The owners being an architectural designer married to a builder, loved the bones of the house and they were eager to make it their own. For their model they chose the style of Argentina’s colonial period of the 1700s and its evolutions into the1800s. The country’s coastal settlements and ranches were greatly influenced by immigrant traders from Europe.
For their homes they blended local exterior materials of adobe, wood, and metal with the interiors of their native lands. Spain, England, Portugal, Italy, and France! Inside, anything was possible.
Their inspiration was perfect to enrich the history of this Jamison property.
Historical architectural elements have been reclaimed from Argentina, New England, southern Colorado, as well as mines from our Colorado mountains. Newer items exhibit work by local artisans in Denver and Aurora, as well as imports from Italy, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland.
Attention to detail, such as hidden closets, designed features from South America, importance of view corridors inside and out, maximized mountain views with an eye for near-field settings; the entire home settles comfortably into its topography. Function first with an eye for beauty and authentic materials and structure drove every inch of this home. It is a home that walks well, lives with comfort and entertains easily, as well as reflects the appreciation of lovers of art.
An adventurous spirit exists, combining the old and new, and embracing perfection.
Rest a moment here for the view. Close, mid-field, and distant -- your eyes move easily through a complete western canvas. Drawing you back inside is the visual interest of a white-washed beam-and-plank ceiling.
The variable-width pine flooring was reclaimed from a New England 1800s’ farm. The fireplace surrounds here and throughout the home’s main floor and Master are hand-carved sandstone from Mexico. Detailing is difficult with this soft stone, so notice the superior workmanship.
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