In 1862, Congress passed the Homestead Act in order to open unappropriated federal land in the West to farmers. Adults were eligible to claim 160 acres provided they cultivated the land and improved it with structures. After 5 years, the land could be theirs to own for a small filing fee.
Over 150-years later, on one of Gold Hill’s original Homesteads in Colorado, a new home has risen where the original home was located. This home is a beautiful blend of green architecture. Designed by Rodwin Architecture in Boulder, CO, the architects focused on “maximizing the sweeping views of the Switzerland trail and Indian Peaks mountain range, while simultaneously optimizing passive solar design.” In addition, to obtain a Historic Landmark designation for this home, Rodwin’s design preserved the hand-build quartz wall that was part of the original home and included the restoration of the original adjacent homestead.
The home is incredibly energy efficient and utilizes Lumos LSX frameless solar panels to generate electricity, meeting the family’s energy needs. The LSX frameless profile allows the panels to seamlessly meet the combined modern and historic aesthetic appearance of the house.
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Can you tell where the panels are from this side view? You may have to look closely. The sleek, low-profile appearance of LSX is capable of blending into any architectural design.