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The Retreat at Panacea, Silver Award, Single-Family Production Over 3,100 sf


The Retreat at Panacea, Silver Award, Single-Family Production Over 3,100 sf

By Peter Fabris August 27, 2018
Exterior of The Retreat at Panacea, Stapleton, Colo.
Mid-century modern touches such as a low-sloped porch roof are combined with a plethora of sustainable features at The Retreat at Panacea designed by DTJ Design and Thrive Home Builders.
This article first appeared in the September 2018 issue of Pro Builder.

The Retreat at Panacea

Stapleton, Colo.


Entrant/Architect: DTJ Design

Builder/Developer: Thrive Home Builders

Photographer: Vic Moss/Moss Photography and Virtuance LLC

Interior Designer: Kris Hanson, Atmospheres by Kris

Size: 3,206 sf

Sales price: $868,900

Hard cost, excluding land: $153.40/sf

Completion: March 2018

Combining the latest in sustainability with an innovative take on mid-century modern design, The Retreat at Panacea achieves net zero with flair. Standard features such as 9-1/2-inch thick double walls, solar power, a tankless water heater, and a Tesla Powerwall set the environmental bar high. The heavily insulated house has a HERS score of 8. Interior walls are composed of Certainteed AirRenew Drywall that removes formaldehyde from the air. Zero- VOC paints and carpeting used throughout also foster an Indoor airPLUS Certified interior environment.

All of the green features raised the asking price, but a modest reduction of fenestration reaped some savings in construction costs, says Seth Hart of DTJ Design. Mid-century modern touches include a low-sloped front porch roof; exterior pre-stained composite siding; and stained cedar soffits that provide rich texture and color. 

Inside, the staircase is celebrated with abundant natural light and a stainless steel railing. Large trapezoidal transom windows near the nine-foot ceiling in the master bath provide a lot of natural light while preserving privacy.

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