks in the distance and seamlessly flow outdoors to the covered porch.