Great Room

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
  • Cove lighting
  • 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!