KELLER HOMES AND Scheurer Architects looked to European mountain villages for inspiration on this Rubik's Cube–like community, composed of 48 detached homes on 15 acres. The first cluster housing project in suburban Denver, each trio of rustically detailed homes is designed around a shared motor court, and jewel-like private patios are formed by the walls or fences of a neighbor. It all adds up to an appealing, interlocking puzzle that puts every inch of outdoor surface to good use.

Category: Cluster community; Entrant/Architect/Land planner: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.; Builder/Developer: Keller Homes, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Landscape architect: DTJ Design, Boulder, Colo.; Interior designer: CDA, Culver City, Calif.

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Colorado Springs, CO, Denver, CO.