When Carol & I bought our block of land in Breckenridge, there were a number of difficulties we faced in the construction of our planned full log home.
The building envelope was complicated , there were a number of mature trees on the site, there was a natural waterway through the building site, and as we were residing in Australia, and would have limited opportunities to visit during the construction, it was very important to us to try and find an architect who had the skills and experience to firstly design a home that we liked, was experienced in full log construction, could negotiate with the planning authorities to obtain all the necessary building approvals, and supervise the construction.
To select the architect, we drove around Breckenridge and looked for full log homes that we liked, and then knocked on doors to ask for references.
The owner of one particularly beautiful log home that we liked gave Arapahoe Architects an absolutely wonderful reference and we contacted them to design and supervise the building of our home.
We loved the design, and during this design process, Bobby Craig was very easy to deal with and very accommodating with any suggestions that we made. The approvals were obtained without delays, the builder was selected, and our home was completed on time and on budget with only two visits from us to check progress.
We loved the finished home, and 12 years on, it has aged beautifully, with absolutely no problems.
We would have no hesitation at all in highly recommending Arapahoe Architects for any similar project.
We used the services of Arapahoe Architects in 2007-2009 in the construction of our vacation house in Blue River Colorado. Bobby and team were first engaged in helping plan the site and validating purchase viability, as the site was not an easy build. Bobby and team took our desires and met them very accurately with their first renditions. He also kept our Wright-ish style wishes in the forefront of his considerations. Bobby was instrumental in steering us to a very competent and capable builder in the selection process. He stayed engaged throughout the building process and helped in some key areas when problems surfaced. The house design received many compliments during the 2010 Parade of Homes.
My wife and I found Bobby from Arapahoe Architects very accommodating on the design of our beautiful house in the mountains; we could not be happier and would highly recommend his firm.
Arapahoe Architects are superb and they are 100% focused on customer success. They made the design and build of our dream home enjoyable and fun even though we lived 1600 miles away. The result is a dream home that exceeded all our expectations. No detail was too small to get right. Bobby really made us feel special throughout and even after the project was completed.
Pat & Priscilla
We initially worked with Arapahoe Architects to design our Highlands Custom Home and are now working with them to design a small add-on. Bobby and associates produced an outstanding design that met all expectations and were very responsive to our constant design tweaks throughout the process. We’ve received numerous compliments on the design, and everyone says how every space maximizes the views and has the feel of a much larger house. We couldn’t be happier and look forward to our add-on for even more awe-inspiring features.
We purchased a single-family lot at Angler Mountain Ranch in Silverthorne, Colorado. We used Compass Homes and Arapahoe Architects to design our semi-custom home. Working from a plan developed for a cabin home, we added the features we wanted in our home. Bobby Craig and Dawn Crane developed a plan perfectly suited for our needs. We couldn’t be more pleased with the final product.
Mary and Charles
We had a wonderful experience working with Bobby Craig and Arapahoe Architects. This was our first time in building a home, let alone a log home, and the Arapahoe team guided us every step along the way. They designed a wonderful home that gets accolades by everyone who sees it. Our home was designed to blend in with its surroundings and capitalize on the wonderful views. The project was further complicated by our living in Illinois. Again, the Arapahoe team helped us throughout the process. We couldn’t have done this without them. We love our log home and thank the Arapahoe team for helping to make our dream come to life.
Arapahoe Architects recently helped us remodel a newly acquired log home in North Breckenridge. This included changing a game room into a master suite, and “opening up” both great room with new picture windows and doors. We are very happy with the changes and with the service provided by Bobby Craig and his associates and staff.
I have worked with Bobby Craig and the crew at Arapahoe Architects over a fifteen year period on both large and small projects. They produce a quality project and are very fair with their fees. They are careful to explain costs, provide alternatives, and follow through whether it is a design project or representation before government bodies. I am happy to recommend them.
Arapahoe Architects is a wonderful firm to work with. The staff are friendly accommodating and professional. We are working a second return project and our experience on both is tremendous. The creativity and innovation the architecture team delivers is just fantastic.