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Monday, December 3, 2012

Adventures in mountain living

If you've not spent a lot of time in the American West, you probably think our mountain homes are all log cabins with bad plaid furniture and lots of dead beasties on the walls. Of course there is some of that, but in large part they look like any in your neighborhood - 1970s contemporary, 1980s and 1990s Palladian chicanery and Aughts McMansions.

But every once in a while, you'll stumble upon a rare gem. The dream of a special someone who wanted to get away from it all and let their architectural freak flag fly. Such is the case of a house on the market in Evergreen, Colorado, about 20 miles west of Denver. It's a mind-bending mash-up of mountain contemporary, French country and mid-century glam with an antique German copper candy kettle kitchen sink thrown in for good measure.

What's really special about this 4260 square foot, uh, beauty is the master suite - the focus of this post. It has a sitting area large enough to embrace two chaise longues and several side chairs...
A stately tester bed is coyly tucked behind a mammoth screen...
Acres of marble floors glisten in the sun, while a master bath fit for royalty sits just through a pair of hand-carved doors...
 A bank of closets is hidden behind panels of hand-painted wallpaper...
In a bathroom dominated by tête-à-tête pedestal sinks.
How did such a bonkers master suite come to be, you may ask? The clues lie in the home's entry...
The suite's two entrances are incredibly close, leading one to surmise the lady of the house, in a fit of Marie Antoinette-ish inspiration, decided to incorporate the living room into her boudoir.

Click through to enjoy a kitchen time and good taste forgot.

2 comments:

Matters of Style said...

I would def make the Sarreid trunk a condition of my offer!

Annie Smith said...

Basically I love everything minus the marble floor. bring in a little under foot rustic and I would be so...in...love. Colorado is gorgeous!