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Victorian redux ADRIEN WINGER, KITCHEN ART WINGER WAS BROWSING the treasure trove of tile at Decorative Materials when a particular piece caught her eye. She was instantly inspired. “I chose it because it was really unusual,” she says. And because she liked the story behind it. Designed by a small company out of California called K. J. Patterson, the intricate mosaic tile (right, top) was inspired by a William Morris Victorian wallpaper and created using a 13th-century encaustic tile-making technique for none other than a renovation of the Hearst Castle. Rather than getting its color from layers of glaze, the tile is made up of colored clay parts, which are embedded in hand-stamped depressions in the clay body. Then the whole composition is fired together. The result is a hard and durable tile— perfect for the tough work of the kitchen. “There’s a lot of romance and history to the process,” Winger says. Use this statement-maker as the centerpiece of a backsplash design, Winger suggests, and work with solid color tiles (right, bottom) to create a backdrop. (Tip: You might even try out a checkered pattern.) Opt for neutral countertops or a faucet with a simple silhouette that won’t distract from the ornate mosaic pieces. kitchenartofcolorado.com. GREY CLAY BODY WITH CELEDON, CHESTNUT AND BUTTER INLAYS (320A-66) BY K. J. PATTERSON INC. (right, top) Not only is this showstopper full of beauty and history, it’s extremely durable and customizable. You can make it your own by changing up the colors in the intricate floral pattern. For some serious punch, build a backsplash out of this tile alone. Or tone down the look by working with a background of solid tiles in grey and celedon (right, bottom), or integrating rope details (right, middle). Available at Decorative Materials, Denver, decorativematerials.com.

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“I’M SEEING A LOT OF GLASS paired with natural materials— limestone, slate or tumbled marble,” Neiges says. Here, she suggests pairing a glass tile (below, bottom) with a mosaic porcelain tile that recalls a bit of nature. “To me, it looks like the texture you’d find in the horn or hair of an animal.” To put it all together, Neiges would alternate vertical strips of the mosaic tile with panels of the glass linear tile. “People have a lot of stuff on their countertop,” she says, “which tends to hide the decorative tile if you run it horizontally.” If you’re going for sleek, this look is for you. The blue-gray tinge in both tiles goes well with contemporary appliances, Neiges says. “A lot of people want stainless-steel appliances, and this tile would complement that for a fresh, sharp look and feel.” kbstudiodenver.com.

DARLING BELIEVES THAT the most beautiful backsplashes are those that let the materials speak for themselves—and keep the design simple. This tile scheme is a study in opposites: earthy, textural tile made of coconut shells (below, top) goes with smooth glass tile. “I love the natural color combinations that occur near the ocean,” Darling says. “I tried to pull some of those earthy colors into the design without looking overly themed.” Make this approach your own by drawing colors or textures from your favorite landscape. Too timid for this amount of texture? Consider Darling’s advice: “Just make sure the surrounding elements are in the same color family. It will add visual interest without overpowering the eye.” kitchendistributors.com.

MONET IN CEZANNE BY BELLAVITA TILE Though Neiges thinks the grain of this tile is more reminiscent of an animal horn than an Impressionist painting (as its name suggests), she was drawn to the tile’s depth of color and large size: though it looks like a series of 2-inch tiles, it comes as a 12-inchby-12-inch unit, which makes for easier installation. Available at Design Materials, Colorado Springs, designmaterials.com. GLASS ACERO BY PORCELANOSA TILE The blue-gray tint of this 6-inch-by-12-inch glass panel jibes with the hues in the mosaic tile—and offers a bit of background texture. To order, email infowest@porcelanosa-usa.com.

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MUSE GLASS TILES IN MIDORI BY OCEANSIDE GLASSTILE Darling turned to one of her favorite tile houses, Oceanside Glasstile, for these gems, which are full of “so much depth and color,” she says. “A picture just doesn’t do them justice.” Available at Euro Bath + Tile, Denver, eurobath-tile.com.


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Blogger Gabrielle Blair of DesignMom.com BY HILARY MASELL OSWALD PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARTIN CRABB

VISIT DESIGNMOM.COM ON ANY GIVEN DAY, and you’ll see why late last fall, Time Magazine crowned it one of the year’s top 50 websites. It’s a friendly place where the Design Mom, Gabrielle Blair—graphic designer, mother of six children and recent transplant to Denver—writes about all of the ways that design and motherhood intersect. You’d be surprised at the range of things that fall under that umbrella: hip, modern dollhouses; how she chose her family’s new dining table; a round-up of pretty things for your home and kids that you’d never find on your own; and her thoughts on the Gap logo debacle last fall. “I’m just filtering motherhood through the design lens,” Blair says. “I think I happened upon this idea at just the right time. We’re in an era when women aren’t just letting life happen. We’re really deliberate about what’s in our homes, how we spend our time, what our children have around them. It’s kind of like curating your life.” Blair didn’t set out to build a business and a loyal band of followers when she launched Design Mom four years ago. Her fifth child had just been born, and Blair and her husband—whom she affectionately refers to by his full name, “Ben Blair,” whenever he’s mentioned in the blog—were living with their children in New York City. “I had a toddler and a newborn at home, plus three older kids. I knew I couldn’t go back to work,” she says. “But I had postpartum depression after my third baby was born, so I also knew I needed a creative outlet.”

We were just wondering: What are you reading right now? A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. What’s on repeat on your iPod? We’re experiencing a musical renaissance in our family. Concerts are so much more accessible here than they were in New York. Right now, we’re listening to a lot of Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz, Arcade Fire, Katie Herzig—she’s awesome—and Vampire Weekend. And I’m never sick of the Killers. Favorite designer? I have two. William Morris, for his brilliant take on form and function, and Louise Fili, whose firm in New York designs signage and menus for restaurants, labels for food—that sort of work. I adore it.

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‘design’ was this buzz word. People were learning to be deliberate about what they included in their lives, how their homes and clothes and books, even, reflected who they were. Design was and is everywhere. I mean, you go to Target to pick up toilet paper, and while you’re there, you learn about Liberty of London. It’s wild.

Blair’s sister Jordan had just launched a blog called Oh Happy Day and Blair was enthralled. “It was a pretty picture, a couple of sentences—something I knew I could do in the middle of the night if I had to. A small commitment,” she says with an ironic smile. “I had no idea it would grow into this.” But Blair did think she had a timely idea. She was 31 with five children. “I had already thrown a bunch of birthday parties. I had done the preschool search. I had figured out how to shop for sneakers without the kids so that I didn’t have to buy the Buzz Lightyear shoes,” she laughs. Her peers in the city were just starting their families, and maybe they would want some advice from a seasoned pro about how to save their sanity and keep their style when they became moms. Design Mom delivered. A bit of an accidental innovator, Blair is one of the blog world’s most influential members. She was among the first personal bloggers to give prizes from sponsors to visitors who left comments. “I was 40

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seeing my traffic grow, but I’d only get one or two comments per post. So I thought, ‘If people could get a prize for commenting, it might remove a barrier.’” It’s a practice her readers and advertisers—and bloggers everywhere—now relish. Blair also dreamed up Kirtsy, a social news website geared toward women. Users submit their favorite web links and stories, and everyone votes on what they like best. The most popular content stays on the front page of the site, and editors ply the mix with their favorites, too. In short, it’s a way for women to share information and resources they like best from the web. She and two blogger friends founded Kirtsy several years ago after they realized that Digg—a similar site—was tailored for guys. “We thought it would be this little thing,” Blair says. Instead, the first day’s traffic shut down Kirtsy’s servers. Soon, venture capitalists were calling and the trio of mommy bloggers became de facto socialmedia experts. Kirtsy became far more than just a website: the brand

started conferences for bloggers and produced a book about women bloggers’ favorite online finds. All of this web talk might have turned Blair into a tech geek. But in reality, she’s just a design-devoteeturned-mom, a do-it-yourself superhero who couldn’t find a table she liked for her family of eight when she moved to Denver almost two years ago, so she and a few family members built a sleek, industrial piece and surrounded it with adjustable stools. Then, of course, she blogged about it. All such ventures are fodder for the blog: the Napoleon Dynamite mural she painted on her oldest son’s bedroom wall—it’s quite hip—and the birth announcements she commissioned an illustrator to create for each of her six kids. Blair has a knack for sharing just the information readers never knew they wanted. Therein lies her success. Women bond over design. They bond over motherhood. Blair marries the two in a smart, stylish, low-key way that makes us all feel part of the Design Mom club—even if we’re not building dining room tables from scratch.

Favorite design era? Mid-century modern. There are so many great specimens here that come from the period. I wonder if I’ll like it in 30 years—or if I’ll ever find a mid-century home big enough for a family of eight. Favorite indulgence? Crab cakes at Oceanaire [in Denver] and banana cream pie at Tarbell’s [in Centennial]. Is it bad that I can’t choose just one? Inspiration of late? When I see my children learn something new. If you could buy one thing for your home, what would it be? I don’t know. We’re very practical. We try so hard not to keep things in the house that are too precious. There will be time for that, but right now, the kids are the precious things.


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BY ELISABETH A. SULLIVAN PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY MINTON REDFIELD

WITH ITS STREAMLINED DESIGN and open, airy spaces, mid-century modern style has proven to be a very contagious bug in today’s design circles. Homeowner Mayra Galvez and her husband, Goro Morris, are not immune. Galvez, marketing director for Denverbased architecture firm Semple Brown Design, and Morris, a homebuilder, took on the roles of designer and general contractor for the renovation of this 1960 home in Littleton’s Arapaho Hills neighborhood. After 14 months of hard work, they turned their retro ranch into a modern oasis that both respects the home’s roots and suits the couple’s contemporary lifestyle. Homeowners Mayra Galvez and Goro Morris took great care in preserving— enhancing, even—the home’s open layout, replacing vertical support posts in the kitchen with a structural steel beam along the ceiling. 42


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Goro Morris: It definitely wasn’t in its original condition because the homeowners before us had stepped on it fairly heavily. CH&L: So what was your goal for the renovation?

Mayra Galvez: To bring it into the 21st century where we could use it, but at the same time to keep with the aesthetic of a mid-century-style home. CH&L: Finding that balance can be tough. How did you revive the mid-century style without it feeling outdated?

MG: I just tried not to over-design it, to really keep it as simple as possible. We could have added a lot more tricks and lighting, and fancy this and fancy that, but we just asked, ‘What are the three key materials that were used

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(above) The living room’s original fireplace was a major selling point, Galvez says. She and her husband just freshened it up with a coat or two of white paint. The kicky vintage lamp is from Lee Alex Décor and the cactus is from Beck’s Silk Plant Company, both in Denver. (right) The homeowners exhibit their artistic talent in the dining area: Eames chairs surround a custom dining table crafted by Morris at the foot of a large-scale painting by Galvez. The vintage candlesticks are from Lee Alex Décor.


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originally in the home? What were the three main goals?’ We wanted to preserve the openness to the outdoors and [create] very flexible spaces. And we just expanded on those ideas. CH&L: And what did you decide about the materials?

MG: The original architect kept the materials simple enough that we could still find them today, which made it 10 times easier. We reintroduced some of the existing materials like stone, cinder block, concrete and wood, and then introduced some more sustainable materials like bamboo flooring. We couldn’t use some of the materials that were used back then, like mahogany, which is non-sustainable wood. Instead, we bought cabinetry that was very simple, and we stained it to match the existing mahogany. It’s really incredible to walk into one of these 46

homes where nothing has changed [in half a century]. The craftsmanship back then was truly inspiring. CH&L: It looks like you’ve done some fine craftsmanship yourself. Did you alter the layout?

GM: We changed the roofline quite a bit where the carport used to be. We bumped out that part of the house and put on what everybody’s calling a butterfly roof. It’s just a big V. MG: We added extra square footage, about 1,085 square feet, but it started out as a three-bedroom home and it still is a three-bedroom home. In the addition, we created a master bedroom and a master bath. And part of the existing master bedroom we included in the new closet. That gives you a sense of how big the master bedroom was: it’s part of our closet right now, which is pretty small.

(above left) A vintage metal railing, original to the house, provides a modish design element in the entryway. (right) To make the contemporary kitchen complement mid-century modern style, the homeowners stained new luan plywood cabinets to match the original mahogany found elsewhere in the home. They installed CaesarStone countertops and bamboo flooring, and furnished the kitchen with GE Monogram appliances.


(above) In the 1,000square-foot addition, Galvez and Morris created a serene master suite. The painting is another one of Galvez’s creations, and the silk velvet pillows and faux-bois throw are from The Brass Bed in Denver. (right) A Formica countertop in the master bathroom—a definitive nod to mid-century style—holds two contemporary sinks from The Great Indoors and three cacti from Beck’s Silk Plant Co. The backsplash features Ann Sacks tile.

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“We changed the roofline quite a bit where the carport used to be. We bumped out that part of the house and put on what everybody’s calling a butterfly roof. It’s just a big V.” —Goro Morris

CH&L: Now that you’ve been through this remodel, what would you say is the key to respecting a home’s heritage while also enhancing its style when you’re modernizing it?

MG: Keeping it simple. We also did research. We grabbed magazines and we grabbed books, and we talked to a couple of friends who live in mid-century homes. We chose our favorite components of the home and emphasized them: the connection between the indoors and outdoors, views of the garden, natural daylighting, an open floor plan and the warmth of mahogany. The advantage of designing a modern space with simple architectural and interior details is that it lends itself to vintage as well as new modern pieces and materials. It’s truly a balancing act. DESIGN DETAILS

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A Fresh Take BY ELISABETH A. SULLIVAN PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY MINTON REDFIELD

A Denver-based architect and designer team up to enliven a dated Denver home with a smart floor plan, casually elegant furnishings and a fresh color palette. BUILT IN THE 1930S, THIS FIVE-BEDROOM, eight-bathroom home in Denver has great bones and the casual elegance of a European cottage. But before the current homeowners got their hands on it, it was beginning to show its age. Anachronistic design touches had crept into its classic interiors over the years: eyeball can lights peeked out of the living room’s beamed ceiling, a circa-1980s kitchen crowded the first floor and the dated layout didn’t suit the homeowners’ contemporary lifestyle. The home was due for a makeover. BEFORE

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There’s an old design adage that says you should incorporate something black into every room. In the living room, interior designer Ingrid Fretheim proves why that adage has stood the test of time: The black cocktail table helps ground the room and draws guests’ eyes to the fireplace—the room’s anchor. Sofas and floral chairs from Lee Jofa in Denver.


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The homeowners wanted to celebrate the home’s classic design without miring it in period details. They wanted it to be “traditional, but with a feel for how we live today,” says interior designer Ingrid Fretheim of Denverbased Ingrid Fretheim Interiors. Adds architect Kristin Park, who worked with Fretheim on the project: “We just wanted to bring it up to modern standards yet still represent the old character of the home.” Working with contractor Bob Knepper of Parker-based Knepper Construction, Park gutted all but three rooms, reconfiguring the layout and installing new quarter-sawn oak floors with in-floor heating. In the back of the house, the team modified the family room, added a mudroom, installed new French doors and moved the basement staircase to add more room to the kitchen. Upstairs, they altered the five bedrooms to create “larger closets, better bathrooms—the kind of stuff that people want today,” Park says. The 14-month project was more than a remodel; it was a restoration, Park adds. She and Knepper replaced finishes that had been added in recent decades with designs that are more appropriate for the home’s time period. In the living room, for example, they swapped the existing box beams and fireplace surround for more historically accurate millwork.

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(above) A chandelier from Eron Johnson Antiques in Denver crowns the table in the formal dining room. Although the chairs look like antiques, they’re more functional—and sturdier—reproductions by Julia Gray, available at Moda Antica in Denver. Floral wallpaper from Brunschwig & Fils; rug from Authentic Persian & Oriental Rugs in Denver. (right) In the casual dining room, country Swedish chairs from Carter Didlake surround a dark wood table from Lee Jofa. Another antique chandelier from Eron Johnson Antiques contrasts nicely with the more contemporary pendant lamps in the kitchen. “I like a mix of the new with the old,” Fretheim says. “I think it makes it more interesting, as if it’s not so planned.” Flowers provided by Bloom by Anuschka in Denver.

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“The goal was to have a classic look that works in the modern day for a family with kids and a big dog with a big tail,” Park says. “It’s important that you make a house that can be lived in,” Fretheim adds. “People shouldn’t be afraid to get chips and cracks [in their finishes and furnishings], because they add character.” To that end, Fretheim created a classic, comfortable interior design scheme that will wear well. It incorporates the homeowners’ art and antique collections with traditional furniture pieces crafted by artisans. Stained furniture is mixed with painted pieces. Antique chandeliers hang under the same roof as modern light fixtures. Solid fabrics commingle with patterned upholstery. The result is a traditional, refined design scheme with a touch of eclecticism that adds youth and freshness. Because classic kitchens often don’t have hanging cabinets, architect Kristin Park created recessed and built-in storage with hand-painted woodwork. She installed box beams, hung pendant lamps by Visual Comfort and added a fireplace at the homeowners’ request. Park and the homeowners also chose a tranquil granite for the countertops and pulled the room’s color palette from the sage green backsplash tile from Waterworks.

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modernize the traditionally styled furnishings, Fretheim played with their scale. She integrated custom-made classic chairs, for example, in more ample sizes with slightly bolder upholstery patterns. To add a fresh take on a classic color palette, Fretheim painted the walls in soothing neutrals and added stronger colors in accent pieces such as pillows, rugs and chairs. To create her color scheme, Fretheim began with fabric. In the living room, the upholstery on the chairs flanking the fireplace was the starting point for the room’s corals, soft greens and buttery neutrals. She used the same tactic in the sunroom, where a cheery fabric on the wicker chair’s cushions inspired the room’s punches of raspberry, green and yellow. But rather than matching the colors exactly, Fretheim played with slightly

(left) The homeowner was worried that her husband wouldn’t go for the floral window treatments from Brunschwig & Fils in their master bedroom, but he was even fine with the pink chair, Fretheim says. “The windows are lower. That’s why we did the valances, to bring height to the room,” she adds. Bedding from The Brass Bed in Denver.

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In the guest bedroom, Fretheim hung three of the homeowners’ prints over their old cherry sleigh bed, which she had refinished in an off-white faux paint treatment at Sarah Ashford Studio in Denver. Bedding from The Brass Bed. Nightstands and bench from Grange Furniture in Denver. A custom sisal rug from Floor Coverings by CPA in Denver is a stylish and practical solution in the sunroom because it can be cleaned easily with a bit of water, Fretheim says. The fabric on the wicker chair’s cushions—from Lee Jofa— served as the color inspiration for the room. Coffee table from Scandinavian Antiques in Denver.

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different shades throughout the rooms. “The shades have to work together, but they shouldn’t be exactly the same,” she says. A bit of variation “makes for a more lived-in look.” This classic home manages to look traditional, elegant and historically accurate, yet it doesn’t look like it’s been frozen in time. The trick is in the mix of subtle color variations, furnishings and finishes, Fretheim says—and the result is timeless. 58

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(above and right) The master bathroom looks as if it were original to the 1930s home, with mosaic tile floors and refined porcelain sinks from Waterworks, and classic sconces by Visual Comfort. Park added more contemporary touches such as the glass shower door, the custom mirrors and the three-quarter wall behind the sinks, which stops short of the ceiling to allow light to flood into the dressing area behind it.


Better THAN Ever THIS QUEEN ANNE WAS NEVER supposed to go through a total renovation. In fact, it wasn’t supposed to be a project at all. The owners, an out-of-state couple who wanted a second home in Boulder to be near their grandkids, initially commissioned designers Andrew and Gayle McArthur of Boulder-based Byrnes & Company to renovate the condo the couple had just purchased.

Thanks to a thoughtful— and thorough— renovation, a Boulder Victorian goes from drab to brilliant

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(left) The entry alcove’s staircase and built-in storage bench were designed by the McArthurs and built by Brian Laak of Laak Woodworks in Berthoud. (right) A freestanding fireplace doubles as a divider between the living and dining rooms. The chimney-free, open-flame design by EcoSmart runs on ethanol—no flue required.

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(left) A Tibetan hand-knotted rug and a four-foot didgeridoo—an Australian aboriginal horn picked up by the owners on their travels—add interest to the tiny TV alcove. The McArthurs customized the television cabinet by Green Tea Design in order to accommodate a larger screen and extra storage.

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Then came the change of heart. “We’d barely put the finishing touches Cheryl Gaiser of Boulder’s Inlighten Studios went even further, adding a on it and they said, ‘You know what? We’re not condo people,’ and they smart combination of task and ambient lighting to make the house glow. In the kitchen, under-cabinet task lighting is complemented by lights on went and bought a house down the street,” Andrew says with a laugh. The 1,600-square-foot, two-bedroom home suited them, but the top of the cabinets that reflect onto the ceiling beams. In the master bath, Victorian’s dark warren of cramped, low-ceilinged rooms left a lot to be sconces assist a skylight. In the dining room, two Hubbardton Forge desired—especially because the globetrotting couple favors an airy, swirled glass pendants hang over the table. The home’s light, neutral walls also contribute to modern look that marries contemporary Japanese the urban zen feel. The living room, dining room and style with the California craftsman aesthetic. entry alcove are finished in a custom cream-colored, At first, the owners wanted to keep the renovation “The biggest Venetian-finished plaster by Boulder Plaster and simple: spruce up some finishes, get fresh paint on the challenge was Stucco Co. that adds depth and texture to the area’s walls and incorporate their extensive art collection. But the couple’s son, Santa Fe architect Michael Krupnick, design. The rest of the home is painted in a matching turning our had other plans. After spending a weekend in the house, color from Benjamin Moore. back on the he said, “‘Dad, you need to do a major remodel,’” The kitchen and eating alcove received an especially Queen Anne.” Andrew remembers. “And he did a sketch right there.” extreme makeover, as the ceiling was lifted 18 inches and And so a partnership was born. The McArthurs the entire room was reconfigured to separate food prep —designer Gayle McArthur worked closely with Krupnick to create a plan that and eating areas. The McArthurs designed the cherry melded Asian minimalism with warm wood accents. table and leather banquette, the cherry cabinetry and the The vision required opening up just about every wall in the place— sliding shoji screen doors that artfully separate the kitchen from the adjoinincluding a few poorly constructed ones built during two previous reno- ing study without breaking up the space. Gray quartz countertops from vations—and creating new moldings, ceiling beams, kitchen cabinetry SileStone in a sleek “leather” finish, stainless steel drawer pulls and a neutral and a streamlined staircase. (The old stairwell, says Gayle, “was an matte backsplash from Anne Sacks add balance to all of the warm wood. Though the home is dotted with impressive artwork that hails from unbearably cheesy Victorian reproduction.”) Attracted to “honest, straightforward” materials, the McArthurs used mostly unstained cherry. Australia, Florida and everywhere in between, the pièces de résistance are The result is a bright, comfortable home whose elegantly simple design undoubtedly the two pairs of eight-foot Chinese doors that open to the belies 18 months of effort by the McArthurs and general contractor master suite and the upstairs guest bedroom. The couple, who found the doors in Santa Fe, initially wanted to use them as wall décor in the living Miles Brooks of Boulder-based Milestone Remodeling. By sticking to an open floorplan, the McArthurs took great steps to room. The McArthurs, however, made them functional, removing a wall to flood the formerly gloomy interior with natural light. But lighting designer fit the doors and adding silk privacy panels as backdrops to their decorative 62


The sideboard looks centuries old—but it’s actually from Boulder’s Indochine Home Import (and aptly named “Antique”). An ebony-stained maple dining table from Room & Board adds contrast and depth to the lighter cherry floors and molding.


In the kitchen, custom cherry cabinetry works well with the practical 36-inch-deep stainless steel sink. The kitchen connects to an open dining and living area. Andrew designed the cherry table and leather banquette himself. Sliding shoji screen doors separate the kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cooking area from the adjacent study while still allowing light to flood through.


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cut-outs. The Asian theme continues inside the bedroom, where the Yves Delorme comforter is made of embroidered silk, and the walls are covered in environmentally friendly glasscloth, which softens the space. The McArthurs, who spent years among the row houses and bungalows of San Francisco before relocating to Colorado, admit they felt a twinge of regret at departing from the home’s Victorian roots. “The biggest challenge was turning our back on the Queen Anne,” Gayle says. Jokes Andrew—“Well, that, and making sure we kept the house standing after we removed all the walls.” But the perfectly spacious, sunny results speak for themselves. “In the end,” he says, “we realized there was no other way this house should be.” DESIGN DETAILS

Interior Design ANDREW AND GAYLE MCARTHUR , BYRNES & CO. (303) 776-1063 Architecture MICHAEL J. KRUPNICK, AIA, KRUPNICK STUDIO (505) 898-7054 For more information about the products in this home, visit ColoradoHomesMag.com

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In the mountains, second-home buyers are driving a new trend in fractional ownership: buying part of a single-family home.

TODD HOUGHTON

A Slice of Paradise BY ELISABETH KWAK-HEFFERAN

NOT ALL FRACTIONS ARE created equal. For many secondhome buyers looking for a slice of mountain-town life, fractional ownership has traditionally meant buying into a luxurious private club or hotel. At places like Vail’s new Four Seasons Residence Club and Steamboat’s One Steamboat Place, a fractional share in a residence comes with a hefty side of elite amenities, such as ski valet service in winter and access to exclusive golf courses in summer. But another approach to fractional ownership is quietly gaining steam in Colorado’s

ski meccas. Buyers looking for a bit more solitude can purchase shares of individual houses and town homes, giving them access to upscale single-family living at, well, a fraction of the hassle of owning a second home. “It’s a market that’s set to take off,” says Todd Houghton, an agent with Your Castle Real Estate in Summit County, who recently sold a quarter-share of a four-bedroom, ski-in, ski-out vacation home in Brecke nridge for $275,000. Though no hard data on sales of this type exist, brokers report that

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Words of Wisdom THINKING OF BUYING into a standalone fractional home in the mountains? Arranging the perfect situation will likely take a little legwork. A simple search of real estate listings won’t always unearth this type of ownership opportunity. To find one, advises attorney Andy Sirkin, call local brokers who know the market and ask where to find stand-

there are an increasing number of buyers interested in partial ownership of family homes over membership in deluxe resort communities. Like their counterparts at resorts, these stand-alone properties often come tricked out with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, designer décor and high-end electronics. Alpine Quarters, Inc., a brokerage that specializes in fractional mountain homes, stocks its properties with board games and mountain bikes, says president Doug Freyschlag. Besides the general benefits of fractional ownership—an upscale mountain getaway at a much lower cost than it would take to own an entire second home, plus shared maintenance expenses—buyers love the privacy and homey feel of owning a share in a stand-alone. “It’s like a second home—we can personalize it,” says Jim Lee, a Castle Pines financial planning consultant who recently sold a half-share of his three-bedroom Keystone condo for $700,000. Realtor Todd Houghton says that his clients like to be able to bring guests along for a family-style escape in a bigger home: “We can have three or four families in there 68

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at the same time,” says Houghton, and children get their own bedrooms, while adults enjoy a top-ofthe-line kitchen. These are buyers who “want to cook a turkey for Christmas dinner.” (Try that in a hotel room.) Experts point to yet another reason for this ownership model’s burgeoning popularity: a growing sense of environmental sensitivity among vacation homebuyers in the past few years. “More people who could afford the whole thing are choosing to buy a fraction instead,” notes Andy Sirkin, a lawyer who special-

under the radar in many mountain towns. “Many brokers and buyers don’t know about this,” says Kim Hebron, an agent with RE/MAX Properties/66 in Frisco. When prospective buyers do locate an opportunity, it can be difficult to obtain financing for the share. And some worry about clashing with coowners over schedules or maintenance issues. But as most buyers report, legally binding use agreements and third-party property management ensure that shared ownership goes smoothly. Some luxury buyers are bound to prefer the all-inclusive approach of a private residence club or the autonomy of solo secondhome owne rship. But for Nebraska anesthesiologist Myron Munn, the appeal of his $425,000 quartershare in a Breckenridge vacation home is obvious whenever he visits the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath property with its sweeping mountain view. He says, “It’s very pleasurable to walk in the front door of a fabulous house and know that you own part of it.”

These are buyers who want to cook a turkey for Christmas dinner.

(Try that in a hotel room.) izes in fractional ownership—in part because of the waste associated with building, heating and maintaining a home that’s only used for a few weeks a year. “These models are great for preserving natural resources,” agrees Freyschlag. Despite their appeal, standalone fractional homes remain

alone shares. Also try Googling “single-family fractional home” or “stand-alone fractional home” along with your desired location—some sellers advertise on their own instead of with realtors. Average home prices and zoning laws affect how popular fractional home shares are in a given town. Grand and Summit counties are particular hotspots for shared homes, town houses and condos, while this model is tougher to find in more conservatively zoned towns like Aspen, Steamboat Springs and Telluride. Always prepare a legally binding ownership agreement that covers use schedule, a system for paying the bills and an exit strategy if any owners decide to sell their shares down the road. Consult an attorney who specializes in these types of contracts. Consider hiring an outside management company to handle maintenance and paperwork—especially if any owners plan to rent their shares, advises Sirkin.


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POLO CLUB NORTH DENVER

$1,500,000

Just minutes from Cherry Creek, this four bedroom, seven bathroom home is on the market for the first time. This developer’s property overlooks the waterfall, stream and pond. Offering more than 7,500 finished square feet, the wonderful floor plan allows for comfortable living and entertaining. Features include a main-floor master, beautiful moldings, hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings, charming bay windows, a private pool, hot tub, sauna, workout room and four private patios. This is an amazing opportunity to live in a gated community in a premier home. MARILYN DANA 720.203.6505 | marilyn@marilyndana.com marilyndana.com

CHERRY CREEK NORTH DENVER

THE RANCH RESERVE $2,850,000 WESTMINSTER

$1,949,000

This more than 8,100 square foot home in prestigious Cherry Creek features four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, eight fireplaces, a four-stop elevator and two masters. It is equipped with high-end systems, while providing sophisticated and luxurious finishes.

This award-winning home is a true masterpiece of design. Every room offers elegance and quality craftsmanship, while providing a desirable open floor plan. The custom baseboards, cove molding and coffered ceilings only add to the unparalleled attention to detail found throughout this dream home.

JULIE GELFOND 303.378.9099 | jlgelfond@aol.com denversluxuryhomes.com

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COUNTRY CLUB JEWEL DENVER

ONE POLO CREEK $1,595,000 DENVER

$1,160,000

A gated courtyard, mature landscape and patios all add appeal to this home, which offers large rooms with expansive windows, French doors, hardwood floors and beautiful millwork detail. Featuring three bedrooms and five bathrooms, a fourth bedroom or office is found out of the way in the lower level, offering a desk, bookcases, bathroom and storage. This unique home offers lower maintenance, and, combined with its “lock and leave” capabilities, it serves as a great alternative to Cherry Creek.

This wonderful two bedroom, three bathroom, approximately 2,940 square foot unit offers a bright and open great room style floor plan with southern views from the balconies. It features custom built-ins, custom window coverings, hardwood floors, granite, marble and two fireplaces. Enjoy the best maintenance-free living Denver has to offer in prestigious One Polo Creek, with unparalleled amenities and full service.

SOUGHT AFTER HILLTOP HOME

CHERRY CREEK NORTH

DENVER

$829,000 DENVER

This charming Hilltop home is located on a private, maturely landscaped corner site. It offers formal and informal living areas, a gracious entry and an open family room/kitchen that looks out to the backyard and patio. There is a large master suite with spacious bathroom and walk-in closet, two additional bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, plus the potential for a fourth bedroom/ playroom, bathroom and storage downstairs.

This wonderful townhome offers an open floor plan with two bedrooms, a study upstairs, and a potential third bedroom in the lower level. Features include a charming patio off the family/breakfast room, vaulted living room with fireplace, lots of light, and storage. It offers approximately 2,520 square feet, an approximately 1,025 square foot lower level, and a two-car garage attached garage with Madison Street access.

CHRISTY OWEN 303.906.9574 | christy.owen@devonshirehomes.com christyowen.com

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$645,000


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FIVE-STAR AMENITIES IN RIVERFRONT DENVER

MANHATTAN CHIC IN LODO $599,000 DENVER

$950,000

This exquisitely appointed two bedroom, two bathroom corner unit is the perfect model of metropolitan chic with its luxurious finishes and approximately 750 square foot terrace. The great room offers views of the river, park and mountains and opens to the gourmet kitchen with granite countertops.

This richly appointed one bedroom plus study condo is located in the highly desirable Palace Lofts. This approximately 1,950 square foot unit features high-end finishes, walk-in closets and a gourmet kitchen. The large great room area opens to a fabulous, spacious balcony offering stunning city and mountain views. Close to restaurants and sporting events.

BROOKE FRANKLIN BURGAMY 720.209.9677 | brooke@brookesellsdenver.com DevonshireHomes.com/brookefranklin

JANIE STODDARD 303.408.0738 | janie416@aol.com DevonshireHomes.com/janiestoddard

GREEN OAKS

BEAUTIFUL GREEN OAKS

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

$1,595,000 GREENWOOD VILLAGE

$1,295,000

This New England-style five bedroom, five bathroom home is situated on approximately 1.11 acres. It has been renovated from top to bottom, with a new kitchen and bathrooms. Outside find new landscaping, a flagstone patio and tennis court.

This stately home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen flowing into the informal dining area and great room. French doors lead from these rooms into the backyard. Additional features include a formal dining room and study.

LINDA HANTMAN 720.298.1266 | linda.hantman@devonshirehomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/lindahantman

LINDA HANTMAN 720.298.1266 | linda.hantman@devonshirehomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/lindahantman

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CONTEMPORARY PRAIRIE-STYLE CUSTOM DENVER

HOMESTEAD IN THE WILLOWS $700,000 CENTENNIAL

$645,000

Stunning, approximately 4,500 square foot home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, formal dining room, recreation room and master with fireplace and views. The large landscaped yard has a fire pit and hot tub.

Situated on a peaceful cul-de-sac with mountain views, this custom remodel features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, approximately 3,265 finished square feet and extraordinary details and finishes. Enjoy a practically-new home in a desirable established community. Walk to Cherry Creek schools.

RALPH LUEDERS 303.518.4884 | ralph.lueders@coloradohomes.com coloradohomes.com/ralphlueders

KATE PERRY 303.810.0474 | kate.perry@coloradohomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/kateperry

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WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST DENVER

$649,000

This spectacular home has been beautifully remodeled with a new kitchen, master, bathrooms and paint. Enjoy views of the Cherry Creek Reservoir from the covered deck or sun room with hot tub. The home is located within walking distance to the Denver Tech Center and Cherry Creek Schools.

This three bedroom, two and one-half bathroom end unit is located in the prestigious Polo Club North. Enjoy the pond and waterfalls off your back patio. Cherry Creek shops and restaurants are just minutes away. A tennis court and pool can also be found in this no-maintenance community.

JILL PURSELL 303.601.3080 | jill@jillpursell.com jillpursell.com

WADE PERRY 720.320.2288 | wade@wadeperryproperties.com wadeperryproperties.com

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EXCLUSIVE GATED COMMUNITY COLUMBINE VALLEY ESTATES

BEAUTIFUL COLORADO STYLE $2,890,000 SOUTHEAST AURORA

$725,000

Located in the exclusive Columbine Valley gated community, this wonderful cul-de-sac home boasts views of golf courses, lakes and a fountain. Features include a grand foyer with dual staircase, swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court and more than 9,300 square feet. Please visit www.8lilhavenlane.com.

One of only 16 homes in Saddle Rock’s Ironwood community, this spectacular custom home features approximately 5,000 square feet with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, study and four-car garage. View additional photos and information at www.7224SPerthWay.com.

MARK S. COOPER 303.843.1545 | mark@come2colorado.com come2colorado.com

KATHLEEN SURGES 303.981.6170 | kathy@saddlerockforsale.com saddlerockforsale.com

WELCOME TO 8459 HOMESTEAD ROAD

PINON SOLEIL

PARKER

$899,000 CASTLE ROCK

$1,199,000

This home has been completely remodeled, with fabulous attention to detail. Some of the many high-end materials used include wide plank pine floors, crown molding, wainscoting, travertine, limestone and tumbled marble. The rooms are spacious, the features many in this luxurious home.

This custom ranch sits on approximately .96 acres, offering more than 6,600 square feet. Amenities include a cook’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, expansive deck with fireplace, four-car garage, media room, finished walkout, six bedrooms and five bathrooms. Enjoy the mountain feeling, views and privacy.

LINDA BOURGEOIS 303.601.3080 | linda.bourgeois@coloradohomes.com ColoradosHomeHunter.com

RICHARD BERST 303.843.1200 | dick.berst@coloradohomes.com rberstproperties.com

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INCREDIBLE VIEWS LITTLETON

MEADOW MOUNTAIN ESTATE $725,000 EVERGREEN

$3,975,000

This wonderful home boasts incredible, expansive views of Denver, the Chatfield Mountains and the Ravenna Golf Course. It is very private, and features a huge deck, cherry hardwood floors, slab granite countertops, high-end appliances, an open floor plan and gorgeous window coverings.

Located about 35 minutes outside Denver and roughly one hour from ski resorts, this gated estate is situated on approximately 7.88 acres. It features more than 10,000 square feet, seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, wine cellar and home theater. For more information, visit meadowmountainestate.com.

DUTCH REBHUN 303.881.6477 | dutch@rebhun.com 11179rockwren.com

ANNE J. HARDT & ERICA TOPEL 303.810.0485 | 720.261.0448 | anne.hardt@coloradohomes.com meadowmountainestate.com

RARE BUILDER/INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY

CUSTOM WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS

CONIFER

$850,000 GOLDEN

$715,000

Perhaps the next upscale Foothills neighborhood, this completed development of five approximately 10-acre lots is ready to go with paved road, roughed-in drives, utilities and pond. Mature trees, distant views and peaceful privacy are found in this convenient location.

Unique home with more than 5,000 finished square feet blends old world charm with modern amenities. Desirable location backs to open space and is close to downtown.Features include three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a large lot with secluded gardens.

CHARLIE & PAULA ASHER 303.679.5666 | charliepaulaasher@gmail.com ColoradoHomes.com/charlieasher

CAROL HUGHES 303.887.8280 | carol.hughes@coloradohomes.com carolhughes.com

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PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Don’t miss the chance to own this exquisite lakefront estate overlooking fountains and the lake. It sits on more than two acres with views, a waterfall, bridge and Koi pond. It features six bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms, and more. Please visit JoanneWright.com or call 303.604.1212 for additional details.

PRESTIGIOUS AND STUNNING BRIGHTON

JUST SOLD

This gated custom property sits on more than two acres with unbelievable expansive views. Elegant and luxurious finishes include travertine, Brazillian cherry hardwoods, slab granite, stainless steel appliances and more. There is a more than 3,000 square foot outbuilding for all your toys. Please visit JoanneWright.com or call 303.604.1212 for additional details.

DREAMS DO COME TRUE BRIGHTON

PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Custom, original-designed of the highest quality, this property features a finished walkout, wet bar, theatre area, multi-level covered decks and space for seven cars. There is a two-story outbuilding and resort-like landscaping and living areas. This home has more than expected. Please visit JoanneWright.com or call 303.604.1212 for additional details.

PARADE OF HOMES BEAUTY BRIGHTON

UNDER CONTRACT

This must-see, custom luxury home offers stunning elegance and incredible, expansive views. It features a gourmet kitchen, approximately 5,700 finished square feet, including a walkout basement and new carpet. The home sits on more than three acres at the gated estates entrance. You will love this home. Please visit JoanneWright.com or call 303.604.1212 for additional details.

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BACKS TO THE 7TH HOLE

AUSTIN SIGNATURE HOME

PROFESSIONALY DESIGNED

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$1,790,000

$1,449,950

$1,200,000

Colorado mountain retreat has three bedrooms, six bathrooms, more than 7,300 square feet and a walkout. Features include vaulted ceilings, stone and wood beams, two fireplaces, four-car garage and fabulous views. It sits on approximately .86 acres.

New ranch-style stone and stucco estate offers four bedrooms, six bathrooms, walkout and approximately 5,419 square feet. The kitchen and nook connect to a covered deck with views. The lower level has a billiards room, guest suite and wet bar. Situated on a wooded site.

Contemporary two-story estate includes four bedrooms, five bathrooms, approximately 5,472 square feet and a walkout. Features include a main-floor master, custom built-ins, Bridseye maple kitchen cabinetry, and multiple outdoor living areas.

STEVE REDMOND 303.359.7559 | sredmond@castlepines.com castlepines.com

STEVE REDMOND 303.359.7559 | sredmond@castlepines.com castlepines.com

STEVE REDMOND 303.359.7559 | sredmond@castlepines.com castlepines.com

LUXURY LIFESTYLE LIVING

CUSTOM FINISHES

ON THE 10TH FAIRWAY

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$649,900

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$545,000

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$1,999,999

is within walking distance to the fitness center.

Traditional two-story townhome features three bedrooms, four bathrooms, approximately 4,074 square feet, expansive decks, a must-see master and a walkout. Backing to open space, it sits on a tree-lined drive and boasts exquisite views.

Contemporary ranch on approximately 1.97 acres offers five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, approximately 8,518 square feet and a walkout. The home is great for entertaining, with decks, a built-in barbeque, gazebo and spa. Features include a wine room, gourmet kitchen with granite and four fireplaces.

STEVE REDMOND 303.359.7559 | sredmond@castlepines.com castlepines.com

STEVE REDMOND 303.359.7559 | sredmond@castlepines.com castlepines.com

AUDREY WILL 303.503.0321 | audreywill@comcast.net castlepines.com

This paired patio home features three bedrooms, four bathrooms, sunrise room and library, with more than 3,933 square feet. It is situated on a walkout homesite with a finished lower level, and

Special financing by

Contact Christina Boryla 720.261.3157

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EXPANSIVE VIEWS CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$2,995,000

BACKS TO GOLF COURSE

FRENCH-STYLE CHATEAU

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE

$1,950,000

$1,200,000

Beaver Creek-style home offers four bedrooms, study, eight bathrooms and more than 7,400 square feet. Features include a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, wine cellar, sauna and home theater. The outdoor living area has fireplaces and water features. Situated on approximately 1.21 acres.

Old World charm emanates through this renovated stone and stucco two-story with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, approximately 7,197 square feet and a walkout. It features exquisite updates, built-ins, a home theater and three-car garage. It sits on approximately .71 acres with views.

Traditional ranch home offers five bedrooms, five bathrooms, approximately 6,286 square feet and a walkout. Features include a master suite with dual closets, fireplace and terrace, an exercise area, sauna and billiards room. This home is great for entertaining.

LOUIE LEE 303.549.6925 | llee@castlepines.com castlepines.com

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Classic ranch home features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, approximately 5,128 square feet and a walkout lower level. Expansive decks make it great for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen boasts a hearth room, maple wood, granite and island. The loft area can be used as studio or office. It is situated on more than two acres.

Traditional two-story features five bedrooms, six bathrooms and approximately 4,958 square feet. There is a guest apartment with kitchenette in the finished lower level. In addition, there is a detached, heated garage. The home is secluded, and sits on a peaceful cul-de-sac.

Traditional one and one-half story home has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, approximately 3,912 square feet and walkout. It overlooks pines and mountain views, and backs to open space. There are hardwood floors and superior finishes throughout.

AUDREY WILL 303.503.0321 | audreywill@comcast.net castlepines.com

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$1,100,000

Five covered balconies frame this approximately 5,900 square foot private paradise nestled along the foothills. This masterpiece of design and function features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three fireplaces and a creek whispering softly through the property. FRANCIE MARTINEZ 970.402.4656 | francie@franciemartinez.com franciemartinez.com

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$559,900

Now available for sale is this award-winning, two-story home with a main-floor master offering four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Luxurious features throughout include slab granite, knotty alder cabinetry and woodwork, walnut floors, beamed ceilings and an indoor/outdoor fireplace.

You’ll love this open three bedroom, four bathroom home with partiallyfinished basement. It features a huge gourmet kitchen and luxurious finishes throughout. Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac, it captures gorgeous mountain views. Please visit www.stonefieldhomes.net for more information.

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CHERRY CREEK $265,000

CENTENNIAL

PARK HILL HEIGHTS $190,000

DENVER

$324,900

Sophisticated and stylish, this one bedroom, one bathroom unit has high ceilings, remodeled kitchen and bathroom, plus an open great room.

This penthouse-level two bedroom, one bathroom home offers views and upgraded finishes. The bathroom, kitchen and building are remodeled.

Enjoy City Park amenities with 1940s charm in this three bedroom, two bathroom updated ranch with hardwoods, finished basement and two-car garage.

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ARAPAHOE LAKES

CREEKSIDE/TALLYN’S REACH

DENVER

$200,000

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Price Upon Request

AURORA

$399,900

You will enjoy the charm of this 1948 brick bungalow, which is located close to the new light rail, downtown and the mountains.

Lovely two-story, approximately 2,880 square foot home features four bedrooms, four bathrooms and an open floor plan, and backs to the greenbelt.

Approximately 4,380 square foot four bedroom, four bathroom home features granite, cherry cabinets, hardwood floors and an open floor plan.

LARRY & MARILYN MCFALL 303.409.6630 | larry.mcfall@coloradohomes.com mcfall2home.com

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This two bedroom, two bathroom condo features granite, stainless appliances and designer colors. Amenities include storage, parking and pool access.

This two-story is situated on approximately six acres, offering two garages. Hickory cabinets and redwood flooring warm the kitchen.

Fabulous ranch patio home has more than 2,100 square feet on the main level and a full basement. It offers granite, wood, new carpet and more.

ANN MEADOWS 303.478.1201 | ann@annmeadows.com annmeadows.com

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Kitchen & Bath Studio thekbstudio.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Kitchens by Wedgewood wedgewoodcabinetry.com . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Kitchen Distributors kitchendistributors.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Lifescape Associates, Inc. lifescapeassociates.com . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Motif Design Solutions motifdesignsolutions.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Old Greenwich Builders oldgreenwichbuilders.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Phase One Landscapes phaseonelandscapes.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Portella portella.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ReMax Properties of the Summit remax.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sierra Pacific Window & Doors sierrapacificwindows.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 STARK Custom Doors & Millwork www.starklumber.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Stone Collection thestonecollection.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Thurston Inc. thurstoninc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Twisted Tulip thetwistedtulip.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 WmOhs Showroom, Inc. wmohs.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Woodley’s Fine Furniture woodleys.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISFC Wood-Mode wood-mode.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Wonderland Hill whdc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Vol. 31, No 1 © 2011 by Network Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. Colorado Homes & Lifestyles™ (ISSN 1539-7726) is published eight times a year (JANUARY/FEBRUARY, MAR, APR, MAY, JUNE/JULY, AUG, SEPT/OCT, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER) by Network Communications, Inc. 2305 Newpoint Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Periodical postage paid at Lawrenceville, GA and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Colorado Homes & Lifestyles™, PO Box 9002, Maple Shade, NJ 08052. For change of address include old address as well as new address with both zip codes. Allow four to six weeks for change of address to become effective. Please include current mailing label when writing about your subscription. Subscriptions, $24.95 for one year; $39.97 for two years. Canada and Mexico add $24.00 per year. Single copy price $4.95. Subscription questions, (888) 704-0063. CPM#40065056 Unsolicited materials will be handled with care, but the magazine assumes no responsibility for it. CANADA POST PM40063731. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to: Station A, PO Box 54, Windsor ON N9A 6J5

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It’s human nature to paint our walls. Cave paintings in Europe and Southwest Asia date back 32,000 years. Fast-forward a few thousand years, and you have the gorgeously frescoed walls of Pompeii. Now, a few thousand years later, we’re obsessed with color on our walls. All paints are not created equal. Don’t buy the cheapest paint you can find. A higher price point means the paint is more likely to leave your brush smoothly and evenly, requiring fewer coats. And higherquality paint will stand up to stains, scuff marks and scouring for years to come. Most paints come in a spectrum of finishes from matte to glossy, and while glossy is more robust, it’s also far less forgiving. It reflects light instead of absorbing it, highlighting the imperfections in both your paint job and your wall. But consider using a glossy finish on trim for a practical touch of glam, says Kristi Dinner of company kd in Denver. Eggshell—forgiving and durable—is a happy medium for most surfaces. When it comes to color, “Be fearless,” says Dinner. Find a color that you love and paint it in an unexpected place; try a bold color on the ceiling of an enclosed space or on the back wall of a bookcase for a 3-D effect that is oh-so-21st-century chic. Ask for help. Paint aisles with trillions of two-inch color squares can be overwhelming, so here’s a trade secret: hire a color consultant, a pro who knows what color goes where and why and how.

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