With a historical past primarily outlined by the transition from a Wild West mining city to a hub for scientific analysis and the tech trade, Boulder, Colorado, is without delay rugged and refined. So, too, is the two,200-square-foot residential loft, Seven Hundred Pearl.
At first look, the downtown Boulder residence might appear like your common big-city artist loft. However look nearer, and also you’ll discover one thing distinctly Coloradan.
Homage to the bygone period of the loft’s origins may be discovered within the particulars all through, together with a cluster of Edison mild bulb fixtures, partitions adorned with buffalo nickels and bullet shells and weathered wooden accents.
Celeb inside designer, Kari Whitman, whose residential shoppers embody Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell and Antonio Banderas, redesigned the loft in 2017. Whitman’s expertise in each residential and business design is on full show with an suave execution of making an area without delay industrial but homey.
Beforehand the Racket Grocery retailer, which served the Boulder mining neighborhood on the flip of the nineteenth century, the house’s design capitalizes on this distinctive historical past as business house and maintains such options as excessive, exposed-beam ceilings, brick partitions and storefront-facing home windows looking at Pearl Road, repurposed for a smooth, luxurious industrial residence.
A bedside fire makes for a comfortable bed room regardless of the grand scale. Huge, sliding steel-framed glass doorways enable for extra non-public areas when closed or an ethereal, open-concept really feel when retracted.
Additionally consistent with Whitman’s trademark sense of styling, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence was recreated with eco-conscious sourcing, utilizing 80% repurposed or recycled supplies—9-foot glass panels from a New York Metropolis prewar high-rise, avenue lamps from France and, maybe most unusual, a wall of recycled leather-based belts.
Different distinctive design installations embody a metal-framed mattress hanging from thickly braided rope, recycled teak flooring and a residing wall of moss and sage.
Positioned on Pearl Road, the $4.2 million loft is within the coronary heart of downtown Boulder, ripe with outlets, eating places and cultural areas. Out the door, a five-minute stroll west places you on the Trailhead, with entry to Boulder’s world-renowned mountaineering trails.
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