New England Farmhouse Flair Comes To Denver


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On the rear facade, Mink designed an expansive outdoor covered terrace. The building, constructed by Chris Withers with a home automation system by Residential Systems, features steeply pitched cedar-shingle roofs installed by Wilson Brothers; the windows are by Loewen. Landscape designer Troy Shimp gave the area a verdant lawn and an informal stone pathway.

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Architect John Woodward Mink devised a Denver home with a New England-style farmhouse feel, which designer Sue Burgess appointed with contemporary furnishings and the owner's antiques. A rug and a circular table, both antiques, gather in the entry, where sconces by Formations flank the entrance to the living room.

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The homeowner's art collection is displayed throughout the home. In the entry hall, a painting by Joan Miró hangs above an antique William and Mary burl-wood chest. The sculpture is by Pablo Picasso.

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In the breakfast area, a chandelier by Formations is suspended above chairs from the client's collection and a custom Lorraine Refectory table by Gregorius Pineo. The Chinese terra-cotta sculpture is from the Tang Dynasty.

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Pendants from Michael S Smith's Jasper collection hang in the kitchen, which was designed by Mikal Otten of Exquisite Kitchen Design. The cabinetry is made of pickled white oak and capped with marble countertops by Brekhus Tile & Stone. The bar chairs are by La Forge Francaise.

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>An iron-and-glass pendant by Formations is suspended near a massive antique wood hutch that holds pottery pieces from the resident's collection. The stone tile of the floor lends an organic quality to the space.

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A painting by Franz Kline hangs above the limestone fireplace in the living room, where Burgess placed a sofa by Caperton Collection from Holly Hunt in Washington, D.C. The coffee table is by Dessin Fournir, and the pendant is by Formations.

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A large iron chandelier by Formations graces the stairwell, where Mink designed several skylights to flood the area with sunlight. An antique quilt is draped over a wrought-iron railing made by Modern Craftsman, adding an old-world quality to the space.

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In the upstairs family room, Burgess created a feeling of calm by covering a sofa, armchairs and ottomans by R. Jones & Associates with a pale blue woven cotton by Calvin Fabrics. The sea-grass carpet is by Stark, and the custom coffee table is by David Iatesta.

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A hallway leading to the master suite brings the outside textures in with walls marked by sandstone, which was installed by JD Masonry. The glass-and-metal pendant is by Formations, and the chest and mirror are pieces from the client's collection.

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Mink gave the master bedroom an airy feel with a pitched ceiling and large windows. Burgess flanked a custom bed with sculptural table lamps, all by Dessin Fournir from Holly Hunt. The armchairs and imposing armoire are from the owner's collection; the drapery fabric is by Hodsoll McKenzie.

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An antique rug adds a touch of softness to the light-filled master bathroom, which features an Empire tub by Waterworks. The wide-plank white-oak flooring is by Front Range Floor Specialists, and the sconces are by Visual Comfort & Co. The sculpture is by Pablo Picasso.

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Mink gave the master bedroom's veranda a substantial feel by lining the space with columns made of heavy timbers. The porch swing, armchairs and ottomans are pieces from the client's existing collection.

When architect John Woodward Mink‘s recent client moved from the Washington, D.C., area to Denver, she wanted to bring a little bit of the East Coast with her.

“She loved her house in Bethesda and wanted something similar,” Mink says. “She also wanted something that had a great connection to the outdoors.” The architect created the best of both worlds by designing a contemporary version of a New England-style farmhouse.

Mink’s design is clad with sandstone, stucco, cedar shingles for the roof and expansive aluminum-framed windows. “There are also deep overhangs and large cedar columns and beams that give a sense of solidity and permanence,” he says.

For the interior, designer Sue Burgess chose uncomplicated, earthy elements in muted colors. “There’s linen in many of the rooms and plenty of wool rugs, too,” she says. “Her art collection is magnificent. We didn’t want anything to take away from it.”

In the entry, the designer hung a painting by Joan Mitchell and one by Joan Miro above a William and Mary antique burlwood chest, where she placed a sculpture by Pablo Picasso.

Take a peek at the finished product.