The 2018 Boulder
Modern Home Tour

October 20, 2018

Join us on October 20th as we get up close and personal with the architects, designers and homeowners that define Modern in Boulder!

Here's how it works. 1) Purchase your tickets 2) About 48 hours before the Tour, you'll receive a printable map via email 3) On Tour day, visit the homes (in any order and at your own pace) and enjoy the day supporting local architecture & design!

Presented by F9 Productions Inc.

Presented by Hower Architects

Presented by Arcadea Architecture

Presented by Arcadea Architecture

Presented by Studiotrope Design Collective

Presented by Arch 11

Strawberry Cir, Longmont

Designer: F9 Productions Inc.
Photography: courtesy of F9 Productions, Inc.

This beautiful custom home features modern design, contemporary furnishings and an at home feel. The 2-sided gas fireplace gives warmth to the living and dining areas. The large windows in each room bring the sunny Colorado weather to the indoors. Dine elegantly or gather around the large kitchen island. Relax on the U-Couch and enjoy. Each of the comfortable 5 bedrooms offers privacy upstairs. This home is convenient to Longmont, Boulder and Denver.

Northstar Ct, Boulder

Architect: Hower Architects
Photography: Images coming soon!

The property is set in the serene Boulder Linden Park neighborhood only a short walk away from the common area park and amenities. We transformed this 1970’s style wood sided house into a modern stucco masterpiece home. It is green built and entirely renovated in a modern architectural style having a 3,150 sq ft floorplan. The client is a Boulder/Denver restaurant owner and chef. He and his wife wanted a minimal style of Architecture.

The home has a modern stucco finish throughout in a soft cement grey color. The front three exterior walls of the 2nd level includes an inset window wall of a shade darker grey, that created an impressive shadow affect to emphasize the sculptural form. The double car garage is equipped with custom, modern garage doors.

Navigating the three levels of the home is a centrally located, all powder coated, steel stairway and railings with open stair risers and wood planks treads that match the wood flooring.

By removing the existing roof, we added a second floor to the home, with a Master Bedroom Suite and home office including a handcrafted tiled corner fireplace. The home’s interior now has 9’ high ceilings with expansive East, South and West windows to enjoy the views from inside and the most stupendous Boulder Flatirons views. The soaking tub is a prominent feature in the bathroom, having a corner window, tiled walls and solid surface surround that includes a glass shower enclosure. Off the Master Suite is a walk-out, covered balcony with porcelain pavers and open metal railings to enjoy the neighborhood goings on.

Ideal for entertaining, the open “L-shaped” kitchen floorplan is designed for the chef with banquette seating, Center Island with cooktop, and a 17 ft. long open bar counter for additional seating, and solid surface countertops. The kitchen is certain to be a gathering place with porcelain tiled flooring throughout for easy maintenance.

Overlooking the kitchen is the adjoining living area with a handcrafted tiled corner fireplace, entertainment center, wood floors, skylights, large east and south facing windows and walkout onto a generous deck for outdoor dining. Off the kitchen is a pantry & Utility room. Only four steps up from the kitchen is a bedroom and powder bathroom with a free-standing soaking tub backed by a glass tiled wall. Separating the banquette seating from the raised hallway is an open steel railing that defines a Family Room/Den with Eastern views.

The lower level is multifunctional as a guest quarters with kitchenette, bedroom/bath, including a large recreational room & child’s playroom that exits out onto a back-yard flagstone patio and landscaped garden.

Outdoor features include extensive landscaping on the front, side and rear yards. New flagstone pathways, steps and stacked stone garden walls work with the existing contours of the site.

A rainwater stream was created along with pools with miniature falls. Aspen trees and native plants enhance soil berms to create a natural outdoor event.

Chippewa Dr, Boulder

Architect: Arcadea Architecture
Photography: Courtesy Arcadea Architecture

A plain suburban house with a dilapidated front porch and pink wood siding was transformed into a modern showcase for the owners’ modern art collection. The owners’ wonderful taste in modern art and design contributed a great deal to the effective transformation of a tired old home into a fresh new one.

The interior space now opens to a large and beautiful back yard with large floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors, where small windows and a laundry room once interrupted the flow. The family room wall pushes out to capture more space, the upper level being supported by the new wall on steel beams. The kitchen now connects to the dining and family rooms with a much nicer arrangement of spaces.

A non-functional fireplace in the family room is replaced with a place for art display and an old-fashioned bay window in the front room is replaced with a more modern one. The downstairs powder room is replaced with a ¾ bath to accommodate occasional guest in the downstairs office.

On the upper level, small rooms are combined into a bigger master suite. New windows open to views and sunlight without sacrificing privacy.

Rockmont Cir, Boulder

Architect: Arcadea Architecture
Photography: Courtesy Arcadea Architecture

A dated exterior is converted into a contemporary one with more curb appeal. Adding clerestory windows at the dining and kitchen areas creates a taller, lighter space with views of nature, even from further back in the space. Rather than replace a whole room covered with clear cedar siding, the siding becomes a tapestry on the wall, which completely transforms the feeling. The stair guardrail continues the effect of the horizontal lines.

Lakeview Dr, Boulder

Architect: Studiotrope Design Collective
Photography:  Courtesy of Colorado Landmark Realtors

This stunning contemporary masterpiece is quintessential Boulder, outperforming in every facet. Perched on an acre, endless epic views synergistically converge with exceptional Craftsmanship, Architecture & Design. An avatar of Efficiency, Sustainability & Automation. The shimmering lake, verdant Foothills & graceful Flatirons embrace you at every turn in this High IQ, NetZero home. The symbiotic outdoors-in floor plan engages every square foot. Built for efficiency and comfort in a laid-back luxury setting, one can manage business with the most amazing home office views or enjoy the finest in R&R with a retreat to the private sauna|spa room or a soak in the second story deck hot tub with wrap around views.

Alder Ln, Boulder

Architect: Arch11, Inc.
Photography:  Larry Sykes

The 4200-square-foot pavilion sits close to the top of a ridge above the Boulder city limits.  It is the play of two simple volumes, one atop the other, each slightly skewed from one another.  The structure presents a simple relation of forms to the street, a horizontal glass slot offering a hint of the activity within. Walking the forest path to the steel entry bridge, two walls pull apart allowing a peek through the house to the mountains beyond.  There are a series of slotted voyeur-like links throughout the home.

The base, a simple square form, hosts the automobile entry, two bedrooms and a glass-skinned office.  Clad in a taut organic-shaped bluestone, it ties the L-shaped upper living level to the forest floor.  The outer face is skinned in matte black steel in varied vertical widths, while sliding glass walls inside the “L” provide access to the roof deck over the lower volume and mountain views beyond.

The master suite, whose glass-clad walls share one leg of the “L”, also has access to the roof deck for morning yoga or nighttime star-gazing.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

It’s easy!   Just buy your tickets, then about 48 house before the Tour you’ll receive an email with links to your Tour map.  Then, on Tour day, start at any house and proceed in any order at your own pace to the homes that interest you the most – or to all of them!

Unfortunately due to repeated issues, we must request that no children under 12 attend the Tour.  This is a new restriction for 2018, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.  However, we do realize that some of our best guests are aspiring architects and designers and we therefore invite kids 12 and up to learn about the exciting world of architecture and design!

Giving back to the communities and homeowners that so generously welcome us every year is one of the most important things we do.  That’s why we partner with a housing or education organization in every Tour city, and why we are working to establish a scholarship fund for aspiring architects and designers.

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