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7th Street House

House Design

In every designer’s life the time comes to design a personal project. The opportunity to design a residence for myself was triggered by a move from the Northeast to Boulder, Colorado. After looking at dozens of potential homes, a very desirable piece of land became available.

Designing a home is a very complex process and success starts with a designer who is willing to listen carefully to the client’s wishes. All too often designers produce a product that meets their own design goals and not their clients’.

In this case the house design was the answer to our family’s dreams. Texture and pattern became primary expressions inside and out.

I started this design approach with deep ribs of limestone tile in a natural ochre color on the main entry wall. Throughout the house I carried this theme, using woven wood wallpaper, grasscloth wall covering, natural slate, woods with unique character, and bird’s eye maple in the master suite. Neutral paint colors provided a quiet background so that the textures would stand out.

I designed the house in conformance to Boulder energy and environmental guidelines. From bamboo flooring to the solar panels on the roof, dozens of environmentally conscious materials and details were integrated.

The final interior design incorporated four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living rooms, an open plan kitchen and dining room, a home theater and an in-law apartment.

The end result is a house that fits into the aesthetic vernacular of Boulder, bringing nature into the house with carefully placed windows framing spectacular mountain views. The landscaping was designed to give the house privacy using low-water plantings.

Boulder Colorado house design exterior environmental architecture and plants
Neutral natural colors are accented by a variety of textures.
Residential design living room interior with bamboo flooring natural colors and textures
The openness leads to a variety of vistas both inside and out.
Boulder Colorado space planning living room interior with furniture and windows
Handcrafted cabinetry is rich and inviting.
House design kitchen and dining room with handcrafted cabinetry
Home design dining room with wood flooring and warm colors
Home design dining room with seasonal decorations
Custom kitchen design with handcrafted cabinetry and tiles
Design with natural materials den interior with stone fireplace
Bird’s eye maple and fabric wall covering accent the bedroom.
House design bedroom with bird’s eye maple and fabric wall
House design bathroom with wood accents and windows
The house is rich with light both inside and out.
Boulder Colorado house design exterior environmental architecture and lighting

In every designer’s life the time comes to design a personal project. The opportunity to design a residence for myself was triggered by a move from the Northeast to Boulder, Colorado. After looking at dozens of potential homes, a very desirable piece of land became available.

Designing a home is a very complex process and success starts with a designer who is willing to listen carefully to the client’s wishes. All too often designers produce a product that meets their own design goals and not their clients’.

In this case the house design was the answer to our family’s dreams. Texture and pattern became primary expressions inside and out.

I started this design approach with deep ribs of limestone tile in a natural ochre color on the main entry wall. Throughout the house I carried this theme, using woven wood wallpaper, grasscloth wall covering, natural slate, woods with unique character, and bird’s eye maple in the master suite. Neutral paint colors provided a quiet background so that the textures would stand out.

I designed the house in conformance to Boulder energy and environmental guidelines. From bamboo flooring to the solar panels on the roof, dozens of environmentally conscious materials and details were integrated.

The final interior design incorporated four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living rooms, an open plan kitchen and dining room, a home theater and an in-law apartment.

The end result is a house that fits into the aesthetic vernacular of Boulder, bringing nature into the house with carefully placed windows framing spectacular mountain views. The landscaping was designed to give the house privacy using low-water plantings.

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