Raising the Roof

BY NICOLE HOLLAND PEARCE
PHOTOS BY BRANDS & KRIBBS ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

APPLYING A MASTERFUL understanding of space planning and an eye for smart design, Anne Grice transformed an outdated, four-story 1980s townhome into a bright, fresh, transitional Aspen domicile. She reconstructed the dark and cramped design into a spacious, inviting layout by raising the home’s low, slanted ceiling, adding glass façades and redesigning the floor plan to accommodate a large living and entertaining area. Now, the home is awash in natural light and provides plenty of space for the homeowner to showcase his collectibles.

Created to boast universal appeal, the design’s natural materials provide a warm, comfortable ambiance. The layout features a widened staircase with a steel railing for added visual interest, which keeps with the openness showcased throughout the home. New posts next to the home’s existing structural posts near the staircase are wrapped in alder, coordinating with the warm trim and doors throughout the house.

The house’s cramped basement received its own revamping with a master suite to suit all tastes. Using uniformity in color and scale, the basement, despite its lack of natural light, appears bright and welcoming. This effƒect was achieved, in part, by keeping the wall and ceiling the same bright color and using clean lines throughout the design. Contemporary accents throughout the basement present interesting visual touches, and plenty of storage adds a highly functional attribute to the
well-appointed space.

 

 

RIGHT: By raising the low ceiling in the living area, the room received more than double the amount of windows. The homeowner enjoys views of the mountains from the kitchen, dining and living areas.

 

 

 

 

 

LEFT: The kitchen was originally a small galley space, now widened to flow seamlessly into the adjoining living area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIGHT: The basement bath features simple yet elegant detail to allow the room to feel spacious and natural. The countertop carries into the shower and up to the tub deck, which creates a shower seat.

 

 

 

Resources
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Anne Grice Interiors
970.429.4148 | annegrice.com
GENERAL CONTRACTOR:
Sherlock Homes Construction
970.923.1122 | sherlockhomesaspen.com
CABINETRY AND APPLIANCES: Ellis Design
970.927.8455
COUNTERTOPS: Slate River Marble & Granite
970.349.6303 | slaterivermarble.com