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Inside a fairytale stone cottage in the beautiful Colorado Rockies

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This fairytale stone cottage was designed by TKP Architects in collaboration with Old Greenwich Builders, located in Genesee, Jefferson County, Colorado. This award-winning and intimate cottage was rebuilt on the site of a deteriorating outbuilding.

A tiny guest cottage of just 500 square feet, the timeless design was inspired by old National Parks rough-stone shelters that the owners had fallen in love with. The roof of the cottage is a natural slate with copper flashings.

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A single living space boasts custom built-ins for jewelry work, a Murphy bed (folding in front of the fireplace) for overnight guests, and a stone fireplace for warmth and relaxation. A cozy loft nestles behind rustic timber trusses above, accessed by a ladder. There is also a bathroom with a shower. Expansive sliding glass doors open to an outdoor living terrace overlooking a serene wooded meadow.

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What We Love: This fairytale stone cottage is a cozy place to host overnight guests, with charming details throughout. We are loving the compact design and efficient use of space. A fireplace brings warmth and ambiance to this space. Overall, we think this would be an amazing place to retreat for a long weekend, we are ready to pack our bags!

Tell Us: Do you think this cottage resembles a hobbit home? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below, we love reading your feedback!

Note: Take a look at a couple of other spectacular home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the Colorado Rocky Mountains: Idyllic mountainside home has breathtaking views of Rocky Mountains and A forested contemporary retreat in the picturesque Rocky Mountains.

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Everything in this cottage is authentic. Copper flashings and gutters, real slate roof, reclaimed timbers and flooring, custom-made windows and doors. Floor plans can be purchased at [email protected]

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All the walls in this cottage are horizontal hemlock boards, with a light white-washing of paint in Benjamin Moore’s “Oatmeal”. Timber trusses were fabricated from reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine from a tobacco warehouse. They were not stained but rather sealed with a clear sealer with a matte finish.

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The fireplace stone is Colorado moss rock boulders. Grout is recessed in a dry-stack style. The floor is reclaimed southern yellow pine planks, 1 ½” thick, from a factory. No stain was used; the color of the wood is a patina built up from generations of use. The planks were sealed with clear, matte polyurethane.

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Above: A ladder in the living room leads to a sleeping loft. It is a custom-made steel ladder. Each step is a leaf design and it was sized precisely for the space. 

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The desk was a custom piece built by a cabinet company to look like a handpainted antique. The desktop is Silestone, in color “Amazon Leather”.

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Above: A cozy sleeping loft is accessed via a ladder in the living room.

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Above: The living room is maximized for overnight guests with a murphy bed.

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Above: The trusses are Douglas Fir.

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Above: This cozy bathroom features a porthole window. This window was custom-made for the house by a custom window fabricator.  The sink is a custom concrete sink fabricated by Concrete Habitat in Spokane, WA.

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Above: The wall tile is “Idris” from Ann Sacks, in color “White”. The floor tile is a custom color blend of Oceanside matte glass mosaic tile.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Emily Minton Redfield

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