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That Blue House was a renovation project in downtown Steamboat Springs. Robert Hawkins, the Architect of Record, was careful to work with the local Historical Preservation Group in order to maintain the original character of the existing home. The house is now on the “historic register,” helping preserve the architectural design that was once celebrated in this small town.
Our Clients, Katharine and Jonathan wanted to revitalize and enhance this older Steamboat home with hopes to retire here from their home on the front-range. Their goals were to replace existing, worn out finishes, increase the insulation and weather tightness, and introduce new, exterior living spaces.
Katharine and Jonathan quickly became solid members of our team. Katharine spearheaded design; she has a great flair with colors and textures. Through her vision, she brought together a bold blue with white trim for the exterior of the home punctuated by golden yellow doors, creating a distinctive color palette that draws from the bluebird skies the town is known for.
Jonathan, for his part, brought his table saw up from Evergreen and joined our trim crew to assist with the finish work. Kenny, our foreman, shared some of his woodworking knowledge with Jonathan along with a few occasional beers after work!
Some of the highlights of this home remodel include: the master shower housed in the front dormer with blue penny round tiles and nickel silver fixtures. The addition of the private master bedroom porch provides a perfect escape for an afternoon nap or a hot cup of tea, or both. An important space within the home for Katharine is the “yoga room.” With Katharine’s vision we removed the collar ties and ceiling in the upstairs guest bedroom and vaulted the space. The new “yoga room” is a welcome addition.
We thoroughly enjoyed the collaboration with Jonathan and Katharine! The final product is a true testament to the fun we all had together. This home is a masterpiece of simple, understated design, and meticulous craftsmanship.