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When the homeowners purchased their mid-century, split-level home in Bow Mar, Colorado, they knew a facelift was in order. As a blended family with two boys and three girls spanning ages 7 to 15, they wanted a more family-friendly space with reasonable square footage that could be maximized for their lifestyle. The Vertical Arts team knew, like many 1950’s era homes in the Denver Metro area, this one had great bones; however, its spaces needed to be reconfigured to function for the modern family of seven.

The design team updated the exterior of this mid-century modern ranch by replacing the dated stone with brick, natural wood siding and exposed timbers. They honored the mid-century style that’s prolific in the Bow Mar neighborhood by playing up the low slung architecture, floating flat roof and triangle window configurations.

Inside, the new remodel design created continuity and fluidity between the living room, dining room and great room resulting in spaces that could be treated separately, or used together when the full family is home.

The family-friendly updated living space is flanked by five dormitory-style bedrooms of equal size and measure, of course. The kids’ quarters include a girls’ and boys’ side with bathrooms suited to their needs including a sink for each child.

Upstairs, our team paid careful attention to designing a functional mudroom suited to the active family’s hobby and storage needs. The new design includes eight cubbies, plus a new, larger laundry room to accommodate loads on repeat.

Finally, the couple wanted to enjoy a bit of luxury in the master suite and requested a five-piece bath and expansive closet space that would stand the test of time.

Location: Littleton, CO
Completion Date: 2016