Belz Architecture Takes Bi-Level Beyond Beautiful 2

What started as a 1960s rectangular brick bi-level has been completely transformed into a stunning, updated home full of natural light and stylish finishings.

Cheri Belz of Belz Architecture bought the Jasmine Circle property in early 2014. She designed an updated floor plan and landscaping changes that allow entry into a new, bright foyer added on the main level, replacing the small landing and split-staircase of the original home’s entrance. The old roof was removed to vault the living room ceiling, and skylights were installed for maximum daylight.

The home now has radiant flooring and LED lighting throughout, all new Marvin windows, custom melamine cabinets by local craftsmen at Fakelmann Woodworking and stainless Jenn-Air appliances in the kitchen. The refrigerator is a Jenn-Air Obsidian with black interior and LED lighting. Main living areas feature maple floors and the master bedroom has wool carpeting.

Belz sold the home in March 2015 and says this remodel represents her personal design style, a trait for which her clients specifically seek her out. She adds that her clients enjoy knowing if they hire her, they will get to work directly with her—and her 30-plus years’ experience in architecture, design and real estate—as opposed to a team of staff.

“I love any project where creativity can reign,” said Belz.

Belz’s work has been featured in 5280 and Better Homes and Gardens magazines. She won the City of Boulder Historic Preservation Award in 2009 for the sensitive rehabilitation and addition to the Landmark “Labrot House” at 819 6th St.