A Colorado Mountain Home Gets Elevated Charm

HOME TOURS | BY | July 31, 2017

House Details

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Produced By: Caren Kurlander

Photography: Peter and Kelley Gibeon

Architecture: Rick Hermes, Resort concepts, and Tom Markalunas, Markalunas Architecture Group, LLC

Interior Design: Katy Allen, Katy Allen interior Design

Home Builder: Greg Sands, Resort Concepts

Landscape Architecture: Jeff Townsend and Tomina Townsend, Resort concepts


aving already built or remodeled nine houses for themselves, Ron and Kathy Iverson had a solid idea of what they wanted in house No. 10.

“We didn’t want the traditional mountain palette of dark wood colors,” Ron says. “We wanted a see-through house with lots of light and glass.”

To get things rolling, Rick Hermes, a real estate developer with a degree in environmental design, worked with architect Tom Markalunas on developing an open floor plan with ample fenestration. This included a custom steel-and-glass enclosure set within a stone barrel vault that makes a commanding opening statement. Light gray-green moss rock walls coupled with waxed French white-oak floors establish a lighter, more contemporary motif.

Designer Katy Allen selected rugs in hushed tones of cream, sage and taupe to reference the surrounding aspen trees, and then chose living room seating in varying heights in response to the soaring 21-foot-tall ceiling. About this technique she says, “In such a voluminous room, getting the scale of the furnishings right is the No. 1 priority.”

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