custom residential – elati residence

this design utilized a flowing ribbon

to separate this side-by-side residence

Elati Residence - Front Entry

custom residential architecture

GMH By Design worked on this project with a small developer to create a two-story with finished basement, side-by-side residence. Each home is 2,500 square feet above ground with a 1,200 square foot basement.

The main floor is an open space concept with a small office just off the entry, kitchen, dining area, family room, and mudroom.

The second floor has the master suite, two bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room. The master suite includes a sitting and library space.

The basement adds an additional bedroom and bathroom as well as an open rec room, storage, and utility room.

Downhill Side of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture
Front Porch of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture
Unfinished Interior of The Retreat - Cabin Architecture


  • Programming
  • Conceptual Design
  • Architectural Services

project information:

  • Location: Englewood, CO
  • Started: February 2017
  • Completed: May 2017


These two homes have similar plans, but the front entry and main floor plan provide a unique aspect to each.

custom residential architecture

GMH By Design believes that a projects context is as important as any of the clients needs. This means each and every one of our projects takes the location of the project into consideration; local as well as the actual property itself.

custom residential architecture

GMH By Design is all about the comfort of our clients with the final project. For most, a remodel, addition, or new building will be one of the most expensive purchases they make. In the case of The Retreat, the client wanted to double the size of the original cabin while at the same time maintaining the feel of a secluded cabin.

custom residential architecture

The definition of retreat is a place of privacy or safety. The intent of GMH By Design when designing The Retreat was to provide just that a place for the client to rest, relax, and enjoy their privacy in a safe comfortable place.