Architect crafts dream home for parents in the scenic foothills of Boulder

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Designed by Heft Projects, this spectacular modern dream home in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado is conceived as a masonry block nestled beneath the Flatirons. The architect designed this as a forever home for his parents, catering to their lifestyle needs where every space would be utilized.

It was also important that universal design was incorporated into all aspects of the design. This included an elevator, wide hallways, and a fully furnished basement that could one day house live-in help. The simple form of this dwelling is carved to optimize mountain views and to allow light to penetrate the space.

modern home entry with a wood wall

Warm wood “cuts” break down the scale of the cool grey masonry facade and create an inviting, human-scale approach to the home. The building interior revolves around a sky-lit, double-height atrium which allows changing light to enliven the ground floor.

modern home foyer with a staircase

Step inside this open and airy home to find a sumptuous 7,000 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms.

modern kitchen with a wood wall

The airy interior is grounded by a massive walnut wood block that houses the kitchen, service spaces, and a concealed elevator.

modern kitchen with a wood wall

What We Love: This dream home in the foothills of Boulder provides a couple of empty nesters with a minimally designed home that caters to their lifestyle needs. Universal design principles allow the couple to stay in this forever home, accommodating to their changing needs. We love the design of this atrium, flooding the interiors with natural light along with the use of walnut wood to bring warmth into the modern interior.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on the design of this Colorado home? Let us know in the Comments below!

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modern dining room and kitchen

The primary needs of the homeowners when conceiving their forever home included: spacious indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining, his and hers offices for work, and secondary bedrooms to host overnight guests.

modern living room with a fireplace

Above: The living room features double-volume ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, seamlessly connecting the indoors with the outdoors. The Dewdrops light fixture from Giopato & Coombes adds an eye-catching detail to this space. The white chairs flanking the fireplace are from Leolux Furniture.

modern living room with a fireplace

The living spaces were designed to feel cozy for small family gatherings yet flexible enough to accommodate large events.

modern atrium

modern Eames chair and ottoman in front of a sliding glass door leading out to a private patio

modern staircase with white walls

Above: The staircase leading up to the upstairs level features a recessed handrail constructed of white quartz. This durable material will not stain with use.

modern hallway

Above: A view of the atrium, the console table is from Porada Furniture.

modern bedroom with sliding glass doors and a Mountain View

Above: The owner’s bedroom suite is located on the second level, providing a private refuge that maximizes views of the mountains. The facade of this dwelling was cut and angled to perfectlyframe the Flatiron view.

modern bathroom vanity

modern bathroom shower

modern upstairs hallway

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Above: The exterior facade of this home features hand-cut Kolumba bricks, displaying a range of textures and hues, manufactured by Petersen Tegl in Denmark.

modern home exterior at dusk

modern home exterior at dusk

modern home exterior at dusk

PHOTOGRAPHER James Florio Photography

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