mountain wonder – an artist lived here

Published January 28, 2012 by housecrazy

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

This stunning mountain home located just west of Denver, Colorado seems to defy being categorized. The outside is linear and ranch-style – a bit of a mid-century feel – but also has some cottage-y elements with the decorative green trim and cupola-like thing jutting out from the roofline.

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

Recently sold for $640,000, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 4,344 square foot home overlooks the city skyline of Denver to the east:

view of Denver lights, from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

And gentle alpine hills in the other direction:

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

Much of the interior design was “inspired by Swedish painter Carl Larsson,” according to the former listing agent Linda Pinkul of Mountain Homes of Denver.

Let’s have a look…

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

The great room is stunning with its vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows and “premium Australian Cypress wood floors.”

It also boasts a massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace:

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

Love, love LOVE the sage-green paint color in combination with the stone fireplace and warm wood floors!

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

In the kitchen, you start to see some of the seller’s artistic handiwork:

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

mountainhomesofdenver.com

The butler’s pantry features even more ornately painted cabinets:

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

By the time we get to the first floor half-bathroom, the artist really starts to let loose those folkloric Scandinavian muses:

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

Right out of a storybook!

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

The story continues in the master suite…

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

How about that carpet??

But it gets even better:

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

Wow! (I can’t stop staring at that unmade bed!)

But the sitting area in the master suite is quaint and cozy:

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

The small gas-burning royal blue stove gives the room a very European feel:

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

The 5-piece master bath is comfy yet spacious…

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

The staircase down to the lower level is completely charming and has a distinct ‘olde world’ flavor:

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

The stairs lead down to a lower level that includes a cozy family room with another large stone fireplace:

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

Overall, I love this house.

Although… I do struggle with how to stylistically describe the place. Clearly, an artistic soul (probably of Scandinavian origin) lived here.

image from: mountainhomesofdenver.com

You can see additional pictures in the full listing here.

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3 comments on “mountain wonder – an artist lived here

  • Wow, I love this place. I see what you are saying in that an artistic soul lived there. How cool is it that someone defied conventional wisdom and just followed their artistic calling when they lived in this house. Brilliant. I wouldn’t worry about categorizing this house. It doesn’t need a catagory.

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