CB May 2004


This modern-day mountain lodge in Genesee, Colo., serves as the primary residence for its owners, who share a long family history with the upscale community 20 miles west of Denver. "They wanted their home to pay homage to their historical connection to the area," says Aaron Zimmer, project architect for D.

Looking for the extra something in the bath or around the pool? Think of adding glitter to the grout to make an ordinary application extraordinary.

Inspired by the residential architecture of Barbados, where abundant windows and doors open to capture ocean breezes, this 4,500-square-foot, spec-built beauty in Charleston, S.C., features a floor plan that wraps around an open-air piazza. Nearly every room in this Daniel Island residence has direct outdoor access, including the heart of the home — its centrally located kitchen.

Constructing this family lodge required a complex marriage of materials, including conventional milled lumber, steel, and structural and decorative logs, successfully executed by skilled local craftsmen.

Architect Aaron Zimmer doesn't mind at all when clients take his designs and make them their own.

This 5,214-square-foot, Tuscan-style residence is infused with Western spirit by using indigenous materials such as rock from Texas' Hill Country along with a warm, Southwestern color palette.

This Rocky Mountain retreat reinforces a family's connection to community.

Entry statements start with the floor.

The entrance to this 7,112-square-foot residence in Scottsdale, Ariz., celebrates the arrival of friends and family in a style that reflects the homeowners' passion for entertaining.

Although well-suited for formal entertaining, this Gothic Mediterranean home in Manalapan, Fla., has a fun side, too, says builder Lauree Simmons. One of the 15,830-square-foot residence's most inviting spaces is its lower-level media room, where the homeowners and their guests can experience a night at the movies without leaving home.


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