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The Top 15 Home Stories of 2017

The most popular home features of the past year



Another year has flown by!

With the record warm winter Colorado has had in 2017, it almost doesn’t feel like we’re nearing December 31st—but alas, with another 12 months, eight issues and load of online stories under our belt, we’re ready to bring you a recap of your favorite stories this year.

The most popular 100 articles published on Colorado Homes & Lifestyles in 2017 range from lifestyle stories—like the articles on the six must-visit shops in Stanley Marketplace and the brand new Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins—to announcements of our exclusive design awards—like the 2017 Circle of Excellence, Five Under 40, and inaugural FABULOUS List winners. But at the end of the day, we want to bring the focus home, on drop-dead gorgeous, high-end home design.

It is from our homes that we then go out and explore the sites, shops and beauty Colorado has to offer, as well as pursue the leading-edge design pros who can make our homes and lives even more enjoyable. So with this in mind, we present the most popular home features published in 2017, from the Home of the Year to celebrity retreats, and everything in between. 

Let the countdown begin!


Photo by Emily Minton Redfield

15: Country Club Cozy: The renovation of a historic Denver home produces an ideal spot for hosting the holidays.

 


Photo by Emily Minton Redfield

14. 4,500 Square Feet of Family-Friendly Spaces: A couple's Belcaro compound boasts warm and welcoming spaces for gatherings of all sizes.

 


Photo by David Patterson

13. The Architect & The CowboyKaren and Jon Sund built themselves a perfect-for-two home, then added our favorite guesthouse. Ever.

 


Photo by David Lauer

12. A Secret Garden Home in Cherry CreekTucked behind the bustling Cherry Creek Mall sits an oasis that feels more like Provence than Denver.

 


Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

11. A Home With California-Contemporary FlairThis Denver abode features walls of glass, contemporary Italian wood hanging fixtures, and more.

 


Photo by David Patterson

10. We’ll Miss You, TJ!: Broncos TJ Ward may have been relocated, but we will always love his Colorado style.

 


Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

9. An Ultra-Modern, Super-Cool Denver Estate: A sleek, sexy Cherry Hills Village home boasts the hippest of style—plus a living plant wall.

 


Photo by David Lauer

8. A Modern House in Louisville’s Charming Old TownThese homeowners had a vision of the house they wanted: contemporary, timeless, and white.

 


Photo by Michael Brands, Mountain Home Photo

7. Melanie Griffith’s Beloved Aspen HomeA Q&A with the Hollywood actress about the Aspen aerie she and her family have cherished for 15 years.

 


Photo by Nicole Gerulat

6. Beyond the Bachelor PadInside former Bachelor stars Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell’s recently renovated Denver bungalow (... even though they've since parted ways).

 


Photo by David Patterson

​​5. And Then There Were Six: After adopting six boys, a young couple builds a home in Larkspur with plenty of space for their new family of eight.

 


Photo by Kimberly Gavin

​4. Bow Mar Beach HouseA Hamptons-style home evolves with the needs of its homeowners and their all-gal crew.

 


Photo courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

3. The Fray Guitarist’s Wash Park Home: This lantern-inspired Denver gem belongs to musician Joe King and his actress wife Candice Accola.SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

 


Photo by Gibeon Photography

2. The 2017 Home of the Year: Tazi Ranch on 135 AcresA Moroccan-born businessman and his Colorado-native wife create a home that rests in a wildlife-laden valley in Douglas County.

 


Photo by Kimberly Gavin

1. A Spacious, Modern Farmhouse in DenverA two-story house on a corner lot in Denver’s Crestmoor neighborhood feels homey—no matter who’s home.

SEE ALSO:
Top 15 Home Stories of 2016
Top 15 Home Stories of 2015
The FABULOUS List
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