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.