New Contemporary Farmhouse in Cherry Hills
The client wanted to create an elegant home for comfortable family living, and to showcase their extensive contemporary art collection.
The site is a generous sloping lot in Cherry Hills with mature trees and unparalleled mountain views. We decided to set the house well back from the street to achieve a dramatic approach, and to subtly elevate the home in order to capture the beautiful vistas of the front range from Pikes Peak to Mount Evans.
The Home is collection of simple volumes of white painted brick and cedar shingles. Large expanses of glass capture the dramatic western views. A simple roof line unifies the assembly, which has been punctuated by large dormers that express the forms of the rooms within.
We worked together to create a residence that is a marriage of East Coast and West Coast design. We combined classic country house massing and formal planning with a more casual open interior layout. At the heart of the plan is a glassed in garden room with ornate and colorful concrete tiles inspired by classic Parisian bistros. It is both a sun room to protect potted plants in winter, and an open porch in summer for casual dining and conversation.
The resulting home is a playful assembly of formal spaces for entertaining, generous and comfortable family living spaces, and smaller cozy spaces for quiet work, and reflection.