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A tired Denver bungalow gets a wake-up call with a refreshing mix of modern and traditional elements. Interior designer Jane Freking layers Old-World elegance with high-contrast style to make a creatively traditional home. A Denver designer reupholstered furniture, mixed fabrics and introduced fresh color to give a plantation-style house a new look.


In a dramatic dining room designed by Denver-based Lane Oliver, bold color mingles with lively pattern. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIMBERLY GAVIN

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Color Story: Emerald with Envy


State of the Arts


At Home with Susan Kiely


Spring Real Estate Report


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Decorate with Pantone’s color of the year using these bold products, and get tips from color expert Leatrice Eiseman. Damon McLeese, director of Access Gallery, talks about helping disabled students create and sell their art. Philanthropist and Excelsior Youth Center’s 2013 Triumphant Woman shares her passion for helping women around the world help themselves. After years of declining home values and stagnant sales, there’s good news: Experts around the state are predicting a better year for both buyers and sellers. Author Michele Morris shares recipes from her inaugural cookbook and gushes about the Colorado food scene.

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Going Green Love emerald, Pantone’s color of the year? We scouted more jewel-toned products than we could fit on page 31:

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Connor Chair by Bernhardt $1,875, HW Home, Denver, (303) 394-9222,

Top Furniture Trends The Wild Side Updated animal prints add edge to both traditional and sleek silhouettes

Chilin Chair by Go Home Ltd. $999, Lulu’s Furniture & Decor, Denver, (303) 7622222,

Elegant Camp Stool by Global Views $439, Lulu’s Furniture & Decor, Denver, (303) 756-2222, Purrr-Fect Arm Chair by Caracole $998, Colorado Style Home Furnishings, (303) 741-4240, Hair-on-hide Chest by Emerson et Cie $4,748, Hoff Miller, Denver Design Center, (303) 698-0800,



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Elmira Armchair $2,559, Horchow, (877) 944-9888,

Cobalt Champagne Bucket by Oscar de la Renta Home $350, AERIN, (866) 647-3330,

In a Blue Mood Deep blues show up in pieces of all shapes and styles—and prove the staying power of the classic hue

Juliet Chair by Poltrona Frau $7,270, Studio Como, (303) 296-1495,

Ningbo Console, the Chin Hua Collection $3,285, Century Designer Showroom, Denver Design District, (303) 282-5000, 22


Sudbury Bench by Bernhardt $895, HW Home, Denver, (303) 394-9222,

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Mod Redux New furniture designs borrow shapes and details from mid-century masterpieces Prince Chair by Minotti (2012 Collection) $6,670, Studio Como, (303) 296-1495, J.J. Highback Armchair by B&B Italia $8,030 Studio Como, (303) 296-1495, Parisienne Chair and Ottoman by Emerson et Cie $4,231, Hoff Miller, Denver Design Center, (303) 698-0800,

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TAKE AN INSPIRED STROLL DOWN the east end of Boulder’s Pearl Street, where creative home shops are taking over the blocks: Art + Soul Browse a thoughtful-yetfun mix of contemporary works by local and national artists at this spirited gallery. Mila Tibetan Carpets The handknotted and modern-looking Tibetan carpets at this rug boutique promise to elevate any room. (303) 444-5593 3rd & Vine Design While away an hour (or two) poring over whimsical items at this treasure trove of antique furniture and vintage accessories. HW Home Shop a timeless mix of furnishings from beloved home brands at this locally-owned shop, one of four HW Home showrooms in Colorado. The room-style vignettes will help you envision the pieces in your own space. Factory made The owners of this cool shop don’t just carry items for your home (and wardrobe) that look good; they curate gems that are made well. Find furniture, rugs, handbags, jewelry (and more) that’s locally crafted, handmade or fashioned out of recycled materials.

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AFTER DELIGHTING FOODIES in cities like New York and Chicago, Dishcrawl has launched its delicious concept in Denver. For a palatable price ($45), diners can enjoy a progressive meal at restaurants in a hip urban neighborhood, sampling fare from some of the best local spots—and mingling with chefs—as they go. To add to the fun, Dishcrawlers aren’t told where they’ll eat their first course until 48 hours beforehand. The next event is March 27 in LoDo; sign up at


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YOU’VE HEARD OF FIRST FRIDAY, that special evening every month when art galleries everywhere open their doors to host events for the public. In a new series called Third Thursday—Open Studio, Denver architects are putting their own spin on the concept. During approximately 10 Thursdays throughout the year, design lovers are invited to peek inside architectural studios and get to know the inspired folks behind the firms. This month, go behind the scenes at Anderson Mason Dale Architects (right). Events begin at 5 pm; find the lineup at Does your organization have exciting news to share? New products in your showroom or a design-related event? Post it to our Facebook page!







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Emerald Isle 2039-20 Benjamin Moore

Emerald with Envy The color prophets at Pantone have crowned Emerald their color of the year, a hue that embodies balance, harmony and rejuvenation. Here’s how to add some radiance to your rooms with the coveted color The Versatility of Green GREEN MINGLES naturally with other colors. After all, it’s “Mother Nature’s neutral,” says Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, who offers tips on pairing emerald with the basics: Yellow: Green and yellow are neighbors on the color

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wheel, which means emerald contains yellow undertones and blends well with the color. To avoid using Chamois 1108 Benjamin Moore

the primary colors in their brightest intensity, Eiseman recommends “dirtying down” your yellow to a darker hue, like chamois. Blue: To the other side of green on the color wheel is blue, which couples with emerald to create a

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classic, preppy look (think rugby shirt with navy and emerald stripes). Try pairing emerald with cobalt for a more traditional feel, or—if you want to have some fun—mix it with periwinkle. Red: If you’re adventurous enough to reach across

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the color wheel and marry emerald with red, eschew the Christmas motif by choosing a dark red, like deep wine, or a lighter shade, like pink or rose.

White: Emerald looks gorgeous with neutrals, Eiseman says, and can alleviate the boredom of a monochromatic palette. “Because the color has such vitality, I think it looks fabulous with really clean summer whites.”

The Color Guru LEATRICE EISEMAN Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute

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A Gallery With Heart How one nonprofit is helping young artists with disabilities find their creative passion BY HILARY MASELL OSWALD




IF YOU’VE EVER STROLLED THROUGH DENVER’S ART DISTRICT on Santa Fe the first Friday of the month, you’ve probably wandered into Access Gallery. You might have admired its captivating contemporary art, hung simply on white walls under perfectly placed lights, and assumed that it’s just another gallery in this cultural paradise. Not quite. The nonprofit gallery has a distinctive mission: to give people with disabilities the opportunity to learn about, create and display art—good art. How do they do it? We asked executive director Damon McLeese for the details on what makes Access so valuable. Damon McLeese: We started the galley itself after meeting several artists with disabilities who couldn’t get into traditional galleries, even though their work was wonderful. For example, if you’re talking about someone with schizophrenia, gallery owners might not

(top) Access Gallery, located in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, sells art created by disabled students as well as professional artists. Walking Path, a dyptich on wood panel by Navajo artist Melanie Yazzie, hangs in the foreground; on the back wall are Power to the People and Barcelona, both mixed media on paper by Matt Sesow. (above) Gallery director Damon McLeese poses in front of 126 and Swim, both by Melanie Yazzie.



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The works on this page were created by VSA Colorado Artworks artists as collaborative pieces: (clockwise from left) Red Chair, a collage on paper, is from the gallery’s Outside In show, in which students studied public art, architecture and outsider art; a “word painting,” called 26.2, was commissioned by a runner, who provided the words, races and times; a found object piece, inspired by sculptor El Anatsui.

necessarily want to deal with an artist who is battling mental illness. So this was a place where they could—and still do—find representation. But along the way, we realized that it’s not enough to just be a gallery. We started working with kids with disabilities—physical, mental, learning, all kinds—who are transitioning from high school into the next phase of life. These young people aren’t getting jobs; they aren’t going to college. So using art, we’re teaching them job skills and helping them earn some money by creating and selling art. About two years ago, we began creating the gallery shows with our students. We had a group of 14 students who were either still in high school or just transitioning out of school. The show was called Pop Art With a



Purpose. We studied Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney. Then the young people created 20 pieces of pop art based on Lawrence Argent’s blue bear sculpture [at the Colorado Convention Center]. We have our kids work in teams, which are led by professional artists. It ties back to job skills: You can’t just work alone. You have to learn to collaborate, communicate, share ideas. The show was awesome, and we realized we were on to something. We call this our Artworks program. We always start by studying an artist or a movement with our students, and then we create a show. When pieces sell, we pay our artists commission, just like any gallery. Our goal, if people don’t already know who we are when they walk through the door, is to surprise them with great art.

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Absolutely. We’ve just started making these collages based on words people give us. Students take photos of individual letters they see on signs around [the art district], and then they create original art— paintings and collages—using these words. You go to so many businesses and see the same prints from the ’70s. These works are original, they’re accessible and affordable. Historically, programs for people with disabilities are seen as very nice. ‘Isn’t it cute that they’re making art?’ But we aren’t trying to be cute or nice. We’re running an art gallery, and we’re doing necessary work. It’s transformational—for all of us. (right) Big Blue Bear, created through the gallery’s Artworks program, was inspired by I See What You Mean, Lawrence Argent’s blue bear sculpture for the Colorado Convention Center. (below) Art-O-Mat machines, made from retired cigarette vending machines, dispense original, pocket-size art. Sales support the gallery’s ongoing Artworks program.

PLAN TO VISIT ACCESS The spring and summer exhibit schedule includes: Access Denied, through March 10 A Little Piece of Picasso, March 22 - April 28 Sustaining/Creating, May 3 - June 9 Cause Related, July 19 - August 10



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Susan Kiely Devoted philanthropist, volunteer and Excelsior Youth Center’s 2013 Triumphant Woman





SUSAN KIELY BELIEVES IN the simple yet powerful idea of “women helping women to help themselves.” So much so that she started a nonprofit foundation that pursues that exact mission. Women With a Cause, the organization she began in 2006, teaches women around the world to sew, run their own businesses and become financially independent. Finding the inspiration to start the nonprofit came about somewhat fortuitously. Kiely, an ordained minister with a master’s degree in youth and family ministry, was planning a trip to New York City in 2005 to indulge her twin passions of theater and art. Around the same time, she received an invitation to the World Vision AIDS Day Breakfast—also in New York and coinciding with her trip.

“Maybe it was kismet, maybe it was the hand of God...but as I sat there listening, it dawned on me that working with women who have been affected by AIDS might be my life’s next chapter,” Kiely says. So she traveled to India, home to one of the world’s largest populations of HIV/AIDS victims, to explore the possibility of creating jobs for affected women to help them support their families. Not long after, Women With a Cause was born. She established two centers in the country where women make and sell items, like gorgeous, handmade silk jackets. After they complete their training (more than 800 have participated to date), these women are encouraged to form financial micro-groups to lend money to other women starting businesses.



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Most of my friends are “active in the community. We have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously, but

we are not frivolous.

—Susan Kiely

Women With a Cause is doing good in other parts of the world, too. In Ethiopia, Kiely developed rural chicken farms, allowing families to sell eggs at village markets, and opened a computer-training center for women interested in finding government or private sector jobs. And back home in Denver, WWAC has partnered with several Colorado universities and colleges to provide education and opportunities for formerly homeless women. In addition to her work with WWAC, Kiely devotes her energy to a variety of meaningful causes—from the Junior League of Denver to the Volunteers of America, to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. “I don’t say ‘yes’ to volunteering unless I can devote the time to do it well. But I say ‘yes’ a lot,” she smiles. The causes she supports are defined by her passions—theater, art, books, family, children and, of course, women’s issues—and by her deep spiritual convictions. This generosity is inspired by her own difficult past. Raised in modest circumstances by a single mother who relocated every few months in order to find work, Kiely attended 13 different grade schools by the time she was 11 years old. Today, the philanthropist is grateful to have more stability. “I have been fortunate,” she says. “My husband [Leo Kiely, recently retired president and CEO of MillerCoors] has been very successful, and I never needed a paying job.” And so Susan Kiely devotes her time, knowledge and money to helping others. “Most of my friends are active in the community. We have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously,” she says, “but we are not frivolous. We spend our time well and hold each other accountable.” To learn more about Women With a Cause and the organization’s efforts to help women in Denver and around the world, visit



What do you consider your greatest achievement? My son and daughter. I was always afraid that I wouldn’t be a good parent because I didn’t have a good role model in my own mother. One moment she was as high as a kite and the next she would be crying. These days, she’d probably be diagnosed with bipolar disorder and could get treatment. Is there a secret to your long marriage? Oh, gosh, it has been more than 43 years! Every marriage has its ups and downs, and Leo and I have worked hard at ours. But the core of our relationship has always been respect. There is no one I respect more than my husband. He’s a person of integrity and he feels the same way about me. Your perfect Sunday. Go. It starts with church, brunch with my husband and reading the paper. On a nice day, I take the dog for a two- or three-mile walk, then I might go to the Tattered Cover and buy some books. I love to read historical novels. What is your idea of happiness? I don’t believe in happiness. I believe in peacefulness. Happiness is fleeting but peace lingers. Tell us what you like best about your home. I love color and pattern. I’m a traditionalist and my husband loves modern design—I’ve always enjoyed mixing the two together. We recently moved from a 10,000-square-foot house in Golden (where we were always entertaining) to a 2,000square-foot residence at The Four Seasons in Denver. To say that we pared down is an understatement. What is your favorite possession? Framed pictures of my grandchildren, which I have all around the house. My husband has always been very generous with gifts, and recently I’ve started giving things away, which has been very freeing. When you travel to developing countries and see how little people have, you realize that you don’t need many things.

Pinnacol Assurance is proud to sponsor Excelsior Youth Center’s 2013 Triumphant FACES Gala.

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West Meets East Coast A tired Denver bungalow gets a wake-up call with a refreshing mix of modern and traditional elements

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“It’s so nice to walk into a house and be greeted by a bright and sunny space,” says designer Katie Wolfe Agron of the living room in her clients’ Observatory Park home. She added interest and texture to the space with wood trim on the walls, and reinvented two old chairs with Nanjing Toile fabric from Schumacher.

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THE YOUNG OWNERS OF THIS CLASSIC 1940s BUNGALOW quickly fell in love with Denver’s Observatory Park neighborhood, but the couple faced a challenge when they searched the area for a house that spoke to their East Coast origins. That perfect place never appeared, but they did find a solid home in the right location. Armed with a clear vision and the help of interior designer Katie Wolfe Agron of Wolfe Design House, they transformed the house into a fresh and sophisticated space with a distinct nod to their coastal aesthetic. “The house had been remodeled a few times and was a little disjointed,” Agron says. “We looked at the project and asked ourselves, ‘How can we create everything brand new and still give it that well-loved, collected look you see back East?’” Agron took a cue from older homes and laid a rich foundation by installing painted wood trim, crown moldings, wainscoting, shelves and other built-ins throughout the house. “On the living room walls, we framed out squares using wood trim to create a floor-to-ceiling graphic element,” she says. “Applying trim directly to drywall is a fast and economical way to add character. It’s like wallpaper without color.” The large-print dining room wallpaper by Clarence House is tempered with white wainscoting and crown molding. Cane backs on the Marseille dining chairs by Henredon have a vintage feel that fits the mix of old aand new. The silver soup tureen came from MK Style, Agron’s home boutique on Denver’s South Pearl Street.


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Because the newlyweds had little furniture, Agron helped them curate a thoughtful mix of new pieces, antiques and antique reproductions. “There is a true appreciation for antiques on the East Coast,” the designer says. “Pulling in those pieces gives a sense of the past and makes our newer Denver houses seem richer, older and collected over time.” Traditional fabrics from venerable design houses like Brunschwig & Fils, Sister Parish Design and Schumacher, as well as antique art prints, porcelain ginger jars and silver accessories, also contribute to a sense of history. Another way to create that enviable old feel, says Agron, is to “cozy up” rooms with lots of layers. One of her favorite methods is to top both hardwood and carpeted flooring with rugs. “Persian rugs are an investment, but they can’t be ruined,” she says. “They’ve already been around for decades and a little fraying just adds character.” To keep the house looking fresh and up to date, Agron mixed in some contemporary elements. “When you mix new and old you get a much prettier layered effect,” she says. “We took really clean modern ideas and gave them a traditional presentation.” In the living room, for example, the designer paired classic upholstered and slipcovered chairs with a contemporary metal-and-glass coffee table and sleek glass lamps. She also took traditional toile to a hip, new level with a stunning, large-scale wallpaper in the dining room. The new glass chandelier sports a traditional shape, but sparkles with modern glam.


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(opposite page, top) Agron borrowed a design trick from New York City kitchens, carrying the white subway tile backsplash all the way to the ceiling, making the space feel larger. Freshly lacquered cabinetry, contemporary hardware, stainless steel appliances and streamlined quartz countertops brighten up the formerly dark room. (opposite page, bottom) China plates, which belonged to the homeowner’s grandmother, add a sense of history and some graphic punch to the kitchen eating area. Blue-and-white ticking wallpaper adds interest to the open cabinets. (above) Lots of rich texture— chenille upholstery, linen draperies and a coffee table covered in faux-alligator wallpaper—warms the library. Antique prints and campaign-style furniture give the room a collected look. (right) Woven rattan furniture and abundant natural light give the family room the feel of an East Coast beach house. A fanciful red table skirt made of Gillian’s Zebras fabric by Brunschwig & Fils strikes a cheery note in the blue-and-white color scheme.

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Designer Katie Wolfe Agron shares savvy tips for selecting, updating and reinventing furniture: Focus on the comfort of the people living in the house when shopping for sofas and chairs. The inside seat depth, arm width and seat height are more important dimensions than the overall size of a piece. Look for furniture that serves multiple purposes: a console that holds a TV or serves as a desk, or an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table and offers hidden storage. Use outdoor-grade fabrics for more durable upholstery and slipcovers. The selection and quality of these fabrics are rapidly improving. Restyle a sofa or chair. Your upholsterer can add or remove tufting and alter the style of the legs, skirt and arms. You might opt to lower an arm or make it square for a more modern looking and comfortable feel; switch from bun feet to tapered legs; or remove a skirt altogether to dramatically change the effect of a piece. Repurpose what you already have: Cut down the legs of a full-height table to make a coffee table; create two demilune tables from one round table; or freshen old wood furniture with new trim, hardware and a coat of paint. Add texture and pattern to a room by recovering a lampshade or switching out shades on a chandelier. Consider a bold fabric or a stately monogram, and don’t forget the trim—choices range from tailored ribbon and braid to fancy glass beads or feathers.


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The color scheme also keeps the design feeling fresh. Vibrant blue—“just the happiest color there is,” Agron says—pairs handsomely with white walls and dark-stained oak floors, creating a nautical look. “White against dark looks modern because of the high contrast,” adds the designer, who also introduced pops of red in the kitchen and family room to make the rooms feel “young and happy.” The bedrooms are softer in color: warm neutrals in the master bedroom and pale pink in the nursery to welcome the new baby who arrived after the couple settled in. “The bungalow underwent a huge transformation, but it wasn’t a matter of major construction or moving walls,” Agron says. “The right furniture, trim and accessories went a long way in this house.”







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(opposite page) The spacious master bedroom features full-length draperies, a Persian rug and plush bed linens, as well as a writing desk and extra seating. Agron had dark oak built-in cabinetry refashioned and lacquered white. (right, top) Terrycloth upholstery and a soft Persian rug add comfort in the master bath. The reproduction botanical prints are from MK Style. (right) The nursery is furnished in the softest of pinks and creams. A tulip-print linen by Kravet Fabrics for Laura Ashley is gathered into a pelmet over the sleigh-style crib. The homeowner’s chair was reupholstered and paired with a reproduction antique table for contrast.


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Bold and Beautiful Interior designer Jane Freking layers Old-World elegance with high-contrast style to make a creatively traditional home BY ELISABETH A. SULLIVAN




WHEN YOU SPEND YOUR FORMATIVE YEARS ensconced in classically elegant surroundings, it’s bound to rub off on you. So when it came to her own space, the young owner of this home in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood drew upon her traditional design sensibility, but decided to add a youthful twist with modern-leaning furnishings and bold color. (left) “You always want your entry to set the stage for the rest of the home,” interior designer Jane Freking says, “and we decided this one needed drama.” She painted the walls in Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron, hung the homeowner’s Art Deco mirrors above an acrylic Castille bench from Allan Knight and finished the space with an oversize chandelier. (right) A custom rug from Kravet introduces a contemporary pattern into the living room, balancing the traditional coffee table and antique cane chair. Glass accessories in a range of blue tones complete the peaceful, azure design scheme. A pair of light blue armchairs were given a traditional touch with nailhead trim that lines their contemporary contours, and the dentil molding and trim frames the room in centuries-old style.


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A recent graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado, she was willing to be adventurous with the home’s palette and owns an envious array of original art—a recipe for a contemporary take on classic design. She recruited interior designer Jane Freking of Denver-based JF Design to help her customize the newly-built spec home, complementing its stately trim and Brazilian hardwood floors with formal but comfortable furnishings. Starting with the blank canvas of this brand-new home, the pair decided to experiment with a sophisticated rainbow of hues (rather than carrying one or two colors throughout the home), while relying on a black-and-white design scheme as the foundation. They found inspiration for this inclusive color palette in the sumptuous fabrics they chose for the space.

Traditional + Contemporary = Transitional The melding of traditional and contemporary design has resulted in a style of its own: “transitional design,” an updated take on a classic aesthetic. To get the look in this home, interior designer Jane Freking added contemporary finishes and furnishings to traditionallyappointed rooms. In the foyer, for example, Freking created a high-contrast backdrop by painting the walls in charcoal black and installing an acrylic bench from Allan Knight under a wrought-iron chandelier and the homeowner’s Art Deco mirrors. In the living room, she chose a custom coffee table with a traditional silhouette, but finished it in silver for a more contemporary look. And above the fireplace, she hung a pair of sleek silver sconces that call attention to the dentil molding in the classically-styled mantel. The home’s transitional style is a study in youthful contrasts, Freking says. “Our design scheme mixes urban chic contemporary with gracious Old-World traditional.” With the homeowner’s mix of landscape and contemporary art as a spirited backdrop, Freking surrounded the high-gloss dining table with oval-backed chairs from Artistic Frame upholstered with off-center stripes. She also hung two contemporary chandeliers, and installed an Art-Deco-inspired chrome and rosewood bar from Ralph Lauren. 55

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(above) Freking carried the home’s black-andwhite palette into the outdoor living space, furnishing it with black wicker chairs and an iron dining table. Olive-green trim on the pillows injects youthful energy. (opposite) In the family room, red leather chairs draw attention to the red and hot-pink stripes in the Osborne & Little plaid drapes, while skirted furniture helps ground the room’s traditionalyet-comfy aesthetic.


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“The homeowner loves fabrics and was really involved in selecting them, so that’s where our theme colors came from,” Freking says. “We wanted to bring crisp colors into each room. In the living room, we brought blue. In the family room, we brought red. In her bedroom, pink. We created a palette for the entire house in one fell swoop.” The dining room skews neutral, although it’s anything but bland. Freking stayed true to the black-andwhite palette and let the homeowner’s art add color to the space. Using these pieces, she composed a funky backdrop, hanging a subdued landscape next to a vibrant, large-scale portrait of John Lennon. Then she surrounded the high-gloss dining table with ovalbacked chairs from Artistic Frame that she had

upholstered with off-center stripes. She hung two contemporary chandeliers, added pom-pom trim to the Osborne & Little drapes, and installed an Art-Decoinspired chrome and rosewood bar from Ralph Lauren. Freking then carried the Lennon portrait’s vibrant blue tones into the adjoining living room, adding blue glass accessories, blue floral pillows and a custom rug from Kravet accented with big blue petals. She treated a pair of contemporary armchairs to soothing sky blue upholstery and gave them a traditional touch by outlining their contours with silver nail-head trim. In the master bedroom, the designer took inspiration from the dramatic drapery fabric, Designers Guild’s Tokyo Dahlia, and peppered hot-pink upholstery and accents throughout the room. Layers

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Most of the time, less is more, but when you have a large room and a large pattern like the one in the drapery fabric, I think it can handle more.

—Jane Freking

of rosy shades on the four-poster bed and the spindle-legged bench create a feminine focal point. To modernize the room, she juxtaposed the traditional wood furniture a mirrored dresser and airy chandelier. “Most of the time, less is more, but when you have a large room and a large pattern like the one in the drapery fabric, I think it can handle more,” Freking says. “Normally as a designer you would not get people to go this far outside the box with color,” she says, “but with the client’s youth and interests, this was an exceptional job. I got to use all of these bright colors and get away with it.”







The bedroom drapes’ oversize pattern—Tokyo Dahlia by Designers Guild—is a dramatic take on a traditional floral print. Freking carried hot pink throughout the room, and layered the four-poster bed with stripes and tone-on-tone fabric. A contemporary mirrored chest and airy chandelier add edgy elegance.

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COLOR Denver designer Lane Oliver of LEO Interiors reupholstered furniture, mixed fabrics and—in her boldest move of all—introduced fresh color to give a Louisiana plantation-style house a new look





Colorado Homes & Lifestyles: You’ve been asked to design this interior not once, but twice. Tell us about each project and how the home has evolved.

Lane Oliver: The owners who built the house called me in 2005 to help freshen it up a bit—to give it sort of a mini facelift. I rearranged the furniture using existing pieces, and we bought new pillows, cushions and lampshades. None of the pieces were custom-designed, but we achieved the immediate goal of ‘sassing up’ the house. A few years later, they wanted a major transformation, including lots of bright colors, fabric and patterns, and to reuse family antiques. The goal was to create a warm, inviting home that could withstand the activities of a family with teenagers. The other goal was versatility. In the great room, for example, which is divided into three sections, the dining vignette can be situated on either end or in the middle; it’s easy to move the furniture if the family gets tired of the current arrangement. The intimate conversation area and the main living area can be reversed as well. In terms of scale, every piece of furniture fits into any section of the room. (opposite) An intimate seating area centers on a custom ottoman by interior designer Lane Oliver. She chose to highlight the ceiling above this section, which houses the home’s original chandelier, with Farrow & Ball wallpaper. (The other fixture is a Paul Ferrante painted-wood chandelier from John Brooks that was added during the second remodel.)


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What went into pulling off that kind of transformation?

It took approximately six months as we moved from one room to the next. There was minimal construction, but every square inch of the house was repainted. We had several custom pieces made and existing pieces reupholstered. The family was only slightly inconvenienced while this was going on—except perhaps during the kitchen remodel. During the first stage of design work, the home was decorated in neutrals. Then the homeowner decided she wanted color. What inspired the palette?

The client loves the colors of painter Henri Matisse, thus the use of blues and tangerines common to the south of France. She also has an extensive collection of blue-and-white antique ceramics that provided the inspiration for different shades of blue throughout the house. You reused family antiques by repainting or reupholstering them. Give us one of your favorite examples.

There was a set of matching Jacobean chairs that were terrific but much larger than any other piece of furniture. I decided to bring some whimsy into the dining room by painting them in a high-gloss tangerine lacquer

(above) The architecture of this sprawling home was inspired by the Parlange Plantation House, built in Louisiana in 1750. (left) One corner of the wrap-around porch oozes charm with the help of a comfortable mix of furniture: a Weatherend Estate table and curved bench paired with wicker chairs and a bar cart from Lane Venture. As it does indoors, the color blue sets the tone for the cozy spot, which is anchored by one of the home’s signature blue-and-white ceramic jars.


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(top) The great room contains three different vignettes of furniture that the family can easily rearrange depending on their needs. (above, left) One section in the great room offers space for conversation and relaxation. Custom swivel chairs from Moda Antica covered in a Christopher Hyland paisley fabric face blue Bausman velvet chairs, and all pieces are upholstered in durable fabric fit for teenagers.

(above, right) The homeowners wanted the fabric on the sofa and chairs in the living area to look as if it had been on the furniture forever, but to to feel fresh at the same time. Oliver succeeded by finding updated versions of traditional patterns through top fabric design houses such as Pierre Frey and Clarence House. Fun trims and borders add whimsy.


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The client loves the colors of painter Henri Matisse, thus the blues and tangerines common to the south of France. She also has an extensive collection of blue-and-white antique ceramics that provided the inspiration for different shades of blue throughout the house.

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In the kitchen, the homeowners wanted to highlight the blue-and-white delft tiles above the stove, so they traded out wood countertops for white marble and brightened the room with white-stained cabinets. New Osborne & Little slipcovers give the kitchen chairs a fresh look. (They also match the slipcovers in the dining room so chairs can be moved to either space, depending on where they’re needed.) “This room was very serious before,” says Oliver, “but now it’s bright and fun with new drapes and cheerful accessories.”

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and adding a [Schumacher] fabric with an exaggerated scale. The chairs flank the fireplace perfectly. And the fabric is repeated on the sofa and the two conversation chairs to balance the space and keep the eye moving. You’ve incorporated so many different fabrics and textures, and yet they all work together beautifully. What’s your secret?

To a certain degree, mixing patterns and textures is intuitive. I know it when I see it. But here are some thoughts: You need to consider the style of the house—in this case, traditional. So I looked for patterns that might be familiar but given a new 67

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(opposite) A sink that features two bowls is skirted with charming Lee Jofa fabric and Samuel & Sons tassel trim. A simple rug from CPA and pretty Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper finish the space. (above) Blue-and-white rice baskets dictated the shade of blue in the bedroom. The homeowners love to read in front of the fireplace, so at the end of the bed they created a seating arrangement—the chair and ottoman for him; the chaise for her, both covered in the same Cowtan & Tout oversize polka-dot fabric. The wife’s grandmother’s Oriental rug grounds the arrangement. (far right) The light-filled guest bath, featuring an antique table and leather bench from Objets, Ltd., makes overnight visitors feel welcome.

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Architect ELIZABETH WALDORF (303) 773-3635

twist with a larger scale. I mixed fabrics on the same piece of furniture, or used one fabric and added a kicky trim. Most of the pieces in the great room are upholstered in fabric that is echoed elsewhere in the room through pillows or slipcovers. The overall effect may appear random, but certain themes are being carried out, giving the room warmth, comfort and a sense of always having been this way.




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A custom home atop a bluff, on the market in Castle Pines, shows an expansive view and an infinity pool.

Great Place to Play...

Castle Pines Village was always known for its view-swept Nicklaus golf courses, but new arrivals are giving it an even wider appeal

Country Club at Castle Pines has seen a $5 million makeover of its deck and dining facilities

ten-stars at The Golf Club, which hosted the PGA International until 2006, has been supplemented by the Country Club at Castle Pines, also by Nicklaus, crafted a little higher up in the dramatic terrain and considered by newer denizens more as the residents’ own club. It now has memberships below $20,000 that Lee says have drawn a hundred younger families as members, enjoying a recent $5 million makeover of their deck and dining facilities, offering views deep into the back ranges of the Rockies.

Ask luxury-market Realtors and their clients what they think of Castle Pines Village and you’re likely to hear about “a famous round of golf,” “scenic,” and “very private.” What were never on the list were features appealing to families – but that’s starting to change now, as the enclave wrapping Jack Nicklaus-designed Castle Pines Golf Club moves into a new era, luring younger residents who are drawn to the schools and the gated expanse as a good place to raise kids.

The topography is beguiling (“There wasn’t a month my wife wouldn’t come back from a walk and thank me for moving us here,” Lee recounts); but it’s the security that families want most. “You feel comfortable letting your kids wander,” he adds. Along with the private amenities (including three pool centers); Castle Pines’ proximity gets better with each passing year: shopping and theaters at Park Meadows and in Castle Rock (a new Adventist hospital campus opens this summer). Lee compares his drive times into the Tech Center and DIA with those of Realtors and clients in central Denver neighborhoods – pretty much a wash, he says.

“It used to be thought of as not-very-kidoriented, but now it’s extremely so,” says Coldwell Banker agent Louie Lee, who with his appraiser wife Melanie lives in the Village, bringing their children up through local public schools including Rock Canyon High – ten-for-

While all of that gets better, prices in Castle Pines Village are well off their high-water mark – typically $300,000 or $400,000 less than a few years ago – including offerings that back to those pristine fairways (think $1.4 million to $3 million); up on the promontories with their unbelievable

By Mark Samuelson

Agents report Castle Pines Village prices are well off their high-water mark, for listings with unbelievable views, some backing to fairways.

views ($2.8 million); or atop a bluff, with infinity pool ($1.8 million). “From an appraiser’s viewpoint, you’re looking at a great value,” notes Melanie. The Lees are on the web at

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Incredible Antlers Condominium steamboat springs


the antlers at Christie base is unparalleled in ski-in, ski-out lodging in steamboat springs, and Unit 126 at the antlers is the premier condominium within the uncrowded, private complex. as a corner unit, 126 has both a view up the mountain toward awaiting runs and down to the base area and south Valley. this four bedroom, four bathroom spacious home comes fully furnished with all the amenities the antlers has to offer including on-site management and front desk check-in, private guest shuttle, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, steam rooms, bell staff and concierge services and complimentary high-speed internet access. Fine dining at the base area is just a walk down the newly constructed promenade, or stay home and have your meal prepared by a private chef in the gourmet kitchen. the open floor plan and vaulted ceilings make this home great for entertaining. the private deck is just the right setting for watching the torchlight parade and fireworks on new Year’s eve or Valentine’s Day. see for yourself what makes Unit 126 at the antlers the foremost ski-in, ski-out condo steamboat has to offer!

JoHn anD Di James 970.846.0797 | 970.846.9006


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Beautiful Home steamboat springs


there is a great price per foot for this top floor trappeur’s Lodge unit, originally listed at $735,000 in march 2008! this beautiful, comfortable and well located condominium offers four functional bedrooms when accordian wood doors are pulled on the “den” bedroom. new remodeling in 2007 included all new bathrooms (cabinets, mirrors, lighting/plumbing fixtures, tiled tub surrounds), slab granite kitchen countertops and a tiled fireplace. each bedroom has its own full bathroom. recent new inclusions include some furnishings, flat screen tV’s and a private storage unit in the underground parking. all popular Hoa amenities were requested by the nightly renter and second homeowners, including several outdoor pools, hot tubs, amenity building, tennis courts, saunas, exercise equipment, internet cafe, concierge and the best shuttle system on the mountain, taking you anywhere in town you want to go. the recent affiliation with resort Condominiums international (rCi) allows you to exchange weeks in other resorts worldwide! DUtCH eLting 970.846.1676 | 970.879.8814


Magnificent Foothills Retreat EvErgrEEn


The quintessential Colorado retreat, this log home plus barn sits on approximately 40 fabulous acres with Mt. Evans views. It has been subdivided into four approximately 10-acre lots. The entire acreage or individual lots are available.

Golf Course Living EvErgrEEn


Enjoy golf course living at its finest along the prestigious Hiwan golf Club. This beautiful home seamlessly blends an elegant interior with the great Colorado outdoors.

JosETTE MonTgoMEry 303.901.8027


Gated Community CastlE roCk


this beautiful home on approximately 1.79 acres offers privacy and views. Features include five bedrooms, six bathrooms, more than 7,000 square feet, new kitchen and two-story family room. the stunning master offers a fireplace, views and dual closets. additionally, there is a walkout basement with wet bar, media room and two large decks. Country Club membership is available.

riChard BErst 303.843.1200

Close-In Acreage Fort Collins


Enjoy the best of both worlds! Within minutes of Fort Collins’ amenities and the serenity of the foothills with water sports as well as horse and bike trails within two miles. this approximately 10,450 square foot home features six bedroooms, eight bathrooms, main-floor master suite, three fireplaces and an approximately 1,600 square foot garage.

Pam ColliEr 970.215.3439

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Simply Stunning Inside and Out NiwOt

Gorgeous Custom Home $2,995,000

wAshiNgtON PARk


this estate epitomizes elegance and warmth. A magnificent setting with mountain views and incredible outdoor living space, a pool, hot tub and fire pit. A grand entry, stunning staircase, gourmet kitchen and theater room complete the home. Attention to detail and spectacular finishes abound.

Boasting fine quality and timeless style, this open floor plan home provides great light, soaring ceilings and privacy. A gourmet kitchen, bar and wine cellar make for great entertaining. Additional features include a main-floor guest suite and study, landscaped yard with water feature, five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

BARBARA BRADy RuNgE 303.775.3329 |

ChERiE wAhL 303.507.5455 |

Fabulous Elk Meadow Home EvERgREEN

Luxurious Home With Resort-Style Living $999,000



spectacular home boasts expansive windows, huge master and three bedrooms with bathrooms upstairs, formal dining and living rooms, main-level office and spacious family room. A granite kitchen with island, walkout with wet bar, media room, bedroom and bathroom and patio with hot tub complete the home.

this is the home of your dreams in the exclusive gated community of Backcountry in highlands Ranch. this serenity star model from shea homes boasts many upgrades, including a complete outdoor kitchen. Backing to open space, it is in a community that offers a resort lifestyle and exclusive amenities.

Shannon hitchcock 303.215.5331 |

cindy kean 303.919.6304 |


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Room to Roam

Breathtaking Distant Views





This exquisite upscale home on gentle acreage adjoins an open space meadow and is situated on one of the most desirable lots in The Ridge. Private and serene yet close to city amenities and excellent schools, it captures the best of foothills living.

Beautifully maintained mountain traditional home sits on a sunny south slope. The popular floor plan offers a family room open to the country kitchen, huge master suite with sitting area and formal and casual living spaces. This exceptional property is immaculately clean.

JOseTTe mOnTgOmeRy 303.901.8027 |

Ann DOnLey 303.903.2046 |

Fabulous Views Of Parker

Luxury Custom Home in Renaissance Subdivision





stunning three bedroom, three bathroom ranch has a walkout basement, gourmet granite kitchen with walk-in pantry and separate bar and master with sitting area, deck access, walk-in closet and two-way fireplace. Hardwood floors and views from the great room, breakfast nook and deck complete the home.

This newer home with more than 5,000 finished square feet offers five bedrooms, five bathrooms, main-floor office, workout and media rooms in the full finished basement and a three-car garage. It offers privacy on an approximately half-acre lot, and backs to open space.

NaNcy Dix 303.819.9896 |

ciNDy MoNtgoMery 702.373.9235 |


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Stunning Remodel in Platt Park DenveR

Washington Park - Byers Place $705,000



Beautifully remodeled Platt Park victorian is near shops, restaurants, the library and park. enhanced throughout, it has formal living and dining rooms, updated kitchen, breakfast room, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. A patio from the backyard extends to the side yard to provide a secluded outdoor dining area.

Luxury is featured throughout this light and bright three plus one bedroom, four bathroom home. enjoy the viking cooktop, Rinnai tankless hot water heater, hardwood floors and finished basement. It is located near Washington Park and all that Metro Denver has to offer.

MARILyn DAnA 303.378.1089 |

LAuRA DIRks 303.758.7611 |

Incredible City Views DenveR

Grand Ranch Paradise Awaits $615,000



This fabulous penthouse boasts breathtaking views of the city. enjoy your expansive patio while you watch the sunset over the Rockies. This penthouse will not disappoint. It is walking distance to all of the restaurants on 17th, Downtown or Coors Field.

Backing to open space, this open ranch home was designed for the entertainer, chef and gardener. Features include cherry cabinetry, slab granites, huge master shower, oversized three-car garage and a lower-level media zone and spacious wet bar. It offers one-of-a-kind outdoor living.

Kathryn Farrow 720.987.8660 |

Catherine rogers 970.988.1030 |


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This beautiful Lennar two-story executive home overlooks the third tee box of Blackstone Golf Course. Features include a main-floor study, master retreat with fireplace and jetted tub, gourmet kitchen with custom tile and granite and a two-story living room and family room with expansive windows. DOReen STene- STene/BiRD TeAm 303.881.4067 |

Fabulous Platt Park Custom in Ideal Location DenveR

Must See To Appreciate $585,000



elegant attached home with three bedrooms, three and one-half bathrooms shows like new! Features include hardwoods, upgraded kitchen with seating area and fireplace, master with jetted tub, fireplace and private balcony with view. Finished basement, two-car garage, and private fenced yard.

Wonderful walkout two story is in a cul-de-sac location. Features include four bedrooms, four bathrooms, new main-level hardwoods and a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, double ovens and center island. For entertaining, the sellers have updated the Trex decking, stamped concrete patio and fire pit.

Kelly Redpath 303.548.4058 |

don ReschKe 303.522.6200 |


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Exquisite Home with Spectacular Parker Views

Great Updates





This home offers a fabulous gourmet kitchen with gas cooktop, double ovens, convection oven, cherry cabinets, Ge Profile appliances, pantry, island and eating space with window. Additional features include cherrywood floors, two-story fireplace, main-floor master with euro shower and an oversized lot.,

This wonderful home offers a new roof and new interior and exterior paint. it has been updated with granite, tile backsplash, newer stainless appliances, highefficiency furnace and finished basement with wet bar, bedroom, media room and two bathrooms. The home backs to open space.

RiTA smiTH 720.350.5050 |

JAn seLinFReunD 720.283.5888 |

Priced Below Market Value LyOns

Immaculately Cared For With Abundant Natural Light $489,900



This bright home offers a home theater, gorgeous eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances and Caesar stone countertops and a large family room with fireplace and views. A main-floor master, three-car garage and oversized lot complete the home. it is close to parks and downtown Lyons.

Located in the sought after Coventry neighborhood, this home enjoys more than 3,500 square feet of ranch-style living. Features include an open kitchen with huge walk-in pantry and nook that flows into the family room, master retreat, unfinished basement and back patio with mature landscaping.

Jonelle Tucker 303.902.6250 |

Wade Perry 720.320.2288 |


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Luxury Three Bedroom Condo at the Ski Area steamboat springs

Your Dream Home Is Here $875,000



this is the only furnished three bedroom top-floor unit with direct ski area views on the market at bear Lodge, the newest building at trappeurs Crossing, a premier development one block from the base area.

Just built and beautifully finished, this home offers approximately 2,625 finished square feet, brazilian cherry floors and granite in all bathrooms and the kitchen. in addition, the large kitchen island features a five-burner range and two ovens. the corner fenced lot is professionally landscaped with tiered patios.

ViCtoria JaCkson & miChaeL shuttLeworth 970.846.9126 | 970.846.8692 | |

suzy whittemore 303.908.9948 |

Under Contract

Wonderful Genesee Custom goLDen

Gorgeous Custom Ranch 469,000


Backs to Golf Course! $489,000

CastLe roCk


three bedrooms three bathrooms approximately 2,610 square feet

Five bedrooms three bathrooms approximately 3,240 square feet

Four bedrooms three and one-half bathrooms approximately 5,600 square feet

ann DonLey 303.903.2046 |

angie oVerLie & Dawn tiLLson - the o.t. team 303.598.1551 |

the rowLey group 720.530.6749 |


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Under Contract

Quality Throughout LiTTLeTon


Charming and Cozy Two-Story

Exceptional Tallyn’s Reach Home





Four bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 3,560 square feet

Four bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 3,270 square feet

Four bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 2,910 square feet

LAurie sToesseL 303.378.2320 |

TeresA cAsTor 303.898.3297 |

BriAn Anzur 303.263.6808 |

Former Model Home Will Wow You

Piney Creek Show Home



Under Contract

Fabulous Updated Home Lone Tree




Three bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 2,425 square feet

Three bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 3,455 square feet

Five bedrooms Two and two-half bathrooms Approximately 4,340 square feet

JAn seLinFreund 720.283.5888 |

cHris VAwTer 719.685.6350 |

Tom Gross 303.591.2116 |

Duplex in 7th Avenue Historic District

Great Applewood Location LAkewood

Sunny And Bright Home






Two bedrooms one bathroom Approximately 1,007 square feet

Four bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 3,280 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 3,950 square feet

cArrie wernecke 303.885.9671 |

wAde Tennison & sALLy scAmAn 720.939.4815 |

LindA PinkuL 303.956.4068 |

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Fabulous, Light And Bright Unit

The Reserve At Spring Valley





Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,490 square feet

Two bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 1,760 square feet

Five bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 3,900 square feet

ANN MEADOWS 303.478.1201 |

JANIE STODDARD 303.408.0738 |

CINDY MONTGOMERY 702.373.9235 |

Beautiful Westcliff Home

Remodeled Ranch-Style Home






Three bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 2,700 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 2,410 square feet

Six bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 2,680 square feet

ROGER & KAY BOTTOMS 720.851.6301 |

BRENDA BARTOLETTI 303.941.8231 |

JILL & GREG SVENSON 303.522.0631 |


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Sought-After Torrey Ii Home

Wonderful Two-Story Home


Lone Tree


Former Model Home $330,000



Five bedrooms Three and one-half bathrooms Approximately 3,830 square feet

Four bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 2,040 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 2,085 square feet

dAn pASS 303.877.5715 |

JiLL & GreG SvenSon 303.522.0631 |

vipin BHALLA 303.956.5393 |

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Immaculate Townhome ArvAdA

55+ Community $329,900


Updated Home With Views $325,900


Three bedrooms Three and one-half bathrooms Approximately 3,220 square feet

Two bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,560 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 2,900 square feet

CAryn GeiGer 303.249.8149 |

JAneT STewArT 970.227.3136 |

JiLL purSeLL 303.324.2874 |

Fully Loaded with Upgrades

Fabulous Ranch Property





Great Two-Story Home $300,000


Four bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 4,010 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,110 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 2,120 square feet

CATHerine roGerS 970.988.1030 |

Ann MeAdowS 303.478.1201 |

Ann MeAdowS 303.478.1201 |



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Under Contract

Beautiful Cul-De-Sac Home

Like New in Tollgate Crossing

Back to Open Space with Views






Four bedrooms two and two-half bathrooms Approximately 2,505 square feet

Four bedrooms two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 1,840 square feet

Five bedrooms three bathrooms Approximately 3,580 square feet

geri rutz & ChristinA toLbert 303.895.9493 |

trACy KirKpAtriCK 303.881.0474 |

CAtherine rogers 970.883.2300 |

Beautiful Centex Two-Story

Awesome Remodeled Home

Remodeled And Expanded








three bedrooms two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 2,270 square feet

three bedrooms one and one-half bathrooms Approximately 1,680 square feet

two bedrooms two bathrooms Approximately 1,060 square feet

DAviD DeeLenA 720.275.2091 |

JeAnette stArC 303.520.9425 |

CArrie WerneCKe 303.885.9671 |

Bright And Open Two-Story

Move-In Ready

Saddle Rock Ridge Home






three bedrooms three bathrooms Approximately 1,930 square feet

Four bedrooms two full, one three-quarter and one-half bathrooms Approximately 2,800 square feet

three bedrooms two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 1,390 square feet

JuDy WhitAKer 303.829.0484 |

CheryL meLiChAr 303.817.6163 |

mAriLyn & LArry mCFALL 720.232.8212 |



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Westgold Meadows LittLetOn

Tastefully Decorated $239,800


Like-New Brownstone $239,500



three bedrooms two bathrooms Approximately 1,440 square feet

three bedrooms One and two-half bathrooms Approximately 2,065 square feet

two bedrooms two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 1,380 square feet

PAtti JOHnsOn 303.875.3653 |

CHeRyL MeLiCHAR 303.772.7478 |

BRuCe MCQuistOn 303.882.9235 |

Immaculate Two-Story Home

Home On Acreage



Pristine Condition AuRORA




three bedrooms two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 1,875 square feet

Four bedrooms Four bathrooms Approximately 2,575 square feet

two bedrooms One bathroom Approximately 1,320 square feet

Ann MeADOws 303.478.1201 |

kRisLyn sAyRe 303.887.0093 |

tOD FRAnkLin 970.214.2627 |

Beautiful Ranch-Style Home

Fresh And Clean





three bedrooms One bathroom Approximately 1,380 square feet

three bedrooms One bathroom Approximately 1,200 square feet

susAn wARRen 970.419.2204 |

CHeRyL MeLiCHAR 303.817.6163 |

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Beautifully Appointed Townhome

Great Location




Casually Elegant With New Kitchen $191,500

ColorADo sPrings

three bedrooms two and one-half bathrooms Approximately 1,575 square feet

two bedrooms two and two-half bathrooms Approximately 1,900 square feet

Five bedrooms two bathrooms Approximately 2,580 square feet

JAne kenneDy 303.588.6158 |

CHeryl meliCHAr 303.772.7478 |

susAnAH FreCH 719.660.9226 |


Fully Remodeled Brick Ranch

Wonderfully Built Brick Ranch

Great Two-Story Townhome







Four bedrooms two bathrooms Approximately 1,680 square feet

Four bedrooms two bathrooms Approximately 2,920 square feet

two bedrooms one and one-half bathrooms Approximately 1,495 square feet

CHris CHArbonneAu 720.341.6812 |

CHristiAn AnDerson 303.817.5934 |

JosH simPson 720.244.4648 |

Under Contract

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Two Bedroom Ranch Home

Ranch-Style Condo




Opportunity Knocks $125,000



two bedrooms one bathroom Approximately 1,120 square feet

two bedrooms one bathrooms Approximately 940 square feet

one bedroom one bathroom Approximately 715 square feet

DAn turre 720.252.6917 |

kelly ellis 303.921.5420 |

terry sullivAn 303.503.0629 |


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Coldwell Banker Boulder 303.775.3329

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Coldwell Banker Denver Central 303.881.4067

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Kelly Redpath

Marilyn Dana

Laura Dirks

Cindy Kean

Wade Perry

Coldwell Banker Devonshire 303.919.6304

Coldwell Banker Devonshire 720.320.2288

Barbara Brady Runge

Jonelle Tucker

Coldwell Banker Denver West 303.548.4058

Coldwell Banker Devonshire 303.378.1089

Coldwell Banker Devonshire 303.918.2170

Cherie Wahl

Suzy Whittemore

Pam Collier

Catherine Rogers

Shannon Hitchcock

Coldwell Banker Devonshire Fort Collins 970.215.3439

Coldwell Banker Devonshire Fort Collins 970.988.1030

Coldwell Banker Evergreen 303.564.8418

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Richard Berst

Nancy Dix

Coldwell Banker Longmont 702.373.9235

Coldwell Banker Southeast Metro 303.843.1200

Coldwell Banker Southwest Metro 303.819.9896

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Dutch Elting

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Coldwell Banker Devonshire 303.507.5455

Coldwell Banker Devonshire 303.908.9948

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Coldwell Banker Evergreen 303.901.8027

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After years of

declining home values and stagnant sales, experts around the

state predict that 2013 will be a better year

for both buyers and

sellers. Here are a few of our most hopeful findings this season

Top 3 Emerging Mile-High Neighborhoods

—Rankings by Redfin Real Estate, based on number of homes for sale, sales volume, home prices and sale-to-list price ratios

1. Uptown: “Uptown offers a


variety of housing options, including newer, hip condos, Queen Anne-style houses and Denver Squares. Its walkability is appealing; you have access to City Park, restaurants and bars along 17th Avenue and entertainment venues like the Fillmore Auditorium.” —Redfin agent Michelle Ackerman

2. Baker:

“Victorian homes are the mainstay of Baker. The neighborhood offers vintage clothing stores, popular dive bars and local restaurants, making it a fun place to hang out with friends and entertain guests. It’s close to downtown Denver, but has the charm of a traditional neighborhood.” —Redfin agent Karla Kirkpatrick Adams

Denver is One to Watch


3. Montclair:

“Montclair provides a more affordable option than Congress Park, Crestmoor or Hilltop, but has all of the charm. It offers quick access to the new Fitzsimons Hospital Campus and the airport, as well as other city amenities, and is popular with families who want larger yards.” —Redfin Agent Michelle Ackerman

THE “EMERGING TRENDS in Real Estate 2013” report, published by the Urban Land Institute, named Metro Denver one of the country’s top 20 real estate markets to watch this year.



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what brokers are saying... We had a great [2012] fourth quarter; things

seem to be picking up. New homes are being built, and I feel a confidence growing among buyers and sellers. There is pent-up demand from Baby Boomers ready to spend their money.

—Mitch Clementson, owner/broker, Steamboat Real Estate, Inc.

The overall picture of Colorado real estate is good: we see a consistent, improving, steady market. In 2012, home

The Telluride marketplace recorded more than $76 million in closed sales for the month of December [2012],

—Chris Mygatt, president & COO, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Colorado

—T.D. Smith, president & managing broker, Telluride Real Estate Corp.

values increased by 6.9%—the highest jump in the country.

Dream Home: Snowmass McCabe Ranch, Snowmass, CO 81654 Four bedrooms, five baths, 5,862 square feet; $8,900,000 Situated on more than 30 acres, this retreat includes a separate one-bedroom guest house and artist studio, plus access to equestrian facilities. TERRY ROGERS, SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, ASPEN, (970) 379-2443

the largest month for gross dollar sales since July 2007.

Many of today’s buyers are owners who had sought to move up in the market, but couldn’t get a fair price for their homes. Now, many of those move-up buyers are finding that homes in the re-sale market are selling relatively quickly, and

prices are on the rise.

—John Bissett, board president, Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs

Denver is a market leader, a barometer of the state. If the market is improving in Denver, chances are

other areas around the state will follow.

Dream Home: Boulder

1725 Upland Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304 Five bedrooms, four baths, 5,155 square feet; $1,750,000 This Craftsman-style home sits in view of the Flatirons and offers radiant in-floor heating, a gourmet kitchen, custom maple cabinets and a wraparound porch. JIM BODIN, BODIN REALTY, BOULDER, (303) 447-2000

—Chris Mygatt, president & COO, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Colorado


Good News


According to the Colorado Association of Realtors, the fourth quarter of 2012 showed positive trends since the same period of 2011:

Residential sales increased 16% Median sales price increased 12% Average days on the market decreased 22%

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Delicious State Author Michele Morris shares recipes from her first cookbook, Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State, and tells us why she thinks Colorado has one of the most exciting food scenes in the country





“I’VE COOKED ALL MY LIFE, starting with an Easy-Bake Oven,” says Michele Morris, a caterer, teacher and food writer who lives in Denver. “When I was 14, I made my mother a complete Chinese dinner for her birthday.” So when Farcountry Press approached her about writing a cookbook—an opportunity Morris had been longing for—she jumped in with both feet. Released just last month, Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State is a compilation of mouthwatering recipes from popular chefs such as Vesta Dipping Grill’s Matt Selby, The Little Nell’s Allison Jenkins and ChoLon’s Lon Symensma. Over the course of nine months, Morris contacted chefs and hotel owners from all corners of Colorado, asked them to share recipes, then reworked each one to accommodate home cooks. “People could not have been more generous,” she says. It was a busy time in Morris’ kitchen, where she tested and reworked several recipes each day, then photographed the dishes in a “studio” in a corner of the room. (Her sister, photographer Janine Fugere, provided the stunning scenery shots scattered throughout the book.) In the end, the cookbook is a tribute to the evolution of Colorado’s restaurant scene. “I get upset when I read national food magazines and there’s no mention of Colorado restaurants. We have chefs who are incredibly innovative with ingredients, build partnerships with local producers and take the farm-to-table movement to a whole new level.”



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Salmon with Artichoke, Tomato and Olive Tapenade

Sweet Potato Falafel with Lemon-Tahini Yogurt

Executive Chef Peter M. Morrison Hotel Boulderado, Boulder In 1909, in an effort to spur growth, a civic organization in Boulder sold stock to raise funds to build a first-class hotel that would attract tourists. The name chosen combined both “Boulder” and “Colorado” so that guests would never forget where they had stayed. Over 100 years later, the Hotel Boulderado still welcomes guests.

Owner and Chef Justin Cucci Root Down, Denver Root Down is one of the many great restaurants in Denver that follows a “field to fork” mentality, leaning toward organic, natural and local ingredients whenever possible. This riff on falafel is gluten-free yet packed with interesting flavors. Leftover falafel may be frozen. Yields 30 falafel

1 (15-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained 1 ⁄4 cup pitted Kalamata olives 1 ⁄4 cup pitted Manzanilla olives 3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Juice of 1⁄2 a small lemon (about 1 1⁄2 tablespoons) Salt and pepper 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets

Falafel 2 pounds peeled, cooked sweet potatoes (weight after peeling) 1 tablespoon ground cumin, toasted 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon ground coriander, toasted 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon salt Pinch cayenne pepper 1 cup chickpea flour, or more as needed 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, puréed in a food processor 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper Grape seed or canola oil, for frying

Slice the quartered artichoke hearts lengthwise and place in a small mixing bowl. Cut the olives lengthwise into quarters and add to the bowl, along with the tomatoes, basil, 1 tablespoon olive oil and lemon juice; stir gently to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the fillets, flesh side down. Cook until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes, then flip, reduce heat, and continue to cook to desired internal temperature, about 3 minutes for medium well. Serve salmon with tapenade on top. 98


Lemon-Tahini Yogurt 8 ounces organic plain yogurt 2 1⁄2 tablespoons tahini 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1 ⁄8 teaspoon pepper 1 ⁄2 teaspoon sugar

For the falafel: Combine the sweet potatoes, cumin, garlic, coriander, cilantro, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, cayenne, chickpea flour, chickpeas and pepper in a large bowl and mix well. Mash until the mixture is smooth with no lumps remaining. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup, scoop out even portions of the sweet potato batter and form into patties, adding more chickpea flour if the consistency seems too wet. The batter should be moist, but should not stick to your hands. Heat a 1/2-inch depth of grape seed or canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When a small portion of batter sizzles in the oil, the oil is sufficiently hot. Fry the falafel patties until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Serve with lemon-tahini yogurt. For the lemon-tahini yogurt: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well mixed.

Our chefs are gaining reputations not only at home in Colorado, but across the food industry.

—Michele Morris, Tasting Colorado

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Chili-Chocolate Bourbon Cake Proprietress Holly Arnold Kinney The Fort , Morrison The Fort serves a complimentary slice of this fudgy cake to any diner marking a special occasion, with staff in ceremonial headdress shouting the famous toast, “Hip, hip, huzzah!” Makes 16 servings TM


All recipes excerpted from Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State by Michele Morris (Farcountry Press, 2013)

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@} Still hungry? Get the recipe for Chef Frank Bonanno’s decadent Lobster Mac and Cheese.

Cake 1 to 2 tablespoons ground red chili powder, mild or hot, to taste 2 cups water, divided in half 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour (not self-rising) 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 cup unsweetened, non-alkalized cocoa powder* 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened 1 ⁄2 cup buttermilk 2 large eggs, at room temperature Frosting 3 ⁄4 cup (1 1⁄2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 3 ⁄4 cup unsweetened, non-alkalized cocoa powder* 1 ⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk 4 to 5 cups powdered sugar 2 to 3 tablespoons bourbon 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 1⁄2 cups chopped walnuts, lightly toasted (optional)

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees with a rack in the center. Butter two 9-inch round cake pans; lightly dust the sides of the pans with flour, tap out the excess and line the bottom with circles of parchment paper. Cook the chili powder in 1 cup of the water in a medium saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the vanilla and set aside. Using an electric stand mixer with a wire whip attachment for best results, combine the flour, cake flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa, and beat on low speed until well mixed. Add the softened butter to the dry mixture and beat thoroughly on medium-low speed. The mixture should have a uniform grainy texture. Increase the speed to medium and gradually add the remaining 1 cup of water and the buttermilk. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly add the hot water-andchili mixture to the batter and continue to beat just until well combined; be sure not to over-beat. Pour the mixture equally into the pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of each layer comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. To cool, set the pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes, and then turn the cakes out onto the rack. Remove the parchment paper and immediately invert the cakes so that the risen tops don’t flatten. Let the layers cool completely before frosting. For the frosting: Combine the butter and cocoa in a large saucepan and melt over medium heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the buttermilk. Add the powdered sugar, a little at a time, stirring with a wire whisk between additions. Stir in the bourbon and vanilla and continue to whisk until the frosting is smooth and glossy. The frosting will stiffen as it cools, but in warm weather you may need to refrigerate it. Cool to a spreadable consistency. To assemble: If necessary, trim the tops of the cakes so that they are level. Place one of the cake layers on a 9inch round cardboard cake circle. Spread 1 cup of the frosting over the layer. Sprinkle 1 cup of the chopped walnuts evenly over the frosting. Place the second layer of cake on the frosted base. Use the remaining frosting to cover the top and sides of the cake. Press the remaining walnuts into the frosting, covering the sides and top of the cake. *Note: Cocoa powders like Hershey’s, Nestlé or Ghirardelli are non-alkalized. Do not use Dutch process cocoa in this recipe. This cake is best when made 1 to 2 days before serving, as it gives the flavors time to blend.

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Our Favorite Room

Putting Style to Work A smart home office gracefully combines furniture collected over the years, showing that an eclectic look works in any space


IF YOU WORK FROM HOME and want a space that is quiet but not isolated, then take a cue from Denver homeowner Josie Burke’s daily domain: a centrally located—yet blissfully enclosed—nest framed by giant glass walls. When working with Beth Armijo of Armijo Design Group to furnish the study, Burke didn’t dispatch the designer to the showrooms to buy new, coordinating pieces. Rather, she entrusted her with several items, in a variety of styles, that she already owned: an antique chandelier and funky zebra print chair she’d collected over the years, as well as a traditional chest and vintage rug given to her by family. The result is a daring mix of styles and textures, highlighted by Armijo’s favorite element: grasscloth wallpaper by Schumacher, one of the few items purchased for the room (and a growing trend this season). The wallcovering brings warmth to the space and delivers more dimension than a standard coat of paint, and a large work by artist Ben Strawn (called Conjure, from Walker Fine Art) adds a dramatic punch of color. “Everyone should make their space special, especially if you have to be in it all day,” Armijo says—and this room proves you don’t need to buy new pieces to create a distinctive look.



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