Interiors

Artful Elegance

Inspired by a top-notch art collection, this midtown Denver condo pays homage to European style. CH&L talks with designer Ingrid Fretheim. Colorado Homes & Lifestyles: Tell us what the homeowner had in mind when she called you in. Interior designer…

High Style, Low Impact

When Denver architect Virginia Dubrucq was approached by longtime family friends—a local couple with two young daughters—to design a contemporary home to the highest environmental standards, she hardly batted an eye. Builder Chris Withers, on the other hand, admits he…

Best of Both Worlds

Spectacular mountain views, floor-to-ceiling windows, multiple levels, generous square footage, privacy and outdoor living space: these perks aren’t unusual when it comes to Vail Valley mountain properties. So what makes this home special? Finding all those desirable qualities on a…

Spyder's Web

The first thing guests see upon arrival at David Jacobs and Jean Conway Jacobs’ north Boulder home is an iron gate with an imposing black widow spider embedded in it. The symbolism is not lost on those who know Jacobs,…

Sea Meets Sky

After living in Massachusetts for many years, Nan and Chuck Procknow adjusted to Denver with a little help from their New England heritage. They brought with them family antiques and memories, and built a fresh new house inspired by summers…

Design on the Edge

There are beautiful homes; 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…

2010 Home of the Year

  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…

Taking Flight

As soon as Cathleen Van Buskirk began flying four years ago, she wanted her own plane. And as soon as she bought one, she longed to be able to step out her front door and take off at a moment’s notice.

A Work of Art

We home design enthusiasts often walk around with detailed mental images of homes we’d like to build or spaces we’d like to renovate. We carefully consider their style, their siting, how the sunlight would filter into the living room just…

Fresh Start—New Energy

The owners of this Aspen home presented their design/construction team with a tall order: update and remodel a tired 1980s house; improve the floor plan; use environmentally friendly and energy-efficient products. And one more thing: make the 4,000-square-foot vacation home…

Modern Life

Ask architect Rich Carr to talk about his design heroes and he doesn’t hesitate to cite Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe, two pioneering giants of the modern architecture movement.

Fresh Perspective

As a result, the new custom cedar windows were crafted with chain-and-sash weight construction, just like the originals. Exterior shingles were hand-cut in a staggered crazy quilt pattern and nailed up individually. Metal railings were hand-forged by a local blacksmith.…