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An 1890’s Farmhouse Full Remodel and Attic Addition

A Prairie-style home, one of the oldest homes in Westminster, Colorado, was due for a major update. Meanwhile, the clients wanted to add a proper master suite. The best place for it was to pop the top and move into the attic. The result is a home that is family-friendly for 21st century living with a modern surprise in the attic.

1890's Farm Home Westminster, CO
The original 1890's home on the left. The garage and studio were added in the 1990's. The new attic master suite can be seen in the new roof dormers.
1890's kitchen remodeled to 21st century
The kitchen was last remodeled in the 1960's and the Beautiful Habitat team gave it a full update to 21st century living. The original galley style kitchen was widened and a peninsula wraps around the corner, more than doubling the original workspace. The beautiful high ceilings were complimented with a tiered-design, while hiding the additional support beams required for the new attic master suite.
Farmhouse Style Kitchen Pot Filler
For the most modern of cooking conveniences, the remodeled kitchen has a gas cooktop with pot filler. The vent hood retracts and practically disappears when not in use.
1890's kitchen remodel Westminster, CO
We chose off-white shaker cabinets to honor the 1890’s origin of the home with a traditional, farmhouse feel. The client chose the quartz countertop and the sea-glass blue became our accent color.
Traditional Kitchen Design Denver Colorado
We kept the original back entry door and the window locations. Pantry cabinets were added for plenty of storage. Further along the wall are double ovens (not photographed) with a landing spot below the window.
Traditional Bathroom Design Denver Colorado
The second floor had one three-piece bathroom for four bedrooms. Now the second floor bathroom is a spacious and luxurious sanctuary. To achieve this major expansion, we took one of the four bedrooms; a portion of the room became the stairs to the third floor. The rest of the room was combined with the old bathroom. Continuing our design aesthetic to honor the origins of the home, we have a traditional free-standing slipper tub. The show stopper of the design is the large-scale floral wallpaper with matching window valances. Instead of a standard linen closet, we designed the room with an armoire for a traditional farmhouse feel.
Traditional Freestanding Bathtub
The new bathtub is oriented to look out of the former bedroom window, providing a beautiful view of the Boulder Flatirons.
Shower design with Marble and Sea glass tile
A new spacious shower fills the whole foot print of the previous bathroom. The shower design includes a bench seat, recessed storage, and focal design of decorative sea glass and marble tiles.
Traditional Bathroom Design Denver, CO
The former tiny bathroom now features a large double sink and makeup vanity. To add fun and color, we matched the custom cabinets to the blue-green colors from the wallpaper and valances. We pulled the red accent from the flowers to the mirrors.
Large Scale Floral wallpaper in Denver Bathroom
Tread lighting on stairs
Stairs to the new attic Master Suite feature tread lights for cool and subtle lighting.
Modern Metal Wall art - flock of birds
Above the stairs is the perfect wall for the clients’ artwork – a modern metal sculpture of birds.
The client has always loved a more modern design style. But the bones and history of this charming house really call for a traditional design. We were able to create a more contemporary retreat in the new master suite. We kept everything light and bright with clean lines in the furniture. The abstract area rug creates the subtle color scheme. The new dormers and third floor hideaway have the atmosphere of a luxury treehouse.
Contemporary Home Design Denver Colorado
Where the roof pitch dropped below 5ft high, we “pushed” into the cavities to capture more space. In those cavities we created his and hers dressers recessed into the walls. To keep the modern design, the dressers were custom built in natural cherry. The cabinet –maker is a true craftsman and carefully lined up the exquisite wood graining along the front of each built-in.
Floating nightstands provide both aesthetic and functional solutions. The custom upholstered bed was designed to sit just under the window sills so as not to block the light or view.
Modern Bathroom Design Boulder, CO
A new master suite would not be complete without a master bathroom. The modern design carries into the bathroom with custom cherry cabinets to match the dressers.
Bathroom Design Denver Colorado
Angular sconce lights and plumbing and a color scheme pulling purples and greens from the glass accent tile and into the bedroom area rug complete the look.