Self-Regulating Technology Makes Managing This Compound a Breeze

Self-Regulating Technology Makes Managing This Compound a Breeze

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By Zachary Sachs / Photos by Timothy Hursley
A Colorado retreat built for extended family gatherings makes the most of smart tech.

The Wells family home in Mount Crested Butte, Colorado, is a study in adaptability. A getaway for Doug Wells, the founding principal of the Des Moines–based architecture practice Wells + Associates, his wife, Sarah (the firm’s business manager), and their adult children, it maximizes available resources: the envelope of the existing structure, a variety of impressive sight lines, and an abundance of solar energy. 

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