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Family home in Colorado inspired by historic Greek Revival farmhouse

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Designed for a family of six by Chalet Interiors this traditional style home is located in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The family was already living in the area, but had outgrown the bungalow they were previously residing in. They found an over-sized lot just a few blocks away, where they would construct their new family home. The architect worked with the homeowner to meet their lifestyle needs on the interior layout.

Yet they hit a road block on what to do with the design of the exterior facade. Upon taking a trip to Central Illinois, the homeowner took a photograph of his late grandmother’s 1800’s Italianate / Greek Revival farmhouse. He showed this image to the architect, along with stories of his grandmother, Esther. This was the inspiration for the new facade, with in now known as “Esther”. The facade now looks like it was one of the original homes in this historic neighborhood.

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The new design consists of 3,700 square feet of living space, which also includes a finished basement of roughly 2,000 square feet. There are a total of five bedroom, five full bathroom and three half bathrooms. There is also a guest suite in the basement level. The wall paint in the living room is Benjamin Moore’s Ballet White.

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What We Love: This striking family home has a unique background for its inspiration. The design of the exterior facade creates a lasting memory of the homeowner’s grandmother. This unique history adds to the charm of this home, as does all of the beautiful furnishings and finishes throughout.

Readers, what details in this home to you find interesting? Is there anything that you would have designed differently? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Above: The trestle table, dining bench and dining chairs were all sourced from Noir.

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Above: The kitchen features a beautiful center island with a Calcutta Gold Marble countertop. The custom cabinets were painted in Benjamin Moore Dove White. The glossy backsplash is architectonics handmade tile in 3×6, the color is pumice—sourced from Waterworks. The pendants illuminating the space are the Jonathan Adler Meurice Pendants S653, sourced from Robert Abbey Lighting. The flooring is Carlisle heart pine, while the stain is Tobacco Leaf with tung Oil.

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Above: The sink on the island is the Kohler Verity. The four paintings are hand-drawn cowboys, by local artist Duke Beardsley. A butlers pantry beyond connects the public front areas of the home with the more private zones at the back of the house. This enables guests, when entertaining, to help themselves to glasses and beverages.

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Above: The study is located at the front of the home, showcasing a beautiful mantel reclaimed from an old castle in Scotland. The mantel was sourced from Chesney’s the UK’s leading supplier of fireplaces and stoves. The artwork above the fireplace is from local artist Duke Beardsley.

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Above: On the second level is the cozy den connected by the main hallway. It is the perfect spot for the whole family to enjoy, with homework stations on either side. The mirror above the fireplace mantel is a plasma television.

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Above: The master bedroom provides a serene retreat, with walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s Clay Beige OC-11. The chandelier suspended above the bed is the Camilla 6-Arm Chandelier sourced from Pottery Barn. The flooring is the Godfrey Hurst 100% Wool Carpet in Brookhaven, Color Name: 515 Mushroom—sourced from Georgia Carpet.

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Above: An elegant bathroom features marble flooring with a limestone inlay. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray 1548.

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Above: A nine foot long vanity is stained in a dark walnut, with a Calacatta marble countertop.

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Above: The stunning shower surround is comprised of Calacatta Gold marble and Nova Gold limestone.

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Above: The children’s bathroom features a farmhouse style sink.

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Photos: Courtesy of Chalet Interiors

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