Wow! What a Night.

Our team attended the 2019 ASID Colorado Crystal Awards on Thursday, 7/11 and ended the night with not one, but THREE awards! We are so proud of our amazing team. Their hard work, mixed with uber-amounts of talent produced a gorgeous project and we are thrilled to see them recognized by their Interior Design industry peers.

This award was the product of the hard work from the design team of

  • Harvey Hine, AIA, Principal Architect
  • Graham Bowman, Architecutral Intern
  • Leah Civiok, Interior Designer
  • Style Wise Construction
  • Aspen Leaf Kitchens
  • Our amazing clients who were very involved in the design process

Thank you to everyone for supporting us… We are grateful to be surrounded by the best clients, reps, and colleagues.

Residential Merit Award – Modern Mountain Cabin
Residential Renovation under 4,000 Square Feet Award – Modern Mountain Cabin

Bear Peak, a picturesque summit in the Front Range Mountains, has long been a fresh-air getaway for Boulderites. Its location is close enough to downtown Boulder for commuting and removed enough to enjoy some peace and quiet after a day at work. But many of the homes in the area resemble cheap timber lodges—and that worn-out look wasn’t what this tech industry, start-up couple had in mind for themselves.

Our team preserved the best aspects of the original house and improved up the rest – transforming the ”funky 70s mountain lodge” to the mountain-modern home the clients wanted. This mountain retreat reflects a harmonious flow between indoors and out that makes it perfectly in tune with its surrounding natural environment. The architecture and design are characterized by a rustic-modern aesthetic that meshes beautifully with the site. Every detail was well planned and articulated, celebrating the mountain lifestyle these homeowners yearn for.

The biggest challenge was making the space feel larger and creating an interior that matched this decade. The house had honey-oak cabinetry, popcorn ceilings and was worn and dilapidated. The rooms were compartmentalized into a sequence of inefficient spaces. The entryway lacked presence and the kitchen was dark and dated.

The new design included rearranging the entry sequence, kitchen flow and bedrooms to open up the home and create dual-use spaces. No single room follows norms of the past, or present. Wood and steel are used throughout and the updated color palette incorporates dark tones to give weight and depth.

The new design addresses the context of the mountain setting and respects it’s 1970s origin. The spaces feel relaxed, comfortable and at peace with the surrounding landscape. By collaborating with the homeowner, we were able to bounce ideas off one another; resulting in a space we are all proud of.

Residential Kitchen Remodel Award – Modern Mountain Kitchen

A mix of custom cabinetry, custom furniture pieces, luxurious finishes and accessories highlight this modern mountain kitchen. We incorporated unparalleled levels of storage and functionality throughout the space without compromising usability.

The existing 1970s kitchen was small, dated and positioned in an especially dark corner of the living space. The new kitchen is located in the center of a large room. This floating kitchen is the command center for the large indoor space and adjacent large deck. The reorganized space also meant there was room to add a built-in bar and glassware storage.

Being connected to the rest of the home’s main living spaces was the main design intention. The homeowners are really social—they have guests in their home every week—so the design team wanted to make sure that the house was comfortable and the kitchen was seamlessly integrated with the dining and living areas.

Removing walls, vaulting the ceiling and rearranging the kitchen flow to open up the home resulted in a light, airy and open feeling. New double sliders open up to outdoor living. The color palette was updated, incorporating rich steel-panel cabinets, complimented by suede stone countertops giving the space weight and depth.