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Longtree completed!
A dream comes true
Owners raced the snows
in rush to make deadline
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Tasteful Companies
Make Longtree
A Special Home
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What They Say
About Longtree
Unusual...dramatic...unique
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Ancient Secrets of An Old-Growth Forest
Petrified wood ... a governor
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Longtree's Origin: Wild & Untamed
Pine tree giants abound; voices from another time
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The Architect
Behind Longtree
Meet Robert A. Armon
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Built Green
Exacting standards
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Contact

In an ancient Colorado pine forest
the geometry of order and beauty
merges with a high-tech lifestyle
in this one-of-a-kind dream home

A Longtree Rendering A Longtree rendering by architect Robert A. Armon shows the dramatic use of the pentagon on the two towers. The pentagon shape is found throughout the design.
Can a home built on the principle of the pentagon
exert a positive influence on health and well-being?
A Denver architect replies with an emphatic, "Yes!"

The construction of Longtree began Jan. 14, 2005, on a 37-acre estate in the midst of a towering, old-growth Ponderosa pine forest south of Denver, Colorado.

The unusual, 8,800 square foot home was designed by architect Robert A. Armon of Denver. It was the subject of a presentation named "The Geometry of Order and Beauty," at the American Institute of Architects national convention in San Diego, CA, in 2002.

 

"The home is founded on the proportions and principles contained within the pentagon shape," said Armon. "This includes the master plan of the site and orientation, as well as the floor plan in relationships of the lengths, widths, and heights of individual spaces, window and door proportions and positioning of furniture."

The result, said Armon, "will be natural and joyful to inhabit and feel as pleasant as your hand ...

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