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Skratch House: Boulder, Colorado

Friday, December 4th, 2015


The Skratch House exists as an extension of Skratch Labs in Boulder, Colorado. This project asked us to reconfigure and remodel a small condo in downtown Boulder for the founder of Skratch Labs, with an emphasis on creating an open kitchen, adjacent dining space (with sufficient room for large family dinners), living area, and an office all tied to the art of living, cooking, and teaching. Our client requested a wholly new experience within his home to entertain, film cooking videos, accommodate an abundance of gear, and serve as an oasis from an otherwise busy life on the road.











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Iris House: Boulder, Colorado

Friday, December 4th, 2015

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The Iris House in Boulder, Colorado, sits on a beautiful site adjacent to the foothills. What began as a typical, one-story ranch was transformed into a spacious, bright, and modern two-story home that celebrates the family-oriented and active lifestyle of its owners. We were asked to design a second story addition to include a master suite, two children’s’ rooms plus shared bath, a laundry area, and a loft. The new space is connected to the existing main level via a beautiful steel and wood stair, which was conceived of as a sculptural light well. The exterior architecture gives no hint of the former ranch house massing; rather the new home represents a seamless and thoughtful solution to the “pop-top” endeavor. Exterior materials include stucco, steel, fiberglass windows, and cement board installed in a board and batten fashion.

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Broomfield House: Colorado Custom Home

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

The Broomfield House was conceived as a modern yet cozy home for a colorful family of five (and their dog).  This home reflects a true collaboration between homeowner, interior designer, and architect, and functions beautifully on multiple levels.  Our clients requested a bright, open, and vibrant space that would accommodate their active and diverse lifestyles while functioning as a joyful home across the spectrum of ages and interests.  The design allows for both private and public spaces for child and adult while celebrating the eclectic personalities of this wonderful family.















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Iris House: sneak peek

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

A mere two weeks away from completion, the Iris House is coming together beautifully.  This project will be the subject of “A Week in the Life of a Remodelonline canadian pharmacy series that I’ve been working on, to be posted over the coming weeks.  Thought I’d share a few progress photos snapped today to get your attention.  In the meantime, enjoy!

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Boulder’s 15th Street Design District: come visit us!

Sunday, July 18th, 2010


July 22nd 4-7pm
15th Street (between Canyon & Arapahoe)

Enjoy refreshments while touring the 15th Street Design District businesses!
Talk with architects, designers and other design and construction professionals.

The 15th Street Design District is a vibrant professional services district with a diverse collection of world class design firms and showrooms. Nestled in between Canyon and Arapahoe on 15th Street, this premier destination is studded with architecture and interior design firms, graphic design agencies, builders, sustainable design consultants, cafes and restaurants. In other words, the 15th Street Design District is one of the most vibrant and dynamic neighborhoods in all of Boulder, a beacon for artistic souls and creative minds.

Come take a stroll, taking in the ambiance of our neighborhood. Browsers are welcome. Here is a chance to step into impeccably designed settings and pick up some gilt-edged inspiration – we hope you enjoy it.

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New from Waterworks: Grove Brickworks

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Waterworks just introduced a new surfaces collection and I’m loving it.  Baked from brown clay in kilns built in the 1920’s, Grove Brickworks possess an organic yet refined modern quality.

The collection’s texture is slightly rustic, creating planes rich in character.  In a modern palette of grays and blues both light and dark the Grove Brickworks field tile is perfect for bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes…and just about any other application you could dream up.  I’m working on a kitchen at this very moment that will be the perfect test case!

Visit Waterworks to learn more and see the full line of color options.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

I am in love with this home for Australian floral artist Joost Bakker.  Pick up the current issue of Interior Design Magazine – or read it here – because the entire article written on the project is well worth the read.  My favorite feature: there are more than 11,00 terra cotta flower pots “cladding” this home, planted every summer with strawberries!

*photography by earl carter / taverne agency

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Kirei Board: why we love it

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Today I’m working on a design for a shelving unit that spans two steel columns and features one of my favorite materials – Kirei Board.

Kirei Board is a strong, lightweight, durable, environmentally friendly substitute for wood.  Manufactured from reclaimed sorghum straw and bound with a formaldehyde-free adhesive, Kirei Board is a lovely material for furniture, cabinetry, casework and a variety of interior design elements.  Kirei comes in several sizes, ranging from 6 to 30 millimeters in thickness.  I love the pattern and texture it presents, and requires only a simple coat of wax to finish.

The shelving unit that I’m working on will feature Kirei Board slabs bolted to a raw steel framework, which, in turn, will be welded to existing exposed steel columns.  This assembly sits in a double-height space adjacent to a dining area, which is home to a steel table finished with a Kirei Board top.  I’ll be sure to post images of the finished piece!

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Ten Best Boston-Area Buildings of the Decade

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Congratulations to my mentor David Hacin and his team at Hacin + Associates!  H+A’s FP3 project was named to the Boston Herald’s ‘Ten best Boston-area buildings of the decade’.


FP3 includes two fully-renovated 19th century warehouse buildings, a new adjacent infill building and a terraced 3-story rooftop addition, which add 76 luxury lofts, three restaurants and a  lobby/gallery to the Fort Point arts district of Boston.





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Ben Tremper Photography

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

I had the pleasure of meeting Ben Tremper when Colorado Homes Magazine photographed my house for their 2009 Remodel Issue.  Ben is an amazing individual – very talented, creative, fun and homework help websites has an eye for the perfect shot.

Ben recently launched a photography blog and it’s just lovely – a perfect way to keep up with all his interesting work, especially now that he and his equally creative wife Amy Tremper (who designed my website and this blog!) have relocated to San Francisco.

Ben’s most recent post features Western Landscapes from his travels over the summer – here are a few of my favorite shots.




all photos copyright Ben Tremper Photography

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