Before Style: 80’s modern with Southwestern style furnishings
Before list of Client’s dislikes about the house:
Everything looked dated and dingy
Massive fireplace overpowered the room
Weird columns throughout
Same matching Wood throughout the house
Windows with mullions which closed up the room and was very busy
Sunken Family room on the other side of the fireplace
Before list of Client’s likes:
The height of the ceiling
The height of the fireplace
The height of the fireplace plus it can be enjoyed from both sides
The beams but not color
Goal: A total design/build to completely update the entire house (Great Room included); Accent the slope-side landscape and “bring the outside in.”
After Style: Mountain Modern
After list of solutions:
The wood columns were torn out and the 6”steel support posts were painted black so that they would disappear and blend in with the black window frames.
Removed the cove lighting and made the soffits smaller. Additionally, we added recessed lights plus 4 dramatic chrome chandeliers to help show off the new ceiling finishes and lowered fireplace.
Replaced the “busy” existing windows and doors with floor to ceiling commercial grade lift-and-slide Weiland units
Raised the floor of the Family Room (which is on the other side of the fireplace) and got rid of the wall on the right side of the fireplace in order to create symmetry and balance.
Fireplace – we enlarged the firebox and added a new stone surrounds, header, and mantel to break up the massive stone feel. Additionally, we lowered the opening at the top and installed a granite hearth flush with the walnut floors
Replaced the floors with an oil-rubbed walnut
Furniture: we chose clean and modern pieces yet kept it cozy through the use of textures such as of wool, fur and leather.
End Result: A beautiful, open, Mountain Modern luxury home with the most amazing slope side views enjoyed from every room at every angle!