Saddle Road House Molded to Match Environs
PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Brown
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The cabinets have been treated with a special type of stain called aniline dye, which gives oak, maple, ash and cherry hardwoods a translucent contemporary look.
The fireplace in the great room features gray Porcelanosa tile resembling raw steel. The product is considered one of the highest quality tiles on the market. A gas flame emerges out of black glass, eliminating the need to burn wood.
A small sitting room off the great room features an LCD-TV surrounded by bookcases in custom-made, built-in cabinetry boasting vertical grain firs with a reed-patterned door front.
Past it is the couple’s office, filled with tapestries, curios like old wooden ice skates, a printer and his and her computers. Perforated aluminum blinds allow Schwartz and Wolff to see out, even while the blinds shade the room.
The master bedroom features a soffit overhang, which mutes the ceiling lighting to allow a relaxing ambience while watching TV. Small reading lights on swing arms are mounted above the bed to illuminate bedtime reading.
An expansive multi-room bathroom boasting white woven porcelain tile offset with squares of green, black and gray glass tiles opens off the master bedroom.
The bathroom features a NordicTrack exercise machine from which one can watch TV, and an Air Jet tub and shower.
The bathroom opens into walk-in his-and-her closets with built-in shoe drawers, and laundry facilities.
“We keep different schedules—Rhea gets up first to go ice skating. This set-up enables one person to stay in bed, while the other gets up, exercises, showers and dresses, going on about his or her day without waking the other,” Wolff says.
A stairway near the master bedroom leads to a guest master suite on the north side of the home. It features a mechanically lifted TV hidden in a base cabinet, which allows guests to use the cabinet top as a shelf when not watching TV.
The bathroom has soaring windows, which frame the towering aspen outside.
The staircase itself boasts a plethora of windows through which Wolff, Schwartz and their guests can view the stars through a telescope trained on Dollar Mountain.
“It’s the perfect spot for a telescope because nothing blocks your views,” says Elias. “Sometimes you forget how beautiful those hills are. This offers a unique look at them.”
A second staircase, further down the gallery leads to two smaller guest rooms, as well as a sitting room. The sitting room provides a sanctuary for the guests and a place from which to watch TV, read books or simply sit and relax.
In case guests can’t agree on what to watch, there are additional TVs inside the bedrooms.
Black bamboo flooring provides the magic carpet that takes guests to each nook and cranny of the home, perfectly accenting the various tones of black, gray and white spread throughout the house. >>>