Pool, spa, and firepit
The exterior landscape design incorporates the design elements utilized throughout the residence-- most notably the "dit-dot-dit" but in plan rather than elevation. The glass block jacuzzi reflects the extensive use of glass block throughout the home. The raised terrace to the left in the photo contains the Cabana with outdoor kitchen that overlooks the pool.
View from street
Early morning sun extends shadows toward the property but highlights the massing of the home. Most of the pyramid roofs contain flush skylights at their apex. The property is entered through private gates.
Entry looking toward Great Room
The "wow" factor is evident in this view from the Entry Hall. Matchbook marble is generously used on the floors and water feature that frames the Great Room from the entry. Over the Entry space is a large 8'x12' skylight that slides open to let in the night sky. The view from the Great Room overlooks the Blackhawk Country Club.
Great Room looking toward Entry
The front doors of the Entry are custom brass doors with sand-blasted glass design. The opening to the right is from the Kitchen. The vaulted ceilings are finished in cedar plank with mitered corners. The stepped lighting valance concept is used throughout the home. The client nicknamed the stepping elements as "dit-dot-dit" during the design and construction process.
The Dining Room is a study in glass-- glass table, glass walls, glass floating buffet. The space is intimate in scale with view to the front of the home and water feature opposite the porte-cochere.
Kitchen and Breakfast Room
The Kitchen design incorporated dual islands for separate of tasks-- one for cooking and one for prepping. The cabinetry is lacquered with granite counters with integral matching lacquered wood edging. The breakfast table was custom designed to match the counters and cabinetry. Six small skylights bring additional light into the space and the custom hood utilizes the "dit-dot-dit" design.
Master Bedroom and Sitting Area
The Master Bedroom was designed as an intimate, romantic space with sunken sitting area in front of the fireplace as well as an in-wall circular aquarium (with color coordinated tropical fish!). The bed is set on a raised floor platform. The walls around the aquarium were finished in flush panels of dark bronze mirror. Recessed lighting completed the intimate feeling.
Aquarium in Master Bedroom
A closer view of the aquarium and mirrored walls.
Master Bathroom and skylight
The Master Bath jacuzzi tub was located on the opposite side of the fireplace opening from the Master Bedroom sitting area. A large skylight over the tub brings natural light into the interior space. Water, fire, and sky together make for a romantic and relaxing bathing experience.
Gym and pool bathroom
Adjacent to the Master Bathroom is the home gym and pool bathroom. The bathroom was tiled floor to ceiling so that it could be maintained easily given the frequent use from pool guests. One wall of the home gym was full height and full length glass block for light and privacy.