Stylish, Sustainable Living

By Katie Rapone | Photos By Elemental Homes

ULTRA-CONTEMPORARY DESIGN meets family approved functionality at this high-efficiency home located in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood. “We like to do what’s called a warm modernism. Not that cold, austere minimalism, but rather a warmer, more livable space,” says Jonathan Coppin, architect, contractor, interior designer and co-owner of Elemental Homes. This turnkey design firm’s philosophy is based on balancing the
overlapping values of modern design, sustainability and quality craftsmanship.
Designed for the emblematic American family, the 3,870-square-foot home, boasting top-of-the-line finishes, commercial-grade features and numerous green elements, is cleverly designed to beat out the oversized, mansion-style home, making excellent use of space without compromising luxury.

A commercially detailed, all-brick exterior makes this modern home aesthetically appealing, as well as maintenance-free. Built from start to finish with the environment in mind, this three-story home includes a vegetated roof system and rooftop terrace. Additional green features include a soy-based, foam-insulated exterior and solar PV system, making this the pièce de résistance of hybrid homes.

Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, constructed of commercial thermal-break aluminum, cast glorious light through all three levels of the home, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. A large, stone, eco-smart fireplace is a focal point in the room; it contrasts the warm color of the white oak floors.
An open living plan makes this double-height living room family friendly. A custom staircase, with solid white oak treads and a stainless steel guardrail, leads up to a functional loft area, designed as a flex-room where the kids can hang out or do their homework.
A 30-foot architectural wall, made with recycled concrete panels, is designed to draw the eye down through the three-level space to the basement and back up again to a large commercial skylight. A triple-pendant light feature, hung at di”ffering heights, adds some movement to the space.

This master bathroom with dual Kohler sinks is the epitome of simplicity and elegance. Heated floors provide extra comfort on cold evenings. Dual mirrors that appear to float in space reflect light back into the room.

For a functional and stylish kitchen and dining area, Miele appliances, glass-front Alno cabinets, engineered stone countertops and dual ventilation hoods harmoniously create a sleek finish.

Elemental Homes, Denver