Colorado Homes & Lifestyles March 2014

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46 The Softer

Side of Modern

An updated take on the classics infuses an older Denver home with youth, freshness and timeless appeal.

54 Aspen Escape

An outdated 1970s Aspen home gets a light and airy transformation into a modern high-country haven.

62 Slim and Trim

Denver businesswoman Katherine Ott sheds 5,000 square feet and gains a more livable home.





Our 49-page guide for this three-day event includes a schedule of events, chef recipes and much more. On the cover The living room of interior designer Cherie Hassenflu’s Aspen vacation home is a study in mountain-modern style. Photography by Emily Minton Redfield


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149 17 finds

Spring is the season for new furniture introductions. This year’s trends: bold, sassy and over-the-top glamorous. Take a look at our favorite pieces.

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An outdoor clothing icon opens a storefront in Aspen; LoDo welcomes a new art gallery; the design world embraces Pantone’s color of the year; and more.

25 shop

It’s a small world of great shopping, after all, in Old Town Fort Collins, the colorful Victorian streetscape that inspired Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A.

27 art

Modern Masters, a grand collaboration between the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum, is the must-see exhibition of the year. Before you go, get a lesson on the evolution of modern art.

33 profile

Michelle Sie Whitten, co-founder and executive director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and Excelsior Youth Center’s 2014 Triumphant Woman, shares her passion for family and philanthropy.

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Quinoa Fun Facts

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suppose it’s an occupational hazard that after spending my days reviewing and writing about stunning, professionallydesigned homes I occasionally look at my own spaces with an unfairly critical eye. Not always—I really do love my home— but sometimes I just can’t help it. This time of year seems to be the peak time for my harsh assessments, because I am bombarded (in a good way) with announcements about all the new furniture lines that are introduced this time of year. Everything is just so beautiful. I feel the overwhelming urge to pitch everything I have and replace it with fresh, fun pieces. Beyond our annual furniture roundup (starting on page 17), this issue’s featured homes highlight a great mix of furniture styles, from SlimGenics founder Katherine Ott’s ultra-contemporary condo to Kiera Zink’s classically updated bungalow. We also introduce you to Michelle Sie Whitten, Excelsior Youth Center’s 2014 Triumphant Woman (page 33) and give you a sneak peek of the Denver Art Museum’s incredible exhibition, Modern Masters. Since I probably won’t be replacing all my furniture this year, I’ll just live vicariously through the pages of this magazine and invite you to do the same. But, oh boy...a couple of those Taylor King chairs sure would brighten up my living room. Cheers,

My Current Obsessions: Radiant Orchid (in small doses): Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year is everywhere, and although it’s a bit much for my neutral sensibilities, I do enjoy little pops of the bold color. Taylor King’s Tortola Chair upholstered in Fez Amethyst velvet is the perfect combo of masculine and feminine.

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The Nature of Winter: March is historically our snowiest month, and although many Coloradans grumble, I actually wish for at least one good blizzard each winter. Not only is it the perfect reason to slow down and snuggle in, but that wonderful white stuff leaves us with lots of spring water and reduces the chances of summer wildfires.

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Brass with Sass: If you’re in my, ahem, age group, you’ve already lived through the brass age. No one could have been more surprised than I was to learn that this metal is back with a vengeance, and thanks to designers like Jonathan Adler, it’s sassier than ever. Honestly, who doesn’t need a brass peacock? JOIN US! Our 2nd Annual Home & Lifestyle Show, held March 14-16 in the Grand Court of Denver’s Cherry Creek Shopping Center, promises to be a fun-filled weekend of cooking demos by top local chefs and presentations by design professionals, all centered around a full-size gourmet kitchen by William Ohs. We’ll see you there!




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If art galleries usually make you nervous, then you’re just the sort of visitor Denver’s Mike Wright Gallery welcomes. With a hip yet unpretentious vibe, a wine bar and craft beer on tap, the bright and airy contemporary art space offers vibrant work by emerging and international artists who have had limited U.S. exposure. It even has an open studio where you can watch artists in action. Public happy hour, 4 – 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Does your organization have exciting news to share? New products in your showroom or a design-related event? Post it to our Facebook page!



Hearty Eats For comfort food in a cozy community-based environment, Denver’s new Atticus restaurant serves it up just right. With rustic wood and brick décor and a focus on ingredients from Colorado small producers, the dinner menu emphasizes hearty fare, including house-smoked ruby trout, herb-crusted quail and homemade spaetzle. Lunch and brunch offerings are just as inventive, with dishes like chorizo-stuffed French toast. Add a bar serving craft cocktails mixed with locally-distilled spirits, and this DU neighborhood place becomes a perfect hangout.

Color Burst

When Pantone announced that its 2014 Color of the Year would be Radiant Orchid, the design community burst into full bloom. Hancock & Moore, the venerable North Carolina furniture maker, celebrated by re-introducing some of its classic styles in the glorious, plummy shade, including this Twist Lounge Chair & Ottoman, which could put some serious mid-century swing in your sitting room.


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High-Country Horticulture David Salman, founder and chief horticulturist of Santa Fe’s High Country Gardens, knows all about eco-friendly landscaping for the New Mexico and Colorado climates—he’s an expert in waterwise gardening and xeriscaping, developing “plants for the Western garden and beyond.” Rooted in a deep knowledge of local growing conditions, High Country offers an ever-changing selection of native and ornamental grasses, trusty perennials, wildflowers, cacti, succulents and complete pre-planned gardens for a Rocky Mountain paradise.


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elebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University, but it’s more than just a college town. With a lively arts scene (boasting local symphony, theatre, ballet and opera groups) and a growing number of high-tech companies (including HewlettPackard) putting down roots, the city is abuzz with activity. And beer. While the giant Anheuser Busch brewery on the edge of town anchors the local brew culture, Fort Collins is also home to 11 award-winning craft brewers—including favorites Odell and New Belgium. The local Conventions & Visitors Bureau even offers a “Foam on the Range Tour.” The intertwined streets of the original city of Fort Collins, known as Old Town, have a vintage charm that captivated even Walt Disney, who modeled Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. on Fort Collins after seeing photos taken by Harper Goff, a Disney artist and themepark designer born in the city.

Take a perch at The Little Bird Bakeshop (11 Old Town Square, #121), a bright and cheerful neighborhood spot where sumptuous pastries and artisan breads are baked from scratch each day. The oldest café in northern Colorado is the Silver Grill Café (218 Walnut Street), which began in 1912 as the Uneeda-Lunch Café. Their cinnamon rolls are famous.


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Shops with a touch of magic For the Clotheshorse: Chic women’s clothing can be found at Tula (#1

Old Town Square, Suite 105) and Rain (214 Pine Street), which describes itself as “Sundance meets Neiman Marcus.” White Balcony (146 S. College Ave.) and its brother store Killer Rabbit (130B S. College Ave.) offer hip clothes and gifts, and Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys is a wild and funky kid zone.

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For the Artsy and the Bookish: Old Town Art & Framery (173 N. College Ave.), The Fine Art & Frame Company (119 West Oak) and Wadoo (200 S. College Ave., Unit 150) will dazzle your eyes, the delightful Mama Said Sew (121 E. Mountain Ave.) will make your fingers reach for a new project, and Old Firehouse Books (232 Walnut St.) will tempt you to curl up and read.

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Arshile Gorky, The Liver is the Cock’s Comb, c. 1943. Oil on canvas, 73 1/4 x 98 inches (186 x 249 cm).

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Modern Masters, a grand collaboration between the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum, is the must-see exhibition of the year. Before you go, get a lesson on the evolution of modern art


hen the Denver Art Museum unveils its new show, Modern Masters, this month, guests will get a rare glimpse of 70 of the finest and most compelling works in modern art. Curator Dean Sobel, director of the Clyfford Still Museum next door, designed the show with pieces that rarely leave their home at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Meanwhile, the Still Museum will run a concurrent exhibition, 1959, that re-creates Clyfford Still’s landmark exhibition held at the Albright-Knox that year. In case it’s been a while since you’ve contemplated the connection between Picasso and Pollock, we spoke to Sobel and Gwen Chanzit, modern art curator at the DAM, for a primer on the history and influence of modern art—and a preview of some can’t-miss highlights of the show.




CH&L: Give us a little art lesson. What is modern art?

Gwen Chanzit: A big shift came in the last half of the 19th century, when artists began to reject the idea that a painting must imitate the visual world. After Renaissance artists perfected the device of perspective, a painting had been thought of as a kind of window into the world. This idea persisted well into the 19th century—until some artists began to see a painting as no longer subservient to the thing it depicts. Instead of erasing all signs of the brush to create a transparent window, artists began to consider the surface of the painting itself, and eventually to include emotional content and abstraction of form. These changes indicate a modernist point of view. Dean Sobel: And at that time, there seemed to be a desire to not follow tradition, which art had been doing. There emerged a desire to be on the

leading edge—the avant-garde—of what the audience might understand. At the start, you begin to see a flattening of space in an artwork. There’s an increasing acknowledgment that paintings are, as Gwen said, painted objects. Painters—think of Van Gogh— begin revealing their brushstrokes, which was a break from 19th-century academic painters, who hid all signs of the brushstroke. Van Gogh makes paint rise up on the surface; he celebrates the expressive power of paint. Then you get Cézanne, who’s organizing all brush strokes into a sort of pattern. It starts with Impressionism and PostImpressionism and evolves from there.

GC: Then early in the 20th century, you’ve got Einstein, the theories of relativity, the splitting of the atom. Literary figures were playing with language, breaking it into new structures, and painters embarked on similar experiments. These artists weren’t living in a vacuum. The world was changing. DS: Viewers in 2014 shouldn’t take for granted how radical these changes were for the [original] viewer. GC: Absolutely. Political cartoons ridiculed them. You can’t underestimate how much [modern art] got under people’s skin.

And what prompted these shifts?

There was plenty to get viewers riled up, right? Let’s talk about how big the “modern art” umbrella really is.

DS: Industry, ideas from the Enlightenment, interest in everyday life. Instead of turning to religious figures and history for inspiration, artists—the French Impressionists—started looking at scenes of modern life.

DS: It’s huge. Almost every two to five years, the movement changed. Artists were building on and synthesizing and elaborating on what came before. It’s pretty rapid-fire change. Within this hundred-year or so time frame, you’ve

Salvador Dali, The Transparent Simulacrum of the Feigned Image, 1938. Oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 36 1/4 inches (72.4 x 92.1 cm).

Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Monkey, 1938. Oil on Masonite, 16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm).



got Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Minimalism. GC: Also, we should mention that scholars don’t agree about when the modern art movement ends and contemporary art begins. DS: True. It’s an interesting question. We end [the show] in the early 1970s with the end of Pop Art, but there’s deep debate from the art historical perspective. Since [Andy] Warhol appropriates other people’s images in his work, he moved beyond issues of authorship and originality—ideas that Warhol would have thought were outdated in a media-saturated society. Maybe viewers can decide for themselves. What will they find at the show?

GC: The superstars. DS: Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, Kahlo, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol. These are some of the biggest names we could serve up.

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DS: The Frida Kahlo self-portrait. It’s very rare to see one in the United States. It’s a treat. And the Pollock is probably his last great drip painting. The scale is enormous. It’s so unusual for anyone to get to see a Pollock of this scale. GC: Gauguin’s Spirit of the Dead Watching is iconic. Miró’s Harlequin’s Carnival is fantastic. What you’re going to see in this show is a signature work of each of these masters. DS: The centerpiece of the show, both by number and size, is the collection of American abstract expressionists. The Albright-Knox was actively collecting these pieces in the 50s and early 60s. We have Rothko, Motherwell, and of course Clyfford Still. Speaking of Still, tell us about 1959, the related exhibition at the Clyfford Still Museum.

DS: Still had a big show at the AlbrightKnox Museum in 1959—about 75 paintings—that we’re recreating. It 30


was an unusual event for Still because, of course, he had broken ties with the world in the early 50s. So why did he agree to a show in 1959?

DS: The real germ of it is that the Albright-Knox’s director went to visit Still’s studio in 1957. He wanted to buy a painting for the gallery, but Still didn’t like the idea of having the painting auditioned with the Board [which is typical protocol when a museum acquires a piece]. The museum director called Seymour Knox, the chair of the board, and Knox told him to buy the painting, sight unseen. That endeared Knox to Still, who agreed to show his work at the gallery two years later. GC: The great thing about the exhibit next door [at the Clyfford Still Museum], is that you get to understand a great artist in the context of an entire movement. What advice do you have for visitors?

GC: I’d like to mention the word “evolution.” Art is evolving

rather than progressing. You can look at a Renaissance painting, an Impressionist painting and a Pollock painting—one’s not better than another. The changes you see just reflect where art has taken us. This show is valuable in its ability to reveal those changes to you. DS: Come more than once. When you go through a large exhibition, sometimes you just acknowledge everything. A lot of these paintings beg for a sustained period of looking. Give yourself time for that. The DAM collections are really strong in many areas, but collectors [in Denver] weren’t buying a lot of modernist works in the mid-20th century. It’s rare for Denver to get to see this range of modern works, while at the same time see how modern masters were inspired by precisely those art forms where the DAM collection is particularly strong—New World, African, Pre-Columbian among them. It’s a real treat.

Andy Warhol, 100 Cans, 1962. Oil on canvas, 72 x 52 inches (182.9 x 132.1 cm).

And what are you most excited about?

Henri Matisse, La Musique, 1939. Oil on canvas, 45 3/8 x 45 3/8 inches (115.3 x 115.3 cm).

Clyfford Still, 1957-D, No. 1, 1957. Oil on canvas, 113 x 159 inches (287 x 403.9 cm).

Roy Lichtenstein, Head: Red and Yellow, 1962. Oil on canvas. 48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm).


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Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery runs March 2- June 8 at the Denver Art Museum. 1959 runs through June 15 at the Clyfford Still Museum. One ticket grants access to both exhibitions.



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The Art of Giving Michelle Sie Whitten, cofounder and executive director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and Excelsior Youth Center’s 2014 Triumphant Woman, shares her passion for family and philanthropy ­B y mary barthelme abel portraits by Don Riley


’m honored to be among these fabulous women,” says Michelle Sie Whitten of her recent distinction as Excelsior Youth Center’s 2014 Triumphant Woman, “but I don’t think I would have accepted it if I didn’t believe in the organization.” This strong statement seems appropriate coming from Whitten, a self-described workaholic and committed information junkie. “I knew of Excelsior through involved friends and had donated to them years ago, and then I reconnected when I met the force of nature that is [2013 Triumphant Woman] Jamie Angelic.

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(left) Whitten at the 2011 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show with the event’s ambassador, DeOndra Dixon and Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award recipient Sujeet Desai. The annual show is the foundation’s largest fundraiser. (below) Whitten with son Patrick and Nancy Sevo. (bottom) Whitten with daughter Sophia.

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With many years of nonprofit experience, I really appreciated the success of the Center’s fundraising efforts.” Whitten is the co-founder and executive director of the Denver-based Global Down Syndrome Foundation, the nation’s leading lobbying and advocacy organization for people with the genetic disorder. Inspired by her daughter Sophia, who was born with Down syndrome, the foundation’s mission is to “significantly improve the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy.” For Whitten, education is paramount. “We estimate that 6,000 people in Colorado have Down syndrome, but growing up I never met anyone with the disorder. Societal inclusion is important; it’s a civil rights issue. And really, what better way is there to prepare parents to raise a Down syndrome child than to grow up with them?” Her passion for education also stems from the way in which she and her husband, art curator Tom Whitten, learned that their unborn child would have Down syndrome. “We received the diagnosis in a terrible way. We had a genetic counselor who provided no positive information and we were pushed to terminate. It’s not a secret that I’m pro-choice, but I’m also pro-information. To make an informed decision, you have to have accurate information, and it didn’t take long for me to discover that most of what [my doctor] told me was wrong.” After conducting their own research, the Whittens chose to move forward with the pregnancy. Whitten grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and moved to Denver in 1983 at age 17 when her father, John J. Sie, relocated to help build the then-largest cable TV operator in the country, Tele-Communications,

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We estimate that 6,000 people in Colorado have Down syndrome, but growing up I never met anyone with the disorder. Societal inclusion is important; it’s a civil rights issue.

—Michelle Sie Whitten


How would you describe the style of your home? A mix of contemporary and Chinese. We love color! We spent eight months renovating, and this is our dream home; we are not moving again. Tell us about your amazing art collection. My husband is a contemporary Chinese art expert and curator. We both collected textiles and now we have a burgeoning art collection. We’ve had to find a balance between loving color on the walls and knowing that white walls show off the art.

Inc. “At that time, there was very little ethnic or cultural diversity in Denver,” Whitten recalls. She moved away to attend college (Whitten holds a Master of Arts degree in Regional Studies/East Asia and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies from Tufts University) and subsequently chose to return to the Mile High City after her 1999 marriage. With a staff of just nine, Whitten continues to work diligently to grow the foundation and spread its message. The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, held each October, is the foundation’s largest fundraiser and helps contribute to the endowment of the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In 2014, the foundation’s primary focus is to raise funds to establish the Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence for Adult Care—research shows that people with Down syndrome have an unusually high risk of contracting Alzheimer’s—and to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association to research the connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s. The foundation is also developing a national survey of pregnant women to compile feedback about the types of prenatal information they want to receive regarding Down syndrome. “We must not be complacent,” says Whitten. “We must continue to move forward with our message.” 36


What are some of your family’s favorite things to do in and around Denver? I’m half Chinese and half Italian, so everything is about food. We don’t really have a favorite restaurant because we rarely go to the same one twice. Of course, we visit lots of museums, and this year we want to introduce the kids to skiing. How do you and your husband maintain a work/life balance? We don’t [laughs]. I think in our case, opposites attract; he’s calm and I’m hyper. But we’re both completely involved in our children’s lives; we don’t have a nanny and we accept that this is a full time in our lives. We’re busy but our lives are filled with positive things.

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The Softer Side of Modern An updated take on the classics infuses an older Denver home with youth, freshness and timeless appeal By Nancy Richman Milligan Photography by Kimberly Gavin


hen homeowner Kiera Zink was ready to make changes to her vintage Denver bungalow, she had a lot of design ideas floating around in her head; she just needed someone to help pull together her vision of a chic, comfortable home. “I wanted something that was not exactly modern,” she explains, “but an updated, stylish version of classic—soft and pretty with some sparkle.” She and her husband Lee had bought the home in a quiet Washington Park neighborhood knowing that they would someday renovate it for the long term. “We believed this house had the potential to become our ‘forever home,’” Zink remembers. 46

The original fireplace in the living room got a modern makeover with Thassos marble mosaic tiles. Atop the crisply painted mantel rests Turbulence, an oil painting by Danny C. Williams from Walker Fine Art. Interior designer Beth Armijo set the tone for the house with a lighthearted mix of styles and textures, including the masculine Mr. Brown coffee table and Vanguard Spool Chairs from Highland Design Source in Denver.


Having admired interior designer Beth Armijo’s work on the pages of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, the couple wisely hired her early in the game, before the top was popped, the interiors were gutted or major decisions had been made. That suited Armijo: “Designers can have the most impact if we can work with the whole canvas—the finishes, paint, cabinetry, molding, floors and furniture,” she explains. “It allows us to tell the whole story, to match the client’s personality, to create balance.” Armijo filled the newly blank canvas from top to bottom with the young, fresh personality of the homeowners. “We gave the house a contemporary, transitional look; very updated, very light with fun, bold prints,” she says. A serene, watery color-scheme flows throughout the open-concept spaces: a wash of white, gray and blue that was inspired by the clients’ recent visit to Nantucket. “The coastal colors actually work well in Colorado with our bright sunshine,” Armijo says. “They have a calming effect.” She injected pops of brilliance with silvery finishes, nail-head accents and jewel-like light fixtures. That east-coast style is perhaps most apparent in the airy living room, where a textural silk-and-wool Tibetan rug anchors a bold studded-metal coffee table and traditional furniture with light upholstery. “I had to trust Beth on the living room,” says Zink. “She created depth and balance and I love all the different elements.” Zink extended that trust to the kitchen as well, where she was uncertain about combining chocolate brown and gray cabinetry. But it worked. The furnishings are all custom, with a sassy spin on the classics. Wooden spool chairs have been around forever, but you rarely see them

(this page, top) The spool chair takes on a bold, modern look with gray-washed wood, aqua upholstery and a big print pillow. The contemporary Caracole Bubbles side table goes glam with silvery and glass finishes. (this page, right) Outdoor rooms extend the home’s living space and are as artfully designed as the interiors. The modern white table and chairs from Hoff Miller on the patio contrast with oversized black rocking chairs around the outdoor fireplace. Iron bird sculptures from Birdsall &. Co. add some fun and motion. (opposite) Bold ikat draperies and vivid art play off a quiet washed-wood table and lacquered chairs, bringing edgy contrast to the dining room. The silver chandelier from Currey and Co. dishes up a sleek profile, and Angela Beloian’s acrylic painting, Curcurrcucu, from Walker Fine Art, brings in a bold blast of color.


(this page) The kitchen exudes timeless appeal with updated Shaker-style cabinetry in walnut and light gray paint finishes. “The colors don’t match but they are from the same family. The juxtaposition helps create balance,” Armijo says. She chose contemporary glass tile in shades of gray for the backsplash. (opposite) A trio of cut-glass Hudson Valley pendants illuminate the large island. Light aqua leather chairs from Kravet are unexpectedly luxe, with silver nailheads sparkling like jewelry. The freestanding butler’s pantry/buffet separates the kitchen and dining room, while glass doors open from both sides. Cheryl Rogers’ MSM-composition 3b hangs on the back wall.


(opposite) Light and serene, the master bedroom is one of Zink’s favorite rooms. “It’s heaven,” she declares. The washed beechwood-and-tufted-linen bed by Brownstone Furniture features curved corners. The light fixtures and Ava Mirrored Circles nightstands by Worlds Away add just the right touch of reflective surfaces. (this page, left) Armijo took a classic bathroom to the next level with marble floors, a sleek freestanding bathtub and a glitzy chandelier. (this page, right) The eclectic powder room displays a fresh twist on tradition. The Brunschwig & Fils floral wallpaper is made of grasscloth, and white subway shower tiles are laid in a herringbone pattern. The round mirror sports a rustic hammered metal frame and complements the glitzy Currey & Co. light fixture.

with a fun gray color wash. Damask wallpaper may be considered old-fashioned, but the oversized Nina Campbell damask wallcovering in the study is decidedly up-to-date; elements such as a citron green-striped shade and a hot pink ottoman add playful pops. Throughout the home, Armijo applied old-school principles with newage colors and finishes—these are not your mother-in-law’s hand-medowns. The lines are clean and crisp, the patterns large-scale and modern, the finishes unexpected. There is a sense of adventure in the home, “and a sense of timelessness that comes from classic bones and clean modern lines,” Armijo adds. “When you mix materials it is less of a period look, so it transitions over time a lot easier.” The result is a stunning pairing. “I absolutely love the colors now,” says a delighted Kiera Zink. “I wasn’t able to express what I had in my head. That’s why I hired Beth. She can express my vision and pull it all together. It’s like magic.”

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Aspen Escape An outdated 1970s home gets a light and airy transformation into a modern highcountry haven

(opposite) The light-filled library glows with golden tones on the walls and the faux bois bookcases and window frames painted by artist David Schultz. “Accessories play a large role here and in every room,” says designer Melinda Douglas. “They are the exclamation marks at the end of the sentence.” (right) A complete remodel of the basement resulted in this charming wine-cellar dining room with its French plaster walls and chandelier lighting. Wooden folding chairs are treated to quilted slipcovers for a touch of luxury.

The living room’s soaring 20-foot ceilings and two-sided stone fireplace keep the space open, airy and casual. The Knoll chairs with chrome bases are covered in soft suede, while the Knoll sofa and Kravet wooden armchairs are covered in color-coordinated fabrics by Pollack Fabrics and Bergamo Fabrics, respectively. The antique coffee table is a find from Strange Imports in Carbondale, while a carpet from Isberian Rug Company ties all of the pieces together. Joseph Scheer’s Dysschema Howardi floats above the mantel. 59


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rive through any Colorado mountain town and you’ll see plenty of 1970s homes—complete with dark wood interiors, orange shag carpeting and claustrophobic kitchens— begging for renovation. Once upon a time, that sad description would have fit this now-remodeled beauty, located in rural Pitkin County just a few miles from downtown Aspen. Fortunately, homeowner Cherie Hassenflu, an interior designer and principal of Houston-based Savant Design Group, and her husband, Alan, a commercial real estate developer, recognized enormous potential within the original 2,500-square-foot cedar home. The Hassenflus and their two sons started visiting the Aspen/Snowmass area 18 years ago. Avid travelers, they wanted this vacation home to stand as a reflection of their lifestyle and interests. To that end, they turned to Ted Guy and Mike Bucchin of Aspenbased Theodore K Guy Associates (TKGA), an architectural, planning and structural engineering firm, to transform the rustic structure into a modern-day mountain haven.

A delightfully eclectic mix of Modern Sprite side chairs by Knoll and stately wooden captain chairs by F. Schumacher & Co. surround a custom iron and wood dining table by Savant Design Group. The chandelier, from Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Jason Miller Studio, acts as a modern nod to the mountains.

(clockwise, from top left) The expansive windows on the home’s façade, from Jamestown, N.Y.-based Hope’s Windows, were an essential addition for the owners of this newly-remodeled Aspen home, and provide beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Rather than using standard columns that would disrupt the home’s lines, the architectural team of Mike Bucchin and Ted Guy opted for diagonal beams to extend the roofline about two feet over the deck. The downstairs powder room features elements symbolic of the mountains, such as the “Woods” wallpaper by Cole & Son for Lee Jofa and a sink base made from an antique Asian food vessel inverted to resemble a tree trunk. Tile from Oceanside Glasstile, a Kohler faucet and an antique mirror finish the look. The sleek kitchen, designed by Angela Otten of Denver-based William Ohs, is fresh and functional, with Okite quartz countertops, Downsview cabinets and Oceanside Glasstile backsplash.

A lot of Aspen homes have an inside/outside connection, both literally and figuratively.

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“The existing home ignored an onsite pond, and the views to the north and to Aspen,” Guy says. “It was simply plopped on the site with no imagination.” Guy and Bucchin extended the meager front porch into a wraparound deck that now takes advantage of the awe-inspiring views. And, using a photo from a magazine as inspiration, the architects created a contemporary version of a log home— complete with a carved “bowtie” detail that is expressed on both ends of the home’s facade. “We took the underutilized architecture and transformed it into a usable, elegant piece of art,” Bucchin says. “The front deck is linear and modern while the expansive Hope’s steel windows are more traditional, which lightens the architectural feel of the house,” Hassenflu says. Guy and Bucchin also installed diagonal timber beams on the exterior of the home, creating a two-foot overhang along the deck. Other enhancements came in the form of a warm flagstone entry, a new shed roof and a nearly 1,800-square-foot addition that includes a new master bedroom and bathroom suite.

The entryway features a cozy vignette composed of an antique settee covered in Kelly Wearstler fabric by Lee Jofa, an antique Navajo rug from Isberian Rug Company, and antique Black Forest trophies imported by Savant Design Group.

Once the structural modifications were complete, Hassenflu put her interior design expertise to work. She spruced up the now-fivebedroom home with a mountain aesthetic in mind, accented by clean lines and a modern flair. In order to get away from the usual greens and browns used in many mountain homes, the designer instead went for a neutral color palette and created interest through the use of multiple layered textures. For example, the custom iron-andwood dining table by Savant Design Group features a reflective surface; it’s a substantial piece that anchors the room, and it’s definitely not your typical wooden table. In the winter, Hassenflu drapes the Knoll Sprite side dining chairs with cozy lambskins that add further warmth and texture to the space. “A lot of Aspen homes have an inside/outside connection, both literally and figuratively,” Bucchin says. “This home is consistent with the Aspen area, but [the details] are expressed in a completely different way.” Guy adds, “Many older homes have within them the potential to improve their connection to the site without starting over from scratch.” Indeed, this home is a true testament that an ugly duckling can transform into a beautiful swan. Design Details

Interior Designer Cherie Hassenflu Savant Design Group (opposite) The master bedroom sitting area is a great place to unwind with chairs by Lillian August, side tables with marble tops by Knoll, and a coffee table repurposed from an antique French chicken coop. Additional touches include a Crate & Barrel desk with Louis chair by Kartell, a set of engravings from the 1700s and tribal-inspired pillow fabric by F. Schumacher & Co. (this page, top) The master bedroom offers repose with a custom upholstered headboard by Savant Design Group and an antique rug imported from Morocco. Lighting comes in the form of two lamps made from antique European carvings and Lucite bases, with a clean-lined chandelier hanging above. The Hassenflus purchased the set of six black-and-white collages from an estate sale in Houston, and Fawn, an oil painting by Richard Murray, from Keating Fine Art in Aspen. (this page, above) Cherie Hassenflu selected and sourced the majority of materials for the master bath, including tile from Materials Marketing, a Philippe Starck for Duravit bathtub and Philippe Starck for Hansgrohe faucets.

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Denver businesswoman Katherine Ott sheds 5,000 square feet and gains a more livable home

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s the founder and CEO of Denver-based weight-loss firm SlimGenics, Katherine Ott has spent the last decade helping others develop healthy eating habits. Recently, she decided to trim some of the fat out of her own life, downsizing from an 8,000-square-foot home in Centennial to a 3,000-square-foot condo in Denver. In shedding square footage, she also let go of her former home’s mountain-focused style—and nearly all of her furniture. “I kept one chair,” she says. “I like to start over and have fresh beginnings, so that’s what I wanted to do here. This home in the city needed a lighter, more modern, more urban look than I had in my last home.” (opposite) In the hallway, interior designers Noelle Hernandez and Nicole Stewart installed a gallery wall of floral X-ray prints and positioned a custom dresser by Glenwood Springs’ Highland Woodworks at one end. (above) Ott often works from home and wanted a well-appointed office. The designers furnished it with sleek walnut and steel pieces from Room & Board. 63


Perched on the 33rd floor of the Four Seasons in Denver, Ott’s new condo offers panoramic views of both downtown and the Rocky Mountains. When Ott bought it, the space was about as basic as a luxury residence in the Four Seasons gets. It didn’t even have a kitchen, so Ott hired Noelle Hernandez and Nicole Stewart, the mother-daughter design duo behind NCH Design in Aspen, to bring the bare space to life. Hernandez specializes in kitchen and bathroom design, which is a good thing because she and Stewart had just six months to design and construct the kitchen, while also renovating the master bathroom and installing lighting and sound systems. In perhaps the most daunting challenge of all, the designers ordered several pieces of custom furniture, which—as anyone who’s waited anxiously for a shipment can attest—regularly takes up to four months for delivery.

“It was a bit of a nail-biter,” Hernandez remembers. “Thankfully, Katherine is a businesswoman and she’s really decisive. She made her design choices quickly, and we ended up finishing two-and-a-half weeks early.” The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home features an open-concept floor plan appointed with clean-lined furnishings and a soothingly neutral color scheme. “The home’s palette was inspired by the kitchen cabinets,” Stewart says. “There’s a gray overtone with a darker chocolate brown underneath to give the cabinets some texture and richness.” The resulting color, a gray beige—or “greige”—carries over into the Petra dining chairs from Ligne Roset, as well as the large, custom sectional that’s big enough to seat a crowd. To keep the space from being consumed by the sofa, Hernandez and Stewart added a couple of organic pieces: a custom walnut dining table and a walnut credenza— one with a quieter,

The home’s open-concept floor plan makes for a welcoming space perfect for entertaining; ample seating is provided by a large custom sectional from J Lawrence Upholsterers in Denver. To break up the soft look, the designers added a custom walnut dining table and a walnut credenza, both by Highland Woodworks. The dining chairs are the Petra model from Ligne Roset.



The kitchen cabinets, from Genesis Innovations, are wirebrushed, allowing the chocolate-brown base color to show through the gray topcoat and create a soft, organic sheen. The kitchen stools are by Bonaldo. Floral arrangements from The Perfect Petal.


tighter wood-grain and the other with a more open grain that celebrates the natural irregularities of the log. Ott and her design team agree, though, that the pièce de résistance is the coffee table—a four-piece, lacewood Infinity table by Donghia, lacquered to an elegant sheen. But don’t bother reaching for a coaster. While Ott wants her home to be urbane to suit its city setting, she strives to make every square inch of her new space inviting and comfortable. “In my old house, I only saw two-thirds of it when there was company; this home gets used,” she says. “And while I used to have bigger, bulkier furniture to match that house’s 20-foot ceilings, I wasn’t as concerned about comfort. Here, the furniture is all streamlined and elegant, but it’s super comfortable.” It feels good to shed the excess, Ott says. “All of this home is so livable.” (opposite) Hernandez and Stewart renovated the master bathroom, adding limestone flooring and extra storage. Rich wall paint from Ralph Lauren’s Regent Metallics line helps turn the master bedroom into a cozy escape. The bed is by Ted Boerner, artwork by Julie Keaton-Reed. (above) The designers furnished the patio with sturdy wicker Majorca Luxe lounge chairs from Restoration Hardware. “We wanted to find something comfortable, and we also had to be very conscious of the weight,” Stewart says. “The winds are strong, so we had to pick things that wouldn’t blow away.”

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Colorado Homes & Lifestyles and Coldwell Banker are proud to present the 2nd Annual Home & Lifestyle Show in the newly-renovated Grand Court of Denver’s Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Our signature event celebrates the finest in luxury home design, cuisine, automotive, technology, and more. A full-size luxury living kitchen will set the stage for three days of culinary demos and home design presentations and remain in place for an entire month. Explore this fully-functioning modern kitchen designed and constructed by Colorado’s own William Ohs and outfitted with top-of-the-line Miele appliances. The weekend kicks off with Home & Lifestyle Show Launch Party, Thursday evening, March 13, in the former Slifer Designs space on the 2nd floor of the shopping center. This cocktail event will feature a silent auction with proceeds to benefit The Denver Hospice ( On Friday, March 14, be the first to experience the unveiling of the Home and Lifestyle Show exhibitors, who will display their wares in and around the shopping center’s Grand Court and Valet Corridor. We invite you to browse the vignettes and visit with knowledgeable professionals. Then, make your way to the kitchen for a day of free kids’ cooking classes presented by Sticky Fingers Cooking. You won’t want to leave the Grand Court on Saturday or Sunday, as top Colorado chefs prepare mouthwatering dishes during culinary demonstrations (including free samples!), and home design industry experts and influential business owners host presentations about everything from tips on selling your home to creating your own art collection. We are so excited for you to experience the Home & Lifestyle Show 2014. Thank you for joining us!

THURSDAY, MARCH 13 6:00pm Home & Lifestyle Show Launch Party The Launch Party will be held in the former Slifer Designs space on the second floor of the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, above Grand Court. More info:

FRIDAY, MARCH 14 Colorado Homes & Lifestyles is thrilled to partner with Sticky Fingers Cooking to offer FREE kids’ cooking classes from 10am-2pm! Happening in our living kitchen in the Grand Court of Cherry Creek Shopping Center, the classes are for children ages 2-5 and will feature a healthy recipe and emphasize safety and skill building. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Class Schedule 10:00am Apple-Carrot Doughnut Holes + Raspberry Dipping Sauce 11:00am Vegan German Chocolate Cake Sandwiches + Coconut Cream + Coco-Loco-Cocoa na-na-na Smoothies 12:00pm Excellent Eggplant Parmesan Cups + Basil Lemonade 1:00pm Cauliflower Mac n’ Cheese Cupcakes + Perfectly Pear Smoothies

SATURDAY, MARCH 15 12:00pm Chef Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja Fennel and Mascarpone Lobster Risotto 1:00pm Chris Mygatt, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Colorado Top Five Best-Kept Secrets about Colorado’s Luxury Home Market 2:00pm Chef Kevin Taylor, Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group Seared Gulf Shrimp, Snap Pea Basil Risotto, Grapefruit Walnut Gremolata 3:00pm Polly Lestikow, Closet Factory Colorado Creating an Orderly Home 4:00pm Chef Tyler Wiard, Elway’s Colorado Lamb Sliders with Pepper Jack Cheese and Green Chile Pesto


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Center Designer Nabeel Faizi of William Ohs Showrooms creates a fantasy kitchen that combines top-quality materials with sleek, modern style rendering By alexandra betters,


t wasn’t long after we wrapped up our 1st Annual Home & Lifestyle show that the kitchen designer, Nabeel Faizi of Denver-based William Ohs Showrooms, started thinking about the next one. “So many people think we only design traditional, classic kitchens. This was the perfect opportunity to show that we also design modern and contemporary kitchens and introduce our new ‘Vogue’ line of cabinetry.” Sleek and modern but still infused with the warmth and quality for which William Ohs is known, this year’s kitchen highlights an array of appliances from Miele’s new Brilliant White Plus series and brings together top products from vendors around the state. With years of experience and countless kitchens in his portfolio, Nabeel has developed a signature look that resonates with homeowners. “I always know when I’m in one of Nabeel’s kitchens,” says William Ohs president Bob Cilli. “His designs are distinct and original and he is extremely talented at mixing diverse elements.” The best part is, this kitchen isn’t just a fantasy; you can have one, too. To learn more about creating your own William Ohs, custom kitchen, visit

Nabeel Faizi, the designer of our 2014 Home & Lifestyle Show kitchen, has been creating distinct and luxurious kitchens for over 25 years. “I always know when I’m in one of Nabeel’s kitchens,” says William Ohs president Bob Cilli.


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William Ohs’ new Vogue G1 line of customizable cabinetry was the inspiration for our incredible kitchen. Featuring a raked walnut veneer, this line offers traditional warmth with a modern edge.

Emperadoro, a richly veined, espresso-hued surface from Caesarstone’s Classico collection, was selected to top the large island. The back counters are topped with a contrasting Striato Olimpico marble from Antolini, courtesy of Galleria of Stone. Both pieces were cut to perfection by Artistic Fabrications.

Stage Luxury appliances provided by Miele make this kitchen a cook’s dream. From the Brilliant White Plus series (available through William Ohs Showrooms), the line features a minimalist design, reflective white glass surfaces and chrome handles.

The kitchen flooring may look like hardwood, but it’s actually glazed porcelain tile from Emser Tile’s Ambience collection. Beautifully installed by Guy’s Floor Service, the flooring is durable and easy to maintain.

The show-stopping Slim Line anodized metal range hood, designed and created by William Ohs, adds an industrial feel to the kitchen.

From Ultra Design Center, a dramatic Rohl stainless copper sink is perfectly paired with Kohler’s Karbon brushed bronze faucet.

A true technological marvel, the back wall is actually 1/2-inch-thick clear tempered glass from Denver Glass Interiors. DGI also provided DecraCoat back-painted glass cabinet fronts and clear glass shelving.;

An eclectic mix of hardware, including statement-making Dekkor pulls on the refrigerator and wine cooler and Topex knobs on the island drawers, are from Denver Hardware. h o m e a n d l i f e s t y l e s h o w . C OM



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FRIDAY, March 14, 10:00Am - 2:00PM

Sticky Fingers Cooking Kids’ Cooking Classes, Ages 2-5

Join Sticky Fingers Cooking in the Grand Court of Cherry Creek Shopping Center for one of four free cooking classes! Registration required; visit to reserve your child’s space.

Class Schedule 10:00am - 10:45am: Apple-Carrot Doughnut Holes + Raspberry Dipping Sauce 11:00am - 11:45am: Vegan German Chocolate Cake Sandwiches + Coconut Cream + Coco-Loco-Cocoa na-na-na Smoothies 12:00pm - 12:45pm: Excellent Eggplant Parmesan Cups + Basil Lemonade 1:00pm - 1:45pm: Cauliflower Mac n’ Cheese Cupcakes + Perfectly Pear Smoothies

Self-professed “Food Geek in Chief” Erin Fletter’s passion for teaching kids to cook and enjoy nutritious food led her to take on her own business. In 2011, she joined Sticky Fingers Cooking, a Denver-based cooking school for children ages 2-12. The following year, she purchased the business and decided to eschew the brick-and-mortar shop and go mobile. “It was a wacky idea then,” says Fletter, “but I’m a busy mother of three daughters and am a big fan of after-school enrichment programs.” Emphasizing fresh, whole-food ingredients, simple recipes and basic techniques (like knife skills), Fletter and her team of 25 chefs travel to area schools, libraries, community centers and even churches and synagogues to help youngsters “cultivate culinary curiosity” and form healthy eating habits. “We have created a mobile cooking kit so we don’t need a kitchen. We can cook anywhere,” Fletter explains. The team also hosts private events and birthday parties. “We have an enthusiastic team here; we love kids and we love cooking. And the neat thing is, once kids make it, they’ll eat it.”

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Dry Measure Measure and combine 1½ C flour + 3 T baking powder + 1 tsp ground nutmeg + ½ tsp salt + 4 T sugar in a small bowl. wash+zest+juice Wash 2 lemons, and using a fine cheese grater, zest the peel of the lemons (only the yellow part) and squeeze the juice out of the lemons. Reserve the lemon juice and zest. wet measure In a large bowl, measure and whisk together 2 C ricotta cheese, 1½ C Blueberries + 4 eggs + 1⅓ C milk + the lemon juice from squeezed lemons + lemon zest. fold+cook Lightly whisk or fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. Brush a hot griddle with some oil or butter. Pour approximately 1-2 Tbs of the batter on the griddle and cook on both sides until light golden brown. Repeat until no batter remains. Makes about 24-28 silver dollar size pancakes.

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Taste Pro Chef demos

Saturday, March 15, 12:00pm

Chef Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja Fennel and Mascarpone Lobster Risotto


A James Beard Foundation award winner for Best Chef Southwest in 2013, Jennifer Jasinski opened her first restaurant, Rioja, in Denver’s Historic Larimer Square in 2004 to critical acclaim, featuring a menu inspired by Mediterranean ingredients and influenced by local and seasonal products. She and business partner Beth Gruitch acquired Bistro Vendôme, a French bistro across the street from Rioja in 2006 and opened Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen just around the corner in 2010. Jasinski was named 2004 Colorado Chef of the Year and 2005 Western Regional Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation, and Rioja is consistently listed among Denver’s top restaurants by 5280, The Denver Post and the Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide. In 2007, Jasinski was the Jean Yancey award winner in the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business awards. She lives in Denver with her husband Max MacKissock (also a chef) and their two dogs, Deano and Gingersnap.

Fennel Mascarpone Purée • 1 head fennel • 2 tablespoons pure olive oil, or as needed • ¼ cup Pernod liqueur • 2 cups vegetable broth • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste • ½ cup mascarpone cheese Remove the tough core of the fennel head; thinly slice the head across the ribs. In a saucepan, heat olive oil. Sauté the fennel briefly over medium heat, but do not let it get any color. Deglaze the pan with Pernod, reducing liquid completely. Add vegetable broth and simmer over mediumlow heat, until all the liquid is gone and the fennel is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until very smooth. Place the purée in a bowl to cool slightly. Whisk in mascarpone and chill in refrigerator.


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Bring a large 2-3 gallon stockpot of water to a boil over high heat. Prepare a large bath of ice water and set aside. Drop live lobsters into boiling water, one at a time, and boil for 6 minutes. Remove lobsters from the boiling water to the ice water bath and chill thoroughly. Pull chilled lobsters from bath and remove tail and claws, including the knuckles. Crack the claws on the spine of the fattest part with the back of a knife and continue until are broken loose. Gently remove meat, ensuring there are no shells or cartilage remaining. Pull off the tail fin end of the tail and remove meat by pulling gently out of the larger opening. Split the tails in half lengthwise. Place lobster meat in refrigerator and reserve all shells and body cavity for Lobster Nage.

Lobster Nage • ½ cup shallots, sliced • 2 tablespoons garlic, sliced • ¼ head fennel, chopped • Lobster shells and the body cavity, chopped • 1 Roma tomato, diced • 2 teaspoons tomato paste • 8 basil leaves • 1 bay leaf • 6 black peppercorns • 1 cup white wine • 1 quart chicken stock • 4 ounces sweet butter, cubed • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste Heat olive oil in a heavy saucepot; sauté the shallots, garlic and fennel in olive oil until golden. Add lobster shells and sauté for 2 minutes. Add tomato, tomato paste, two basil leaves, bay leaf and peppercorns; sauté until the tomato is soft. Deglaze the pan with wine and reduce completely. Add stock and reduce by half over medium heat. Blend in a blender or with an emulsion blender to pulverize shells. Strain sauce through a fine-mesh chinois, pressing to extract all juice. To finish, bring sauce base to a boil and place in blender. With the motor running, add the butter, remaining six basil leaves and sherry vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

Risotto • 1 cup asparagus spears, bias cut in 1-inch-long pieces • 7 cups chicken stock • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped • 5 tablespoons butter • 1 cup Carnaroli rice • ½ cup white wine


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• 3 whole live Maine lobsters, about 1 ¼ pounds each

• Black pepper, to taste • ½ cup fennel mascarpone purée Prepare a large bath of ice water. Blanch the asparagus in boiling, salted water for 2 minutes. Drain and shock the asparagus in the bath, allowing it to chill completely. Drain again and dry spears. Place the chicken stock and the 2 teaspoons salt in a large saucepot; bring to a low simmer. In a wide, shallow pan, sauté onion over medium heat in 2 tablespoons of butter. Once the onion is translucent and aromatic, add the rice and cook another 1-2 minutes. Deglaze the pan with white wine and reduce the liquid until the pan is dry, stirring constantly. Ladle the hot stock into the rice, one cup at a time, stirring constantly and reducing until dry before making the next addition. As the rice becomes soft and the stock nearly exhausted, season to taste with salt and pepper. Add cooked asparagus to warm through, checking the consistency once more to ensure that the risotto is tight and all of the stock is reduced; add 1 ½ cups of fennel mascarpone purée. (The purée will slightly loosen the risotto.) Allow rice to get warm again and then vigorously stir in the remaining 3 tablespoons butter to emulsify. Once the butter has been added, be sure that the rice does not return to a boil.

Assembly and Plating • ½ pound (2 sticks) butter • 6-8 tiny chervil sprigs Gently warm butter in a sauté pan; add reserved lobster meat, just to warm it up. Do not overcook. Place ¼ cup of lobster nage in the bottom of each 12inch pasta bowl. Spoon the risotto into the center of the bowls, pushing the sauce to the outside. Place ½ tail and 1 claw of the lobster on top of each risotto portion. Garnish with chervil sprigs and serve immediately. Serves 6.

Taste Pro Chef demos

Saturday, March 15, 2:00pm

Chef Kevin Taylor, Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group Seared Gulf Shrimp, Snap Pea Basil Risotto, Grapefruit Walnut Gremolata

Gremolata • 2 teaspoons grapefruit zest • 1 grapefruit, segmented and diced • ¼ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped • 1 teaspoon olive oil • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped • Salt and pepper Mix all ingredients; season to taste. Set aside.

Marinated Shrimp • 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 lemon • 1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes • ½ teaspoon ground fennel seed • Salt and pepper Mix all ingredients. Marinate for approximately 10 minutes.

Pea Puree Kevin Taylor is one of Denver’s most accomplished and acclaimed chefs, operating a variety of successful restaurants including the city’s only four-star, four-diamond restaurant, Restaurant Kevin Taylor, located in the luxurious Hotel Teatro. Other restaurants include the Hotel Teatro’s more casual, modern Italian, Prima Ristorante. Just across the street, in the Center for the Performing Arts, theatre connoisseurs enjoy modern American cuisine at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House, and casual pre- and posttheatre fare in Limelight Supper Club & Lounge. At the nearby Denver Art Museum, Kevin feeds those with an affinity for the arts with the contemporary-American Palettes. Finally, for those who travel outside the city to enjoy the Central City Opera each summer, Rouge, in the Teller House, serves modern mountain chophouse cuisine in a uniquely historic setting. Although each restaurant’s menu and style offers diners a singular experience, Taylor’s belief in fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation is a common thread throughout all. Taylor has been a guest at the James Beard House in New York City, Taste of the NFL, Cakebread Cellars and many other prestigious culinary events, and has won countless awards. He resides in Denver with his wife and business partner of more than a decade, Denise.


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• 1 cup heavy cream • 2 cups snap peas • 10 basil leaves • Salt Heat cream in a small saucepan until simmering. Add peas; simmer for 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add basil, and blend until smooth. Season to taste. Set aside.

Risotto • 3 tablespoons olive oil • ½ yellow onion, diced • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced • 1 cup Carneroli rice • ½ cup white wine • 1 quart vegetable stock • 2 tablespoons butter • 1 cup pea puree • ¾ cup snap peas, chopped • 2 tablespoon basil, chopped • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan • Salt and pepper Sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add rice; toast in pan for about 2 minutes. Deglaze with white wine, and slowly add the vegetable stock, a little at a time to just cover rice, as absorbed. Continue stirring the rice and cook for 10 minutes, until al dente. Finish by stirring in butter, pea puree, chopped peas, basil and Parmesan, and season to taste. When risotto is complete, heat a medium sauté pan and sear shrimp for 1-2 minutes on each side, until cooked through. To plate, place the risotto in a small bowl, stacking shrimp on top. Garnish with the gremolata and baby basil leaves, if desired. Serves 4.

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Taste Pro Chef demos

Saturday, March 15, 4:00pm

Chef Tyler Wiard, Elways

Colorado Lamb Sliders with Pepper Jack Cheese and Green Chile Pesto

Colorado Lamb Sliders

Divide lamb into 8-2 ounce portions and form into mini hamburgers. Set aside. Coat peppers in canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast on a hot grill or under broiler until charred. Place in a container with a lid and let stand 20-30 minutes, allowing peppers to steam. For pesto: Peel skin from peppers; remove stem and seeds. Roughly chop peppers and garlic. Place peppers, garlic, Cotija cheese, pumpkin seeds, and olive oil in blender and season with salt and pepper. Blend until mixture is smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste and set aside. Butter both sides of slider buns and toast on a griddle or grill. Season burgers with salt and pepper and cook on griddle or grill to desired temperature. Top each burger with a slice of pepper jack to melt. Place sliders on the bottom bun and top with a tablespoon of pesto on each. Put top bun on and serve. Makes 16 sliders.

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• 1 pound ground Colorado lamb • 3 Anaheim peppers • 1 clove fresh garlic • ¼ cup Cotija or Parmesan cheese • ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds • ½ cup olive oil • ¼ cup melted butter • ⅛ cup canola oil • Sea salt • Fresh black pepper • 16 slices of pepper jack cheese (cut to fit onto a slider) • 16 slider buns

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Known for his exquisite menus and flawless execution, Chef Tyler Wiard honed his talent in several of the country’s hottest kitchens and alongside legendary chefs such as David and Stephen Rosenthal, Michael Mina and Michel Richard. In Denver, Wiard has earned a reputation for imaginative and beautifully balanced food at the acclaimed Napa Café and Mel’s Restaurant and Bar, where he was twice named “Top Denver Chef” by 5280 magazine. As the Culinary Director for Elway’s restaurants, Wiard has garnered rave reviews in Denver’s top print publications, appeared on Top Chef Season 10 and was featured in Cooking with Paula Deen magazine.


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Taste Pro Chef demos

Sunday, March 16, 1:00pm

Chef Elise Wiggins, Panzano Butternut Squash and Date Ravioli

Ravioli • ½ cup mascarpone cheese • ¼ cup grated Parmesan • 2 dates, pits removed and small diced • 1 large butternut squash, peeled, small diced and roasted for 15 minutes in 375 degree F oven • Maldon salt to taste • Fresh sheet pasta (from Whole Foods or similar)

• 6 ravioli • 2 tablespoons butter • 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped fine • ½ ounce Parmesan, shaved • 3-5 small sprigs Italian parsley Combine rosemary and butter together and cook gently until the butter starts to brown. Toss in cooked pasta. Place in bowl; garnish with shaved Parmesan and parsley sprigs. Serves 4.

beginning in Louisiana before moving on to Texas, Colorado, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and now back to Colorado, Elise Wiggins has risen up through the ranks, honing her kitchen skills, tasting new flavors, managing more people and developing talents that have won fine dining awards and accolades. After Wiggins graduated with honors from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver she moved to Puerto Rico to become chef of The Palio restaurant at the Westin Rio Mar Resort in San Juan, which earned a Mobil Four-Diamond award. She then went on to be the chef of Capriccio at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Wiggins made her way back to the Mile High City and Panzano, which has been granted Four-Diamond status from 2010-2013 by the American Automobile Association. Panzano has also been named Best Italian restaurant in Denver by Westword, “To die for” by the Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide, and included in the Top Restaurants in Denver by 5280 magazine and Zagat Guides. 5280 magazine also recognized Panzano’s gluten-free program in its “Top of the Town” issue, The American Culinary Federation named Elise 2005 Colorado Chef the Year and the Colorado Restaurant Association bestowed its Outstanding Professional award on Elise in 2012.


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Mix all ingredients except squash in a mixing bowl with a paddle until gently incorporated but keeping some separation in the ingredients. Gently fold in the squash. Fill ravioli with 1 tablespoon of filling, seal and cut with ravioli cutter. Cook in slowly boiling water until done, approximately 5-7 minutes. Makes 24 ravioli.


Taste Pro Chef demos

Sunday, March 16, 3:00pm

Chef Scott Parker, Session Kitchen Oatmeal Cream Pies with Rum & Date Ice Cream

Oatmeal Cookie • 5 cups ground rolled oats • ½ teaspoon allspice • ½ teaspoon cinnamon • ½ teaspoon ground ginger • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg • 1 cup gluten-free flour • ½ teaspoon baking powder • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt • ¼ cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste • ½ cup molasses • ¾ cup grape seed oil • 1 cup milk Combine all ingredients. Scoop one ounce of batter (about two tablespoons) and smooth on a Silpat sheet or parchment paper to desired size. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes, then freeze. Scott Parker is executive chef at Session Kitchen, one of Denver’s most talked about new restaurants. A simple man with artistic culinary talent, Parker uses food as his paint and hunger as his muse, cooking whatever he’s in the mood for. His love of the kitchen began at a young age while growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dining was a relaxed experience in the Parker household, and his mother would send him on grocery runs, allowing him to buy whatever he wanted. While most boys his age would have picked out frozen pizzas and TV dinners, Scott gravitated toward fresh fruits, vegetables and choice cuts of meat. Going to the store was an educational experience, and Scott learned when food is at its peak. Scott attended Denver’s Johnson & Wales University and upon graduation moved to Telluride, Colorado, working as a chef at the San Sophia, followed by stints at Nantucket’s DeMarco, The Game Creek Grill in Vail and Grouse Mountain Grill in nearby Beaver Creek. He returned to Denver and started working at award-winning, progressive restaurant Adega. He then spent a decade at the highly lauded Table 6, where his creativity with American comfort food earned him national attention. Parker’s free time is spent with wife, Deanna, and children Olivia and Charlie. His favorite comfort food is corn dogs.


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Cookie Filling • 1 cup sugar • 1 cup water • 6 egg whites Combine sugar and water in saucepan and, using a candy thermometer, bring to 270 degrees F to create syrup. Whip egg whites to stiff peaks; add syrup to whites while beating vigorously.

Rum Date Ice Cream • 2 cups milk • 1 cup heavy cream • ¾ cup sugar • ¼ teaspoon salt • ¼ teaspoon xanthum gum • 10 egg yolks • 12 pitted dates, soaked in rum Temper egg yolks and combine all ingredients except dates in saucepan. Bring to 180 degrees F, constantly stirring; strain and freeze. Once frozen, add macerated dates and process in ice cream maker.


home design pros

Saturday, March 15, 3:00pm

Creating an Orderly Home

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Top Five Best-Kept Secrets about Colorado’s Luxury Home Market Ever wondered what it takes to sell an ultra-luxury home? Or what a buyer expects for $5 million? Join Chris Mygatt, President and COO of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Colorado, as he gives us a peek inside five of the priciest homes that have sold on the front range and shares his expertise about why they sold quickly or languished on the market, what over-the-top amenities helped them sell (or discouraged buyers), and what sellers of more down-to-earth homes can learn from these extravagant properties.

Chris Mygatt

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Colorado

Since 2000, Chris Mygatt has been leading Colorado’s largest residential real estate company. With a staff of just over 125, his team will help nearly 10,000 Colorado families find the home of their dreams through Coldwell Banker’s exclusive Previews division. A familiar face around Denver, Mygatt speaks about the Colorado real estate market and salesmanship to a variety of local groups. He can also be seen every Sunday morning on Denver’s Channel 2 as the host of Colorado Homes TV Show. When not enthusiastically advocating home ownership, Mygatt, along with his wife Marcee and daughter Lindsey, enjoys Colorado’s active outdoor lifestyle including cycling, skiing and hiking. He has been a pilot since the age of 18 and is as drawn as much to the ocean as to the mountains. “When I get a spare moment, you can find me at the helm of a boat in the Florida Keys or the Bahamas.” Mygatt is an avid supporter of Habitat for Humanity, Angel Flight, Up with People, Bike Denver and many other non-profit organizations in Colorado. “We live in an amazing place,” he says. “It makes giving back really easy!”

How much time, energy and money do you waste because of a cluttered and disorganized home? Searching for keys or important papers, replacing things like lost phone chargers only to find them later, or constantly nagging family members to keep track of their belongings--all of this confusion causes stress and frustration for everyone. Polly Lestikow, organizational expert and co-owner of Closet Factory Colorado, will show you how to bring peace and aesthetic beauty to your home by reducing clutter and organizing the things that are important.

Polly Lestikow

Closet Factory Colorado

In 1991, along with her husband Mark, Polly Lestikow started Closet Factory in Denver, the largest franchise in the company’s network and also the largest custom closet and storage company in the Rocky Mountain Region. “When we opened Closet Factory we had no prior experience in the home improvement, construction or interior design fields, but we did have a solid business background in marketing, sales and management. We definitely feel this lack of experience helped us grow because we weren’t trying to do everything ourselves. We hire good skilled people and we work hard to create loyalty and provide opportunities for them,” says Lestikow. Closet Factory began operations in a 5,000 square foot facility and now occupies 34,000 square feet of new showroom, office and fabrication space. The fabrication plant has state-of-the-art equipment and skilled employees. The office spaces have become an important part of the showroom, offering solutions for mailrooms, break rooms, storage rooms and desks in the business environment. Polly and Mark are avid cyclists and love that their three children join them in many outdoor adventures. Polly is a competitive swimmer and occasional triathlete and Mark enjoys snowboarding with his children in the winter.

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Meet home design pros

Sunday, March 16, 12:00pm

Adding Color to Outdoor Urban Spaces

Annie Huston

Columbine Design/Birdsall & Co.

Landscape designer and gardening expert Annie Huston finds inspiration during her extensive travels with husband Scott, with whom she owns Denver-based Columbine Design and Birdsall & Co. Born in the Savoie region of France, Huston says she has always had a love for plants and flowers. “As a toddler I would run into a field of wild flowers and refuse to get back in the car unless I had picked all the blooms. I also had a tendency to stop and pick all the flowers in the neighbors’ gardens to give gigantic bouquets to my mom, who then had to apologize to neighbors.” Arriving in the US an AFS (American Field Service) student, Huston finished high school in Alexandra, Virginia, and earned degree in Mass Communications from the University of Denver. She and Scott started Columbine Design in 1985 with “one ugly truck, a dog that accompanied Scott on job sites that he installed himself, a mechanical typewriter to type contracts and a wooden drafting table where Scott worked in the evenings.” Huston lectures at the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Hudson Gardens, local garden clubs, Master Gardener programs and garden centers.


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Urban dwellers who don’t have access to gardening space can still bring color and personality to their outdoor environment. Let gardening expert Annie Huston show you how to play with furniture, containers, fountains and accessories as you design and decorate those patios, balconies, terraces and front porches. You’ll find out that no green thumb, maintenance or even water is needed to enjoy colorful displays that show off your personal style.

Sunday, March 16, 2:00pm

It Doesn’t Have to Match the Sofa: Collecting Contemporary Art Are you overwhelmed by the expanse of bare walls in your home? Even more, does your lack of knowledge when it comes to art frighten you away from art galleries? Steve Sonnen, owner of Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills wants to help you overcome both of those hurdles. From tips on finding the right work for your home to advice on how to talk to gallery owners, he’ll show you how to gain both the confidence and know-how needed to put together an art collection.

Steve Sonnen

Mirada Fine Art Gallery

Upon graduating from Santa Clara University with Television Communications and Marketing degrees in 1987, Steve Sonnen began his career in business communications for high tech firms in Silicon Valley. Four years into a position at Packeteer, Inc. as Director of Marketing Communications, Sonnen helped take the company public. Following the IPO, Steve and his wife Jenni decided to explore the world and their options. After several months of extensive travel throughout South and North America, native Coloradan Sonnen was drawn back to his hometown of Evergreen. Rather than returning to the corporate world, Steve decided to pursue his creative bent. As collectors of art and frequent visitors to Santa Fe, the couple was determined to bring that flavor and quality to Colorado. Upon discovering a hundred-year-old historic log building in Indian Hills just west of Denver, they knew they’d found the perfect spot for a gallery to showcase world-class contemporary art. Opened in 2009, Mirada Fine Art is one of the most successful and acclaimed galleries in Colorado. Listed as one of the Top 25 Art Galleries in the U.S. for the past two years by the American Art Awards, Mirada has also been voted the Best in Denver by a number of local publications. Mirada has represented renowned artists from across the globe, making the highest caliber of contemporary art accessible to Colorado residents. And nothing delights Sonnen more than the wonder of a visitor just discovering his gallery or the return of a repeat client who brings photos showing a piece of art that has helped make their house a distinctive home.

Meet home design pros

Sunday, March 16, 4:00pm

Pulling it Together: Mixing and Matching Pattern and Texture Magazines and home design shows may make the concepts of mixing color, pattern and texture look easy, but pulling it all together for a cohesive look can be a challenge. Veteran interior designer and president of Slifer Designs, Yvonne Jacobs, will share insider tips on how to properly combine today’s bold and graphic patterns in upholstery, window coverings, rugs and wallpaper. Join us and learn a few secrets the pros use to get stylish results.

Yvonne Jacobs

Slifer Designs

Yvonne Jacobs has been an interior designer for over 20 years, creating a multitude of signature designs that have been published in various magazines. Some of her favorite projects include the Ritz Carlton at Aspen Highlands, the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt, the Château lobby in Beaver Creek and numerous private homes. Her passion for creating living spaces that begin with an honest lifestyle assessment has taken her from Canada to Mexico and across the United States. “A space should be for living, not just admiration. It should be a setting for family and friends to relax and enjoy one another. A successful project is one that is enjoyed and used and looks timeless for years to come,” she says. Jacobs, a native Coloradan, studied interior design at Colorado State University and worked for the renowned firm Cullman and Kravis in New York City. She joined the staff of Edwards-based Slifer Designs in 1997 and has served as its president for the past three years, overseeing a team of 40 and engaging herself in every detail. Jacobs is a member of ASID and has won numerous awards. She serves on the Bright Future Foundation board, the Vail Valley Foundation board, and is involved with the Design Leadership Network. She is passionate about serving her community and advancing the design community and is an avid hiker, skier and rock climber.



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The refined design of the Maserati GranTurismo MC represents the ideal synthesis of aerodynamics and style. The marque’s distinctive radiator grille, prominently positioned between two sleek headlamps, is topped by the long, carbon fiber engine hood with an aggressive central air intake and two side air vents derived from those used on the race-track prepared GranTurismo MC Trofeo. (303) 730-7340;

Designs By Sundown Designs By Sundown’s nationally renowned landscape team has beautified the homes in Colorado’s finest neighborhoods for nearly three decades. Our experienced staff in landscape architecture, construction and estate maintenance is equipped to manage all phases of your outdoor living project. From midcentury modern to tasteful traditional and from Cherry Creek chic to Evergreen escape—the professionals at Designs By Sundown will create an outdoor space that reflects your individual style and passion. It’s your world. Enjoy it! (303) 789-4400;

Denver Hardware Denver Hardware has a 6,500-square-foot showroom in Colorado with an unsurpassed selection of hardware and plumbing fixtures for the home. Established in 1946, Denver Hardware is the oldest and most complete place to find all of your custom touches when building or remodeling your dream home with over 300 extraordinary product lines. The knowledgeable design staff at Denver Hardware will help guide you through the process. Denver Hardware proudly serves both residential and commerical clients. (303) 292-3550;


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Countertops by Artistic Fabrications, Inc. At Countertops by Artistic Fabrications, Inc., we want to make the interior of your project, residential or commercial, just as beautiful as the Colorado land it is built on. We’ve done so by creating the perfect countertop in spaces since 1989 for countless residents and contractors all across the Front Range. We do this by fabricating inhouse and installing quality and attractive granite, marble, quartz and solid-surface countertops. Give us a call or visit our showroom today to see what we can do to enhance your interior living and work spaces! (303) 744-9059;

Denver Glass Interiors Denver Glass Interiors offers an unimaginable range of custom-painted glass—all done in house! We established a separate specialty division to provide painted applications for glass companies, contractors, designers and homeowners across Colorado. If you can dream it, we can do it! (303) 744-0350;

Maserati Ghibli S Q4 The exterior of the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 was envisioned to offer a unique marriage of elegance and sportscar verve, drawing on the best Maserati design tradition. The starting point for its sleek silhouette is the distinctive front end, defined by the prominent Maserati grille with concave vertical fillets. It pays clear homage to the GranTurismo and the historic A6 GCS Berlinetta, a famous Maserati icon from the past. (303) 730-7340;

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Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 An automobile of extreme beauty, the Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 possesses sleek and dynamic lines. The traditional Maserati grille, with its vertical slats, is a modern take on the GranTurismo’s front grille and those of other Maserati classics from the past. The eye is drawn over the imposing engine hood and new LED daytime-running lights, aesthetic details that reflect an elegant and forward-thinking design. (303) 730-7340;

Distinctive Mantel Designs, Inc. Distinctive Mantel Designs, Inc. has been designing, fabricating, and installing stone fireplace mantels for 25 years. Our product lines include kitchen range hoods, wall panels and fire pits. We are distributors for many fireplace brands, which means we can handle the project from start to finish. Our designers continuously add new models to our catalogue to keep up with changing trends.

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SolarGlass Window and Door offers Marvin windows and doors for elegant residences throughout the Front Range and mountain resort communities. We work directly with homeowners for replacement projects and through building professionals for new construction and remodeling. We take great pride in our attention to detail and design, and offer installation services to ensure a piece-of-mind experience. Visit our showrooms in Cherry Creek North, Boulder, Ft. Collins and Edwards.

Devigne Developing specializes in the highest quality new construction for residential, commercial, as well as for renovation projects. From original concept to completion, Devigne will assist in choosing an architect, engineer and interior decorator. Devigne possesses proficiency in managing “fast track” projects, as well as providing our clients with a state-of-the-art website that includes the schedule, time-lapse cameras, photo to plan documentation, weekly reports, etc. We believe relationships and clear communication are the keys to success in construction. Our mission has always been to provide complete transparency in our business dealings and we pride ourselves on being recognized as ethical, quality oriented, uniquely creative builders that deliver on time while exceeding our client’s expectations. Devigne Developing—a company built on quality, reliability, and trust.

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Guy’s Floor Service Guy’s Floor Service Inc. is a full-service finishing solution for builders, contractors, designers and homeowners. We take projects from inspiration to installation with our 6,000-square-foot design showroom, filled with the latest materials from the most reputable manufacturers. You’ll find a vast selection of hardwood, carpet, tile, natural stone, slab, quartz, decorative glass embellishments, mosaic feature tiles and much more. In business since 1942, excellence is our trademark. (303) 371-8900;

Birdsall & Co. The iconic French Bistro set is coming to Denver this spring! From France’s leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture, these folding chairs and tables have been the perfect accent to small outdoor spaces since 1889. Say goodbye to shades of gray in your outdoor furniture; pick a vibrant color for your bistro set and make an impact in your garden or on your balcony. Start with authentic French design, add a pop of modern color, and voila! Available March 1. (303) 722-2535;

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Galleria of Stone Breathtaking Irish Green Marble, bookmatched for added splendor, is one of many offerings available in the Antolini Collection at Galleria of Stone. If you are someone who appreciates a fuller variety of world-class stone, assured competitive pricing and the only 100-percent Italian-processed stone to Colorado, visit our 32,000-square-foot Showroom and Slab Gallery. (303) 515-2904;

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Thank you to all of the generous businesses that provided products, expertise and hard work to make our living kitchen shine! Caesarstone The island countertop features Caesarstone’s beautifully veined Emperadoro solid surface. Its rich espresso color contrasts perfectly with the kitchen’s white appliances and modern style.

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Countertops by Artistic Fabrications, inc. Countertops by Artistic Fabrications’ licensed fabricators use digital templates from exact specifications, then fabricate granite, marble, quartz or solid-surface to the sheen, shape and edging of the client’s choice. For the living kitchen, Artistic Fabrications cut both the Caesarstone and marble for a perfect fit.

Galleria of Stone The back counter of the living kitchen is made of Striato Olimpico marble provided by the Galleria of Stone. A truly unusual Turkish marble, the background is a pale grey with horizontal darker grey and white veining. A stunning material for a contemporary kitchen, bathroom or fireplace.


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A custom design at 152 Evergreen Drive shows five bedrooms and a showcase view of Crested Butte peak, on a tree-shrouded 35-acre site.

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Described as “what Aspen was 20 years ago,” Crested Butte has skiing, scenery, dining—and not to mention, home prices well below those over in Glitter Gulch.

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By Mark Samuelson How far is Aspen from Crested Butte? That depends whether you’re driving the distance (a little over 200 miles), flying (about 25 miles), or skiing (around 40 miles). Coldwell Banker Previews International® Agent Chris Kopf knows the latter route – he’s made the trek in the annual GORE-TEX® Elk Mountains Grand Traverse race, which begins at midnight in Crested Butte’s historic downtown and ends early the next morning in Aspen. Not only can Kopf ski his way through the 40-mile race, he can also describe how far apart these towns are in terms of real estate, including how much further a luxury-home dollar goes on his side of the rugged Elk Range.

Picture a dazzling, custom Crested Butte estate that sits approximately 1.5 miles west of town with five bedrooms, five and one-half baths and a showcase view of the namesake ski peak across nearly 35 acres of pines and aspen. “It’s a beautiful mountain home, truly a piece of art,” Kopf says. “It’s priced at $3.9 million but would sell for nearly $10 or $15 million over in Aspen,” Kopf adds. Kopf bought his first resort home in Crested Butte in 1999 and moved the family up from Texas five years ago. Now he prepares a Crested Butte Real Estate Market Report for clients (ask for it at – on a market moving decidedly uphill now, showing twice the number of sales as at the bottom of the downturn. “Crested Butte is not as developed as Aspen; not as big; not as Hollywood,” Kopf adds. “Sometimes people say Crested Butte is what Aspen was 20 years ago. Most people first come to ski and when they come back in the summer, they’re hooked.” More than price, Crested Butte offers luxury assets for those looking for an alternative to Glitter Gulch. Home shoppers can get prepared for jet service into Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport where they can find direct flights from Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and a few other areas during the summer. There’s a mountain bike scene,

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Boulder $997,500 Gorgeous architect-designed, contemporary home on a unique large lot adjacent to the Country Club. Quiet and safe cul-de-sac location. Vaulted floor to ceiling windows span the rear of the home, providing a light filled living space and pleasant golf course views.

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Colorado Beauty Boulder $1,588,500 This luxurious home sits on a large one acre lot backing to private open space. Lots of space for entertaining indoors and outdoors. High end finishes and fixtures throughout. Features include stunning main floor master suite, large scale stone fireplace that warms up the spacious great room and exquisite kitchen.

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KAREN BERNARDI O: 303.402.6000


Stunning Remodel


Exquisite penthouse on the 4th floor of the Arete with magnificent views of the Flatirons. An abundance of windows allow for beautiful views and sunsets! Sensational outdoor terrace. Luxurious amenities include: fine custom cabinetry, heated hardwood floors, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, and underground parking. Absolute pinnacle of Boulder luxury living. One of the finest residences in Boulder, and close to the Pearl Street Mall.

This stunning European style home in Somerset is completely remodeled and updated! One of the largest and most beautifully landscaped lots situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. Spectacular views! Fabulous and spacious layout with an abundance of light. Additional features include a 1,500 bottle wine cellar, fully remodeled kitchen with granite counters, custom hand carved Travertine fireplace and steam shower in the luxurious master suite.

Stunning Contemporary

European Style Beauty



This stunning European style home is situated amongst the serenity and beauty of five acres and protected lands. Magnificent views from nearly every window and a multitude of multi-level balconies and decks. This home was designed with superb craftsmanship and a sophisticated flow. State of the art interior includes hand troweled lime washed walls, vaulted ceilings, travertine tile, hardwood flooring, a gourmet kitchen, and an elegant master suite. Spectacular morning sunrises and evening sunsets.

ColoradoHoMeS.CoM | CB05

This stunning contemporary home is situated on the coveted Rosehill Drive. Enjoy spectacular mountain views from inside and out. Upscale features include a kitchen with custom cabinets, marble counters, Viking appliances and a tranquil master bedroom with a balcony and five piece steam shower master bath. The huge basement features a theater, bar, gym and bedroom. The large backyard with a patio makes for perfect entertaining. Excellent location and close to Chautauqua trails.

C o ldwell B anker | Co l o r ado H omes of di s tinCtion

Executive Penthouse

C o ldwell B anker | Co l o r ado H omes of di s tinCtion

Magnificent Custom Home


This magnificent custom home with stunning mountain views is located on over two acres of fully irrigated land and backs to a private lake. Luxurious indoor features include unlimited high quality finishes, twenty foot ceilings, a moss rock fireplace, over-sized Alder doors throughout the home, Granite countertops, and Miele, Bosch and Viking appliances in the kitchen, as well as walls of windows allowing for spectacular views of the lake and Long’s Peak.

Fantastic Full Renovation


Fantastic fully renovated home in the coveted Devil’s Thumb Subdivision. This home sits on a corner lot with a private yard and nice views of the mountains. Great floor plan for entertaining and everyday living. Everything new including high end finishes, stainless appliances, beautiful tile work, AC, furnace and windows. The lovely master bedroom has spacious closets. One of the only updated homes in this neighborhood. Pool and tennis, high-ranking schools and hiking trails!

KAREN BERNARDI O: 303.402.6000

ColoradoHoMeS.CoM | CB06

Modern Country Home Berthoud

Four bedrooms Five bathrooms Approximately 5,205 square feet


Beautiful two story Superior

Five bedrooms Six bathrooms Approximately 6,298 square feet


Boulder’s Best Views Boulder

Three bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 3,081 square feet




this completely renovated and expanded home is the perfect combination of old charm with all the conveniences of a contemporary floor plan and a five-car garage. this home showcases top of the line finishes, gorgeous wall arches between light filled rooms and refinished gleaming hardwoods.

marilyn dana 303.378.1089


Spectacular Custom Estate $2,500,000



this show stopping custom crafted ranch is luxurious, warm and inviting with approximately 11,100 square feet. includes an Hd Golf simulator. resides on a large lot with an attached four car garage and a massive six car detached garage. so many features make this home extra special.

no expense was spared on this spectacular custom home backing to the golf course and stream in prestigious, gated Cherry Creek Country Club. this home features a dramatic open floor plan with a luxurious main floor master retreat and a stunning chef ’s gourmet kitchen with top designer appliances.

amy davis and Jeanette starC 303.918.7676 | 303.520.9425

Karen Beville 303.905.6875 |

ColoradoHoMeS.CoM | CB07

Spectacular Ranch

C o ldwell B anker | Co l o r ado H omes of di s tinCtion

Original Tudor

C o ldwell B anker | Co l o r ado H omes of di s tinCtion

Lyons Colorado Active Flagstone Quarry longmont

Heritage Hills $1,800,000

lone tree


ColoradoHoMeS.CoM | CB08

this approximately 52.58 acre active quarry has been in business for 43 years and is to be sold in combination with 4800 ute Highway. ute property has approximately 5.22 acres Commercial/retail/residential. Property has office, scales and highway frontage for flagstone retail yard.

this truly custom home features five bedrooms, six bathrooms and approximately 4,200 square feet plus a large walk out basement. located in gated Heritage Hills, this home backs and sides to open space offering stunning mountain views and details throughout.

CatHy PatCHett 720.245.4509 |

Kate Perry 303.810.0474 |

Castle Pines Village

Sweet Spot in Observatory Park

Castle roCK




this home offers privacy on a flat, professionally landscaped lot with putting green. spectacular views and premier sunsets can be enjoyed from the large trex deck. the floorplan has great indoor/outdoor living spaces and no expense was spared on the kitchen/family room remodel.

this amazing, traditional home with a surprising edge awaits! the floor plan floods light onto the stunning santos mahogany floors. additional features include a granite island in the kitchen, surround sound, luxurious master suite and a generously finished basement.

steve redmond and eva BarKman 303.359.7559 |

Patti JoHnson 303.875.3653 |

greenWood village

Location, Location, Location $1,200,000



John’s Buyer’s fell in love with this stunning newly built home he found them in the coveted one Cherry lane neighborhood. featuring three large bedrooms, four bathrooms and approximately 3,800 finished square feet of beautifully appointed living space. Custom finishes and upgrades throughout, including a private elevator.

this two-story, custom home on a Pradera cul-de-sac backs to open space with golf course views out front. its open floor plan includes a gourmet kitchen, master retreat, fully finished basement with wet bar and a theater room. Professionally landscaped with circle drive.

JoHn mCComas 303.668.5542 |

eriCa dufford 303.718.7573 |

C o ldwell B anker | Co l o r ado H omes of di s tinCtion

Gorgeous Luxury New Build



Bright and Elegant Unit $1,075,000



this lovely, luxurious, energy-efficient home is enhanced by the natural beauty of its unique location offering views from every window and deck. it is simplistic in design with no detail overlooked. Come enjoy mountain living without giving up the conveniences of the city.

great floor plan for entertaining in this Cherry Creek home with large rooms. the cappuccino stained, maple floors set an elegant tone and a lovely fireplace compliments a large formal living room. ten would easily fit in the dining room accented with cornice mouldings.

lynne ross 303.520.8800 |

B2 BroKers 303.808.5390 |

ColoradoHoMeS.CoM | CB09

This is Why We Live in Colorado

C o ldwell B anker | Co l o r ado H omes of di s tinCtion

Iconic Cherry Creek Sanctuary denver

Prestigious Huntington Trails $989,999



ColoradoHoMeS.CoM | CB10

this home on a handsome corner lot has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. the traditional chic architecture compliments the home from top to bottom. features include a arches, built-ins, stainless steel appliances, twotoned kitchen cabinets and gleaming hardwood floors.

all five bedroom suites in this gorgeous custom home have walk-in closets. additional features include cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, slab granite, wide-plank oak floors, new carpet, new paint and a spectacular great room with fireplace and vaulted ceilings.

saraH solomon 303.598.8738 |

marie CallaWay 303.437.6999 |

Log Home Overlooking Carter Lake

Rare Treed Lot with Views



Castle Pines village


this handicap accessible, custom home with front range and foothills views features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces and granite in the kitchen. step outside onto the wraparound trex deck for a look at the large shop with in-law suite.

this exclusive Castle Pines village home located on a cul-de-sac offers a dramatic curved staircase and two-story entry. the open floor plan boasts beautiful hardwood floors, large windows, gorgeous kitchen with large center island as well as formal living and dining rooms.

Jerry maggard 970.581.7097 |

louie and melanie lee 303.549.6925 |

Castle Pines village

Great Steck Elementary Location $749,900



this gorgeous home boasts an open floor plan and many areas for entertaining. the sound proof basement features a media area and motherin-law suite complete with a full kitchen. the rare flat oversized yard is great for outdoor activities!

this great home offers a combination of old-world charm and modern updates in a fabulous location near Cherry Creek. With approximately 3,000 square feet, five bedrooms and three bathrooms, it features hardwood floors, a remodeled kitchen, central air, a two car garage and a large lot with several outdoor spaces for entertaining.

louie and melanie lee 303.549.6925 |

mandy nadler 303.882.6160 |


Under Contract

Gated Community $615,000

Castle Pines village


this townhome in Cherry Creek has gleaming hardwood floors and a fabulous kitchen with updated cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. the home has a lovely backyard, huge basement for storage or updating. near Cherry Creek shops and galleries.

the home, situated in a gated community, offers breathtaking views of the mountains. its features include plantation shutters, main floor master, finished walk out lower level, arched doorways, trayed ceilings and so much more! Conveniently located near shops and restaurants.

marilyn dana 303.378.1089 |

Cindy nelson 303.522.0908 |

ColoradoHoMeS.CoM | CB11

Charming, Contemporary Two-Story CHerry CreeK

C o ldwell B anker | Co l o r ado H omes of di s tinCtion

Private Wooded Setting

C o ldwell B anker | Co l o r ado H omes of di s tinCtion

Under Contract

SW Longmont Meadow Mountain longmont

Picturesque Home on Epic Lot $590,000



ColoradoHoMeS.CoM | CB12

this big, immaculate home with approximately 5,000 finished square feet, five bedrooms, main floor office and three car garage is near excellent schools. its gourmet kitchen is open and bright. the finished basement offers a bedroom, bathroom, rec room and theatre.

this beautiful Highland meadows, five bedroom home is on a large lot backing to private open space. the main level offers a large open floor plan with vast vaulted ceilings, eat in kitchen, formal dining room, front office and master suite with luxury bathroom and patio.

Cindy montgomery 720.373.9235 |

Jason Kingery 970.310.9660 |

Luxury Townhome at DU

Unbelievable Views





Contemporary townhome in the heart of observatory Park and du. the private elevator gives comfortable access to an easy to live and entertain in lifestyle. Custom Bulthaup kitchen includes Wolf ovens, Bosch dishwashers, and a sub-Zero. rooftop deck! High-end features throughout.

this home with a cook’s dream kitchen, large main floor office, two-story family room and a relaxing master suite offers room to entertain. from the beautiful hardwood floors to the winding staircase and out to the trex deck, this special find will not disappoint.

Kristine stirling 303.881.4768 |

sandra WieBer 303.902.6637 |

Under Contract

Incredible Stapleton Home denver

Under Contract in Two Days $579,000



this stunning fieldstone home on a cul-de-sac location offers an open, gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. the master suite is terrific and the fully finished basement includes a wet bar. enjoy incredible views from the covered deck.

Ben Pratt 303.669.8634 |

terry sullivan 303.503.0629 |

North Evergreen Location

Stunning Mountain Contemporary





nestled in a desirable location with i-70 access, this 2000 built home provides four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and approximately 1.9 gentle acres with views of a beautiful aspen grove. the open floor plan is centered around the gas fireplace among walls of windows.

stunning stone mountain contemporary on approximately seven pristine acres! this home features dramatic windows, soaring ceilings, sweeping mountain views, warm southern exposure, two fireplaces, media room, four car garage and too many custom features to list! this is a must see!

linda PinKul 303.956.4068 |

Kevin freadHoff 303.803.6949 |

ColoradoHoMeS.CoM | CB13

this four bedroom, four bathroom home faces a greenbelt. it offers a three car garage, hardwood floors, granite counters, new stainless steel appliances and a must-see finished basement with wet bar. the five-piece master bathroom has been updated with nothing overlooked.

C o ldwell B anker | Co l o r ado H omes of di s tinCtion

Under Contract

C o ldwell B anker | Co l o r ado H omes of di s tinCtion

Under Contract

Backcountry Beauty HigHlands ranCH

Great Wheatlands Two Story $515,000



this two-story Chad floor plan is on a great lot with mountain views. open, light and immaculate with a gourmet kitchen that includes a slab granite island, stainless appliances, gas cook top and double ovens. offering Colorado living at its best!

Beautiful spacious four bedroom, four bathroom home with a main floor study. all the wonderful amenities of the Wheatlands.

Cindy Kean 303.919.6304 |

larry and marilyn mCfall 720.232.8212 |

ColoradoHoMeS.CoM | CB14

Stunning Home in Pine Bluffs

Mountains Views, Country Acreage

Todd Creek Golf Course




PriCe uPon reQuest



five bedrooms four bathrooms approximately 5,190 square feet

five bedrooms three bathrooms approximately 4,590 square feet

two bedrooms two bathrooms approximately 4,170 square feet

Hammett Home team 303.257.3669 |

roger and Kay Bottoms 303.518.2818 |

amanda duran 720.427.9882 |


Vallagio at Inverness $479,500


Approximately 2.2 Acres $478,000


Five bedrooms Four bathrooms Approximately 4,350 square feet

Three bedrooms Four bathrooms Approximately 2,280 square feet

Four bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 4,060 square feet

BOB FRAZEE 303.877.8998 |

DEBBIE TILTON 303.601.9477 |

PAM COLLIER 970.215.3439 |


Glorious Home DENVER

Under Contract

Great Curb Appeal $465,000



Beautifully Remodeled $459,000



Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 3,660 square feet

Five bedrooms Four bathrooms Approximately 3,550 square feet

FAITH YOUNG 720.270.9467 |



Incredible Two-Story

Convenient Mountain Living

Sweet Home on Large Lot





Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 4,590 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 3,360 square feet

Two bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,170 square feet

JIM DESTEIGUER 303.910.9907 |

JANET SCOTT 303.249.4019 |

JONELLE TUCKER 303.902.6250 |



Three bedrooms Three and one half bathrooms Approximately 3,270 square feet



Sanford Home


Under Contract


Exceptionally Beautiful BOULDER


Under Contract

Acres of a Horse Lover’s Dream

Charming Victorian





Three bedrooms One and one half bathrooms Approximately 2,160 square feet

Five bedrooms Three bathroom Approximately 2,830 square feet

Two bedrooms One bathroom Approximately 1,750 square feet

MIKE SHAW 303.641.0967 |

MARK SANCHEZ 970.443.5896 |

JENNY WIENS 303.638.9906 |

3826 Little Dipper Dr

Charming Two-Story Executive

Carefree Lifestyle in Todd Creek








Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 2,650 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 4,470 square feet

Two bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 2,090 square feet

ROB KITTLE 970.218.9200 |

LORRI DELANEY 720.313.7437 |

RAY MAROSI 720.260.3639 |

Bear Creek Lifestyle

Maintenance Free Living

Fantastic Updates DENVER






Four bedrooms One and one half bathrooms Approximately 1,850 square feet

Five bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 3,160 square feet

Three bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,660 square feet

JENNY WIENS 303.638.9906 |

WYETH JACKSON 720.299.1390 |

PATTI JOHNSON 303.875.3653 |

Immaculate Two-Story PARKER

Patio Home $369,000

Four bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 3,140 square feet


Backs to Greenbelt $365,000

Two bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 3,250 square feet

DYLAN LARIO 303.931.3039 |

Under Contract

Immaculate Condo DENVER


Five bedrooms Three and one half bathrooms Approximately 3,605 square feet

VANESSA PETSUCH CHERYL MELICHAR 303.642.5044 | 303.817.6163 |

Under Contract


Piney Creek $359,900




Wonderful Windsor $359,000



Two bedrooms One and one half bathrooms Approximately 1,200 square feet

Five bedrooms Four bathrooms Approximately 3,670 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 3,570 square feet

CARRIE WERNECKE 303.885.9671 |

KIM ENOMOTO, CRS,GRI 303.517.7224 |

DOUG ROGERS 970-988-2060 |

Under Contract

Upscale Condo with Creek View

Design Center Upgraded







Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 3,570 square feet

Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,620 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 2,690 square feet

ALANA HANKINS 303.907.1500 |


ALICE M.B. DOWNIE 303.520.0277 |


Beautiful Willow Ridge Home


Under Contract

Welcome Home ENGLEWOOD


Charming Park Like Setting

Gorgeous Location, Premium Lot





Four bedrooms Four bathrooms Approximately 2,540 square feet

Three bedrooms One and three-quarter bathrooms Approximately 2,320 square feet

Two bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,700 square feet

KATHY LUTH 303.949.6049 |

DALE CARROLL 720.771.2500 |

DEDE RUSHTON 303.548.1018 |

Under Contract

Raised Ranch in Gleneagle

Amazing Executive Home

Affordable Evergreen Elegance







Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,830 square feet

Six bedrooms Three and one half bathrooms Approximately 3,110 square feet

Three bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 1,710 square feet

VANESSA PETSUCH 303.642.5044 |

MARY OSKAY 303.579.7794 |

SUSAN SHARNAS, CMAS 303.475.3096 |

Stunning in the Haven

Main Master Living with Views



The Woodlands CASTLE ROCK






Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 3,310 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 2,600 square feet

Three bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,270 square feet

LEELEE LICHTY 303.888.4889 |


ANDY WALLS, MS RECM 303.335.5711 |

Under Contract


Fantastic Home, Great Location Family Home DENVER



Welcoming Home $309,000



Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 2,010 square feet

Five bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 4,060 square feet

Four bedrooms Four bathrooms Approximately 3,110 square feet


ROGER AND KAY BOTTOMS 303.518.2818 |

JONI JAGGER 303.437.3046 |

37201 Northwest Dr

9739 Cove Creek Drive

Beautifully Designed Home






Three bedrooms One and three-quarter bathrooms Approximately 3,010 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,080 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathroom Approximately 2,630 square feet

KAREN WORDEN 970.218.9423 |

STACY CONNELLY 720.306.1961 |

LOUIE AND MELANIE LEE 303.549.6925 |

Under Contract



1013 Parkview Dr $299,900



Beautiful Remodel $294,000



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

Four bedrooms Four bathrooms Approximately 2,530 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 1,920 square feet

T. DAWN MATHIS 970.481.5263 |

ROB KITTLE 970.218.9200 |

KRISTIE KUETTEL 303.949.0342 |


Room To Grow


Under Contract



Duplex in Prime Location

Stunning Quincy Lake Two-Story

We Can Help You Too







Four bedroom Four bathroom Approximately 2,100 square feet

Two bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 2,600 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 2,210 square feet

CAROL FULKROD 970.222.0896 |

NITA WASSENAAR 720.560.1319 |

TERRY ROBINSON 303.898.3658 |

148 Ponderosa Ct

Near Southglenn




Rare and Charming $283,000



Two bedrooms + Loft Three bathrooms Approximately 2,070 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,370 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 2,370 square feet

JUDY JOHNSON 303.888.4727 | Johnson

MEDRA VOLPI 303.378.1144 |

TERRY ROBINSON 303.898.3658 |

Under Contract

Under Contract


Incredible Mountain Views

Beautifully Maintained




Terrific Two-Story $274,900



Four bedrooms One bathroom Approximately 2,650 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,480 square feet

Three bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,850 square feet

THE FRECH TEAM 719.290.1000 |

MARK COOPER 303.843.1545 |

TERRY SULLIVAN 303.503.0629 |


Loads of Charm DENVER

Redstone Ranch $270,000


Updated Two-Story $269,900



Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,760 square feet

Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 2,410 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,960 square feet

DEB ELLIS 303.809.4178 |

DEE ANN AREY 303.646.7867 |

ALICE M.B. DOWNIE 303.520.0277 |

Under Contract

Fantastic Investment Property

2932 S Fairfax St




Great Mountain Views $265,000



Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,400 square feet

Four bedrooms One bathroom Approximately 1,340 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,930 square feet

MARIE CALLAWAY 303.437.6999 |


MIKE GREELEY 970.215.3002 |

Under Contract

Under Contract


Sparkling Mountain Jewel

Extensive Hardwood Floors





Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,290 square feet

Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,810 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 1,810 square feet


VICKI WIMBERLY 303.210.8577 |

KAREN BELLAMY 303.840.9131 |


Beautifully Updated DENVER




Under Contract

Proudly Presenting FORT COLLINS


Amazing Home Inside and Out

Urban Loft with Lots of Light





Four bedrooms One and one half bathrooms Approximately 2,020 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 1,830 square feet

One bedroom One bathroom Approximately 990 square feet

ROB KITTLE 970.218.9200 |

CHRISTINE TURNER 720.376.8261 |

THE ELLIS TEAM 303.921.5420 |


5492 S Jericho Way CENTENNIAL


Under Contract in One Week

Finished Basement





Three bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,010 square feet

Two bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 1,900 square feet

Four bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 1,560 square feet

BECCA DAMIANO 303.918.8928 |

NANCY JONES 720.255.4509 |

MICHAEL BENINATI 303.627.7667 |

604 Bristlecone Ct

Huge Detached Shop



Backs to Open Space FORT COLLINS






Three bedrooms One and one half bathrooms Approximately 3,400 square feet

Four bedrooms Four bathrooms Approximately 2,430 square feet

Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,790 square feet

MEDRA VOLPI 303.378.1144 |

SARAH GOODYEAR 970.581.9112 |

WYETH JACKSON 720.299.1390 |

Great House on Large Lot

Welcome Home




Three bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 2,270 square feet

A Sweet Remodel $200,000

Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,230 square feet


Fantastic Opportunity AURORA



Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,280 square feet

DUANE PENNY AMY DAVIS AND JEANETTE STARC 970.290.2220 | 303.918.7676 | 303.520.9425

Under Contract


T. DAWN MATHIS 970.481.5263 |

Under Contract

We Can Help You Too

Backs to Greenbelt





Four bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,540 square feet

Four bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 1,830 square feet

Three bedrooms One and one half bathrooms Approximately 1,330 square feet

LANE LYON 303.667.0309 |


GARTH CRISWELL 303.669.0252 |

Under Contract


Charming Mid Town Cottage

Cherry Creek Schools




Two bedrooms One bathroom Approximately 820 square feet

Two bedrooms One bathroom Approximately 720 square feet

Five bedrooms Two bathrooms Approximately 1,740 square feet

MIKE SALZA 202.701.9254 |

CAROL FULKROD 970.222.0896 |





Under Contract

Under Contract

3213 Rifle Rd




Under Contract

9084 E Lehigh Ave DENVER

Heart of Capital Hill $176,000

Great Location





Three bedrooms Three bathrooms Approximately 1,580 square feet

One bedroom One bathroom Approximately 870 square feet

Three bedrooms Two and one half bathrooms Approximately 2,030 square feet

DONNA SLOAN 303.718.9913 |

KIKI CANNON 303.717.6196 |

CHERYL MELICHAR 303.817.6163 |

616 Joanne St

Fantastic Location

Two Bedroom Condo







Three bedrooms One and one half bathrooms Approximately 1,340 square feet

One bedroom One bathroom Approximately 700 square feet

Two bedrooms One bathroom Approximately 870 square feet

SARAH GOODYEAR 970.581.9112 |


MEDRA VOLPI 303.378.1144 |

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B2 Brokers

Marie Callaway

Marilyn Dana

Coldwell Banker Boulder 303.402.6000

Coldwell Banker Southeast Metro 303.905.6875

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Coldwell Banker North Metro 303.437.6999

Coldwell Banker Devonshire 303.378.1089

Vicky Akey

Coldwell Banker Fort Collins 970.481.4160

Christian Anderson

Coldwell Banker Longmont 303.817.5934

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Coldwell B 970.389.17 jillb@breckr breckreales

Coldwell Banker | Colorado Brokers

Amy Davis And Jeanette Starc

Erica Dufford

Coldwell Banker Denver West 303.918.7676 303.520.9425

Coldwell Banker Parker 303.718.7573

Jason Kingery

Louie and Melanie Lee

Coldwell Banker Loveland 970.310.9660

Coldwell Banker Southeast Metro 303.549.6925

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Cindy Montgomery

Mandy Nadler

Coldwell Banker Longmont 720.373.9235

Coldwell Banker Devonshire 303.882.6160

Linda Pinkul

Ben Pratt


Cindy Kean Christian Anderson

Jill Begley

John McComas

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Peggy Bra

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Marie Callaway Kate Perry

Jancy Cam

Kevin Freadhoff Vicky Akey

Patti Johnson

Coldwell Banker Evergreen Coldwell Banker Fort Collins 303.803.6949 970.481.4160

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Buss/Bauman Partners Cindy Nelson

Coldwell BankerMetro Denver Central Coldwell Banker Southeast 303.241.7217 303.522.0908

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Shawn Carpentier Steve Redmond and Eva Barkman

Coldwell Banker Evergreen 303.956.4068

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Coldwell Banker Castle Pines 303.598.8738


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Coldwell ColdwellBanker BankerSoutheast ColdwellMetro Banker Devonshire North 303.520.8800 970.215.3439

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Quinoa Country By Mary Barthelme Abel

These days, quinoa seems to be everywhere—and for good reason. This nutritional powerhouse is versatile, easy to make, and contains more protein than any other grain. In The Quinoa Quookbook, author Eliza Cross shows us why this superfood isn’t just for vegans anymore


ecause quinoa has always been featured in vegan cookbooks and is gluten-free, it has a reputation for being a weird ingredient. But it’s not!” declares Eliza Cross, author of the recently published Quinoa Quookbook. “It has a nice nutty flavor and a wonderful texture, and it’s not nearly as fussy as rice to prepare.” When Cross couldn’t find a cookbook that used the ancient grain as the star ingredient, she decided to write one. “I bought it in bulk and started experimenting, first by using it in place of rice. “Quinoa Pork ‘Fried Rice’ is one of my original recipes, and now my family likes it more than they ever liked traditional fried rice.” Filled with simple recipes using ingredients found in most pantries and dotted with charming illustrations by Betty Crosslen (Cross’ mother), this handy little book will inspire even the most devout meat-and-potato eaters to try this hearty yet humble superfood.



taste Broccolini Kale Quinoa

pictured on previous page Bright green and healthy, this quick stir-fry is also truly delicious. 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced ⅓ cup chicken or vegetable stock or broth 1 medium head broccolini, cut in 3-inch pieces 1 bunch kale, leaves removed from stems, torn in bite-sized pieces 1½ cups cooked quinoa salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 radishes, thinly sliced ¼ cup microgreens

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Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onions until they are lightly browned, about five minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking for two minutes, until fragrant. Add the broth, broccolini and kale and stir to combine. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the broccolini and kale are crisp-tender. Stir in the quinoa and season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, sliced radishes and microgreens. 6 servings. For the salad: 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, cooked 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon finely minced green onion 1 avocado, diced ⅓ chopped fresh cilantro (or more or less to suit your taste)

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To make the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, chiles, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Combine the corn, quinoa, beans, tomatoes, onion and avocados in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and toss gently. Garnish with cilantro. 4 servings.

Black Bean, Corn, Quinoa and Avocado Salad

The flavors of the Southwest blend in this simple salad topped with a fresh lime-chipotle dressing. For the dressing: ⅓ cup olive oil ¼ cup fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chiles ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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Stir-Fried Peppers, Zucchini and Quinoa

This colorful summer dish of red, yellow and green has a dash of balsamic vinegar for a pop of bright flavor. 1 red bell pepper, sliced in ¼-inch strips 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced in ¼-inch strips 1 green bell pepper, sliced in ¼-inch strips 2 medium zucchini, sliced 1 yellow summer squash, sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes (or more or less to suit your taste) 1½ cups cooked quinoa salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped parsley fresh mint sprig for garnish In a large bowl, combine the peppers, zucchini, squash, olive oil, cumin, paprika and chili flakes. Heat a large skillet and add the vegetable mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers just begin to brown. Add the quinoa and continue cooking until peppers are tender. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with the balsamic vinegar and parsley and stir just until combined. Garnish with mint sprig. 6 servings.

Flourless Chocolate Quinoa Cakes

Black quinoa is the secret ingredient that makes these miniature chocolate cakes so rich and delicious. ⅓ cup milk 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups cooked black quinoa ½ cup butter (1 stick), melted and cooled ¼ cup vegetable oil ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup plus ⅛ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt fresh sliced strawberries fresh mint sprigs

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For the raspberry filling: ¾ cup raspberry jam ¾ cup fresh raspberries or defrosted frozen raspberries 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 9- by 13-inch baking dish In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Using an electric mixer on a low speed, blend the mixture and add the softened butter one piece at a time until it is incorporated and crumbly. Measure out 1½ cups of the flour mixture into a medium bowl and reserve. Distribute the remaining flour mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Press the mixture firmly into an even layer to form the bottom crust. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. To make the streusel topping, combine the reserved crust mixture with the brown sugar, oats, and quinoa in

Mother Nature gave quinoa a natural coating that protects the grains, a soap-like substance called saponin. To remove the saponin, pour the quinoa into a bowl, add water and swish it around with your hands to remove the coating. Now, dump the quinoa in a strainer and rinse it again under running water to get off every last bit of the coating. This will make all the difference and remove any trace of bitterness.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a muffin tin. Combine milk, eggs and vanilla in a food processor or blender and pulse to combine. Add cooked quinoa, butter and oil and blend until smooth. Whisk together sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add the quinoa mixture to bowl and mix until everything is moist. Divide batter among 12 prepared muffin cups and bake for 22 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool before unmolding, and sprinkle with the ⅛ cup cocoa powder. Garnish with sliced strawberries and mint sprigs. 12 servings.

Raspberry Quinoa Streusel Bars Red quinoa adds crunch and nutty flavor to these delectable cookie bars, made with both fresh raspberries and raspberry jam. For the crust: 2½ cups flour ⅔ cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 sticks butter, softened and cut in 1-inch pieces For the streusel topping: ¼ cup packed brown sugar ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup uncooked red quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 tablespoons cold butter



The most important step to perfect quinoa? Rinsing before cooking. Eliza Cross writes:

a medium bowl. Cut the cold butter in small pieces and work it into the crust mixture with your fingers until it is fully incorporated and the mixture is crumbly. In a small bowl, combine the raspberry jam, raspberries, lemon juice and sugar. Mash with a fork until combined. Remove the crust from the oven and spread the raspberry filling evenly over it. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the filling. Return the pan to the oven and continue baking for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the streusel topping is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbling. Cool and cut in squares. About 24 bars.




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ver the last century, dozens of Colorado’s old ghost towns have been revitalized, but few can rival Dunton Hot Springs, a tiny, late 1800’s mining camp turned posh retreat tucked away in the San Juan Mountains. Once home to nearly 300 people at its booming peak in 1905, isolation and poor transportation left the town deserted by 1918. In 1994, businessman Christoph Henkel and his wife, art dealer Katrin Bellinger, snapped up the 183-acre property with an eye on real estate development. But they fell in love with the location and had a change of heart, deciding COLORADOHOMESMAG.COM



Dunton Hot Springs HOW TO GET THERE: The journey to Dunton Hot Springs by car is both bucolic and breathtaking, with dramatic mountain views. Guests may fly into nearby Telluride (TEX), Montrose (MTJ), Cortez (CEZ) or Durango (DRO) airports and drive themselves, or get picked up by the resort’s shuttle service. Dunton Hot Springs is approximately an hour’s drive from Telluride.

(above) Dunton Hot Springs’ rustic-yet-luxurious accommodations, combined with a lack of cell phone service, create the perfect escape from modern life.

instead to salvage the site’s turn-of-the-century artifacts and lovingly restore many of the town’s original buildings over the course of seven years. Today the resort serves as a getaway for an eclectic mix of individuals, including Hollywood A-listers, blue-jeans-clad cowboys, Fortune 500 executives, roadtripping families and honeymooning couples. Twelve hand-hewn, authentic cabins filled with unique memorabilia and furnishings, along with one luxury tent, are available to rent year-round; the whole town, which can accommodate up to 44 overnight guests, may be reserved for special events or corporate retreats. Have an overwhelming urge to be spoiled? Pampering is all a part of the experience at Dunton, with sumptuous down comforters and super-soft robes at the ready, while an array of restorative treatments await you at the spa. The resident chefs whip up three mouthwatering meals each day using fresh, locallysourced meats, produce and cheeses, and will happily drive all over the Western Slope to fulfill guests’ special food and drink requests made prior to their arrival. And yet a stay at Dunton Hot Springs is the comfortable antithesis of a fivestar hotel. The staff is small (the bellman does double-duty as a waiter), meals are served family-style at a communal dining table, and the dress code is nonexistent. At every turn, guests will discover quirky features: cabin doors that top out at four-and-a-half feet tall; a copper slipper tub on wheels that once resided in Dunton’s brothel; a well-worn bar in the saloon/dance hall that features a bona fide signature of Butch Cassidy.



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Hideaway In 1889, famous outlaw Butch Cassidy robbed the San Miguel Bank in Telluride of more than $20,000 and spent two nights at Dunton Hot Springs while he planned his next move.


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While the resort’s namesake hot springs are the main attraction, plenty of other diversions are available on-site and nearby, from dog-sledding to heli-skiing. But many folks are just content to curl up with a hot toddy by the fireplace in the two-story library. One amenity guests won’t find at Dunton Hot Springs is cell phone service, which is the owners’ way of encouraging people to enjoy true downtime during their stay. After a day and night at this heavenly location, chances are plenty of visitors find themselves wishing they could permanently leave their electronic devices in the “off” position.

Day Tripping Mesa Verde National Park This must-see National Park (above) is home to one of the largest archeological preserves in the United States. Step back in time and discover marvelously intact ancient cliff dwellings once inhabited by ancestral Puebloans. San Juan National Forest Geyser Spring, the only active geyser in Colorado, is just one of many natural attractions located in the San Juan National Forest. Just a few miles away from Dunton Hot Springs, it can be accessed by snowshoe in winter. The Forest is also home to a handful of Fourteeners. Telluride A town well loved for its nightlife, top-notch restaurants, quaint shops

and ski resort, Telluride easily merits a whole-day excursion—or two. It’s worth driving in just to see Bridal Veil Falls, the tallest freefalling waterfall in the state. The San Juan Skyway This 236-mile loop drive is a federally designated scenic highway featuring stunning views and plenty of spots along the way to grab a bite to eat or pick up a souvenir. Sutcliffe Vineyards Head down to lower elevation for wine tasting and a picnic lunch at this lovely vineyard (below) located near the town of Cortez. Then return to Dunton Hot Springs and enjoy Sutcliffe wines paired with dinner; they are the official winery of the resort.


Hot Springs Guests are advised to leave their white swimwear at home, as Dunton’s hot springs are rich in iron and tinged red. There are six options for a good soak, both indoors and out, with temperatures ranging from 85°F to 106°F. The resort’s therapeutic waters benefit the mind, body and soul: Iron: good for circulation and smoothing the skin Magnesium: eases muscle aches and pains Lithium: known for its mellowing effect Josie Parden Photography



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Mountain Memories The Telluride Historical Museum is a living link to the town’s early mining days and a fascinating repository of local lore


By Laura Beausire

f the old stone walls of the building at 201 West Gregory Avenue in Telluride could talk, tales of frontier medicine would unfold. The structure that now houses the Telluride Historical Museum is a cultural heritage landmark originally built as a hospital in 1895. It has been known variously over the years as the Miner’s Hospital, Dr. Hall’s Hospital, Hadley Hospital, the American Legion Hospital and the Community Hospital. By the turn of the twentieth century, the mining boom and the arrival of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad had pushed Telluride’s prosperity and population to its peak of nearly 5,000 people, including Chinese, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Irish, German and Cornish immigrants. Primitive sewage and sanitation facilities, along with perilous work conditions in the mines, assured that the hospital had no shortage of patients. One of Telluride’s earliest physicians was also its longest serving. For 27 years in the early 1900s, a woman, Dr. Anna Brown, tended to victims of mining accidents and responded to the many widespread disease outbreaks of the day, including cholera,



diphtheria, scarlet fever and tuberculosis. In 1918, when the Spanish Flu epidemic ruthlessly tore through Telluride and killed one in ten residents during a two-month period, the hospital overflowed and local saloons were converted into makeshift wards. The town’s population fell to fewer than 600 residents in the 1960s as mining operations declined, and the hospital closed. But in 1966 the structure was given new life as the San Miguel County Historical Museum, and it was subsequently purchased by the town. When the exterior masonry began to crumble in 1995, Telluride voters approved a $2 million, seven-year repair and renovation of the stalwart old building, now known as the Telluride Historical Museum. Today, it is again a hive of activity—of a much healthier sort—featuring ten information-packed rooms that explore different facets of the San Juan Mountain town’s colorful history (such as geology, Native American Ute culture, mining, the railroad). Telluride may change, but this solid structure stands strong, ready to serve the community for many years to come.