Martha Weiser House
The 1963 Martha Weiser House is an outstanding example of an architect-designed modern Contemporary residence in Boulder County. Martha "Ricky" Weiser, a local environmental activist and actress, and her husband commissioned family friend and local master architect L. Gale Abels (1927-1995) to design the house among the sandstone outcroppings of what is now the White Rocks State Natural Area in rural Boulder County, around eight miles northeast of the City of Boulder. Many of the house’s architectural elements are direct responses to the surrounding landscape, including the low-pitched butterfly roof, visible roof beams, relatively open floor plan, combination of wood and stone, interior courtyard, large and often unusually shaped window expanses, and deep overhanging eaves.
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