Wide Open Spaces

By Susan Ferguson | Photos By Christine Humphrey’s

LIGHT FILLS THE ROOM of this elegant home streaming in from windows framing expansive mountain views. This custom home near Boulder integrates Old World style with a modern, open floor plan and inviting outdoor spaces. The house has state of the art heating and cooling, including radiant heat, a concrete tile roof and highly efficient double-pane windows.
Brazilian and American cherry woodwork throughout the home is exquisite.“I pay a great deal of attention to detail and wood finishing,” says builder, Bill Shaub. “Woods are new milled, but hand-distressed and glazed, including the floors. The coordination of color and texture is quite consuming.” The result is perfection, beauty and easy living.

A metalwork gate leads to a courtyard and the stone arch of the entry. Arched windows accent the exterior of the home.
European-style flair in the entry courtyard welcomes guests to the home. An arched fountain, iron table and chairs and wide stone bench in front of the fireplace provide reasons to linger. Metal wall lanterns light up the evening hours.

Calais marble floors extend from the kitchen to the cheerful breakfast nook, which opens to the covered porch with windows on three sides. The fabric on the chairs complements the soft color and patterns of the Turkish Calais marble floor.

The kitchen cabinets are American cherry with antiqued glazing. Ornate hand-carved cornices crown the cabinets and stove.

The light from a wall of windows burnishes the soft leather furniture and hand-hewn beams of the ceiling in the family room. American cherry frames the fireplace, which is one of six in the house.
Tawny colors in the main-floor master bedroom include richly textured fabrics; soothing in summer and cozy in the winter. An intricately carved fireplace warms the room.
The broad covered deck of the kitchen has generous seating and plenty of room for a grill. The main-floor master bedroom opens to the landscape and a small patio. Under the deck, the walk-out basement has additional outdoor space.



Shaub Enterprises, Boulder
Whitten Design Group, Boulder
303.443.2518 | whittendg.com