By Evalyn K. McGraw
Photography by Jason McConathy
The 1999 13th annual Home Builders Association (UBA) of Metro Denver’s Parade of Homes, located at The Broadlands, a new golf course community in Broomfield with mountain views, parks, and hiking trails.
For the 10th consecutive year, COLORADO HOMES & LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE is proud to bestow its Award of Honor. This year’s recipient is Norm Nadolsky of Sunshine Carrington, LLC, of Littlcton, a brand-new company with a vision. “Our dream,” says Norm, “is to create fine custom homes as a team, with an excellent architect and interior designer. And that dream has already come true.”
And deservedly so. The team, comprised of Norm, architect Sears Barrett of Sears Barrett Architects, Inc., and Latin Nadolsky, of LEN Design, with Kathy Berst, of Kathryn Berst Ltd., worked together from the start to create a consistency of design and color that prevails throughout the house, aptly named “Sweet Dreams.”<.p>
“Right from the start,” says Lauri, “the plan was to incorporate the exterior and interior colors as one large space, and to make certain the design work was compatible with the architecture.”
Sears Barrett took the architectural design in a new direction, creating a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired residence that is open to the site with an abundance of glass, but which contains thoughtful detailing inside and out and a flowing, H-shaped floor plan centered around a large patio easily accessed by the living areas and main-floor master suite. Numerous natural materials include Chinese slate floors, recycled cultured stone on the two-sided fireplace that divides the living and dining rooms, granite, marble, limestone, and sandstone.
What also makes this updated Craftsman stand alone is it openness and light. Perhaps the 106 windows have something to do with it; perhaps, too, it’s the lighter tones of fir used for moldings, trim, and beams which criss-cross barreled ceilings. The kitchen’s built-in eating area and storage room make it a gourmet’s delight. Two large bedrooms and an open loft area that serves as a music room fill the second floor. A large finished basement with all the amenities brings the total square footage to 5,400.
Judges included architect Herb Roth, AlA president-elect, Denver chapter; interior designers Rita Peterson, ASID president, Colorado chapter; Char Rice, IIDA; and Sandra Reichborn-Kjennerud; Jason McConathy, photographer, and CHOLM staff.
Builder: Sunshine Carrington, LIC, Littleton, (303) 948-5116
Architect: Sears Barrett Architects, Inc., Englewood, (303) 804-0688
Interior Design: Lauri Nadolsky, LHN Designs, Littleton, (303) 948-5116; Kathryn Berst, Ltd., Aurora, (303) 688-6168
Landscape: Designs by Sundown, Littleton, (303) 794-3398