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Updated images of the Upper Vassar Drive house

I wanted to post some recent photos of our design/build project on upper Vassar Drive in South Boulder. This project was greatly encumbered by a number of zoning regulations and the potential expansion of the house was very limited.

front of house on upper Vassar Drive project

These images are by Aronn Williamson and I think they do a great job of capturing much of the essence of this house. The Owners and the entire design team crafted a house that is modern and energizing and places emphasis on the more public spaces of the house - living areas, kitchen, dining and outdoor areas.

new kitchen image, upper Vassar Drive house project
image of reading nook in living room, upper Vassar Drive house project

The image above shows the reading nook that sits within a bookcase in the living room. Often when we design large spaces that contain muliple functions, like living-dining-kitchen areas, we try to create smaller, more intimate spaces within those larger areas. These little nooks and window seats are great places to read a book or nap and still participate in the larger family space.

master bathroom image, upper Vassar Drive house project

The master bathroom was quite challenging and had to fit within a small existing space between the bedrooms and living room. Our solution was to create a single space with a large, curbless shower that allows access to the free-standing tub. The room has an overall spa-like feel with natural stone tile and clear finished wood cabinetry.

upper terrace with fire pit, upper Vassar Drive house project

Like all of our design/build collaborations, we had a great team that came together to craft a beautiful and meaningful project.

Design: M. Gerwing Architects and ACI design:build (Mark Gerwing, Jim Walker, Meri Bacus)

Cabinetry: Laak Woodworks

Framing: Strong Framing

Metalwork: Quality Metals

Tile: Star Tile and Flooring