Rodney Kazenske
Design-Build Firms
Colorado Master Builders traditional-kitchen

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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