Endless hours and material donations were given by them to bring the Denver Life Magazine 2017 showhouse benefiting the Habitat for Humanity to life.
The Showhouse will benefit Habitat for Humanity and will be open from September 9 – 24.
This unique renovation of a 1937 Tudor-style home was built by Caliber Construction in conjunction with Alvarez Morris Architecture.
The biggest design challenge when you pop the top of an older home is to create a smooth transition between the existing house and the addition on top. Alvarnez Morris Architectural Studio did a fabulous job of doing just that. They saved a percentage of exterior walls, took off the entire roof and, put an addition for a mudroom in the back.
Showhouses are challenging to get a unified look throughout the home since different interior designers are designing individual spaces. Caylin Engle, the lead designer of Caliber Construction, solved this problem by creating fictional homeowners, dubbed “the Braes”. She gave the Braes, children, jobs, hobbies and even a puppy named Bonnie. They had a 15-year-old son Adam and a 10 going on 20-year-old daughter Sophie.
They used neutral colors and created multiple sitting areas. The built-in bookshelf is the centerpiece of the room. The claret color in the background creates an interesting texture behind it and allows you to have some open space that is nice to look at.
Cass Kicklighter Poole, (Kaleidoscope Design LLC) a Designer Premier Designer was selected to design the master suite. She wanted the master suite to be about relaxation, calm and serenity. So she went with neutral tones and whites. She added a cloud mural for some pop on one wall and echoed it with a painting she herself painted, over the fireplace.
The fireplace is concrete but Cass covered it with a warm grayish-beige tone that is stamped to look like real wood to prevent it from looking cold.
Cass added an antique ladder for towers and hung air plants and other organic pieces to play off of it.
She knew the mudroom would mostly be covered in cabinets and she wanted to add some WOW, without cluttering up space.
She also designed a built in desk with a “drop down” station for quick cell phone charging and a cozy spot for dog bed and bowls.