The homeowners came to us looking to completely open up, brighten and enliven the older original house, as they had a strong desire for their children to continue to grow up in their childhood home rather than a new one. Filled with mostly compartmentalized rooms and dark spaces, we were able to combine and expand those spaces, creating a better flow and freedom in the layout; additionally changing the envelope to welcome the solar patterns and natural breezes. To allow more light into the home, unused patios were converted into indoor rooms with lots of windows. The great room was opened up by removing walls and by adding large openings to the adjacent rooms to create a more open floor plan.
The owners have an extensive art and furniture collection and it was important incorporate into the design of the house. Walls and lighting were designed with specific paintings and tapestries, and an archway from India was altered to fit the opening from the kitchen to the new dining room. The result of the extensive re-design and interior design work is a very livable, bold, welcome and active home, filled with character, openness and vibrancy.
This home was chosen by Colorado Homes & Lifestyles as the 2010 Home of the Year.