Fifteen acres of Colorado land, with Boulder Creek running through it, is home base to this incredible four-bedroom residence. The house itself is no small slouch, with over 6000 square feet of living space.
The Colorado Blue Spruce is one of the most iconic evergreens associated with holiday decorating. Commonly raised for sale as a Christmas tree, the Colorado Blue Spruce must have full sunlight to thrive, and also requires a great deal of watering. For use as a small potted accent, be sure to add a hole along the bottom of a pot for proper drainage. It’s also recommended to lay a sponge directly over the drainage hole to help hold moisture.
Living christmas trees can be planted outdoors after the holidays. For best results, keep the tree inside for the shortest time possible. If you live where the ground freezes, go ahead and dig a hole for it in your garden or landscape, and cover the hole with boards for safety, until you’re ready to plant. First move the tree into a sheltered location a week or so, to help ease the transition from your home. Then, after you plant it, keep it well mulched and watered, especially for the first year or two. This variety is 'Fat Albert', a Colorado Blue Spruce.
The thick aqua edge of a glass countertop ties subtly to the dramatic backsplash of the same hue in this transitional Colorado kitchen. Meanwhile, dark cabinetry connects to the rich brown of the inset ceiling, bringing balance to the space.
In this glam kitchen, custom features abound, including a spacious built-in wine cooler and a textured glass backsplash. Glass-front cabinets put drinkware on display, and an elevated glass countertop on the island gives the space an overall modern feel. A rich chocolate brown in the inset ceiling warms and balances the room.
Picturesque windows overlooks beautiful views of Snowmass, Colo. Exposed stone surrounds the contemporary fireplace blending rustic and modern together. A shag area rug adds warm texture to the living room, which features a mix of black upholstered and white leather furniture.
Marble tile adds distinction to this Colorado bathroom, one of seven in this luxury ski cabin. A soaker tub takes advantage of a picture window that provides access to the spectacular mountain views beyond.
Sleek surfaces reflect the ample natural light captured within this stunning Colorado penthouse. In this living room, traditional furnishings combine with minimalist decor to form a richly layered space that highlights a collection of vivid art glass.
The planting scheme for this Colorado garden was inspired by the native plants of the area, lending a formal botanic garden feel to the landscape. Purple lavender and yellow yarrow complement each other amongst the verdant shrubbery, with an abundant range of textures adding additional visual interest.
Mirrors, chrome and reflective surfaces bounce the light from this Colorado penthouse's ample windows, creating a light-filled, airy space. The home office has a decidedly glam feel, with nightclub-worthy arm chairs and a sleek rose gold desk.
This vacation home in Beaver Creek, Colo., offers the homeowners a true escape from daily life. The comfortable, contemporary living room overlooks beautiful mountains through large picturesque windows.