Before & After: An Award-Winning Telluride Home

Mountain Living presents Editor's Choice Award at Telluride Art + Architecture

The Telluride Art + Architecture Weekend is the ultimate home tour for the connoisseur. Linger at each venue for an intimate peek into the work of our local architects, designers, artists, and chefs who provide home tours, art exhibits, performances, and food and wine tastings at each stop on the tour. The weekend celebrates local artists, chefs, architects and designers by highlighting their unique work, creations and projects.

This year, we were honored to present the Mountain Living Editor's Choice Award, which recognizes the home with the most creative and functional architecture, craftsmanship, and interior design. The award also considers sensitivity of the design to the existing environment as well as integration of the interior and exterior design.

Michelle Johnson, the Associate Editor at Mountain Living, presented the award to the team behind the restoration and design of 411 W. Colorado. "We chose a home that resonates with our brand’s style," says Johnson. "411 W. Colorado offers the full package: architectural integrity, beautiful interiors, functional use of space, and the perfect balance of traditional and modern finishes and furnishings. Most of all, it truly felt like a house with a history—a home that is lived in and loved."

The design team behind 411 W. Colorado featured brilliant collaborators Kristine Perpar, architect with Shift Architects, Bill Ward, builder with Bill Ward Construction, LLC, and Gail McClure, the homeowner and interior designer.

411 W. Colorado is one of many historical homes built along Colorado Avenue in the 1890’s. The recent restoration of this structure began shortly after the purchase of the property in 2013. Purchasing a historical home came naturally to the new owners, both having lifelong involvement with historical preservation.





This project consisted of a lift and stabilization of the foundation and reinforced the historical structure. A full basement was added, allowing for additional living spaces, thus increasing the square footage below the historical structure. The reconstruction of deteriorated structural members helped bring the structure up to modern day standards, since the house was originally constructed in 1892. The team utilized recycled light fixtures, appliances and furniture, and reused historic windows and their operation components to give the house an industrial yet sleek design.





Other creators and individuals who made the house viewing a success include:

Music: Joe McClure, Reggie Knowles & Dan Cowart
Food: Hali Jane Scott
Drinks: Kyle Tanguay
Paintings: Don L Williams
Metal work: Anthony Burgos, Stronghold Forge and Fabrication LLC

Congratulations to team 411 W. Colorado! Your collaboration, work and design are an inspiration.

Categories: Contemporary Homes