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Situated along the 18th fairway of Broadmoor East, elegant patios offer stunning views of the mountains. Photo by Mic Garofolo

“grand” parlor and can be broken up in myriad ways. Guests can even just rent out one bedroom. While the cottages are perfect for wedding parties, golf groups, family reunions or small business gatherings, they are also just right for a couple wanting a truly luxurious escape.

Staying True to the Vision

Designers Cindy Johnson and David Fritz of Johnson David Interiors in nearby Castle Rock strived to honor Penrose’s style and vision when selecting furnishings, artwork, window coverings, and every little detail for the interior. Indeed, the design bestows a true sense of nostalgia. One can imagine families in yesteryear dress having delectable Fourth of July barbecues on the patios, with kids dripping wet from water balloon fights and kites blowing in the wind. “I dwelt on Penrose’s exposure to the European rooted, American handmade cottage-style of the 1920s and then evolved that notion to meet today’s needs and expectations,” explains Galyean. “The vocabulary features painted trim, simple wood floors,

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uncomplicated patterns, black iron, handmade tile and, of course, at The Broadmoor, always fabulous views, style and color.” When she was first asked to design the cottages’ interiors, Johnson also looked to Julie and Spencer Penrose and their original cottage plans and blueprints. “The definition of a cottage, to me, is a simple one-story dwelling, representing a ‘simpler way of life,’” she says. “While today’s technology forces us to think only in terms of productivity, leanness and speed, many of us have begun to pull in the reins, re-explore our goals, challenge our assumptions, and seek a lifestyle that captures a strong sense of coherence and tradition—a lifestyle that is uncluttered and unhurried.” Johnson and Fritz have collaborated with Galyean on Broadmoor projects for some 11 years. “The concept of how the cottages would break out was TAG’s,” explains Johnson. Designing the interiors took about a year, and involved a great deal of research and exploration. Custom fabrics and textiles were designed and ordered from F. Schumacher and Co., integrat-

ing The Broadmoor’s classic color scheme into the cottage color pallet of Colorado sky blue, Cheyenne Mountain Red (on every front door,) and Fairway Green with accents of cottage gray and yellow. Arriving at the cottages, one is struck by the large inviting patios, each with wicker rockers and teak chairs and tables. On a cool Colorado evening, guests love to sit outside with a soft candle and a drink, going over the day’s successes on the courts or course. Then, one sees the unobtrusive signs on the cottage buildings, each named for one of The Broadmoor’s board of directors. Entering, the high-trestle woodbeamed ceilings are accented with handsome custom hand-forged iron chandeliers made by International Ironworks. Over the reclaimed oak floors, subtly colored hand-knotted wool area rugs were also custommade, by Couristan, highlighting the soft colors of the embroidered wallpaper and the painted millwork. The designers knew from the beginning that they would use prints of Penrose’s original linen blueprints in each

The Broadmoor Magazine 2011-2012  

The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...

The Broadmoor Magazine 2011-2012  

The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...