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Ford House

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1982, Belinda Zink. 50501 Saguache County C

This group of domes takes its form from computer-designed balloons sprayed on site with gunite reinforced with metal fibers. The two-story central structure has skylights and a secondary garage wing amorphously joined on the west side. Flared bays wrap large windows and sliding doors on the first floor, while the main entry is a Pueblo Revival–style bay. Two separate, smaller domes stand behind the main structure, with a bank of free-standing solar panels to the west. A stucco southeast wall has a wooden gate beneath a stucco arch. Owner David L. Ford and his wife worked closely with Belinda Zink on the design.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Ford House", [Center, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 441-441.

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