Artful Evolution

Historic remodel

Daring color, exceptional art, gorgeous textures, and welcoming living spaces make this Boulder, CO home a delight for the senses.

As featured in Luxe Magazine.

Step into the enchanting realm of this Boulder remodel, where history and modernity dance in a harmonious tapestry of color and charm. A sense of comfort and visual splendor permeates each room, creating an inviting atmosphere for all who enter.

Built around 1900, the home carries a rich history worth celebrating. The whole house remodel breathed new life into it while also revealing some of its former beauty. Most notably, during the remodel journey, project manager Karen Ramsey discovered original red brick beneath the drywall. Unveiled in their raw splendor, the brick became core to the artistic tapestry, weaving warmth and texture seamlessly into the very fabric of the home.

In addition to cosmetic changes, we seized the opportunity to improve the home’s efficiency. From upgrading the windows to improving the insulation and air sealing to installing all electric heating and cooling, we drastically decreased this home’s energy consumption while also making it more comfortable to inhabit.

Transforming the backyard into a verdant sanctuary, the back patio boasts a breathtaking Semper Green living plant wall adorned with a mesmerizing array of over 1,000 carefully curated plants. Each plant is meticulously selected based on the climate zone, orientation, and sun exposure. Not just a feast for the eyes, this living masterpiece comes equipped with an integrated nutrition and water supply system, pampering the plants with everything essential for their flourishing existence. The result? A vibrant burst of life that extends beyond the wall, as we witnessed an enchanting surge in pollinators gracing the backyard after the wall’s installation.

Throughout the house, a curated collection of contemporary art elevates the aesthetic to extraordinary heights. Works by celebrated artists such as Rita Ackermann, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Alexander Calder adorn the walls, infusing each space with a playful yet sophisticated energy.

This home is a testament to the transformative power of time and intention, where almost anything can reemerge anew.

Sustainability Features

  • Living wall with over 1,000 plants
  • All-electric heating and cooling (heat pump)
  • High-performing building envelope
  • Energy efficient windows

Project Credits

  • Project manager: Karen Ramsey
  • Architect: Neal Evers
  • Interiors: Onyx & Oak
  • Photography: David Patterson

Completed Remodel