A 1950’s style classicism with a contemporary twist, this design is typically shoebox in shape utilizing simple design materials which are repeated one, three or five times throughout the home. After meeting and getting to know the homeowner, and understanding her eclectic furnishings were typically classic contemporary, we designed to accentuate the hardline 1950’s classicism and stay true to our theme. (Read more below slideshow…)
We chose simple profiles for cabinets and woodwork, almost simplistic or shaker in design and then repeated it three to five times throughout the house. Window placement groupings, flooring materials, wood products, and design details used contrasting materials and were repeated according to the theme. Bright, contemporary colors and lighting fixtures brought the homeowners personality into the structure.
Tying the three shared living spaces together is a brass, oak and birds-eye maple band waving through the floor of the kitchen, dining, and living room areas. This same shaping wave is transferred parallel into the above caseworks. The shadow box design ceiling, which is typical to the 1950’s, is shared in three different areas of the home.
A Word from the Owners … Full Testimonial
“Excellent Home and Building Experience!”
“To say that our house was completed ‘on time,’ ‘under budget’ and that we continue a ‘genuine friendship’ afterwards is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of our building experience with HTI.
From there, April developed a detailed, all-inclusive, realistic budget. Her dedication to keeping costs at what was quoted was performed with the dedication one would do for their own personal budget.
The build took place while we were still living in Wisconsin. There was excellent pre-build planning communication with Torry and then during the build we received written information, e-mail photos, and sometimes daily phone calls which enabled “on the spot” informed decision-making and outcomes beyond our highest expectations.
The subcontractors Torry and April chose showed the same personal interest in the project. This made the attention to detail and quality of workmanship beyond what we expected while staying in budget.
Torry is not only a 3rd generation builder, but also has a degree in architecture. This proved invaluable as he worked with us to take our ideas and refine them into architectural features that brought to fruition our dreams; not imposition of his ideas (which so many architects do).
Soon another couple from Wisconsin will be building in Pagosa and have chosen HTI because of the excellent build experience and home that was built for us.”
- Tom and Sandy Artzberger