Rodney Kazenske
Design-Build Firms
Colorado Master Builders traditional-home-office

Colorado Master Builders

We first designed and constructed this home in 1996. The original design incorporated heavily detailed spaces with dark moldings, cabinetry, built-ins, and trim. The catalyst for this was derived from a unique opportunity. Early in the design phase of the home, we were approached about salvaging a tremendous amount of woodwork from an old bank building in downtown Denver that was being converted to condominiums. This material included historic leaded glass windows, book matched walnut veneer panels, hand carved ornamental moldings, and detailed marquetry pieces. We carefully removed, cleaned, documented, cataloged and ultimately stored all of the salvaged material in a climate controlled storage facility, in hopes that it could be incorporated into the design of the new home.
The house was to be almost a castle, complete with gargoyle scuppers on the downspouts to what resembled a moat crossing at the front door created by large area wells on either side. Throughout the home, the spaces were designed as very masculine and the service areas, including the kitchen, being very utilitarian.
But, as with all things in life, priorities and needs change. Several years later, now married with children, it became apparent that the home was going to have to change to meet those needs. A major remodel and addition to the home was undertaken. Additional bedrooms, a playroom, a basement theater, and pool were some of the requirements, as well as, a more open and inviting kitchen and living area to function as the heart of the home. Recently completed, the home now accommodates family, friends and visits from grandparents, as well as, hosting and entertaining dinner parties. As for the original dark walnut, we were able to retain all of the historic salvaged material including the two story walnut library. Just perfect for that quite place to relax.

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comers1955 added this to comers1955's ideas
December 21, 2014
Show Arlene
chillwlauren added this to chillwlauren's Ideas
September 11, 2014
cgoettl added this to living room
May 3, 2014
Books, wood
anthonycsmith12 added this to anthonycsmith12's Ideas
April 26, 2014
My future library and office
maggietobyphoebe added this to stairs
January 1, 2014
stairs, landing
fleng2000 added this to library
October 16, 2013
Too much wood, but again like the concept of two stories of books if it could be done in a subtle way.
Zach Fischer added this to zach_fischer6380107's Ideas
September 13, 2013
Door goes out to living room
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August 23, 2013
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August 20, 2013
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August 3, 2013
Steph Rodney added this to stephrodney's Ideas
July 9, 2013
Old world feel to a contemporary library. Fantastic multilevel atmosphere.
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June 26, 2013
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June 26, 2013
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April 1, 2013
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March 31, 2013
hannew added this to living room
February 26, 2013
matching built ins and crown molding
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February 17, 2013
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January 29, 2013
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January 13, 2013
Staircase to mezannine
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January 8, 2013
asma kat + merdiven
epertis added this to libraries
November 17, 2012
Doors, stairs
3D Design View added this to jstueck's ideas
November 15, 2012
love the paneling, and love the reclaimed materials
egram30 added this to Library
November 5, 2012
Spiral staircase.
greenbaykim added this to greenbaykim's ideas
November 3, 2012
just had to see this again later...
ahelbling added this to Library
September 25, 2012
Spiral Staircase
jdbeane added this to jdbeane's ideas
August 19, 2012
2 floors
banana3151 added this to Library
July 22, 2012
I love how the room has space so it can be a relaxing living room but it has the books that add a comfy look
lalqaisi added this to lalqaisi's Ideas
July 7, 2012
I like
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April 20, 2012
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March 21, 2012
Office Oblique
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February 12, 2012
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January 28, 2012
Cool library
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