d e n i f Re REMODEL By Lynette Chilcoat
When a home on prime country acreage has been owned for over two decades, the decision to remodel rather than build anew makes sense. Sweeping panoramic views all around, including spectacular postcardworthy Front Range peaks, are strong motivators for staying put. Thus is the case with the Nisbet home northeast of Fort Collins.
Sarah Bashore, Hixon Interiors; Todd Annand, H&K Construction, LLC; Jennifer and Steve Nisbet
Highlighting a theme of aesthetically pleasing minimalism, Steve and Jennifer Nisbet, recently returning from Hong Kong with a permanent relocate in mind, having rebuilt an innovative home with classic, clean lines that yet remains modestly warm. Their sixteenyear-old son and two rescue dogs share the domicile. The interior speaks of both unity and tranquility, not with just a feature here or there, but all elements working together as a cohesive whole. Indeed, the entire home resonates with a sense of calm arising from what appears to be effortless design and decor details. Fluency of form allows for each section to accentuate one or two fine features on which to focus. Upon the dining room wall hang a pair of large paintings consisting of Asian figures. Across the entry, an entire room is dubbed
the Chinese room, where Jennifer displays artworks collected from local Hong Kong artists. She spent a lifetime in China, where she was raised, while Steve lived there for several years due to business. An adjacent powder room holds a framed picture of a pagoda made entirely from buffalo hide. Many artisan aspects, however, are woven right into the structure itself, from the built-in wine cabinet owning one wall of the dining area to an oversized cast-concrete hood over the kitchen range in a soft ecru. In the great room, the eye is drawn to a two-story atrium, an add-on to the original home, which lets in a prosperous amount of natural light, as well as offering plentiful views of fountain landscaping back-dropped by the distant indigo Rockies. This facet STYLEMEDIA.COM