We were asked to renovate a weathered 1960s truly modernist home that was owned and occupied by the original architect. The home was moving on to family members who had great affection for the history but challenging goals for the interior spaces. An unusual opportunity to be part of re-creating an architectural family heirloom in Colorado Springs, CO.
We combined our collective experience as designers with our clients’ fascinating lives, having resided in South Africa, Hong Kong and New York. On a magnificent site, a home with “good bones” was renovated from top to bottom – to create a family residence that revolves around entertaining and recreation.
Collaborated with the clients’ architect from early stages of design and saw the project through construction, down to the final details of installation; this project was a design dream. A state of the art, environmentally sensitive (LEED certified), decidedly modern at every turn, waterfront home – where the whole family of five counted as part of the design team.
The ’70s were not a memorable era in Florida residential design, but this client saw the possibility in a home lost in time. Their renovation wish list included grandkid-proof finishes, a kitchen designed for a serious cook and a cool mix of playful and sophisticated styles. A real transformation from dark, confined spaces to an airy and very livable home.
A family home where practicality weighed in equally with the clients’ elegant style. Elevating a traditional home interior by layering a unique mix of color, textiles and classic furniture styles with a very special twist resulted in a comfortable yet luxuriously chic residence.
As part of the architect’s team, we designed this family and party friendly kitchen in an inviting waterfront property on Siesta Key.