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Bringing "the outside in" was one of the intentions for this private residence nestled in the trees on the mountainside near Boulder, CO. This objective was partly accomplished by creating a wall of glass, with floor to ceiling windows and glass abutting the black slate mantel of the fireplace in the great room. The mantel curves into the room, and also curves outside to the exterior, producing an intriguing setting for a vase of flowers or art object. The fireplace is wrapped in copper patina sheet metal, as well as the splash in the kitchen. Character, comfort, and charm are fashioned through the use of natural stone and beautiful tile, exceptional art, hand-carved fireplace mantels, mottled plaster on the walls, custom furniture, fabulous area rugs, and an exceptional use of color, pattern and light. The four-story elevator, surrounded by glass, offers a unique opportunity for views up to 200 miles, of Pikes Peak, on a clear day.

This was a second home for the owner, who was primarily out of town, and had many people with whom to meet when she arrived in Colorado. "My task was to present designs that she loved, so that she could just say 'yes'. The client's taste was similar to mine, in that she was enthusiastic about everything that I presented to her. I based my selections upon materials that I personally was drawn to aesthetically", states Karen Marx.

Lake of the Pines

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