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Prato, Gold Award, Single-Family Production 2,001 to 3,000 sf


Prato, Gold Award, Single-Family Production 2,001 to 3,000 sf

By Peter Fabris August 27, 2018
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This home designed by Woodley Architectural Group and built by Infinity Home Collection features a large, open kitchen, great room, and dining nook. (Photo: Jeffrey Aron)
This article first appeared in the September 2018 issue of Pro Builder.


Castle Pines, Colo.


Entrant/Developer: Castle Pines

Architect: Woodley Architectural Group

Builder/Developer: Infinity Home Collection

Interior Designer: HRI Design

Photographer: Jeffrey Aron

Size: 2,604 sf

Sales price: $929,000

Hard cost, excluding land: $114/sf

Completion: October 2017

The chief design challenge for this project was to inspire empty nesters accustomed to large, high-end custom homes to downsize to a production home. The key was to allocate plenty of space for what the market really wants without adding space that wouldn’t be used, says Mike Woodley, president of Woodley Architectural Group, in Littleton, Colo. 

A large, open kitchen/great room and a dining nook, with a 10-foot ceiling that rises to 12 feet in the great room, offers everyday living on a grand scale. A luxurious master bath and an open office with an optional glass enclosure address items on the targeted buyer’s wish list. 


The ceiling in the open kitchen and dining area rises from 10 to 12 feet as it reaches the great room.​​​​​​

The structure provides essentially one-level living—wholly appropriate for aging in place—plus a basement that can be finished for additional living space. A secondary bedroom suite offers guest accommodations. 

The exterior, with its Modern Colorado aesthetic, features Prairie-style elements such as vertical masonry accents that break up the strong horizontal massing. Layered hip roofs with large overhangs and asymmetrical window compositions add street-side visual interest. 

Although just 10 feet separates the homes, a covered outdoor room, surrounded on three sides, offers privacy and unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains.


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Open living at Prato, with kitchen, dining, and great room spaces effortlessly flowing into one another and opening to the outdoors as well. 


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Main-level living at Prato allows homeowners to age in place luxuriously, as seen in this master bathroom. ​​​​​​

Woodley notes that at first many neighbors opposed the development. “It was fun to see some of those same people looking to buy one of the units after the project was completed,” he says. 

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