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Colorado Home Design

Intimate Colorado Home

A challenging design created the perfect setting.

Design Details

Nestled amongst the mature trees on nearly a half acre of property, this 1970’s brick ranch home was yet to realize its full potential.  Walking into this beautiful country setting was reminiscent of taking a step back in time.  Both inside and out, a mixture of styles proliferated throughout the home.  The sinking front porch with the broken intercom and double glass front doors, the faux painted entry with multiple types of lighting set the pace for the challenge for a whole new face lift.

Walls were removed to open the living spaces and resurfaced in plaster and clay materials.  Doorway entrances were widened, carpet was replaced with wood flooring, doors and trim were replaced with custom alder.  The lower level, once a dingy basement, transformed into a media room and guest suite.  Wheat colored wool carpet, tuscan walls and a state of the art media system turned this living space into an inviting cocoon.

Spring time offered the perfect opportunity to tackle the outside aspects of this property.  Starting with the front entrance and driveway, all was replaced in including new landscaping and fencing.  Brick pavers were selected for the driveway, walkway and front porch.  We designed the walkway to be extra wide and winding its way up to a 10 foot circular front porch with a seat wall.  The driveway, walk and porch had radiant heat install, so shoveling snow would become a thing of the past.  Rose bushes and ornamental trees followed the pathway all the way to the new front alder door.  New outdoor lighting, a fresh coat of paint for the trim, new gutters made this home a country charm.  The front porch and its comfortable seating became a secondary oasis for the owners to enjoy listening to the sounds coming from the nearby Little Dry Creek river.

The backyard was also a major undertaking.  We removed the existing flagstone patio and glassed in hot tub   Continuing our theme of creating a space to enjoy entertaining, yet preserving the country setting with its mature Linden and Ash trees, we designed a 1400 foot round Trex deck including a seated wall.  Moss rocking was stacked around the trees to create raised flower beds, a tree orchard lined with flagstone and thyme pathway was added along the north side of the home.  Flower beds followed their way around the perimeter of the home.  A plethora of fragrances, wildlife, and natural beauty in this magical setting made for enjoying any day of the year in the private and intimate Colorado home.