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Robbins House

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1986, Joseph Patrick Robbins. 720 Deerfoot Artspark Dr.

On a bank of Soda Creek behind the Light House, this four-story, Mineshaft Modern composition of redwood and river rock culminates in an arched cornice that conceals the top of a circular stairway. The house rises four stories from its low-lying site to catch the sun. Protruding shed-roofed bays house solar panels and large areas of glazing. Fanciful wooden cutout posts bracket the elevated walk to the entry. Other local works by the architect include a sensitive 1989 rehabilitation of the Chief Theater (1920s), 810 Lincoln Avenue.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Robbins House", [Steamboat Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-RT13.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 524-524.

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