Katrin Bellinger and Christoph Henkel fell in love with the Colorado ghost town of Dunton Hot Springs and recruited their longtime friend Annabelle Selldorf to design a grandly vertical family retreat for them.
The couple’s art collection includes a silver sculpture by Not Vital, displayed in the living room. Carini Lang carpet.
The dining area opens to commanding views.
Selldorf’s choices for the kitchen design were influenced by her experiences cooking with Henkel. Terry Evans’s photograph Field Museum, Swan, 1891 hangs over the sink. Wolf range and hood, at Abt.com.
Plans of the first two levels of the five-story house.
Selldorf installed shutters and board-and-batten siding of reclaimed barn wood on the exterior to achieve shadows. “It’s immensely rewarding when the spatial moves you’ve thought about turn out the way you imagined or better,” she says.
The master bedroom.
The roof deck has unobstructed vistas of Dolores Peak, looming in the northeast. Selldorf was commissioned to design a house that would, above all, provide the family with privacy. Although it’s “a frivolous thought,” she says with a laugh, “I’ve always suspected they were doing it for me because of my deep appreciation of the place.”
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