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Site Specific A husband-and-wife architect team build a contemporary mountain home that fits its spectacular site and their family of five.

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Design on the Edge A contemporary home in Boulder pioneers the way in environmental design. ON THE COVER :

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In our Home of the Year, the gorgeous living room drapes inspired the room’s cozy mix of fabrics, glass chandeliers, wood-trimmed windows and art. PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY MINTON REDFIELD


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Blast from the Past We first crowned a Home of the Year winner in 1991. Take a look at our favorite homes from years past—and be reminded of how some classic designs never go out of style.

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Our great state runneth over with talented sculptors, painters and visionaries working in a multitude of media. Hear from three of Colorado’s most talented artists about what they do, how they do it—and what inspires them.

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EACH YEAR WE PUBLISH A Home of the Year in our “Architecture & Design� issue. The winner is a beautiful and thoughtful space, a testament to the vibrancy, inspiration and spunk we find in Colorado’s design community. And every year, I try to fill my little column here with words that explain why beautiful architecture and design matter. Lucky for me, after a few minutes of writing and deleting and writing some more, I got an email from this year’s Home of the Year-winning designer, Andrea Schumacher of O Interior Design. At the bottom of the message, I discovered this lovely quote from Frank Lloyd Wright: “The longer I live life, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.� I couldn’t agree more. Because I never pass up a chance to wax poetic (for better or worse), I’ll add that investing in beauty doesn’t necessarily mean spending money on beautiful things. I think it means choosing to relish beauty where and when you find it—in your neighbor’s newly landscaped yard or the jacket design of your favorite book. This issue is a celebration of that pursuit, and I hope these pages remind you to invest in beauty. It’s a skill we all must practice, but Frank and I think it’s well worth the effort.

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Home-of-the-Year Winning Designs THE BEST DESIGNS ARE OF-THE-MOMENT and timeless. They reflect an era, but they also have classic staying power. Take our first winner, for example. Crowned in 1991, it was a mountain lodge designed by Don Ruggles of D.H. Ruggles & Associates. The owners wanted a “lived-in look” that would accommodate their extended family. Interior designer Helen Hempel found a way to blend the family’s antiques and travel souvenirs with new pieces to give the home the right laid-back style. In 1995, designer Sandra Reichborn-Kjennerud transformed her client’s Cheesman Park condo into the perfect backdrop for his art collection, which showcased regional artists’ work. Fifteen years later, we still love to hear about how art inspires design. And in 2000, designer Jeff Elliott took home the prize with a clean, masculine space he created for then-Denver Post sportswriter Adam Schefter. The design harks back to an earlier era of great craftsmanship—and that never goes out of style.

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VICTORIA CRAWFORD Tweed Interiors, Telluride, tweedinteriors.com Word Pendant by Alison Berger Glassworks, Kneedler-Fauchère, Denver Design District, (303) 744-7474, alisonbergerglassworks.com. WHY I LOVE IT: “I love this piece for its uniqueness and the quality of glass—it looks like a true piece of art.”

Lyon Design Group, Edwards, lyondesigngroup.com Original Painting by Steve Kaufman, Masters Gallery at Vail, (970) 477-0600, mastersgalleryvail.com. WHY I LOVE IT: “I was lucky enough to meet this artist in person a couple of years ago [before he passed away in February of this year]. He painted in the style of Warhol and Lichtenstein and has incredible paintings still available at the gallery.”

KRISTINA BAKER 3BY Architecture + Interiors, Denver, 3-by.com Fabric by Raoul Textiles, John Brooks, Inc., (303) 698-9977, johnbrooksinc.com. WHY I LOVE IT: “One of my favorite fabric houses is Raoul Textiles, a family-owned business in Santa Barbara, that hand prints all of its luxurious patterns. I’m drawn to the fresh, vibrant colors and beautiful craftsmanship of this particular print [Pondicherry Lake, #505W80].”

MAGGI WHITMER Caroline-Edwards Interior Design, Aspen, carolineedwards.com Thebes Stool by Madeline Stuart, John Brooks, Inc., (303) 698-9977, johnbrooksinc.com. WHY I LOVE IT: “I love this piece because it merges a splash of color with a unique and corky accent. It’s a piece of furniture that will really add interest to a space.”

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CC ROCQUE Studio Frank, Telluride, studiofrank.com Custom leather applications WHY I LOVE IT: “For our clients in Telluride and Aspen, we love to evoke the wildness and raw beauty of those areas by using leather upholstery on fixed items such as cabinet hardware and stair railings. The natural material is not only soft to the touch, but it also develops a unique patina, becoming more rich and distinctive over time.”

ROBYN SCOTT Robyn Scott Interiors, Basalt, rsidesigns.com Onda Felt Rug by Paola Lenti, Studio Como, Denver, (303) 296-1495, studiocomo.com. WHY I LOVE IT: “We love the look and simplicity of these felt rugs—they remind us of high-couture tailoring because they’re all hand-assembled and hand-stitched.”

ANDREA GEORGOPOLIS Slifer Designs, Edwards, sliferdesigns.com Bronze “Me and Thee” Sculpture by Gail Folwell, Claggett-Rey Gallery, Vail, (970) 476-9350, claggettrey.com. WHY I LOVE IT: “By using a unique sculpture in a space, you introduce a special, timeless piece, which adds character, texture and dimension to any room.”

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LIN LEE Lin Lee & Associates, Castle Rock, linleeasid.com Bamboo Chair by Ironies, Kneedler-Fauchère, DDD, (303) 744-7474. WHY I LOVE IT: “This great, very comfortable occasional chair would be an exciting addition to a traditional or transitional interior, as well as a more contemporary interior.”

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Bright Ideas A house can have it all—brilliant architecture, beautiful interiors, a great site. But add wimpy lighting to the equation, and the whole composition falls flat. Far too often, finding the right lighting for a home becomes an afterthought (or no thought at all). So we tracked down a few of the state’s finest lighting designers to show us how to get light right. BY CAROLINE EBERLY

TREE LIGHTING: “The tree lighting provides sort of a twinkle,” Singer says. It also creates a decorative trim around the property and adds to the festive feel of the lawn, which sets the stage for parties. (But don’t be fooled: these lights aren’t your average Christmas-tree variety: “It’s actually a moonlighting effect that down-lights the trees,” Singer explains.)

STAIR LIGHTING: Though the step lighting prevents folks from tripping down the stairs, it also visually connects the home with the outdoor living spaces, leading guests to the pool and landscaped areas beyond. Plus, it highlights the texture of the stone hardscape.

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An effective whole-home lighting plan involves a happy marriage between interior and exterior lighting. When it comes to lighting your home’s exterior, it’s important to create a point of interest outside the home, Singer says, so when you’re indoors looking out at night, you don’t just see your home’s interior mirrored back at you. Conversely, a full-blown interior lighting plan makes your home sparkle from the outside looking in.

POOL LIGHTING: Because of the dark plaster finish in the pool, Singer chose a light source with a lot of punch to play up the drama. The fountain going into the pool (to the right) features Dichroic-filtered LED lights, a technology that casts a beautiful glow.

INTERIOR LIGHTS SHINING OUTWARD: Good interior lighting helps strike a mood outdoors. “The incandescent quality of the house creates a glow coming from the windows,” Singer says.

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Te c h n o p h i l e GREGG MACKELL, IALD, founder and principal, 186 Lighting Design Group, Inc., Golden, (303) 534-5350, 186group.com LIGHTING CHALLENGE: PENDANTS: These hanging accent lights serve the space in more ways than one: “They’re a warm color, and when you have a house in the mountains, the more warm colors you can get, the better. They also give a nice soft glow outward, but they’re open at the bottom, so they provide some functional lighting for the bar top below,” Mackell says.

COVE LIGHTING: “When you’re sitting in the family room [to the right of the kitchen], you have this nice, indirect light source that applies another layer of light,” Mackell says. In short, it adds to the ambiance.

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When it comes to the kitchen, “task” lighting—for whatever the culinary job—is key. “All of the work surfaces must be illuminated. Once task lighting is covered, it’s time for the sexy lighting,” Mackell says, who worked closely with interior designer Dallas Lyon of Lyon Design Group, architect Julie Spinnato of Studio Spinnato and builder Jeff Cohen of Cohen Construction to overhaul this Beaver Creek home. (The home’s full-blown lighting plan operates by a Crestron home lighting control system, which powers the lights from dim to bright with the help of keypads with customizable settings—and eliminates a mess of switches.)

WORKSPACE LIGHTING: Lights tucked up into the range hood and to either side illuminate the stovetop and counter for easy food prep.

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ARCHITECTURAL HIGHLIGHTING: Lighting around the dropped-ceiling element plays up the space’s bones. But it’s not just for show: “We’re making you aware that there’s this big floating element in the middle of the kitchen, but at the same time, we’re providing a nice ambient light source.” Mackell chose square-framed pinhole lights to match the geometry of the ceiling element. (They’re also faux-painted to match the wood.)

UNDER-THE-BAR LIGHTING: These fixtures play up the details by bringing out the color, finish and texture of the woodwork under the bar. They also provide light for the walkway in place of overhead fixtures.


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“Here, we wanted to do something unconventional with the lighting to highlight the interesting texture of the stone behind the shelves,” Mackell says. This custom treatment is functional, highlighting the shelves’ contents; decorative, adding drama to the textured stone surface; and clean—you don’t see any hardware, only light and drama. An approach like this one also shows how lighting can turn space into art. Adds Mackell, “Creating custom lighting details can add visual interest to any space.”

Mackell used LED light strips behind the shelves to light the stemware and glasses from behind, making them shine like tiny sculptures. “From that angle, we thought we could use light to give texture and depth to the entire built-in. The light silhouettes whatever you put on the shelves, and it’s a more interesting effect than lighting something from the front.” Recessed lights above (not shown) shed light on the countertop.

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In this traditional space, McCord used lighting to soften the transition from the butler’s pantry to the dining room, making a narrow hallway feel more open and highlighting the vaulted architecture at the same time. Light also showcases the objects in the cabinet and creates a functional workspace for food prep. In the adjacent dining room, layers of lighting help create a feeling of intimacy around the dining table.

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OVER-THE-DININGTABLE TASK LIGHTING: “If you were to turn on a chandelier bright enough to be able to enjoy a meal, it would be glaring,” McCord says. So he installed some low-voltage adjustable lights overhead to do the work of lighting the table. (The chandelier’s practically just eye candy.)

OVERHEAD COVE LIGHTING: “You don’t want a hallway to feel small and intimate; you want it to feel like it’s roomy enough for you to walk through with a tray of food,” McCord says. So instead of using down-lighting, which can make a space feel more compressed, he opted for cove lighting that highlights the barrel-ceiling element and casts indirect, ambient light into the area.

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CHANDELIER: “I think chandeliers add something to a space by helping tie pieces together,” McCord says, who adds that they’re decorative, rather than functional pieces. Here, a chandelier composed of rustic materials relates back to the log architecture of the home.

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Colorado Artists Colorado might be known for its majestic mountains and brilliant blue skies, but we have another rich heritage to celebrate: artists. Our great home state runneth over with talented sculptors, painters and visionaries working in a multitude of media. I caught up with three of Colorado’s finest working artists to chat about what they do, how they do it and what inspires them. BY HILARY MASELL OSWALD PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARTIN CRABB

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in the foothills for France in the morning. He’s not going there to practice his Français or to eat some pain au chocolat, however. Instead, he’s going to capture the light and life he finds there—and teach 30 art students to do the same as part of a workshop for aspiring painters. It’s hard to imagine a better teacher for such a trip. English has developed a body of work that captures moments in time and place. A painting might catch two women enjoying coffee at an outdoor café, or three friends strolling lazily down the street. But his compositions do more than just capture the scene; they also make viewers wonder what exactly will happen next, leaving room for each of us to imagine the moment that follows and the one after that, until we’ve created our own stories for them. How does he choose which moments to paint, from all of the scenes that unfold around him every day? “The first thing that grabs me is the light, the quality of it,” he says. While hiking the Appalachian Trail after high school, English first noticed the light and the landscape—”I just kept thinking about how I wanted to paint it,” he remembers. He enrolled at the Rocky Mountain School of Art, and then set out to hone his talent. “The year I finished art school, I went out and painted every day. I hardly had anything to show for it,” he laughs. “But I learned what light does and how to portray depth. I learned that you can’t stand [in one spot] a long time painting from life. Things change too much; you can’t keep up with Mother Nature. That year convinced me that painting quickly and immediately is essential.” Thirty years later, English is still painting with that same spirit of spontaneity. He sees the world in paint, he says—an unexpected occupational hazard of sorts. And though it seems a magical, enchanted view of the world, English is pragmatic and down-to-earth about his work. “I don’t think of myself as an artist,” he says. “I heard a quote once, and it fits me: ‘I am a painter striving to be an artist.’” But for those of us who enjoy his work, English’s paintings feel like art in its finest form.

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Get Art Smart (with a little help) BUYING ART CAN BE A DAUNTING TASK. Many of us want to own and live with great art, but the process of acquiring it can be puzzling at best. You can spend weeks, months even, trekking through galleries, trying to identify what you like and what would look right in your home. Or you could call an art consultant like Candice Pulliam, owner of the Art Services Company in Denver. For more than 10 years, Pulliam has helped homeowners and business executives find the art that inspires them—and adds the right finishing touches to their homes and offices. She’s a full-service shop, offering help with framing, lighting, hanging, arranging and preserving art as well. “Art transforms a place to become an extension of a person or a business,” Pulliam says. “I think people are often surprised by how much joy they get from adding art to their spaces.” But first, they have to find the art. Pulliam is a pro at helping clients discover what types of art and artists they love. “Sometimes people don’t know what they like, or they don’t trust their own instincts,” she explains. She champions regional artists—”Colorado has a ton of talent”—and believes the best way to choose a piece of art is to see it in your space. “I do a lot of schlepping,” she laughs. Best of all, Pulliam doesn’t charge homeowners or corporate clients who are looking to buy art; she’s paid by the gallery when her client makes a purchase. Clients looking for help with framing, lighting, arranging and hanging art can expect to pay an hourly rate.

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JUDY COLLINS’ STORY BEGINS WITH A BEAUTIFUL WINDOW. When she and her husband, Dale, moved into their Lakewood home more than 30 years ago, Collins was captivated by the light that glimmered through her home’s 1908 stained-glass window. “It changes with the time of day, the seasons, the weather,” says Collins, a graphic designer by training. “I just wanted to work with a material that feels so alive.” So she did. Collins enrolled in a beginner class on stained glass and launched a career in what she calls “architectural glass”—a term that encompasses a variety of methods she uses to create windows, tiles, small decorative pieces, entire walls and installations that are stories tall. Her work hangs in major hospitals, libraries, corporate offices, public venues and private homes. Just recently, the Denver Art Museum began carrying her smaller decorative pieces in its gift shop. No doubt, her versatility is astounding, driven by what can only be explained as pure passion for her work. On a bright morning in early summer, that passion is on full display. Collins zips happily around her studio, where sheets of colored glass are stacked neatly in cubicles along two walls. She describes her techniques and designs, points to projects in various stages of completion, and chats about how she raised her three children while working in the studio, which she and her husband built atop their garage. It’s no small feat to be a mom and build the kind of career Collins enjoys, and she admits that there were plenty of nights when she worked until 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning while her kids were growing up, so she could be around when they needed her. Today, Collins is busier than ever, a testament to her work and her reputation. Her designs are created in intimate conversation with the site where they are to be placed—”I have ideas almost immediately when I see the site,” she explains—and her favorite projects, she admits, are public spaces. “People who can’t ever own that kind of art can enjoy it,” she says. “It’s free inspiration, I hope.” Case in point: Collins recently completed a large-scale installation at a public library in an area of Boise, Idaho, where the community wants to reconnect with its roots. So she designed huge windows that display design motifs inspired by the area’s natural and agricultural history: apples, fish, grains and water. She also transferred some of the archival photos stored in the library onto the glass. The result is an installation that’s both contemporary art and historical document. “I loved the finished product,” she says, smiling. But then she got a reason to love it even more: A boy from the community wrote her a letter to say that he applied for a job at the library because the windows inspired him. “Can you believe it?” Collins asks. Such is the way of her work: The glass that feels so alive to her becomes alive for others, too.


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RON HICKS TRIED TO BE PRACTICAL. For years before his oil paintings finally led him to a full-time career as an artist, he painted and drew while holding down other jobs: designing pens and balloons for an agency that sold novelty items; working as an art director at Oil and Gas Investor magazine; creating designs for parkas. “Not what you’d call inspiring work,” he laughs. All the while, he drew and painted, not entirely sure that he’d ever find a way to make a living as an artist. Hicks grew up with a proclivity for art—a prolific doodler as a boy, he admits that his desks in school were fully “decorated” by the end of each school year. After high school, he enrolled on scholarship at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio and chose illustration as his major—“my first attempt at being practical,” he shrugs. His second attempt came a few years later, when he moved to Denver and graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art with a degree in advertising. Then came the sequence of jobs that paid the bills but didn’t quite satisfy his creative soul. Eventually he met renowned Colorado artist Quang Ho, who was teaching painting classes at the Art Students League of Denver. Hicks enrolled. “Quang gave me a new way to think about painting,” Hicks says. “It’s less about transferring information and more about how I can interpret that information. What can I say about it? If I try to say everything, I say nothing. I have to choose what to communicate through my work.” Hicks began painting more frequently, sharing studio space with a friend. He took a job in management at PrimeStar, a broadcast satellite company, so he worked during the day and painted at night. “One day, [two friends] and I decided we’d put on a real humdinger of a show,” he laughs. In a space on 12th and Delaware in Denver—now occupied by Gallery 1261—the three artists “served up the finest mustard pretzels money can buy” and exhibited their work. Their opening night reception happened to be the same night as Denver’s Parade of Lights, and the parade’s staging area was right in front of the gallery space. “If you wanted to get in, you had to fight through a sea of elves,” Hicks remembers. But he sold all of his work. What followed were a series of shows, each gallery more renowned than the last, each exhibit more successful than the one before it. With every success, friends and gallery owners encouraged Hicks to quit his day job. “But I really liked a regular paycheck,” he says. Finally, a local gallery made him an offer: an investor would buy four paintings a month, and the gallery would buy another four. “It was enough for me to say, ‘Okay, if I’m ever going to be an artist full-time, this is my chance,’” Hicks says. Twelve years later, Hicks relishes his work. He now paints in a studio behind his Denver home, where he finds that his inspiration runs deep: “It’s more than the subject matter for me,” he says. “I’m inspired by people and their interactions, but I love to think about the dialogue between shape, value, edges, color and texture. It intrigues me.” 40

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WANT YOU TO KNOW Let’s face it: We all like to imagine that we can be design pros. Not only is it romantic to envision ourselves creating a dream home from the ground up, but HGTV has inspired a whole nation of cable-watching designlovers to fancy themselves pros—or at least capable enough to transform a basic vision into a beautiful space. After all, it looks so easy on “Design Star.” But when theory meets reality, it’s probably not a great idea to give up your day job to tackle designing an entire home. Hiring an architect and designer has enormous advantages, and can save you time, money and (perhaps most important) your sanity. To give you an idea of what you can expect— and dispel a few myths—we asked some of Colorado’s top architects and designers to tell us what they do, how they do it and what you can expect when you hire a design pro.

The Pros: Jeff Elliott, ASID Jeffrey P. Elliott Interior Design Denver jeffreypelliott.com Jennifer Hartman, AIA Gary Hartman, AIA Sunlit Architecture Crested Butte sunlitarchitecture.net Scott Lindenau, AIA Studio B Architects Aspen studiobarchitects.net Carol Moore, ASID Carol Moore Interior Design Edwards cmid.us Jack Snow, AIA RKD Architects Edwards rkdarch.com

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What's one thing you wish potential clients knew about what you do?

Jeff Elliott: Whether it’s new construction or a remodel, I wish potential clients knew that the designer should be involved in the project from the very start. A successful project is one where the architect, the designer and the contractor work together to fulfill the client’s needs. The designer helps the client achieve his or her personalized vision of what the interior space can become. Scott Lindenau: Most people are not aware that an architect has to earn a five-year professional degree followed by a minimum three-year

internship with a licensed architect prior to being qualified to sit for registration exams. This rigorous training often equates to eight to 10 years of effort before an architect can call himself an architect—that’s more training than lawyers get. That depth of experience will save time and money for clients who often try to save by not hiring an architect or design professional, or by abbreviating their services. So how should I go about finding an architect?

Jack Snow: First, realize that the architecture of your house is going to impact you every day you live there, so take time to find the

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right person. Almost anyone can draw your plans, but who will take your ideas and add art and soul and spirit? Look online and in magazines; talk to your friends about their experiences. Once you’ve narrowed your list down to two or three architects—I’d say not more than that—talk to them. Ask about their work. Understand why their homes look the way they do. You’re going to have to collaborate with this person for six months or a year during the design process, and then longer once the home is under construction, so avoid anyone who doesn’t listen and who can’t laugh with you. What about price? How do I know if it’s reasonable?

Jack Snow: An architect’s services cost a percentage of the construc-

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tion cost. You're probably talking about anything between 8 and 12 percent, depending on the firm, the complexity of the site, the design and geography. (Aspen tends to be more expensive than the Front Range, for example.)

Scott Lindenau: An architect or designer can only design as well as their fee allows. In other words, if a client wants a great project that is well conceived, detailed and coordinated, it will require exploration, time, research, rigorous documentation and a fee that is proportional to that time and effort. Like anything, you get what you pay for, so don’t choose a designer or architect based on fee alone. Okay, so design pros say they add value in the long run. Tell us how.

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Jeff Elliott: The devil is in the details. A knowledgeable designer can offer creative and affordable solutions to awkward interior detailing that would otherwise lower a property’s value. A proper selection of well coordinated finishes, fixtures and millwork can create a space that is much more desirable to live with and resell. An experienced professional can also save the client from costly errors that may arise from the wrong choices or poor craftsmanship.

Speaking of value, what's the biggest save you’ve ever made for a client?

Scott Lindenau: An older couple hired us [to design their home]. The wife had put an expensive property under contract in the winter, and her husband had not seen it yet. They wanted a very modern house without stairs because they wanted to avoid trekking up and down at their age. After receiving the topographical survey and beginning my conceptual designs, I realized that [because of the site’s contours], the architecture would require stairs, and the project would need multiple levels. Because the site was covered in deep snows all winter while it was under contract, its actual character was not visible. My clients were able to get out of the $5million-dollar commitment two days prior to closing. Carol Moore: A savvy young couple had gone shopping with an inexperienced decorator. They selected their furnishings before they had a floor plan to work with.


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Concerned about the flow of the plan their decorator put together with the furniture they were about to buy, they asked me to review the plan. Their first question was, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do we walk around the room?â&#x20AC;? I replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? The furniture was way out of scale with the room, so I provided the couple with a new plan, which we executed together. What's the biggest misconception about working with a design pro?

Scott Lindenau: That you have to be wealthy to hire one. What if a homeowner realizes, halfway though a project, that she just really doesn't like the design pro's ideas?

Jennifer and Gary Hartman: The design process has to be a partnership and collaboration. An

absolute failure for a design professional is for a client to walk through her own front door and say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, this is not what I expected.â&#x20AC;? So the design professional needs to lead the client through the process at a speed he or she can respond to [even if it means saying she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or designerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas. And the client should speak up if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anything she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand or like]. Clients should expect to be included in every decision, so they understand what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting. Some clients have a hard time visualizing [the finished home]. If the client really doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeing, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the design professionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibility to make it right no matter how long it takes. Design and architecture are service-

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Jennifer and Gary Hartman: It is simply the difference between a house and a home. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the difference between what you dreamed of and what you have to settle for. A house is a place to lay your head down at night and keep the rain off. It is a simple utilitarian shelter that

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ARCHITECTS SARAH AND RUSTY BROWN OWNERS OF SEMPLE BROWN DESIGN, know how to design a structure to fit its site. They orchestrated the design of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex; collaborated (with Anderson Mason Dale Architects) on a new office/retail/restaurant development flanking Denver’s historic Union Station; and have designed countless residential projects. And in the case of their own mountain retreat near Silverthorne, what a site that is—35 remote, yet accessible acres of former ranchland with spectacular views in every direction. It was the first piece of land the Browns looked at after deciding to build a mountain home. “We lectured ourselves all the way down the mountain about not buying the first property we saw, but there was something special about this land, almost spiritual,” Rusty Brown says. (opposite) The house is sited to capture stunning vistas of the Gore Range, as well as a more intimate communion with aspen forests and sagebrush meadows. The forms of the corrugated metal buildings pay homage to the land’s history of ranching. (left) Furniture arrangements ground the center of the great room, leaving space for easy movement and long sight lines to the outdoors. Aspen trees surround the deck off the entry.

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“This house has been an absolute labor of love, from conceptualizing, to thought process, to design,” says Rusty Brown. “It fits us like a glove.”

The two architects, along with colleague Chris Davis, designed a house that’s tucked gently into a hillside, resembling a cluster of ranch buildings with distinct, yet connected forms that relate to the land. “It was important to us to open it up and make it part of the landscape, to blend [the residence] with the site,” Sarah Brown says. A pavilion made of glass and steel appears to float on a sea of sage. Connected to the pavilion by a low entry, a towering architectural form was inspired by an aspencovered hillside to the west. Corrugated metal exteriors and low-pitched roofs reflect the area’s agricultural history. The weathered gray-green patina of galvanized steel and lead-clad copper blend perfectly with the landscape, providing a sharp contrast with the home’s interiors. “As you walk into the cozy entry, you feel like you’re being enveloped by the warm, friendly space. All the warmth is focused inside,” Sarah Brown says. The main public space inside the pavilion is lined with windows that capture the 360-degree views of mountains, meadows and forests. Douglas-fir planks line the walls and high ceilings, the wood’s horizontal pattern making a subtle, modern reference to log cabins. A floating ceiling of 2-by-2-foot slats defines the living and dining areas and adds a sense of intimacy to the lofty spaces. The pavilion is the center of family life, especially the big kitchen that offers the Browns and their three daughters plenty of space for cooking and gathering. A commanding double-sided fireplace visually divides the living and dining areas and serves as a welcoming focal point. “There is room to be together without being on top of each other,” Sarah Brown says. Clean-lined details and furnishings give a modern edge that suits the architecture and the uncluttered, comfortable lifestyle the Browns wanted for their second home. (left) The sustainable design of the house makes use of passive solar energy and a large central wood-burning fireplace for heat, supplemented by propane. The Finnish fireplace with soapstone surround features a built-in pizza oven. (right) A custom oak table is surrounded by casual wicker chairs in the dining room. Sarah Brown says that when both sets of 4foot-wide double doors (on opposite sides of the room) are thrown open, it feels like dining outdoors in a tent.

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To save on space, the bedroom wing is stacked high in a three-story tower. “We didn’t want a big footprint to obscure any of the views. And we had to keep the entire house, including basement, contained to 3,000 square feet for cost purposes, so we needed a very efficient plan. We couldn’t have a lot of halls or circulation space,” Sarah Brown says. The result is a treehouse effect in the six bedrooms, which look out into the aspen leaves. While small, the rooms have a simple, sanctuary-like feeling. Leaving behind their hectic city life, the architects purposely designed their mountain home with low-maintenance materials—metal exterior siding, composite deck material and all natural landscaping. “Our goal was to make it easy to come up here and not have a lot of projects,” says Sarah Brown. Away from the distractions of restaurants, TV and computers, the family spends time relaxing, reading, playing games, cooking and entertaining. Adds Sarah, “We live differently here.”

DESIGN DETAILS

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THIS CONTEMPORARY HOME IN BOULDER PIONEERS THE WAY IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN. BY MISTY MILIOTO REAGIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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there are functional homes; there are sustainably built homes. But it is on the vary rare occasion that all three of those qualities can be found in one house. This Boulder home is just such a place. Dubbed the “Edge House” because of its bold design aesthetic and perch on the edge of City of Boulder Open Space, this 5,200-square-foot masterpiece is LEED Platinum-certified and on the cutting edge of the sustainability movement. For starters, the Edge House is a near-net-zero home (meaning that, during the course of a year, it uses about the same amount of energy that it produces). To achieve this goal, Boulder-based Rodwin Architects incorporated several green features into the design.

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The “reading corner,” as the homeowners refer to this space, is a favorite spot to gather with friends, family and colleagues. The soft edges and surprising shapes of the European furniture provide a smart contrast to the home’s architecture— a bit of design fun the homeowners love.


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The home includes a 10-kilowatt photovoltaic solar panel array, a ground-source heat pump, ultrahigh performance fiberglass windows, LED and compact fluorescent lighting, an energy recovery ventilator, radiant flooring and a super-insulated thermal envelope. Furthermore, all building materials are free of formaldehyde, and the design team eliminated nearly all other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for exceptional indoor air quality. The homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most notable green feature, however, is its grey-water system, the first ever legally permitted in Boulder. During the construction of the project, the homeowner started his own companyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which he named Water Legacyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to develop and improve this new technology. The system collects used sink and bath water, filters and disinfects it, then sends it to all of the toilets, saving about 12,000 gallons of water per year. But sustainability is only the half of it, because the Edge House is also rich with striking architectural details. The exterior is composed of clean lines, visually interesting cantilevers (that also provide passive solar protection), and a palette of sandstone, wood

The dining room features a 10-foot-long table made from exotic reclaimed wood from Indonesia, while the retractable glass accordion wall provides spectacular views of the Flatirons. (left) A threestory floating staircase, designed by Concrete Jungle, features a single metal spine and textured concrete steps, set against stained concrete floors and a natural stone wall.

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and stucco. “We knew that the [design] would be unconventional for the neighborhood, but we wanted to contextualize the house in some way,” says Scott Rodwin, principal at Rodwin Architecture. “We thought that using materials that are commonly found in the neighborhood would be a good way to help integrate the home aesthetically.” Inside, concrete kitchen countertops provide sculptural interest while adding to the natural feel of the space. “Concrete plays well with everything in this house, because it works well with whatever you put next to it,” says Cade McKee of Colorado Springs-based Concrete Jungle. The company also created a floating steel-and-concrete staircase that hovers over a threestory atrium. The result is clean, airy and beautiful. So is the retractable glass accordion wall that opens the back of the house to a flagstone and rock patio beyond. This detail offers gorgeous views of the foothills to the west and brings the outside in. Such austere materials could make the home feel cold and impersonal, but interior designer and feng shui consultant Eiko Okura of Denverbased Eiko, Inc., created a cohesive design from surprising elements. Fine European furniture stands beside modern art; a sparkly light fixture adds a touch of glam to the clean-lined dining table and chairs; the rough texture of natural stone walls is an ideal backdrop for the soft edges of the living room’s unique modern furnishings. Okura also used thoughtful space planning to create a home that’s dynamic and livable. “The traffic flow–and how we move through the space–is a flow of chi,” she says. “There is a lot of steel and stone, but it is all vibrating with life.” While Okura did most of the interior design, Margie McCulloch, principal and owner of Boulder-based American Loft Cabinetry, designed all of the cabinets for the kitchen, baths and laundry room using sustainable materials. The kitchen cabinets are made from a VOC-free Lyptus veneer (a hybrid of two types of eucalyptus trees).

(left) The contemporary and environmentally friendly home exhibits a unique design aesthetic for its Boulder neighborhood, but the use of local materials helps connect the residence to the area. (left, above; right) The kitchen features artfully designed countertops and bar by Concrete Jungle, accentuated with clean-lined barstools by Philippe Starck. The 19thcentury armoire gives this otherwise contemporary kitchen an antique European flair.

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“THIS HOUSE BEHAVES LIKE AN ORGANISM IN TERMS OF THE WAY IT BREATHES, THE WAY IT CAPTURES SUNLIGHT AND WHAT IT DOES WITH WATER,” ARCHITECT

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(left) The cherry cabinets in the master bath, designed by American Loft Cabinetry, are free of formaldehyde and VOCs. (clockwise, from top left) Each floor features a Mondrian door—seen here beyond the stairs— displaying the floor plan for that level of the home. The elevated bathtub, by WETSTYLE, heightens the clean and contemporary look in the master bath. Pretty touches include a natural slate backsplash and gleaming Dornbracht fixtures. A solar tube provides natural daylighting in the master shower, enhancing the natural stone and slate.

DESIGN DETAILS

Architect RODWIN ARCHITECTURE Scott Rodwin, Boulder, (303) 413-8556 Builder SIGG-STAVER CONSTRUCTION Jay Staver, (303) 579-3674 Interior Design EIKO, INC. Eiko Okura, Denver, (303) 777-5135 Nearly everything about this home supports the health of the environment—and the health of the homeowners. “This house behaves like an organism in terms of the way it breathes, the way it captures sunlight and what it does with water,” Rodwin says. “That organism supports the healthy lives of the people who are living in it.” As the epitome of eco-living, the Edge House raises the bar for other green homes to come.

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Daring design demands a confident eye and a steady disposition. This Denver home, selected as Colorado Homes & Lifestyles’ Home of the Year, benefited from both. We talked with the fearless homeowner and her equally intrepid designer, Andrea Schumacher of O Interior Design, about the pay-off of creating the bold, the beautiful, the unexpected. BY SALLY STICH PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY MINTON REDFIELD CH&L: This remodel is in its third year. What’s taken so long?

The Homeowner: We bought the house in 2001 because of the lot. The interior was dark, so our first attempt at making it ours was to paint everything cream. It was depressing in its blandness. In 2007, we decided to open the house up by pushing out walls and using color with abandon. What started as an arthroscopic procedure became full-blown, bone-cracking surgery, but we’ve gotten the joy we wanted.

(above) Built in 1983, this brick house is perched in a pastoral setting amid mature trees, horse pastures and a charming pond. Still, it’s only 15 minutes from downtown Denver. (left) The living room drapes (Celerie Kemble by Schumacher) inspired the rest of the room—a cozy mixture of fabrics, glass chandeliers, wood-trimmed windows, heirloom furniture and collected art.

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Schumacher: One of the challenges was incorporating the homeowners’ many beautiful family heirlooms and art from their travels. We drew elevations of every room showing where pieces might be used and then revised them based on feedback. Walls of bookcases, for example, became open doorways, so we had to reconfigure where certain pieces went. Everything had to be well situated to showcase the family’s possessions. As for color, we pored over hundreds of swatches. The homeowner loves a multi-layered look, so we spent countless hours comparing different fabrics against different wall colors. CH&L: We love the multi-layered look, too. Tell us how you put that fabulous dining room together.

The Homeowner: We rarely entertain formally, so I wanted a dining room that could double as a family room, a place where the kids could do homework or puzzles while I was in the kitchen. I bought the wood table at Sheptons Antiques and put our two deep red tapestry-covered wingback chairs at either end. Because I love 64

A Holly Hunt fixture lights up the wild mix of fabrics and styles around the dining room table. “The homeowner isn’t afraid to put seemingly disparate pieces together,” says designer Andrea Schumacher. “She wants rooms that look like they evolved rather than jumped off the pages of a catalog.”


couches, I bought a high-back couch and covered it in a David Hicks contemporary light brown-and-white fabric. Facing that couch, on the other side of the table, are four Chippendale chairs in a traditional black-andwhite fabric. Technically, nothing goes with anything else—style-wise or color-wise—but it works for me. CH&L: Yes, but what if the reality hadn’t matched the vision, and the dining room looked horrid?

Schumacher: That was the great thing about this homeowner. She buys what she loves, not because it’s for a specific area. Had the high-back couch looked less than fabulous at the dining room table, she might’ve moved it to another room and brought four chairs or a bench from another part of the house. She loves what she buys— whether it’s high-end or from Target—and is confident everything will look great somewhere. There simply are no regrets for her. CH&L: We hear the kitchen wallpaper has a story. Do tell.

(above center) The family eats in this cozy nook that overlooks the pond. A custom, curvy couch provides the kind of comfy seating the homeowner loves—as well as a long expanse to adorn with colorful pillows. (above right) Vibrant joy emanates from the unusual kitchen with its custom-painted silk wallpaper, Calcutta marble counters, white cabinets and bright green island. Three Murano chandeliers light the work area.

Schumacher: The homeowner fell in love with this Stark hand-painted silk paper from China. But it had pink in it—not her favorite color. We asked for a sample to be painted without it. Then we determined how many butterflies, flowers and birds we wanted in each panel. Back to China it went until we got just what she wanted. It took a year from start to finish. Then, of course, we had to make sure it could withstand cooking grease, so it was sealed with Proseal and tested with spaghetti splatter. It passed the test. CH&L: And the color green on the island?

The Homeowner: That’s Cat’s Eye Green from Benjamin Moore. I didn’t want an all-white kitchen, and the island is a focal point. It’s positively vibrant. CH&L: The master bath is an oasis of calm—Moroccan-inspired but not a Moroccan fantasy. How did you do it?

Schumacher: The homeowner loves it. We spent more time choosing things for this room than any other. There’s an exotic serenity: the freestanding Kohler tub, the full blue-and-white drapes in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows, the chandelier, the black-lip oyster fireplace surround, the deep walnut floor in a herringbone pattern. The shower has blue, Moroccan-shaped tiles from Waterworks. And the floors are all radiant heated. 65


(top) Dominated by a marble-topped red vanity (from Waterworks) that the owner loved for its “almost mid-century look,” the front powder room is finished in a charcoal-and-white lattice paper. (right) The homeowners’ favorite place to hang out, this extra-wide couch is perfect for watching movies. Most of the furniture in this room came from the homeowners’ last house and looks comfortably “broken in.” (above) The bar room is right next to the entry, welcoming visitors into the house. The custom cabinetry houses refrigerator drawers for sodas and beer, an ice maker and glassware. The turquoise pillows on the chairs are from one of the homeowner’s favorite shopping haunts—Target.

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CH&L: Many people would describe this house as eclectic; but that would be cliché, we think, and a disservice to this design, which surely has its own inimitable style. How would you describe it?

Schumacher: Not Old World, but worldly. It reflects the owners’ travels and heritage and the wife’s appreciation of other cultures. It’s a house of layers, textures, colors and art. It’s not deadly serious, but it’s not silly either. It makes a true statement about the wild creative spirit of the people who live here.

DESIGN DETAILS

Architects WILDGRASS ARCHITECTURE Charlotte Grojean (303) 449-4711 LODESTONE DESIGN GROUP Jeff Van Sambeek (303) 819-4134 Interior Design O INTERIOR DESIGN Andrea Monath Schumacher, (303) 458-6462

(left) A clean-lined four-poster bed is framed by Pottery Barn fabric and covered in crisp white linens with splashes of ocean blue. “I’m on the board of the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, D.C.,” says the homeowner, “and my favorite color is blue, so there are touches of it throughout the house.” (top) A curvy yet clean-lined Kohler tub is the focal point in the master bathroom. Once again, the drapery fabric (Carleton V’s Oxus) ruled the design—an homage to Morocco, it’s enhanced by the black-lipped oyster fireplace surround and the Oriental rug on the walnut herringbone floor. (above, left) The ultimate in luxury: a double shower that offers aromatherapy amid Moroccan-inspired tiles and a teak bench. (above, right) Masculinity rules in “his” bath—the clean, but oversized sink, the honey-colored grass cloth wallcovering, the wood-trimmed walls, the dark vanity—and, of course, his wife’s favorite thick white towels.

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TOWNHOMES ON THE CREEK

Head for the Hills High-end buyers abound in Telluride and Crested Butte. BY CHERYL MEYERS

TWO MOUNTAIN RANGES, three counties and 150 miles separate Crested Butte and Telluride. But these beloved Colorado mountain towns share a similar narrative. Both served as summer residence to the nomadic Ute Indian tribe, who came for the abundant food sources. Later, prospectors arrived in search of gold, silver and coal, building the colorful Victorian homes for which both towns are now recognized. In the 1960s and 1970s, after a long depressed period, the towns reinvented themselves as world-class skiing and outdoor-recreation destinations. To d a y, t h e y ’r e c e l e b r a t e d statewide for breathtaking views, endless trails and a noteworthy lack of mountain-town sprawl. The latter is thanks, in part, to each town’s strong conservation spirit—earlier this year, Crested Butte purchased 300 acres in the Slate River Valley to be preserved as open space;

donors helped Telluride make a similar purchase in 2009. So it’s only natural that these two mountain towns also share a similar trajectory with real estate numbers: 2009 was dismal, 2010 is up, up, up. In May, the number of real estate transactions in San Miguel County (home to Telluride) was up 45 percent from the previous year, according to Telluride Consulting, an independent real estate data research firm. Residential sales in Crested Butte doubled in the same time period, according to Diane Aronovic, broker with Red Lady Realty in Crested Butte. “With the global recovery, highend resorts with limited supply are the first properties to rebound,” says Steve Catsman, director of Telluride Real Estate Corporation. People will continue to buy for the lifestyle, he explains. Which is why, says Teddy Errico, president of the

Telluride Association of Realtors, the high-end, ski-in/ski-out properties in Telluride’s Mountain Village neighborhood are “on fire.” There is still a lot of cachet in owning a Colorado mountain home, he explains—particularly for out-oftown buyers who can qualify for loans for more than $3 million. Check out the list on the right for a roundup of hot properties for the million-plus set.

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This three bedroom, three bathroom home combines French antique architectural features, hardwood floors, a fireplace, updated kitchen and open living and dining room spaces for today’s lifestyles. The lowerlevel rooms provide flexibility with a guest suite or media room, third bathroom, laundry area and storage areas. Enjoy walking to restaurants, museums, the zoo, playgrounds and many unique shops.

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This wonderful home is located in one of Denver’s most desirable areas. It offers a remodeled kitchen with slab granite and a huge island that is perfect for entertaining. Spacious four bedrooms and four bathrooms with more than 4,000 finished square feet. Walk to the tennis club, restaurants and lots of shopping.

This gorgeous cliff-top estate, located in a multimillion dollar enclave, sits on approximately 2.1 acres and boasts expansive views. The incredible architecture includes an all natural stone and stucco exterior. The four bedrooms and five bathrooms are all on one level, providing easy mainfloor living. Elegant outdoor entertaining is a breeze on the spacious patio, complete with a fire pit and built-in gas grill.

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A rare main-floor master in one of Denver’s most serene and secluded cul-de-sacs. Minutes to Cherry Creek and downtown, the home features a large living room, dining room and master, all with French doors that lead to a secluded terrace overlooking a beautiful setting. Additional features include a library with fireplace, main-floor guest room, second-floor guest room with fireplace, and lower level, all ready for your touches.

Two exceptional units allow you to enjoy the ease of lifestyle with the well-trained staff of One Polo Creek. Features include large, open spaces with views, hardwood floors and high ceilings. One residence offers a home theatre, high-end commercial kitchen and incredible master with custom closets. With custom renovation, create your dream in approximately 4,000 square feet with mountain and city views.

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Wonderful three bedroom, three bathroom ranch in a sought-after pond/ stream location. Recently renovated, features include 10-foot ceilings, new hardwood floors, crown molding and a newer kitchen. The 24-hour gated community includes a clubhouse, pool and tennis. The home is approximately 2,435 square feet with an approximately 2,435 square foot basement. Two fireplaces and a two-car garage complete the home.

This Saiber and Saiber three bedroom, five bathroom custom home, on a prime corner site, enjoys light-filled spaces with a wonderful open floor plan. French limestone and white oak flooring, along with a dramatic steel and oak staircase, are but a few of the sophisticated features that set this home apart. Enjoy top-quality throughout. Just a few steps to popular Cherry Creek amenities. Call for other Cherry Creek options available.

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MOREY HILL

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE

DENVER

Offered at $3,690,000

Offered at $3,195,000

This sprawling country home sits on almost 2.5 landscaped acres. Meticulously maintained for 25 years by the same family, the six bedroom, eight bathroom home features a gourmet kitchen with informal dining space with fireplace looking out to the saltwater pool, many cozy spaces and separate nanny/guest wing. The second-floor master features spa-like amenities along with two additional suites with back-stair access.

Charming “Connecticut country” home is rich with quality detailing. Features include pine and English roof tile floors, fireplaces and French doors. This more than 5,000 square foot home, with four bedrooms and six bathrooms, enjoys front and back staircases, screened porch, sunroom, master with study/sitting room, dual bathrooms and second-floor laundry. Enjoy the oversized wooded site of approximately 31,200 square feet.

CHRISTY OWEN 303.906.9574 | christy.owen@devonshirehomes.com christyowen.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

CHRISTY OWEN 303.906.9574 | christy.owen@devonshirehomes.com christyowen.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

TUSCANY SOUTH

CHERRY CREEK NORTH

AURORA

Offered at $699,000

DENVER

Offered at $1,900,000

Located on a premium, approximately .70-acre mountain and pastoral view site is this wonderful two-story with walkout. Features include five bedrooms, five bathrooms, granite kitchen, high ceilings, bay windows and plantation shutters. The sprawling lawn has trees, a gazebo, fire pit, twotiered deck and retractable awnings. The home is located near Cherry Creek schools, parks and community swim and tennis amenities.

This custom home, built by Terry Maze, sits on an approximately 6,250 square foot site. A true hidden jewel in the heart of Cherry Creek. It is secluded behind iron gates and eight-foot walled garden terraces adorned with mature trees and boxwood. Private and peaceful, the light-filled rooms are enhanced by high ceilings, style and delightful surprises. This property will capture your dreams and imagination.

JUDY JOHNSON 303.888.4727 | judy.johnson@devonshirehomes.com judyajohnson.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

JUDY JOHNSON 303.888.4727 | judy.johnson@devonshirehomes.com judyajohnson.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire ColoradoHomes.com


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WASHINGTON PARK DENVER

JEWEL OF WASHINGTON PARK Offered at $675,000

DENVER

Price Available Upon Request

On one of the best blocks and just steps to the park, this home is charming and move-in ready. Features include a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, and a second-floor master suite with remodeled bathroom, walk-in closet and balcony. The home also includes three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, a recently-completed lower level, oversized two-car garage and a large landscaped yard with patio.

This sleek and modern renovation is stunning from top to bottom. Features include an open floor plan with a new gourmet kitchen, new luxurious master suite with spa-like bathroom, new auxiliary bathrooms, hand trowled walls and more. It is in a superb location, on a new, professionally landscaped lot. Five bedrooms, a main-floor study, four bathrooms and a three-car garage complete the home.

CHERIE WAHL 303.507.5455 | wahlcherie@msn.com ColoradoHomes.com/cheriewahl Coldwell Banker Devonshire

ANNE MCFARLAND 720.244.4748 | anne.mcfarland@devonshirehomes.com annemcfarland.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

PRIVATE ESTATE

ONE BLOCK FROM THE PARK

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE

Offered at $2,790,000

WASHINGTON PARK

Offered at $600,000

This beautiful estate with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and more than 5,900 square feet is on a country lane in the heart of Cherry Hills. Situated on nearly two lush acres of mature landscaping, it offers room for a pool, tennis courts and horses. It has been updated and expanded, creating a wonderful floor plan with gorgeous finishes.

This charming bungalow is just one block from the park. Completely remodeled and updated, it features gorgeous finishes, an excellent floor plan, stainless steel Bosch appliances, a master suite, stamped concrete back patio and a wonderful front porch.

MARILYN DANA 303.378.1089 | marilyn@marilyndana.com marilyndana.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

MARILYN DANA 303.378.1089 | marilyn@marilyndana.com marilyndana.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

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VIEWS ABOVE GOLDEN

INSPIRING FOOTHILLS LIVING

GOLDEN

Offered at $939,000

MORRISON

Offered at $1,000,000

Approximately 37 minutes from downtown Denver, this remodeled walkout ranch sits on approximately 10 fenced acres of land. The main house features hickory floors, a large stainless and granite kitchen, open living areas with vaulted ceilings, skylights, unbelievable views and dual, approximately 900 square foot master suites. The property also includes a two bedroom guesthouse, barn and garage space for seven cars.

This mountain masterpiece is wonderfully situated on approximately two acres. With five bedrooms, five bathrooms and more than 6,400 square feet, the home was designed with Feng Shui standards. The magnificent, more than 2,300 square foot, professionally landscaped stone courtyard boasts privacy and mountain views. A luxurious main-floor master, gourmet kitchen and an additional kitchen in the full walkout lower level.

GARTH CRISWELL 303.669.0252 | garth.criswell@devonshirehomes.com garthcriswell.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

ALI VAN WESTENBERG 303.601.0260 | teamavw@aol.com viewdenverhomesnow.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

THE POLO RESERVE

THE POLO RESERVE

LITTLETON

Offered at $1,895,000

LITTLETON

Offered at $1,748,000

This exquisite six bedroom, eight bathroom ranch villa will exceed your every expectation with high-end finishes throughout. Features include a gourmet kitchen with adjoining breakfast room and great room, luxurious main-floor master suite, and a finished walkout basement with theater room, wine room and recreation room. The incredible and secluded approximately .92-acre yard boasts lush landscaping and a swimming pool.

Stunning two-story home with everlasting style, professional gourmet kitchen with adjoining great room, and gorgeous finishes throughout. Five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and approximately 7,000 square feet. The landscaped, nearly one-acre lot is an entertainer’s dream with a pool, fire pit and numerous patios. A finished lower level with wine room, recreation room, gaming area and guest quarters, completes the offering.

KAREN BRINCKERHOFF 303.898.9825 | karen@devonshirehomes.com karenbrinckerhoff.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

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DRAMATIC VIEWS WITH ACREAGE

HILLTOP LOCATION WITH ACREAGE

LITTLETON

MORRISON

Offered at $2,495,000

Offered at $598,630

Situated among spectacular red rock formations, this home offers you the best of Colorado: including the tranquil foothills setting, the mountain feel, and the convenience of being only minutes from C-470 and easy access to Denver. Located in the middle of more than 10,000 acres of open space with numerous trails, White Deer Valley is an exclusive community of 58 custom homes.

Don’t miss this fabulous ranch-style home on more than two acres in the Homestead. Situated on a prime lot, this well-built home has a very open floor plan with windows that frame the spectacular close-in and distant mountain views. Located west of Denver, it is just minutes from Highways 285 and C-470. The neighborhood is characterized by rolling wooded hills and beautiful meadows.

WALT WHATLEY & STEVE SANDIFER 303.888.2244 | 303.717.6251 | info@waltandsteve.com walt4homes.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

WALT WHATLEY & STEVE SANDIFER 303.888.2244 | 303.717.6251 | info@waltandsteve.com walt4homes.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

THIS ELEGANT HOME IS A WOW

RED ROCK AND FOOTHILLS VIEWS

MORRISON

Offered at $998,510

LITTLETON

Offered at $698,760

Located in an elegant section of Willow Springs, this home is exquisite in every detail. The dramatic octagonal entryway perfectly sets the stage for the rest of the house, with its luxurious main-floor master suite, wine cave in the walkout, beautiful landscaping and so much more. This home truly wows in every way. Located approximately 28 minutes to downtown.

Backing to open space with spectacular views, and situated on approximately 1.23 acres, this one-owner home sparkles in every way. Meticulous pride of ownership is evident. The expansive decks with gas barbeque are very private, and offer breathtaking views. The finished lower level boasts a cozy pub and theater. Wildlife abounds, yet you are only minutes to C-470 and shopping.

WALT WHATLEY & STEVE SANDIFER 303.888.2244 | 303.717.6251 | info@waltandsteve.com walt4homes.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

WALT WHATLEY & STEVE SANDIFER 303.888.2244 | 303.717.6251 | info@waltandsteve.com walt4homes.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

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A HOME WHERE DREAMS ARE SPUN

PRESTIGIOUS SIXTH AVENUE

DENVER

DENVER

Offered at $1,180,000

Offered at $1,350,000

This historic home, located in the heart of the Denver Country Club, is reminiscent of days gone by. Complete with a rentable carriage house above the garage, this property has charm galore. From the architectural delights such as original stained glass, hardwood floors and molding, it showcases four bedrooms and four bathrooms in more than 4,000 square feet. It is nestled on an approximately 11,900 square foot site.

This stunning home is wonderfully situated on a large lot in Lowry with mountain views. Incredible details and finishes abound. Features include walnut floors, custom built-ins, an elegant master, second-level bonus room, patio space for entertaining, finished basement with theater room, wet bar and wine cellar, and a massive cook’s kitchen with granite, stainless steel and an ice maker. There are too many features to list.

PATTI JOHNSON 303.875.3653 | pattidenver@hotmail.com ColoradoHomes.com/pattijohnson Coldwell Banker Devonshire

TODD L. CROSBIE 303.887.9992 | tlc@toddlcrosbie.com toddlcrosbie.com Coldwell Banker Devonshire

FLOUR MILL LOFTS

CUSTOM BELCARO HOME

DENVER

Offered at $1,895,000

DENVER

Offered at $3,985,000

The largest single unit in the original tower, this residence features two floors plus a loft, five silos, 16-foot ceilings and views. It boasts Swarovski crystal, Murano and Prima lighting, a granite chef’s kitchen with Wolf, SubZero and Asko appliances, and a remodeled master bathroom. There is a private elevator into the unit. This is a perfect work/live environment for those who demand more from their home than the usual.

Magnificent architecture and design only begins to define this new, custom-built Belcaro home. Artisans, using the finest materials, have created a memorable home on an approximately half-acre lot situated on a picturesque lane. With approximately 5,250 square feet plus an approximately 3,900 square foot walkout basement, this home features five bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms, plus three powder rooms.

GAIL P. WALLACE 303.903.5750 | gpwallacepr@aol.com DevonshireHomes/gailwallace Coldwell Banker Devonshire

MARCUS & KIRSTEN HARRIS 303.409.6105 | marcus.harris2@comcast.net harristeamhomes.net Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ColoradoHomes.com


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ON THE 10TH FAIRWAY

INCREDIBLE VIEWS

MOUNTAIN VIEWS

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $2,199,000

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $1,475,000

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $879,000

Contemporary ranch has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, approximately 8,518 square feet and a walkout. The home is great for entertaining, with decks, patio, built-in barbeque, gazebo and spa. Additional features include a wine room, gourmet kitchen with granite, and a four-car garage.

Classic ranch home on more than two acres has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, approximately 5,128 square feet and a walkout. Expansive decks are great for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen has a hearth room, maple wood, granite and center island. The loft area can be used as studio or office.

Spacious ranch walkout has three bedrooms, four bathrooms and approximately 4,255 square feet. Made of stone and stucco, features include two main-floor bedrooms, wet bar, wine room, theater room, study and a gourmet kitchen with granite and cherrywood. Located on approximately .22 acres.

AUDREY WILL 303.503.0321 | audreywill@comcast.net castlepines.com Coldwell Banker Castle Pines

AUDREY WILL 303.503.0321 | audreywill@comcast.net castlepines.com Coldwell Banker Castle Pines

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CAREFREE LIVING

WONDERFUL TRADITIONAL

LUXURY LIFESTYLE

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $699,000

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $729,900

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $545,000

European charm is found in this four bedroom, four bathroom, approximately 4,248 square foot home with walkout. The gourmet kitchen has a pantry and stainless appliances. The dining room opens onto an inviting courtyard. The expansive deck boasts mountain views. Located on approximately .16 acres.

This two-story offers four bedrooms, five bathrooms, approximately 4,931 square feet and a partially-finished lower level. Features include a wet bar, exercise area, fireplaces, three-car garage and game room. Carpet can be chosen for the basement and the hardwood floors will be redone.

This two-story townhome offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms and approximately 4,300 square feet. Features include a walkout lower level, highend upgrades throughout, and an expanded deck. Impeccably maintained and beautifully secluded, it backs to open space with trees and wildlife.

AUDREY WILL 303.503.0321 | audreywill@comcast.net castlepines.com Coldwell Banker Castle Pines

STEVE REDMOND 303.359.7559 | sredmond@castlepines.com castlepines.com Coldwell Banker Castle Pines

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VIEWS AND PRIVACY

WOODED LOCATION

GREAT VALUE

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $925,000

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $875,000

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $825,000

Contemporary ranch home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, approximately 4,141 square feet and a walkout. Features include a gourmet kitchen with granite, game room with wet bar, and a bonus room which could be a fourth bedroom. Located on an approximately .25-acre, cul-de-sac homesite.

This contemporary two-story has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, approximately 5,066 square feet and a walkout. Situated on approximately .36 acres, it features a hearth room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with granite, deck off the master suite, and a three-car garage. The home backs to open space.

This contemporary two-story home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, approximately 4,006 square feet, and a lower level. Backing to open space, it has a gourmet kitchen with granite, 14-foot ceilings, plantation shutters and a three-car garage. Located on approximately .64 acres.

LOUIE LEE 303.549.6925 | llee@castlepines.com castlepines.com Coldwell Banker Castle Pines

LOUIE LEE 303.549.6925 | llee@castlepines.com castlepines.com Coldwell Banker Castle Pines

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BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY

WONDERFUL LOCATION

ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOW HOME

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $780,000

CASTLE PINES VILLAGE Offered at $649,900

LARKSPUR

This ranch home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, approximately 3,475 square feet, and a walkout lower level. Backing to open space, it offers extraordinary views. Enjoy the low-maintenance living and custom finishes. Two fireplaces and a three-car garage complete the home.

Two-story contemporary home was built in 2002 and features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, approximately 5,197 square feet, and a garden-level basement. It offers a morning room off the kitchen, courtyard and a loft. Backing to open space, it sits on a peaceful cul-de-sac on approximately .14 acres.

This award-winning residence has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, approximately 7,432 square feet, and boasts top-quality finishes and spectacular mountain views. It was built upon red rock that extends into the lower level. Situated on a stunning, approximately-one acre lot. Resort lifestyle.

LOUIE LEE 303.549.6925 | llee@castlepines.com castlepines.com Coldwell Banker Castle Pines

LOUIE LEE 303.549.6925 | llee@castlepines.com castlepines.com Coldwell Banker Castle Pines

LINDA GRUBER 303.886.3200 | linda@lindagruber.net 6489wingedfootct.com Coldwell Banker Castle Pines

Offered at $1,075,000

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EXPANSIVE MOUNTAIN VIEWS

EXCEPTIONAL SADDLE ROCK HOME

AURORA

AURORA

Offered at $610,000

Offered at $489,500

This beautiful two-story home with walkout basement is fabulous. It features five bedrooms, five bathrooms and more than 4,900 square feet. The wonderful gourmet kitchen boasts Corian countertops, cherry cabinets and a double oven. The master suite is large and the bedrooms are oversized. The covered deck is great for entertaining or just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Colorado sunsets.

Built in 2005 and meticulously maintained, this home features a luxurious main-floor master with fireplace, three additional bedrooms, loft, welcoming front porch, and a large Trex deck at the rear. The open layout of the home is perfect for entertaining, and the finishes are beautiful. Expansive windows in the two-story family room showcase the never ending mountain views. Please visit www.7171STempeCt.com.

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This beautiful two-story home offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car garage. It features a covered front porch, open and bright great room-style living room, hardwood floors throughout the main level, charming living room with fireplace, five-piece master bathroom, and a fenced backyard. Extras include central air and ceiling fans. In a great location, just minutes to Fort Carson, shopping and schools. AARON EARLS 719.314.6213 | aaron.earls@coloradohomes.com ColoradoHomes.com/aaronearls Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage COLORADOHOMES

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10 things you should know about Dollhouse Row “Dollhouse Row” refers to the small but architecturally significant homes on the east side of the 400 block of Williams Street in Denver. This pocket has the largest concentration of “dollhouses” in the city, but similar homes can also be found in Park Hill and on Gilpin Street. From 1922-1934, the American Institute of Architects gave its endorsement to the Architects’ Small House Service Bureau, and chapters of the ASHSB sprang up all over the country. Its philosophy: Good design should be available to everyone, not just the wealthy—even though there was almost no profit margin for architects working on very small homes. In Denver, the Mountain Division Inc. (the local ASHSB chapter) was established by such renowned architects as William E. Fisher, Harry W.J. Edbrooke, T. Robert Wieger and William Norman Bowman. Architects donated their time to create plans and specify materials, so costs were low. They also supervised construction for a nominal fee. The plans for homes were generally square or oblong, both of which are more economical to build than more complex floor plans. No cookie-cutter homes here. Styles include Spanish, Mission, Colonial, English Cottage, French Country and Dutch Colonial. “They were built to be examples of different architectural designs and to show off local architects’ talents,” says area resident and realtor Sonja Leonard of Leonard Leonard & Associates.

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These homes boast architectural details like beamed ceilings, arched doorways, niches and interesting windows that allow sunlight to stream in. But the rooms, while elegant in detail, are tiny by today’s standards. An early-’20s ad for Plan #614 (456 Williams) promises that this sixroom Colonial provides a “fully excavated basement hall,” “a refined and yet chaste doorway,” “practical yet suitable dormer treatment,” and “a large chamber” that offers “direct communication with the bathroom.” (What more could you want?) Compare the lots on the east side of Williams Street (Dollhouse Row) to the west side. The east side: 60 feet deep by 30 feet wide. The west side: 125 feet deep by 60 feet wide. Perish the thought of a back yard. And a garage? Probably not. Not surprisingly, these homes sell today for high prices. “Plan to spend about $350 per square foot,” Leonard says. The good news? “You’ll get a 20 percent tax credit if you add a new garage or put a new roof on— all subject to approval by the neighborhood association, of course,” Leonard says. Mayor Ben Stapleton lived at 430 Williams, which is currently on the market—in beautifully restored condition—for one-million-plus dollars. —Sally Stich


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