When asked to describe it in his own words, the owner of this newly completed home laughed and said, "We call it the mullet house, because it's formal in the front and a party in the back!" This does seem to be the perfect description for the traditional Denver Square-style of the exterior and the contemporary casual feel of the interior in this beautifully detailed home.
The first thing you will notices a you enter the home is the inviting study to your right. Paneled in black walnut-stained hemlock and coffered ceilings, the room has a luxurious and warm feel. The formal dining room to the left of the foyer is filled with light and features large historic photographs of a Longmont Flour Mill that has been in the family for more than 100 years. The chandelier that hangs over the table is a modern take on shafts of wheat, and is a subtle nod to this Colorado family business.
The main staircase of the home is a beautiful centerpiece with Craftsman details in the stair rails, and a window seat with bookshelves in the landing. The stairwell is punctuated by a hand-crafted starburst chandelier with Edison lights.
The kitchen and living space of the home is revealed as you enter the back portion of the home. One's eye is immediately drawn to the exquisite island in the kitchen. Hand-picked by the owners, the countertop is Brazilian Quartzite that has been "leathered" to give it a unique look and texture. The kitchen cabinets are a perfect match to the rest of the woodwork throughout the home, and the glass, marble and mother-of-pearl mosaic tiles come together to finish off the space perfectly.
Unique materials and products are also seen in the living room. Reclaimed snow fencing from Wyoming makes for a gorgeous fireplace surround, while an indoor/outdoor feel is accomplished by using floor-to-ceiling retractable doors that lead to the patio. The space is completed by a baby grand piano and a ceiling fan reminiscent of a historic airplane propeller.
Upstairs is the private area of the home. The master suite is cozy and quiet. The homeowners had just two small windows designed for the wall above their bed to insulate themselves from the traffic on Mississippi Ave. His-and-hers closets flank the hall that leads into the master bathroom. This five-and-a-half piece bath features radiant heat flooring, dual vanities, and a stand-alone tub. The children's bedrooms are playfully decorated for a boy and a girl and each has a private bathroom and walk-in-closet.
The basement of the home is made for fun. The main room has a bar area, entertainment area, and a play area complete with a secret nook for the kids. A half bath is conveniently located off the entertainment area as well. The basement also has two beautifully appointed guest rooms with a shared bath, as well as a home gym.