To insulate the home we first situated the home to face South on the site specified a three-pane glass window system to protect against the harsh elements installed under-floor radiant heating systems throughout the entire home added wood floors in most rooms to keep the floors warm to bare feet filled the rooms with plush wool shag carpets heavy woven Chenille fabrics sumptuous animal furs and used warm color tones to keep the occupants feeling warm and cozy no matter what the temperatures are outside.
Presenting an interior that is detached from the chaos outside this unique flamboyant home celebrates serenity and luxury. Located in the busy LoHi neighborhood of Denver the project features an exceptional lower level that is partially submerged giving the first floor an elevated appearance.
Passive solar heating and natural ventilation play a key role in shaping the Appleton Living. Instead of opting for high-tech alternatives that are both costly and often unnecessary the home relies on smart design and inherent eco-friendly features to save up on energy.
Elaborate glass windows and doors connect the living area with the extravagant outdoor patio that sports a large swimming pool and a fabulous deck. Just one look at the patio with its huge seating area and fireplace and you will quickly realize that space is not a constraint at the Badger Mountain House!
An open-plan living area kitchen and dining space occupy the lower level of the house while the private quarters are housed on the top floor. Several comfy nooks and sitting areas that offer unabated framed views of the outdoors are cleverly incorporated throughout the house.
The entry hall is filled with contemporary decor in cool cream and white as the entire house seems to be drenched in warm inviting and placid neutral tones. Smart elements like the Shoji-style sliding doors and Isamu Noguchi decor further elevate the authentic oriental vibe inside the pool house.
The show-stopper for me would be the one-of-a-kind oversized custom lighting fixtures throughout which act like the jewelry in the spaces. They are delicately detailed dangling sparkling and very shiny to contrast against all of the hard rustic features of the home. My team and I detailed and designed the oversized light fixtures to balance the proportions of the open floor plans and bring a feminine touch to the clean hard lines and masculine monochromatic interiors.