BY ELISABETH A. SULLIVAN PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIMBERLY GAVIN
CONCRETE FLOORS, steel accents and near-spartan furnishings—not quite what you’d expect to find within a neo-Craftsman home nestled near the foothills in North Boulder. “You expect one thing on the outside, but as soon as you see that entry door, you realize that you’re not in Kansas anymore,” says architect E.J. Meade, co-founder of Arch11 in Boulder. The home’s polished concrete floors are complemented by cementitious plaster on an accent wall in the living room. Architect E.J. Meade and his team had an oversized leather ottoman custom made for the space by Ackerman’s Furniture Workshops. The orange Arne Jacobsen Swan chair from Design Within Reach and Will Day’s acrylic painting, Integrity, are perfect counterpoints to the gray color scheme of the room. Mark Castator’s metal sculpture, Chanel, was purchased through Walker Fine Art, as was Jerry Wingren’s #7, from his “Resting Stones” series. The staircase, inspired by one the homeowner saw in a European design magazine, features floating wood treads anchored on steel risers, all encased in laminated glass. Staircase treads by Interior Construction Services, Inc. Steel by Ryan Fowler.