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A couple's investment of sweat equity pays dividends in a mountainside house in southwestern Colorado
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  The great room of Barry Doyle and Eve Becker-Doyle's home outside Ridgway, Colorado. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

    The great room of Barry Doyle and Eve Becker-Doyle's home outside Ridgway, Colorado. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

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  The exterior is constructed of corrugated steel and fiber-cement siding by Hardie Boad. The use of these fire-retardant materials gave the couple a break on the insurance premiums that they pay to live in this area of Colorado's San Juan Mountains, where wildfires have been known to break out. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

    The exterior is constructed of corrugated steel and fiber-cement siding by Hardie Boad. The use of these fire-retardant materials gave the couple a break on the insurance premiums that they pay to live in this area of Colorado's San Juan Mountains, where wildfires have been known to break out. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

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  The corrugated steel that was chosen for the exterior was designed to weather over time. A rust-hued patina is already taking hold. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

    The corrugated steel that was chosen for the exterior was designed to weather over time. A rust-hued patina is already taking hold. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

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  An accent wall, composed of cobalt-blue fractal panels from 3form, adds a bold dash of color to the great room. Barry Doyle built the kitchen cabinets with bookmatched koa veneer panels, giving them a distincitve, patterned look. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

    An accent wall, composed of cobalt-blue fractal panels from 3form, adds a bold dash of color to the great room. Barry Doyle built the kitchen cabinets with bookmatched koa veneer panels, giving them a distincitve, patterned look. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

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  Barry also built the dining table, which seats eight. The top was made from figured maple; the legs are bubinga. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

    Barry also built the dining table, which seats eight. The top was made from figured maple; the legs are bubinga. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

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  The custom koa-veneer cabinetry also found a home in the master bathroom. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

    The custom koa-veneer cabinetry also found a home in the master bathroom. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

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  The view of the snow-capped San Juan Mountains from Barry's office. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

    The view of the snow-capped San Juan Mountains from Barry's office. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

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  The couple's Calico cat, Popper, watches a flock of hen turkeys from a deck. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

    The couple's Calico cat, Popper, watches a flock of hen turkeys from a deck. Photo by Barry B. Doyle.

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