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A Sprawling Suburban Denver Home Makes Room for Many

With a slew of grandchildren in mind, these homeowners sought a remodel and design that would accommodate a crowd while still feeling homey.

Denver suburban house setting
The homeowners chose this house for its size and idyllic setting — not for its function. Not even for its captivating mountain views because the original design wasn’t maximizing those — it’s like they were an afterthought. Today, each west-facing room centers around the view without losing sight of who and what it’s designed for.

The large kitchen is made for entertaining family and friends with ample space for gathering. Beautiful Habitat completely reconfigured the island to capture the mountain views. But the real entertaining function comes from a full 36-inch range, a secondary oven, a 42-inch refrigerator, two sinks and two dishwashers — all in one kitchen!

Denver bar staircase
Instead of viewing a support beam that couldn’t be moved as an obstacle, Tennille Wood used it as an opportunity to create a functional design element that might not have been incorporated in the design otherwise — a built-in buffet area between the kitchen nook and dining areas. Now the family has additional storage and countertop space for entertaining. The cabinetry (from the kitchen) and stonework (from the living room) creates a smooth transition between the two areas.
stone stacked living room
A floor-to-ceiling stacked stone fireplace façade accentuates the grand living space and adds a level of warmth and texture. Custom built-in cabinetry in a rich walnut adds storage while filling out the feature wall.
W Arvada master bath
The master bathroom connects the master outdoor living space with a deck facing the mountains. To capitalize on this indoor/outdoor connection in this private space, Beautiful Habitat included a mini-fridge into the custom cabinetry. Windows above the wrap-around mirrors let in ample natural light.
A luxury wet room includes a modern soaking tub, steam shower, sleek fixtures and a large bench. And a stunning quartz with unique veining surrounds the tub and tops the bench.
bold blue master bedroom
The bold, bedroom fabric colors were selected to complement the master bath tiles. The peacock accent wall reflects the homeowner's love of the soothing blue while also creating a connection in the master retreat to the lovely Colorado sky just beyond the oversized windows.
Custom bedding is a great way to put your personal stamp on your master retreat. This particular hue is drawn from the wall tile in the master bath. Mixing patterns and textures creates a finished, designer look. Embellishments like the button details make custom bedding truly unique.
Denver guest bedroom
Playing off the homeowner’s love of a coral and blue color scheme, Wood added bold, modern patterns to create a comfortable, bright guest room. Oversized windows frame the mountain views and floor-to-ceiling draperies soften that wall.
Denver luxury guest bedroom
For this guest room, Wood opted to add a sleeper sofa. It’s the fourth guest room in the home and is not always needed. There’s an adjacent small outdoor space, so it made sense to have the option of an additional retreat or living area with a sofa and desk when all the guest suites are not needed.

A barn on the property now serves as an entertainment area for friends and family. Heavy wood beams, reused barn wood and rich stonework give the large space a warm, inviting feel. The saloon-style bar with metal roof and vintage lighting may look it’s from yesteryear, but the modern cabinetry and appliances provide the luxuries today’s homeowners — and entertaining — require.