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excellence by consistently Situated on approximately 4 lush acres, Denver’s premier luxury estate, comprising 30,000 square feet, includes 6 bedrooms and 13 baths in the main house, plus 2 bedrooms and 4 baths in the guest cottage. Sitting pristinely in a gated community across from Cherry Hills Country Club, the architecture, quality, design and craftsmanship are unrivaled. In addition to the 30,000 square feet of indoor living space, balconies, verandas and terraces contribute an additional 6,000 square feet of outdoor space suitable for year-round use. The home’s notable features include a conservatory imported from England, 18 furnaces providing gas thermal heating and cooling, a golf simulator, 2-lane regulation bowling alley, professional fitness center, indoor sports court, wine grotto, reserve red wine cellar, 7-plus-car garage and a 65-foot palatial swimming pool gallery. Co-listed with Chuck Gargotto.
providing the greatest
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A true native of Denver, Sandy attended the
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financial and personal events in their lives.
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best interest is indicative of her strong client base, This exceptional property presented a rare opportunity to own an urban masterpiece with clean lines blending harmoniously with traditional influences. No expense was spared in a complete rebuild of the 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home comprising approximately 10,177 square feet. Proudly situated at the end of a peaceful, secluded 1.27-acre site in the prestigious Polo Club, the owner created a setting ready to compete with larger sites in the suburbs. Nano doors at the rear of the home give way to stunning outdoor living spaces featuring 2 grand fire pits and a 50-foot pool with a spa/hot tub. Co-listed with Chuck Gargotto.
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INSPIRING MIND ANDREA MONATH SCHUMACHER
Over the past two decades, designer Andrea Monath Schumacher’s name has become synonymous with spaces that fearlessly embrace color, pattern and texture. Ahead of the release of her debut monograph, Vibrant Interiors: Living Large at Home, Luxe sat down with the Denver-based talent to discuss how she makes striking interiors feel livable and timeless. andreaschumacherinteriors.com What drives you to create interiors so full of color and life? I have always embraced that bold style because I feel like we’re on this planet for such a short time, so why not live in
a space that makes you smile, has a sense of humor and lets you live your largest life? How does a maximalist design style bring interest to a space? When you sit in a room that’s full of eye candy and texture and pattern-play, and it’s representative of you and your travels and your life, it sparks conversation— and it just feels good. Do clients ever ask you to design more pared-down spaces? Absolutely. I’ve had plenty of clients ask for a design that’s super neutral, and I’ll say, “Okay, but we’re still going to layer it.” Many of the spaces in the book illustrate how you can choose neutrals for your fixed finishes and bring in the color and pattern with art and rugs and pillows, so it’s easy to transform when you’re ready for something new.
ONE RIVER NORTH
Add another boldface name to the list of architecture firms making their mark on the Denver skyline. This time it’s Beijing- and Los Angelesbased Mad Architects, whose biophilic design for the One River North residential tower is set to transform the RiNo Art District upon its debut in late 2023. The 16-story structure—Mad’s third U.S. project to break ground—is defined by what appears to be a 10-story crack spreading across its glass curtain wall, from which a verdant landscape of plants and water features bursts forth. The 13,352-square-foot chasm, which residents can explore via a four-story hiking trail, evokes Colorado’s varied biomes with landscapes created by Davis Partnership. Foothills fill levels six through nine, while slot canyons occupy the balconies from floors 10 through 16. An alpine plateau reigns on the rooftop, where a garden, pool, spa and terrace suggest a high country lake scene. “There’s nothing comparable in the United States,” says Kevin Ratner, chief development officer for the Max Collaborative, one of the project’s developers. themaxcollaborative.com/one-river-north
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TREND WATCH TILE FILE
Styles come and go, but some decorative tiles enjoy the spotlight time and again. Kirsten Schmit, president of Colorado tile mecca Decorative Materials, shares three surface trends coming on strong this year—and the manufacturers making them look better than ever. decorativematerials.com
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There’s no clearer sign that 1970s ski culture is making a comeback than this year’s debut of the A-Frame Club, a hotel brand that has brought its namesake architecture to Old Town Winter Park with 31 new guest cabins tucked among two wooded acres along the Fraser River. Designed inside and out by Oregon-based Skylab Architecture for Zeppelin Development and built using prefabrication strategies, these aren’t your parents’ A-frames. The 450-square-foot accommodations provide flexible floorplans and a design that mixes midcentury modern details with nostalgic nods to ski lodges of yore. Cedar-paneled walls and custom millwork provide a warm backdrop for bespoke Malm fireplaces and vintage furnishings, while tall windows frame the views—which Skylab made all the more impressive by setting the cabins atop low piers. “The concept is to provide a modern take on A-frame ski lodging while touching lightly on the land,” says project architect Conor Wood. A network of boardwalks links the structures to one another and to a 9,190-square-foot lodge, where a saloon and restaurant celebrate that other mainstay of American ski culture: après. aframeclub.com
“Colorado is seeing an influx of people from all over the world, and they’re pushing the envelope when it comes to mosaics,” Schmit says. Her favorites include New Ravenna’s collaboration with wallpaper studio Gracie (shown right), for which five hand-painted designs were translated into exquisite glass mosaics, and Akdo’s Beacon line, which achieves the depth, movement and character of stained glass. Onyx France’s natural stone Chaplin mosaic may seem simpler but takes on a dramatic quality on the wall, she explains.
TILES WITH A STORY “Knowing the story behind a tile creates a deeper connection to the material,” reflects Schmit. New Ravenna’s Femme & Function collection in dolomite, glazed basalt and marble takes pattern cues from textiles and pottery made by female artists throughout history, from ancient Japanese shibori-dyed fabrics to traditional quilts. Colorado’s own Delta Brick & Climate Company prevents sediment build-up in the Paonia Reservoir from harming the downstream ecosystem by using it to make vibrantly glazed clay tile, pavers and brick. And Artistic Tile’s polychromatic Moon Cosmati stone tiles (at left) pay tribute to the mosaics installed across Europe during the Middle Ages by the Roman Cosmati family.
VINTAGE REVIVAL “Old colors and patterns are back in style, modernized and reinvented,” Schmit adds. “Zellige tiles have been in Morocco forever, but they’re a fresh alternative to classic subway tiles.” Those square pink tiles lining grandma’s bathroom are back too. “Portland-based Pratt + Larson did a gorgeous color study with its new pink glazes ranging from light pinks to sherbets and making appearances on field tiles, textured tiles and mosaics,” she notes. But the retro tile flying off the sample rack the fastest, she says, is Spanish manufacturer Ceramicas Aparici’s Art-Deco Black Spritz tile (at right), which captures the glamour of the Roaring ’20s.
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From sumptuous libraries and new entertaining essentials to cherished collections, Luxe explores the new meaning of home base and personal pursuits.
AS LIBRARIES CLIMB TO THE TOP OF CLIENTS’ WISH LISTS, DESIGNERS RESPOND WITH ARRESTING ROOMS FOR MORE THAN JUST READING. W R I T T E N BY M A I L E P I N G E L
Designers have long delighted in creating home libraries. In fact, legendary decorator Dorothy Draper even encouraged the idea among her bibliophile clientele. “Don’t hesitate to start a library, a collection of books on any subject that interests you is a joy to have!” remarked Draper. But today’s libraries serve as more than just a refuge for reading—they are spaces to gather with family and entertain guests. Ranging from studious to swank, libraries can project a
refined spirit or a joyful energy. Whether you prefer books, magazines or reading on your favorite device, a library provides “a different environment within the home,” explains designer Michael Aiduss. “It’s about shutting the rest of the world off, collecting your thoughts and feeling a sense of relaxation.” But designer Joe Lucas warns playfully: be ready to shop as it always takes more books to fill a library than one anticipates!
“ We turned this Charlotte, North Carolina, living room into a snug library, but it’s really like a family room. Wood builtins and gold-flecked red wallpaper feel unexpected, while a hidden bar makes it a great place to have drinks with guests or simply enjoy the cozy atmosphere.” –BARRIE BENSON, BARRIE BENSON INTERIOR DESIGN
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“ Adding a little whimsy, like the velvet tête-à-tête in the middle of this Los Altos, California, library, makes the space feel fun, plus there’s a games table for the kids and a pair of wing chairs for the adults. It shifts the center of focus away from the kitchen to create a place where this family of readers can relax together.” –ANN LOWENGART, ANN LOWENGART INTERIORS
“ Give your library a more modern vibe with a pretty paint color—try picking a shade from a book spine and add pull-out shelves to create an extra work surface. To enliven the stone fireplace in an Agoura Hills, California, library, we used a scratch-resistant semi-gloss paint.” – JOE LUCAS, LUCAS STUDIO, INC.
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“It’s all about creating an enveloping ambiance with comfortable places to sit, beautiful lighting and good acoustics to quiet any noise. Books help to create an alluring atmosphere, but don’t forget to think about a ‘wow’ factor and scale, too—like the large antique globe we used in this Greenwich, Connecticut, library—as well as displaying collections that resonate with you.”
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YSL Lexicon: An ABC of the Fashion, Life, and Inspirations of Yves Saint Laurent Edited by Martina Mondadori and Stephan Janson Its publication timed to commemorate Yves Saint Laurent’s first runway show 60 years ago, the new tome, edited by Cabana founder Martina Mondadori and designer Stephan Janson, a co-curator of the current pan-Paris exhibition, Yves Saint Laurent Aux Musées, explores the many facets of YSL’s life through a playful exploration of words. “Our book,” write Mondadori and Janson, “seeks to offer a series of evocations in the form of an alphabet, using the words he liked, those which had a particular meaning for him.” Taking on the people, places and concepts that inspired the designer are a host of high-profile contributors including Hamish Bowles on Haute Couture and Marian McEvoy on Jardin Majorelle. Illustrating the book are images from YSL’s archive, set against lavish textiles in truly iconic style. rizzoliusa.com
By Andrea Monath Schumacher “I poured through my portfolio and chose exclusive projects— it felt like the right time to show them,” says the designer of her debut book. Colorful inspiration abounds, along with Monath Schumacher’s helpful design tips: faux bois cut velvet elevates a beachy vibe, while a red front door encourages good luck and positive energy. “I want readers to be inspired to live large at home, and this book shows them where, and how, to take risks.” gibbs-smith.com
Lotusland Forward by Marc Appleton Only an opera singer could envision a garden as theatrical as the famed Lotusland in Montecito, California, and Ganna Walska’s botanical masterpiece—featuring more than 3,400 plants— has been captivating visitors for 30 years. “Hers was obsessive botanical collecting,” writes architect Marc Appleton. Featuring photographs by Lisa Romerein, Lotusland is a verdant treat for anyone enchanted by gardens. rizzoliusa.com
Portugal: The Cookbook By Leandro Carreira In chef Leandro Carreira’s new cookbook, the Londonbased chef pays homage to the culinary history of his native Portugal. Featuring some 550 recipes, Carreira shares dishes from across his homeland, including Alentejostyle gazpacho, Algarvian seafood dishes and macaroons from a 13th-century convent. Recipes also include insights into traditional cookware, like the cataplana, a metal pot that originated in North Africa and is frequently used in Portuguese cooking. phaidon.com
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SCHUMACHER DEBUTS OUT-OF-THE-BOX DINING ROOM CLASSICS IDEAL FOR MODERN LIVING. W R I T T E N B Y M A R I O LÓ P E Z- C O R D E R O
Call it a revival of the highest order: When Schumacher created its Editions furniture line, the firm set out to bring back the iconoclastic approach of a bygone time. “We wanted to craft furniture with up-and-coming designers from around the globe to recreate the period around the mid-20th-century— a time when people like Charles and Ray Eames were breaking the mold with original pieces that weren’t just derivatives of old forms,” says creative director Dara Caponigro. “We were looking to curate fresh, authentic furniture that spoke to a dining experience where people want to linger.” Danish designer Charlotte Høncke took a hygge-centric approach, warming up a steel-framed chair with a cozy fabric back to create a cocoonlike atmosphere. “You feel like you’re snuggled into a nest,” says Caponigro. Høncke also devised a table marrying Scandi practicality with inspired details like a soft, curved edge apron. Salla Luhtasela and Wesley Walters, principals of the Helsinki-based firm Kaksikko, used wood to fashion pieces that combine urbanity with country house ease—a yin-yang match adaptable to many homes. Take their Mokki chair, available in a range of painted finishes, its upholstered seat and rail allow for endless customization. The duo’s reinterpretation of a farmhouse table
The Editions collection by Schumacher includes, clockwise from top, the Mokki chair and dining table by Kaksikko, designer Charlotte Høncke’s Puffin chair and the Rocco chair by Moving Mountains, all of which sit in front of Porter Teleo’s Binary wallcovering.
packs subtle upgrades into a deceptively simple design where every detail counts. When Syrette Lew of Brooklyn-based Moving Mountains was tasked with crafting an upholstered piece, she went sexy. The designer conceived a curving dining chair with pieced panels that highlight its geometry while allowing for versatility in other spaces of the home. “It would work equally well in the living room,” says Caponigro. Her table design, meanwhile, crafted from two pieces of
solid wood, embodies the gravity-defying proportions and poetry of sculpture. What all the pieces have in common is a dedication to quality, ecologically sourced materials that are expertly crafted. There’s nothing remotely “mass” about them. “They’re not rolling off a factory floor somewhere,” Schumacher’s creative director notes. “Each piece will be numbered as an edition and made by hand in Italy.” Now that’s a revival worth waiting for. fschumacher.com
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For Keeps DESIGNER MALLY SKOK REFLECTS ON THE TREASURED COLLECTION OF OYSTER PLATES AMASSED AT HER CAPE COD HOME.
Just down the road from our house overlooking Buzzards Bay in West Falmouth, Massachusetts, is an amazing antiques barn. It was there, 25 years ago, when I found three beautiful hand-painted oyster plates. I didn’t purposefully set out to start a collection, but I fell in love with them instantly, and the rest is history. My mother taught me to love houses, and to layer them. Things don’t have to be terribly expensive to be special. If you love something, buy it and put it on a shelf—that’s sort of our family motto. I buy what appeals to me in the moment, and that’s how the process of collecting starts organically. If something is meaningful to you—if it speaks to your heart—it doesn’t matter what it is. That’s how you end up with an authentic collection. Slowly but surely, my collection has grown over the years, and I’m running out of room to display it. Soon I’ll need to build an addition onto the house just for my oyster plates! When I arrive each summer, I spend several hours wandering from room to room, gazing upon these objects imbued with so many memories. Being back on the Cape marks the beginning of lazy days and good times spent with family and friends. That is what this house, and my collection, symbolizes to me. I’ve been collecting for a quarter of a century—too many pieces to count!— but those first three plates I found in the antiques barn down the road are still my favorite. I have warned everyone in my family: They can break anything in this house, even my heart, but not my oyster plates.
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CHRISTOPHER PEACOCK Christopher Peacock introduces his Hudson Collection. A clean aesthetic with special details, hardware and material selections, this more modern style is perfect for an urban apartment or a large contemporary, suburban home. Custom colors and hardware finishes available. peacockhome.com
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POOL DAYS AHEAD Clockwise from top: Float 1: Samarkand in Indigo on Sky by Peter Dunham / hollywoodathome.com. Mauritius in Ivory/Multi by Sanderson / zoffany.com. Jinx in Peony and Pool / thibautdesign.com. Float 2: Palmetto in Flamingo / suzannetuckerhome.com. Float 3: Plumeria in Lagoon / jimthompsonfabrics.com. Batam in Orange by Manuel Canovas / cowtan.com. Starburst in Raspberry/Pink by Peter Dunham / hollywoodathome.com. Float 4: Mosaic in Aqua / suzannetuckerhome.com. Highlight II Remix / sunbrella.com. Namur in Lemon by Jasper Furniture & Fabrics / johnrosselli.com.
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The more comfortable a space is, the more it will be used. This is an adage touted by many a knowledgeable interior designer, but it isn’t always applied to the open air. That is, unless Lloyd Flanders is involved. “This is why we focus on durability meets luxuriousness,” says Jessie Flanders, the company’s vice president of marketing. “Inexpensive outdoor pieces will last a year or two, but high-end furniture can endure for decades, with minimal maintenance and a superior level of comfort.” And, the brand has collections to suit nearly any aesthetic, from contemporary to Hamptons chic and the Southern in feel. But when it comes to the design concept, Jessie has another bit of advice: “A cohesive indoor-outdoor flow can be achieved through consistency in
“These days, outdoor living means more than the occasional weekend get-together. This is where we relax, entertain and enjoy family time.”
color palette, materials or furniture shapes. A drastic change will make the spaces seem divided, so it’s best to stick with a common theme.”
SECRET TO LONGEVITY: LLOYD LOOM “Our proprietary Lloyd Loom® wicker is a natural fiber wicker fabric with long-lasting, high-performance Durium polyester coating for outdoor durability and flexibility,” Jessie says. “The continuous weave avoids burrs and cracking and eliminates visible material ends. It won’t fade over time due to sun exposure or rain and is available in 20 custom finishes.” Not to mention, Lloyd Loom products can be completely repainted to alter the look later. “Lloyd Loom offerings are handcrafted to be heirloom pieces that are passed down for generations.”
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Top The Southport collection’s separate frame and loom panel finish options encourage design creativity. Here, it is featured in Hickory and Sea Glass for the dining area and Hickory and Ivory for the seating beyond the pool. Left This high-impact design from LDD Interiors pairs bold Lloyd Loom finishes (dining chairs in Denim and Terracotta, lounge chairs in Denim and sofa in Mink). Right New for 2022, the Solstice collection offers premium comfort in a sleek silhouette. Here, it is shown in the Ebony and French Beige finishes. Photography Top & Right Courtesy of Lloyd Flanders; Left Courtesy of LDD Interiors
Asked to share the latest favorites, Jessie points to color and creativity. “Consumers have access to an endless supply of design inspiration, and it has resulted in a love of customization, mixing and matching, and unique fabrics and finishes,” she says. “Our bolder finishes, like Peacock, Terracotta and Stillwater, are soaring in popularity.”
The Solstice collection features clean lines, a high back, and a sleek frame that enhances the European inspired design. The fully upholstered look, and contemporary comfort make for an outdoor collection that will be enjoyed for generations.
The Southport collection features a sleek frame design, accented with a beveled extrusion that captures the classic loom panels. With the choice of color on both the frame and wicker insert one can customize to any outdoor space.
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Fresh Thinking Who: Wagner Kreusch @wagnerjk. Coordinates: London. Calling card: Graphic and sculptural, largely inspired by contemporary ikebana. Bloom beliefs: Floristry is a performance as much as it is a sculpture. My goal is to highlight the relationship between humans and nature. Current inspiration: Leaves. Memorable moment: Anything that involves teaching. Manifesting: Arranging flowers on one of Magdalene Odundo’s beautiful ceramics. Other passions: Walking, traveling and coffee. When in doubt: Leave it out.
Clockwise from top right: Fence Fabric in Crepe by Mark Cunningham / $148 per yard / markedny.com. Island Capri Melbourne Hat / $134 / lornamurray.com.au. Savoy Classic Circle Field Tile / Price upon request / annsacks.com.. Vasum Yellow and Pink Round Vase by Tacchini / $970 / artemest.com. Teak Mosaic TV Cupboard / $2,559 / ethnicraft.com. Blossom Modern Vine Chandelier / From $3,515 / hammerton.com.
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Clockwise from top right: Etta Fabric in Spring by Imogen Heath / Price upon request / studiofournyc.com. Medium Resin Pearl Stack Vase in Aqua / $180 / dinosaurdesigns.com. Demetria Belt by Daphne Descends / $320 / emporiosirenuse.com. Side Table in Negroni and Coffee Table in Lemon / $320 and $680 / wiggleroom.furniture. Personalized Mission Discollection Notebook by MH Studios / $200 / modaoperandi.com. Filo Floor Lamp in Eastern Coral / Price upon request / foscarini.com. Bund Rug in Aurelian / Price upon request / meridastudio.com.
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ID: TJ McGrath @tjmcgrathdesign. Where: Plainfield, New Jersey. Personal style: Constance Spry meets Andy Warhol. Approach: Sustainable design that inspires and feels impactful and dimensional with a limited floral recipe. Wish list: Develop a floral design curriculum in schools. Favorite flower: If I had to pick, Aquilegia. Rule to break: All of them. Words to live by: Take a step back. On the agenda: Demonstrations for the Slow Flowers Summit at Stone Barns Center.
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Clockwise from top right: Embroidered Scalloped Dinner Napkin in Green / $60 / aerin.com. Swivel Picture Wall Light with Rattan Shade / $1,500 / soane.co.uk. Tall Murano Glass Candlestick in Lavender by Davide Fuin / $650 / marchsf.com. Great Check Window Seat / $2,673 / salvesengraham.com. Cane Lounge Chair / From $1,647 / woodard-furniture.com. Manisa Rug in Pink Multi / Price upon request / pattersonflynn.com. Ramatuelle Dinner Plate in Green Bamboo / From $222 / zdgofficial.com. Kitten Heel Mule in Green Suede / $545 / lemondeberyl.com.
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Name: Madison Hartley @hart_floral. Homebase: Portland, Oregon. Floral style: An elevated simplification of the seasons. Design ethos: Capturing a moment in time in a single vase. Dream project: Permanent, site-specific work—something that can evolve over time. Inspiration du jour: Forest lichen and dew drops catching in cobwebs or on branches. Highlight reel: I made my own floating vases for an event—it was stimulating. Mantra: Simplify. What’s on the horizon: New vases available for purchase.
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OMBRE EFFECT London-based design brand Shore, known for producing rugs and mats in a kaleidoscope of hues, is expanding its range of indoor-outdoor furnishings. The Chroma Stool, seen here in Lemon Grass and Tropic Sunset, is woven from silicone cord and available in seven vibrant gradients. Though this tactile perch may be far from home, it holds its own next to an eye-catching mural by Emmy Star Brown. shorerugs.com
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LOUNGE AROUND Bauhaus-trained American architect and furniture designer Michael van Beuren may have crafted the original San Miguel Lounge Chair in 1941, but its cradling curves, sleek lines and Latin American roots continue to attract designers and collectors today. Available in a variety of wood and strapping combinations through Luteca, and currently on display at Miami’s Museum of Art and Design, this iroko wood and webbed nylon version turns up the heat alongside a dynamic mural by Rafael de Cárdenas gracing the Wynwood Building. luteca.com
SUNNY OUTLOOK Douse your outdoor oasis with eye-popping color by way of glossy cast-resin planters and stools, available in six electric hues from home furnishings emporium Made Goods. The organic form of the oversized Abria planter, shown in Marigold, is inspired by ocean waves, while the versatile Murni stools, in Watermelon, exude mod tropical vibes when set against a Danielle Hein–designed mural. madegoods.com
MASTER CRAFTER Ralph Pucci International’s Positano chair, showcased in front of London-based artist Will Gates’ street art, is the creation of French designer, artist and architect Patrick Naggar. The creative multi-hyphenate first joined the illustrious studio in 1995 as its inaugural furniture artist-in-residence, where he continues to produce imaginative furnishings across mediums. Naggar draws inspiration from Roman and Greek antiquities, as is evidenced by the sled legs on his resin-fiberglass chair design. The piece is first sketched, then formed from clay and cast from a mold before being finished by hand. ralphpucci.com
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RETRO REDUX Inspired by barbeque grills, Spanish design duo Alberto Sánchez and Eduardo Villalón of Mut Design went back to the basics when developing the aptly named Grill chairs for Diabla, a Spanish outdoor furniture brand founded in 2018. The stackable, aluminum powder-coated frame makes for perfect patio seating and comes in seven distinct shades, including this cheeky pink version that harmonizes with a lush and verdant scene painted by multimedia artist Jacquie Comrie. diablaoutdoor.com
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Known for elegant homes that are bold, bright and cutting edge, the Laura U Design Collective makes everything from a new build to a full renovation to a room refresh an effortless adventure. “In 2020, I decided to evolve the firm once more when I asked Gina Elkins to come onboard as our creative director,” Umansky says. “This has allowed us to not only broaden our
design aesthetic and client services, but began the Laura U Design Collective’s next chapter, our exciting expansion into Colorado.”
DESIGN IDEALS “Gina and I share a love of architecture and design that began at a young age when our families each built a new home,” Umansky shares. “That mutual passion for crafting curated spaces
where people can grow together and create wonderful memories is at the very heart of what we do and it defines our design philosophy, which values beauty, comfort, performance and wellness. As working moms, Gina and I understand the importance of functional spaces and furnishings that can withstand the wear and tear of kiddos and pets, while remaining warm, welcoming and timeless.”
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH DESIGN In collaboration with presenting partner, Monogram, the Laura U Design Collective is honored to present the Mountain Lane Show House (mountainlaneshowhouse.com), which will celebrate its grand opening this month and benefit the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. “This is the first show house experience ever hosted in this area,” says Umansky. “Built in 1995, the four-bedroom, three and a half-bath home is located just north of Snowmass Village and features jaw-dropping views of the Continental Divide. Having never been updated before, the Laura U Design Collective team has completely transformed both the interior and exterior of the Mountain Lane residence and made it truly magnificent.”
Top This Aspen residence’s superb location had a strong influence on its design, which blends the traditional rusticism of a lodge with the modern style of an urban pied-à-terre. Bottom Lightening the foyer of this classic mountain home created a bright, shimmering showcase for the old-world elegance of the existing door, trim and bench. Opposite Warm and welcoming, this Viscaino living room’s neutral shades allow the eye to concentrate on its aesthetic masterpieces, while the serpentine sofa invites family and friends to gather in comfort and style. Photography Top & Bottom by Mountain Home Photo; Opposite by Amy Bartlam
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Verdant Paradise A DESIGNER’S HISTORIC MIAMI HOME PROVIDES A STUNNING BACKDROP FOR ENTERTAINING. W R I T T E N A N D P R O D U C E D BY K AT H R Y N G I V E N P H O T O G R A P H Y BY K R I S TA M B U R E L LO
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Growing up in sunny Miami, designer Constanza Collarte walked through dozens of orange groves on her way to school each day— all part of the charm found in this once-sleepy city by the sea. Fast forward a few years, and a couple more high-rise buildings later, a booming metropolis was born. But Collarte always knew she would one day return to her roots. After spending years living in New York and abroad, a 1930s Mediterranean-style residence in Coconut Grove—complete with a breathtaking outdoor area—ultimately lured her back home again. collarte.co What an amazing oasis! We like to think of it as our secret garden. Having a lush, enclosed outdoor space has made all the difference, especially recently! We spend all our time out here, whether we are having family over for dinner or hanging by the pool with our kids. One of the home’s selling points was the Fernando Wong– designed landscaping, and while we have added a few plantings here and there, his vision has remained. Constanza Collarte, founder of Collarte Interiors, sits outside her Coconut Grove abode near Miami. The table is set with a Zojora tablecloth and glasses, Penny Morrison plates, Laguiole flatware and flowers by Parrish Designs.
“ I love when materials are truly authentic. Much like ourselves, they should have a life and age over time.” – C O N S TA N Z A C O L L A R T E
What about the interiors? As much as we live outdoors, our kitchen is the most heavily trafficked room, and we really tried to maximize the layout when the house was redesigned. It took a lot of planning, but the space is now open and filled with light from the doors leading out to the yard. The ‘back workings’ of the room, like the fridge, bar, pantry and storage, are also in one general area to allow for flow and functionality, which is key. Talk to us about the materials. Different layers and textures in a kitchen can add a lot. We worked with an amazing millworker who wire-brushed the cabinetry for a subtle effect. Everything from the creamy countertops to the pale wood has a hint of lilac, which is a nice connecting thread. On a trip to Morocco, I fell in love with Zellige tile—its imperfections and the way light plays off the surface—so we used them for the bar backsplash.
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What’s your entertaining ethos? It’s all about indoor-outdoor living. We do a lot of entertaining alfresco—we even had my sister’s wedding out here! I’m a big collector, and I like to pick up little trinkets when I’m traveling, like salt cellars or textiles, to use on the table. The key to entertaining, for me, is continuously mixing and matching pieces. I must admit, we have a lot of the same people over, so I keep it fresh by using pieces in different ways, but the idea is to make it look effortless and easy. Tell us about the table. The exterior really informs my choices. Everything is green and lush outside, so it’s nice to throw this floral pink tablecloth down to play off the bright camelia flowers in bloom. My grandmother’s delicate embroidered napkins and bright glasses add a sweet note, but the Penny Morrison plates are really the highlight. I lived in London for a while and became quite obsessed with all those charming British prints and patterns! The kitchen features cabinetry and millwork by Hector and Hector, Sub-Zero refrigeration and a Wolf range. Dornbracht faucets are paired with Amerisink basins, while tiles from clé decorate the bar backsplash.
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In Paul T. Liistro’s Westport, Connecticut, garden—which he has designed, installed and tended to over the past three decades—a metal gazebo provides an immersive late afternoon perch to enjoy the bucolic setting. “I like to sit and watch the sun go down between the trees,” he says. “The whole complexion of the garden changes.”
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FAMILY AFFAIR “Chartreuse is my absolute favorite color,” effuses designer Samantha Liistro. A frequent staple across her interiors and personal wardrobe, it’s also the color of chamaecyparis trees that ring the Westport, Connecticut, garden, that her father, Paul T. Liistro, has lovingly cultivated over the past 35 years. A healthcare executive, sailor and self-taught landscape designer, Paul has poured his insatiable curiosity for the natural
world into this most resplendent of gardens. “When we purchased the property, I felt like Huckleberry Finn when he says he’s giving up on civilization and heading into the territory,” says Paul. Upon surveying the land—a virgin expanse of grass, forest and stream—he began sketching, and, like a tree taking root, the plot has since revealed itself in chapters. An all-pink rose garden (replete with a plumbed stone wall and dryad fountain) was inspired by the Elizabeth Park Conservancy in Hartford, snow-white Magnolia trees nod to Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue and a tidy pea gravel pavilion dotted with ornamental fountains and a table for two perpetuates a treasured memory. “I lived in Paris, near the
Luxembourg Gardens, while studying abroad at Parsons,” shares Samantha. When Paul came to visit at the end of the term, she knew just where to take him. “We were so inspired by all the lovely pools and places to sit. On the flight home, he took out his notebook and we began to sketch our own version.” Samantha fondly dubs the setting her “favorite place in the world,” and credits her father’s handiwork for much of her own approach to color and pattern. Recently, Paul and his wife Brenda hired their daughter to design a new first-floor addition housing a sumptuous primary bedroom suite. There, through an enormous picture window, Samantha has framed her father’s garden like a painting. samanthaliistro.com
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CARVING A PATH Upon visiting his clients’ Woodside, California, property—a former equestrian farm with the beaten down dirt to prove it—landscape architect James Lord’s mission became clear. First, nurse the land back to health. Second, establish a thriving meadow. Along the way, a dreamy patchwork of soft rush, little bluestem and silver grass began to materialize. To enjoy the bounty, Lord, alongside partners Roderick Wyllie and Geoff di Girolamo, envisioned a series of crushed gravel footpaths undulating through the meadow like a soft breeze. Beyond providing the clients with their own parklike setting for daily strolls, the exuberant plant life has prompted the husband to embrace time-lapse photography, documenting such ephemera as the unfurling of cactus flowers. This luxuriant slowing, Lord believes, is imperative to mental health. “We blab on about the benefits of biophilia, but it’s all true! The alpha waves are going crazy when you’re out in nature,” he says. “This garden is curated with a spirit of delight and discovery, but there’s great calmness to it, too. It’s a world of its own.” sdisf.com
Highlights of the garden include meandering meadow paths (top), water features evocative of the property’s agricultural roots—like a trough-inspired reflecting pool (left)—and draught-tolerant cactuses and succulents (above).
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“We were trying to create a bit of magic within the landscape—to invite imagination and play,” shares landscape architect Ed Hollander of this Southampton, New York, property. Inspired by the clients’ vibrant brood of young children, Hollander and residential studio director Melissa Reavis drew plans for a multi-faceted, experiential garden where sculptures seemingly dart amongst allées of pleached linden trees, a pollinator meadow teaming with joe-pye weed draws butterflies, and a life-sized chessboard offers entertainment, function and a focal point. A custom creation of sandstone and granite squares (in collaboration with the home’s interior designer Kelly Behun), the board easily morphs into a stylish party pavilion—the perfect springboard for a Gatsby-esque stroll through the fantasia beyond. “Everything is meant to be uncovered along a walk through this garden,” says Reavis. “Each time you turn a corner, a surprise is revealed.” hollanderdesign.com
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POWER PLAYERS: REAL ESTATE The domestic renaissance that’s taken place over the past few years is rooted in a desire for more and better indoor and outdoor living space, and for properties that offer flexibility for families who have embraced working, studying and entertaining at home. This has resulted in an unprecedented real estate boom and an intensely competitive marketplace. That is where the most highly skilled real estate professionals come in, as they help their clients navigate myriad challenges and realize their dreams. Inside this special Power Players section, readers will meet some of the most accomplished movers and shakers in the industry, share their insights and see the exclusive properties they represent.
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More than ever before, discerning buyers seeking the majesty of wide-open spaces and the luxury amenities of a world-class ski area are viewing Steamboat Springs as ‘the’ resort community in which to design and build a home. Because of the current challenges faced when building a home, communities that offer in-house design-build services are in high demand. This is where Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club takes the lead. Not only is authentic luxury the name of the game, but their team’s exceptional skills and hands-on approach means that designing and building the perfect mountain home won’t take multiple years. Bordered by the Steamboat resort and connected by a cart path to the Catamount Golf Club, Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club features 63, 5-acre homesites set in a wildlife preserve. Ski-in/ski-out access at the Ranch’s
Currently, Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club is offering 3 custom market homes and a limited number of 5-acre homesites available for purchase. The community’s in-house design-build team is on-site to allow the purchaser the opportunity to finish interior build-out of market homes, with completion estimated in spring of 2022. The photo above shows 33655 Bald Eagle Drive, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Listed at $5,695,000.
LUXURY ENVISIONED ANEW According to Suzanne Schlicht, senior vice president and director of sales, there is an interesting trend taking place in luxury real estate in Steamboat Springs and many resort markets across the country. “There is a notion of a new ‘world-class,’” she shares. “Gone are the days when luxury meant rubbing elbows with others at a white glove-serviced country club. Today, the luxury market is about seeking wide-open spaces, with room to roam. Authenticity is the name of the game.”
private social club and fly fishing on the property’s private stretch of the Yampa River are just a few of the many outstanding amenities.
“Ski-in/ski-out access and fly fishing on the Yampa are two of our favorite amenities.”
Top This secluded, transitional-style mountain home is the perfect basecamp for exploring the Ranch’s 900-acre preserve, private fly fishing on the Yampa River and accessing the exclusive Alpine Mountain Summit Club at the base area of Steamboat ski resort. Left Upland Preserve, with its distinguished entrance of monument pillars, features 13 homesites that are available in 2022, from $3,000,000.
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NOTABLE LISTING Seekers of luxury will find Aspen’s most extraordinary contemporary oasis at Star Mesa Grand. This impeccably designed estate is ideal for entertaining large, discerning groups and multigenerational retreats. It’s located on a breathtaking 35-acre property with every possible amenity, from hiking trails and 360degree mountain views to a pool and Jacuzzi, tennis court, patios, terraces and a fitness studio. Starting at $210,000 per week.
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You don’t have to believe in fate to recognize that certain buyers are an absolute perfect fit for a particular home. Karina Christensen, the owner and lead broker of
When asked what single thing can make or break the sale of a home, Christensen says unequivocally that presentation is key. Professional staging, which involves decorating, furnishing, and “setting the stage” for buyers, is the Denver Luxe Team’s magic ingredient. “When we bring in our staging team,” Christensen shares, “properties tend to go under contract in record time for a much higher price than our sellers expect.”
the Denver Luxe Team, is an expert in tracking down that buyer—the one who truly connects to a property—and in so doing, maximizes her clients’ returns. Christensen has been a real estate agent since 1995 and in 2014 founded the Denver Luxe Team. “Since then,” she says, “my team and I have developed unique marketing strategies that garner our clients on average a 30-percent-higher net return.” Christensen’s team also offers clients a concierge experience, plus extensive market savvy that earns the Denver Luxe Team not only return clients, but also lasting friendships and a business that is over 90-percent referral based. Their specialty? Helping clients determine which area is right for them, from Denver and Summit County to Vail and Aspen.
Top Lovers of open skies, mountainous backyards, and unmitigated luxury experiences will find themselves at home in this magnificent Aspen retreat. Bottom The Star Mesa Grand boasts a stunning, fully equipped chef’s kitchen, with state-of-the-art appliances, marble countertops and plenty of space to entertain over 12 guests. Photography Cuvée
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NOTABLE LISTING With peak mountain modern living on Winter Park’s main street, this Rendezvous Center flat is ideal for lovers of the outdoors. Indoor lovers will also appreciate the flowing, singlelevel open floor plan that offers both spaces for gathering and for private reflection and rejuvenation. The three-bedroom unit has elevator access and a two-car garage space. Listed at $1,329,000.
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Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice, just 70 miles from Denver lies a luxury community that’s home to a world-class ski resort, Colorado’s most extensive mountain trails and
“Families, retirees, second home buyers and everyone else, Rendezvous has something for you,” Koelbel says. “This beautiful valley is home to the fantastic Winter Park ski resort and countless trails for hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing. Nearby, there are great spots for fly fishing, three impeccable golf courses and Rocky Mountain National Park. Plus, Rendezvous stands out for its welcoming, authentic vibe and lower price point than other resort communities.”
unparalleled recreational offerings. Koelbel and Company’s Rendezvous community has transformed Winter Park with cabins, town houses and flats that allow residents to enjoy every conceivable Rocky Mountain adventure. Koelbel is Colorado’s longestoperating real estate company and, after 70 years, they have a fine-tuned vision of not only real estate, but also developing and home building. “Rendezvous homes are designed to serve a wide range of price points and personal preferences,” says Koelbel president Buz Koelbel. “And in 2020, we completed Rendezvous Center, which holds our sales and operations as well as the Winter Park Chamber’s Visitors Center. It has already won three prestigious design awards.”
Top Rendezvous offers several neighborhood trails, as well as Mary’s Pond, a stocked trout pond where residents can picnic or just enjoy the views. Left The new, state-ofthe-art Rendezvous Center is home to Winter Park’s Chamber of Commerce, the Rendezvous Sales Center and luxury townhomes. Right The Ramshorn cabins in Rendezvous were designed by acclaimed Oz Architecture, each with generous indoor-outdoor gathering spaces, soaring ceilings and mountain views.
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P OWER PL AYE R S: R E A L ES TAT E | COLOR ADO “On the eve of our 60th anniversary, we’d like to share our gratitude with the Colorado community for their loyalty and trust.”
NOTABLE LISTING This contemporary mountain dream home sits on 145 acres with spectacular views of the Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges. The property includes a stocked pond, picnic areas and hiking trails. The 14,419-square-foot home has an open floor plan with singular details such as 300-year-old Austrian wood trusses and Arrigoni hand-scraped reclaimedwood floors. Amenities include a separate caretaker home, state-of-the-art kitchen, movie theater, elevator and more. Listed at $29,750,000.
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The Colorado real estate market has gone through countless transformations in the past 60 years. But one real estate company has stood by their community through it all. Slifer Smith & Frampton (SSF) was founded in 1962, the same year as Vail Mountain. “Our founders came together to create the No. 1 real estate company in the Vail Valley,”
CONSERVING COLORADO Slifer Smith & Frampton is committed to the careful stewardship of their mountain communities. Their flagship office in the heart of Vail Village is Actively Green Certified and many of their development projects focus on green initiatives. They have also made the switch to PuRE with Holy Cross Energy, which uses all renewable energy to power their offices.
says SSF marketing coordinator Heather Bailey. “In recent years, we’ve grown into Summit County, the Roaring Fork Valley and Denver.” SSF’s team includes more than 240 brokers who, with an average of 20 years of experience, have the knowledge and local expertise to help clients navigate the competitive luxury real estate market. Bailey adds, “With more homes over the million-dollar price point than ever before, SSF brokers have their fingers on the pulse of the market and are here for you every step of the way.”
Top SSF’s Slifer House welcomes clients with unsurpassed style and state-of-the-art function. Left The Coloradan Office is a sophisticated loft space that reflects the discerning tastes of SSF’s Denver clientele. Right Discover the best of Rocky Mountain living at SSF’s cozy and inviting Keystone Office. Photography Top by Ric Stovall; Left by Tahvory Bunting; Right by Harold Caceres
Advantage, Slifer. From the historic streets of Aspen, through the high country communities of Eagle and Summit Counties, to the bustling neighborhoods of Denver, no team defines Colorado real estate like Slifer Smith & Frampton. Our teams of incomparably experienced real estate professionals live and work all across this beautiful state and have for more than 60 years. It’s just one reason we are proud to have the best brokers, properties, and clients in the business.
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Checks & Balances Designed in harmony with its surroundings, the palette of this Colorado Springs home is peppered with high-contrast moments.
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Architecture: Jane Snyder, Mosaic Architects & Interiors Interior Design: Devon Tobin, Duet Design Group Landscape Architecture: Luke Sanzone, Marpa Landscape Architecture + Construction
omeowners Megghan and Jared St. Aubyn know a thing or two about designing dream houses. As experienced custom home builders, they’ve been down that road themselves before. “We’ve built several of our own residences,” Megghan says. “In each one, you make a mistake: You wish for a wider hallway or a bigger room. This time, finally, we nailed down what we really wanted.” Their purchase of a wooded 3-acre Colorado Springs site—with steep grades and views of Pikes Peak and the neighborhood golf course—fueled their imagination to create a warm, contemporary retreat for their family of five and two dogs. Though Jared directed the build himself, the duo called on a team of experts to respond to the lot’s challenges. First, architect Jane Snyder hand-sketched two different design schemes for the St. Aubyns. The trio then worked to blend concepts from each of them into a single design. On the punch list were expansive areas for entertaining, separate private and public spaces and a window-laden layout that maximizes the property’s awe-inspiring views. The plan accommodates a more unusual request too: a field house tucked on the side below the abode (to avoid interfering with any sight lines), next to the backyard’s AstroTurf lawn. It offers additional space for Jared, who is a high school football coach in addition to a builder, to host dinners for the team during the season. This guiding principle of hospitality informed every decision. “We love entertaining and having people in our house,” Megghan says. “It’s important to me that when guests walk in, they feel welcomed.” To create an appealing atmosphere, Snyder designed the home’s central volume as “a very thin and shallow glass box with a wing on each side.” As visitors approach, the architect explains, they see through it to the view beyond. Inside, the low-ceilinged, intimate entry gives way to a voluminous living-diningkitchen area under a lifted shed roofline which tilts up toward the view out back. “We really choreographed the way you experience the house,” Snyder adds. “It reveals itself slowly as you meander through.”
The exterior materials palette—a mixture of light stone, black metal trim, fascia and glass—also drives this vision, as it extends into the interior and creates a clear indoor-outdoor connection. Directional walls penetrate the structure, so the same stone that defines the façade serves as a backdrop for a sculptural floating staircase and the dining room. As befits a family who loves to host, interior designer Devon Tobin conceived spaces meant to bring people together. “The scale of the home is significant, but Megghan wanted the rooms to feel intimate,” Tobin says. “We chose sizable items to give each space a sense of coziness.” Megghan, assisted by a design consultant, chose many of the finishes herself; Tobin selected the artworks, furnishings, wallcoverings, accessories and striking light fixtures—such as the elegant bespoke chandelier inspired by aspen leaves that fills the floating staircase. “It’s large-scale, but it’s delicate and airy,” Tobin explains. “It bridges down into the space so that, as you ascend, you experience this gorgeous light all the way up.” On the main floor, the tonal palette pays homage to the home’s stunning surroundings. “There’s so much beauty, I just had to complement it as well as the architecture,” Tobin says. To wit, a pair of oversized sofas and matching chairs in muted hues—all from Thayer Coggin—encourage lingering beside the living room’s steel-and-stone fireplace. Nearby, a sleek Rifugio Modern kitchen with dark cabinets enhances the cozy aesthetic and adds a touch of timeless elegance. These interiors look out over a wooded scene shaped by landscape architect Luke Sanzone. “Our goal was to create a landscape that felt like it naturally belonged in this forest, all the while honoring the home’s contemporary architecture,” he recalls. The landscape and hardscape both become more sculptural closer to the home itself, with ornamental grasses providing structure while perennials in soft hues of silver, purple and white soften the look. For the St. Aubyns, their new home brings together everything they hoped to achieve. “I leaned on our architect and design team more than I ever have before, and it paid off in the end,” Megghan says with satisfaction. “There’s nothing here that I would change.”
An entryway pivot door reveals an arresting scene: A vivid abstract painting of a bear—part of homeowners Megghan and Jared St. Aubyn’s existing collection—flanked by an asymmetrical pair of sconces from Studio Como. A Shine By S.H.O bench shows off ombre velvet upholstery from Métaphores.
For the great room, architect Jane Snyder designed a voluminous space of windows and glass sliders, with soaring 14-foot ceilings. “We like to design big spaces that also feel cozy,” she says. Interior designer Devon Tobin achieved this vision with inviting Thayer Coggin sofas and chairs—each a matching set. Against the windows and flanking the fireplace is a set of sculptural chairs from the clients’ own collection; the marbleized accent table is from Arteriors. The canvas above the fireplace, a print by Paul Duncan purchased via Media Décor, slides away to reveal a television. Benjamin Moore’s Soft Chamois fills the walls.
Above: Anchoring the dining area is a two-sided steel fireplace. A raw-edge wood table from Taracea and Thayer Coggin chairs upholstered in a fabric from John Brooks provide an inviting spot for the homeowners to receive guests. Opposite: “We needed a grand chandelier here, but we didn’t want it to be ostentatious,” says Tobin of the space above the floating staircase. She worked with Alan Mizrahi Lighting to design a custom piece featuring handmade ceramic aspen leaves. A photograph of a buffalo by British artist David Yarrow looks on from the wall.
In the home’s game room, Tobin created several seating areas that encourage gathering. A lounge space features a curved Thayer Coggin sofa and armchairs from the St. Aubyns’ previous home, while the dining area includes a Roberta Schilling Collection table and Bernhardt chairs. Brightening the room are large-scale floor lamps from Arteriors.
Above: One of Tobin’s favorite rooms in the house, the serene main bedroom “really shows what good architecture, warm tones and textural elements can do,” she says. Rooster Socks Furniture & Design crafted the bed, which is layered with Signoria Di Firenze linens from Hoff Miller. At its foot, a custom-made bench by Ackerman & Sons serves a smart purpose: “The kids are required to dock their technology there at the end of the day,” Tobin explains. Opposite: The sleek primary bathroom gets an infusion of bold fun courtesy of draperies in a Jab Anstoetz fabric from Moda Antica. Crowning the tub is RH’s Boule De Cristal round chandelier.
Architecture: Kyle H. Webb, KH Webb Architects Interior Design: Greg Epstein, gne Architecture Home Builder: Derek Halter, Beck Building Company Landscape Architecture: Dennis Anderson, Dennis Anderson Landscape Architecture
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Pavers from Stone Source lead the way from this Vail Valley home’s downstairs gallery out to the terrace, separated by a floor-to-ceiling black-framed Zola sliding door. On the walls, a painting by David Huffman faces a mixed media work by Elias Sime. A sculpture by Pedro Reyes stands atop a pedestal by the pool.
or a couple from the Buckeye State, the siren song of Colorado had been playing on repeat ever since their purchase of a Vail-area vacation retreat over a decade ago. Fast forward to today, and Vail Valley plays host to their permanent mountain home, a newly built custom abode with expansive views and ample space to house their art collection. The duo approached the project with a clear vision: Nothing typically traditional, no pastiche, no “mountain modern.” They yearned for a concept that mixed contemporary and midcentury modern elements. And with that directive in mind, architect Kyle H. Webb delivered a fittingly artful abode. It took some doing, though, and a lot of thought. “They wanted something that was different but still belonged,” recalls Webb, who responded to their wishes with a design of board-formed concrete. “This house was sculpted on site, which is not usual here, but it’s an approach we often take.” The wife, a curator and art advisor, explains: “The light, the landscape and our art collection all impacted the way we configured both the interior and exterior of the house. We wanted something truly representative of our aesthetic, nestled within the landscape and giving equal mindfulness to the natural elements of the area and the art installed inside.” Working with project architect Stacey Goehring and builder Derek Halter, Webb devised a three-story home with sight lines out to nearby New York Mountain and Gold Dust Peak (the house is “aimed” at the latter, he notes). With the primary suite holding court on the top level, Webb devoted the main floor to public rooms and a secondary bedroom suite; the ground floor is dedicated to guest quarters, a media room and direct access to the pool terrace. And while there were a few challenges—the driveway’s steep incline required the specialist skill of civil engineer Luiza Petrovska, for instance—the house gently rests on its site, “with all the bells and whistles for monitoring energy consumption,” adds Webb of the largely sustainably built structure. For the interiors, the homeowners collaborated closely with architect Greg Epstein, who had previously updated key design elements of their New York City pied-à-terre. “This is meant to be a multigenerational home,” Epstein explains. “They have college-age kids and wanted a residence
where they could invite friends and maybe grandchildren down the road.” Furniture plans for each space in the home accounted for and highlighted the couple’s extensive art collection. “We didn’t necessarily acquire works for specific locations in the house, some just found their place and either created a dialogue with the view or activated the room,” says the wife. They did, however, commission a tapestry from Berlinbased artist Claudia Wieser that disguises the living room’s television when not in use. As the interior scheme came together, Epstein focused on finding elevated, quality pieces, many of which nod to a midcentury modern aesthetic, like the dining room’s Eero Saarinen chairs. “The clients wanted tactile works celebrating craftsmanship,” he explains, pointing to the Azadeh Shladovsky metal-wrapped oak side table in the living room. As the homeowners love to cook and their kitchen is visible from the diningliving room, Epstein dressed it up with walnut cabinetry and barstools designed by Jean-Marie Massaud. And near the bedroom suite, Webb and Epstein created a gallery for more delicate works on paper. “Each space has its own atmosphere, but they are united by the richness of the materials, the art and the furniture,” says Epstein. The couple’s art collection, a nearly 30-yearlong passion project that “represents our past and present lives,” the wife reflects, continues outside with a volcanic-stone sculpture by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes. “We wanted to experience the artwork from inside the home at a distance, as well as up close when relaxing by the pool,” she adds. To blend the house and terrace into their surroundings, landscape architect Dennis Anderson worked with Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes to bring in juniper trees, serviceberries, sagebrush, rabbitbrush and yarrow. At the front door, metal planters with ornamental grasses and a specimen dwarf conifer add contrast. “The goal was to keep things native and make the land feel undisturbed,” Anderson explains. “We enjoy all the seasons here,” shares the wife, noting that she has found the art-filled home as conducive to getting work done as it is to entertaining. “Art fosters conversation.” And so does the carousel of outdoor views that includes elk, foxes and even the occasional bear. “This house is extraordinary in how it embraces its surroundings,” says Webb. The wife concurs, stating simply, “It’s spectacular.”
In the living room, a sofa from West Knoll Collection, upholstered in a Lee Jofa fabric, is positioned alongside Poliform swivel chairs and an Espasso coffee table atop a Jan Kath rug. Between the chairs lies a table from Jean de Merry; the console was fabricated by Heartwood Custom Woodworks. On the wall, beside three grouped works by Günther Förg, hangs a large drawing by Pedro Reyes. Artwork by Claudia Wieser is poised above the fireplace.
Above: Comfortable and casual, the breakfast nook features a Henrybuilt banquette and tabletop, the latter resting on a custom steel base by West Knoll Collection. The Eero Saarinen chairs alongside are from Knoll. An artwork by Whitney Bedford punctuates the space. Opposite: The owners’ existing dining table is elevated with velvet-upholstered Eero Saarinen chairs from Knoll, while a chandelier from Apparatus hangs above. Just beyond, a wall of custom Zola windows frames Vail Valley—maximizing the light and views, notes builder Derek Halter.
Above: Two works by Sam Moyer join a painting by Hayal Pozanti in a corner of the study. The footstool is from Moroso. Opposite: A Poliform writing desk anchors the study, which features custom walnut shelving by Heartwood Custom Woodworks. The chair was found at West | Out East and upholstered with a Comfort+ fabric.
Above: Centered in front of an oversize window in the primary bathroom stands an MTI Baths soaking tub with Graff fittings. The flooring and wall tile are from Stone Source. Opposite: Poised on the ground level, a serene guest room features a custom platform bed and nightstand by West Knoll Collection. The headboard fabric is from Kravet and the linens are by Coyuchi. The reading light is by Apparatus; lining the wall above the bed is a series of works on paper by Giuseppe Penone.
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A Denver artist subverts layers of utilitarian materials into soft wall sculptures.
he first of Derrick Velasquez’s vinyl wall pieces was a serendipitous accident. The Denver-based artist had been working as a bookbinder in 2011, making leather and vinyl journals to sell at craft fairs around the country. As part of his laborintensive process, he would cut inch-wide straps to fasten his books. “I was just sloppily hanging them on a screw in the wall,” the artist recalls. Yet the visual buildup of this soft material in a wide range of colors—cerulean blue, bright orange, lemon yellow—was striking. “I’d been working with ideas of accumulation and bulk nominal material,” the artist recalls. “Vinyl was an unexpected revelation.” The draped utilitarian fabric evolved into the wall-mounted sculptures of his “Untitled” series, in which strips of upholstery vinyl hang over wooden pegs shaped like long narrow wedges. Unseen inside, a metal rod holds the strips in place. Such vinyl is typically meant for furniture, and that’s in part what makes it attractive to Velasquez, who enjoys upending expectations in his work. “It’s a specific surface that you’re supposed to sit on,” he explains, “but the accumulation of strips makes a new form on the wall that denies its original purpose.” Velasquez is an active member of the Denver creative community who strives to foster opportunities for young and diverse artists. In his pieces, too, he is drawn to “the way things hold together.” Indeed, layering—of fabric, images, architectural ornamentation or themes of societal hierarchies—is central across his body of work. Other pieces featuring trim molding, for example, subdue the material’s innate socioeconomic connotations by casting it in silicone and twisting it into knots. The abstract forms recall a variety of images—a cross section of the Earth’s layers, a wig or even a headdress—and the artist’s works range in size, from 2 to over 5 feet wide, featuring a rainbow’s worth of hues arranged in aesthetically pleasing stripes or subtle ombres. But Velasquez looks at them in relation to the human body. “I think of the way they stack as something like shoulders. There’s bone that serves as armature, then you have muscle, tendon and skin layered on top of it,” he explains. “The more you add to it, the softer those curves become.”
In his studio, artist Derrick Velasquez (left) fabricates wall sculptures by methodically layering strips of upholstery vinyl (opposite) into gently drooping abstract forms (below).
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In Greenwood Village, a renovated condo comes to life with a modern Southwestern aesthetic.
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ith dramatic mountain views, ample space and an array of amenities, one double-unit condo at The Landmark in Greenwood Village offered everything its homeowners desired— the only catch being an awkward layout with dated interiors. After living in the home for a few years, it eventually became evident: They needed to move some walls. The couple turned to designer Kate Jung, architect Tammy Terhaar and builder Justin Esmael for what would prove to be a complex project. Reconfiguring the floor plan was a creative challenge from the get-go. “Because it’s an existing building, we had structural limits. For example, you can’t move much of the plumbing,” Terhaar explains. “Our hands were a bit tied, but ultimately they got what they wanted.” And what their clients desired was no short task list. They asked for an overall reconfiguration of the kitchen, a renovation of the primary bedroom closet and bathroom, as well as the creation of an en suite bathroom for a second bedroom. Rethinking the access to the laundry room, adding a powder room and fitting a guest area into the study completed the plan. “Roughly 75 percent of the unit was gutted,” recalls Esmael. Terhaar kept another item top of mind as she reimagined its flow: “The tremendous views are the focal point,” she says, pointing out the high rise’s unobstructed sight lines of the western range. “Changes I made couldn’t detract from that open and spacious feel.” While Terhaar and Esmael recast the layout, Jung focused on updating the abode’s Tuscan-style interiors, which, she explains, leaned a tad stuffy. “My clients lived in Texas and California before moving to Colorado,” she notes, “and their style reflects their roots. They wanted clean, modern lines, warm textures and patterns that feel edgy but are grounded in Southwestern styling.” Jung deliberately kept the decor spare—“so the views are the first thing you notice,” she says— without shying away from color or materials. To create a stronger sense of intimacy, larger rooms required definition. In the long living area, for instance, Jung utilized the same rug to anchor both a conversational cocktail space and one dedicated to television viewing; she also hung the same custom chandelier over both seating arrangements. “In open plans, each ‘sister room’
needs to speak to the other,” she says. “Carrying over a hue or texture leads the eye through a space, making it feel cohesive.” Modern elements mix easily with antiques, particularly in the entry, where an assemblage of contemporary furnishings is softened by the juxtaposition of a vintage Turkish rug. Carefully curating each area to fit the Southwestern aesthetic her clients sought, Jung worked in much of their existing furniture and art. “Using pieces they already own makes it feel like home,” she notes. A few items that she selected are the primary bedroom’s petite hair-onhide chairs and the artwork flanking the room’s fireplace. Atop its Venetian plaster surround lies another of the couple’s pieces: a narrow wooden trundle. Placed prominently on the mantel, it’s filled with the wife’s collection of heart-shaped rocks (which, coincidentally, Jung also collects). The kitchen, a centerpiece of the remodel, received the lion’s share of attention from the entire team. And its completion bordered on dramatic. Terhaar, for her part, rejiggered the original two-island layout, a set up that formerly created awkward “choke points” to the flow of traffic in the room. As a solution, one island was removed and the other enlarged. Jung contributed warm finishes—pale greige for the cabinets and mellow gray quartzite for the counters—creating an atmosphere that feels modern but not stark. The design scheme was applauded by all… until it was deduced that the building’s freight elevator was too small to accommodate the new slab. Lifting the stone by crane through the outdoor terrace became the scariest moment of the project, Esmael recounts. “We had a slab going ten stories up past glass balcony panels, on a really windy day—it was terrifying,” he says. It made it over the railing but glanced off the door, chipping off a 10-inch chunk. Luckily, the team’s concern was short-lived. “YK Stone Center sent out a ninja repair guy and now it’s impossible to tell anything ever happened,” Jung shares with a laugh. “But even considering this dramatic event, my clients would choose this path again.” Yet, after all the major changes within this home, the views of evergreen trees and snow-capped mountains still steal the show. “When you walk in, they take your breath away,” Jung says. Terhaar concurs, adding, “overall, we just simplified the internal elements so that the surroundings could shine. And they really, really do.”
In this high-rise condo at The Landmark in Greenwood Village, an arched custom mirror crafted by L&L Glass is strategically positioned in the entryway to reflect the stunning western range views. Designer Kate Jung selected a mix of contemporary and antique pieces, including a colorful vintage Turkish rug, to create a bold first impression. The suede and chrome CB2 bench is topped with pillows from CB2 and Lulu and Georgia. Arteriors’ Hutu sconces complete the vignette.
Two distinct seating areas fill the window-ringed living room: one is arranged for media viewing, the other for conversation and cocktails. In the latter, a tête-à-tête sofa by Kravet allows for seating that faces west to the windows or east into the room; swivel armchairs by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams offer similar versatility. Phillip Jeffries’ linen-look vinyl wraps the custom waterfall console, purchased from The Collected Eclectic Home in Texas, which acts as a divider. The two Stanton Carpet Clyde area rugs are from Aztec Carpet & Rug.
Above: Although the kitchen’s palette is neutral, Jung played up contrasting finishes and textures. Matte custom cabinetry, the work of Inspire Kitchen Design Studio, is coated with Benjamin Moore’s Pale Oak, setting off shimmery Moroccan Zellige tiles by clé. The countertops are Taj Mahal quartzite from YK Stone Center. An RH sconce is placed beside the custom range hood, which features a hand-applied plaster finish. Opposite: Craftsman Michael Rudd of House of Alpine built the custom solid white oak table for the dining room, which “helps to ground a space surrounded by light and views,” says Jung. The chairs are from Crate & Barrel and the hand-blown glass chandelier is by Cai Designs. A rustic wood console from RH stands in the background. Below, the jute Southwestern-style rug is from Ikea.
Above: An oil collage by Joelle Somero holds court on the wall separating the entry from the main living room. Jung continues the condo’s modern Southwestern vibe with a cognac leather sectional from Arhaus, paired with a travertine-topped coffee table from HW Interiors in Florida. Bright, patterned throw pillows from Jayson Home bring a playful touch to the ensemble. Opposite: The study doubles as a guest room, thanks to the addition of a built-in Murphy bed. Additional wall storage keeps office supplies hidden, while a Brazilian blonde cowhide rug and vintage-style cane and wood chairs add texture. The abstract artwork is the clients’ own.
In the primary bedroom, the homeowners’ own petite hair-onhide chairs and framed artworks flank the fireplace. The mantel’s plaster finish nods to other uses of this material throughout the home (on the kitchen’s vent hood and the living room and study’s shared fireplace, for example)—and provides continuity to the design. Both the bed and wool rug are from RH and the chandelier is by Aerin for Visual Comfort.
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