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When my wife and I started thinking we might want to build a custom vacation home in Steamboat Springs I drove around town and took photos of a number of houses that appealed to me. While I was taking photos one of the homeowners saw me and invited me into their house to look around. The homeowner said that Tim Stone with Kelly & Stone Architects (KS|a) designed the home and highly recommended I give him a call. Before calling Tim I decided to look at the KS|a website and to my surprise many of the houses I had photographed were featured on their website.
We hired KS|a to design our home but before we formalized the relationship Tim helped me to evaluate a number of vacant lots around town. Some of the lots we visited together and others he evaluated on his own, since are not residents of Colorado. Through this process Tim gained a strong understanding of what we were trying to achieve and helped us select the best lot for our needs. As we moved forward in our collaboration Tim listened to our desires and created a design that met our unique architectural tastes and functional needs. While different from Tim’s past works, the final result was a mountain home that creatively merged our desire for a contemporary craftsman/prairie style home with a design that fit well into the mountain environment.
During the early stages of design work Tim sketched out a few floorplan ideas that met our functional needs and took advantage of the views. Looking back I am amazed at how quickly Tim sketched a design that was probably 90% on the mark to what we eventually built. Working with Tim and many people on his team (Jason, Luke, Adam and Tom) was an enjoyable experience, everyone was courteous and helpful. Jason Oldfather and Luke Crespin did a great job on their specific design areas. It was a pleasure to work with Tim Stone and the KS|a team to design a house that will be a home for us to enjoy for the rest of our lives.
I’ve been building custom homes for over 30 years in the very challenging climate of the Colorado Rockies. KS|a has consistently exhibited a very effective knowledge of the special demands our climatic conditions impose on home design. They are creative; they are innovative; their products and systems knowledge is superior. Their architectural detailing and specification is complete and precise, making our job in the field easier than might otherwise be the case. And they are extremely good collaborators, welcoming input from multiple sources and creating successful teams amongst the multitude of trades involved in the construction of a unique, custom-tailored home. They also have a thorough understanding of “building science” and the hurdles to be addressed in the design of successful super energy efficient structures. We like these guys.
Our house was designed around the concept that one hundred years from now the then-current owners should be just as impressed with the architecture, systems and efficiency of the house as we have been. Tim Stone and the team at KSA enthusiastically embraced this concept from day one. Their architectural vision, experience and professionalism made this project a success. Tim has been excellent partner in both the architecture of our home as well as helping both coordinate and lead a world-class team of engineers, designers and contractors needed to see our vision to reality.
Kelly and Stone provided exceptional architectural services for a custom designed home on a challenging lot. They were very accommodating with ideas and suggestions, and worked tirelessly to ensure the project stayed within the desired budget constraints. In fact, they were the only firm we interviewed who felt the project could be done within the range and size and didn’t suggest that the budget should be expanded. The team is very personable with an excellent design sense, true artists in their field. Tim Stone is truly an architectural genius who we now consider a good friend.
As owner of Greenwood Homes, I would like to personally recommend Kelly and Stone Architects for architecture design and construction projects. We have had the pleasure of working with Keith Kelly and Tim Stone for the past year on several projects in Martis Camp. Their professionalism and attention to detail is superior, and their love of architecture is evident on each custom project. The team at KS|a are super attentive to our needs in the field, and that translates into successful project completion. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone wanting to build a new custom home.
After 25 years specializing throughout North America in the custom Timber Frame design, manufacturing and construction industry I am always excited to be involved in a project that finds its creative roots within the firm of Kelly & Stone Architects. It is refreshing to work with a team that has such a passion and deep appreciation for the uniqueness of true Timber Frame structures. Tim and Keith’s ability to blend the strength and presence of heavy timber, with the architectural requirements of their client’s desires continue to produce extraordinary mountain homes that I often suggest produce the feeling of rustic elegance. I have frequently directed clients to their firm with the knowledge that they will receive excellent service and attention and more importantly exceptional design talent. I remain committed to working with KS|a in the future and look forward to more exciting collaborations!!
Tim worked with us to build a custom timber frame home in North Routt county. Tim and his team did a world class job on the design and construction administration. Tim brought tremendous creativity to the design and his attention to detail was peerless. We have built other homes and this experience was a magnitude better than any of our prior experiences. Tim treated our home with the same dedication and time as if it were a ten million dollar project. Every single idea Tim had, from the great to the small, contributed to a home that is truly a jewel.
Tim is an excellent architect that I have had the opportunity to work with on several projects. In building Tim’s projects, I have become aware of both a keen artistic sense and a practical, functional design that are a part of Tim’s make-up. His attention to detail is superb, he is very knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend Tim, and I look forward to teaming with him on future projects.
Kelly and Stone Architects provided an inspirational interpretation of the ideas that we had for our Duplex project at The Bear Chalets at Burgess Creek. Their attention to detail was consistent throughout. We were able to blend all of our (many) ideas into a property that looks great and gets great reviews from all that stay there. We would highly recommend KS|a to anyone seeking professionalism and creativity and a hands-on approach to getting the job done to the satisfaction of all involved.
My wife, Kim, and I are working with Tim Stone and Adam Wright of Kelly & Stone Architects to design a mountain home near Clark, Colorado. We had never designed and built a home before and KS|a made the process amazingly easy to start and enjoyable to continue. We are in the construction phase now and KS|a is involved with every step of the construction process to insure that the look and feel that we have put on paper is becoming a reality. Relationships are important to KS|a and they have made every effort to understand not just the quantitative requirements we have but the qualitative elements that are important to us. Tim and Adam have gone out of their way to educate us on various options and design elements during this journey and while they put forward their opinions, they listen and accommodate our desires in ways that make architectural and economic sense. We could not be happier and would recommend KS|a to anyone looking to design a home and have an incredible time doing it.
We couldn’t be happier with our new Aspen home. Your vision was amazing and the end result is a masterpiece worthy (in our opinion) of Architectural Digest consideration. Working with you on the project was unbelievably fun and gratifying. Your style blended perfectly with our intensive (ok, maybe excessive) involvement with the design direction and finish selections. We wish you great success with KS|a, we are thrilled that our paths crossed before you became famous!!
KS|a has always been a great pleasure to work with. Their creativity shines through in each of their projects and it is very enjoyable to be involved with anything they are doing. They are willing to hear and take in ideas, consultants and clients bring to the table to make each and every project exceptional, yet reasonable. Anyone who is considering using KS|a for their project can expect originality and distinctiveness as well as a pleasurable, straightforward experience.
Although I have developed numerous residential projects in the mountains, this was our first personal custom residence and the experience was fantastic. Keith and Tim were able to take our vision and not only put it on paper, but make sure it translated to the built environment. Although we had strong ideas of what we wanted, I particularly appreciated their confidence in their skills which allowed us to collaborate as a team and get a better finished product. I look forward to working with KS|a on future projects.
Since the early 90’s Dover Development has built over sixty speculative custom homes in the Steamboat valley and worked with several Architects. Tim Stone and Keith Kelly of KS|a Architects captured my attention in the past few years as they designed some very nice projects in Steamboat, thus I decided to work with KS|a on a couple of my own custom homes. I was nothing but pleased! It is quite apparent their professional training and experience provided them the ability to listen to my desires and design accordingly. I’m sure KS|a Architects will provide Steamboat with exceptional architectural design for many years to come and would recommend them without hesitation.