Mediterranean to Mountain Luxury 2

Ellis Construction’s Award-Winning Transformation in Niwot

Styles change. Color and texture trends come and go. It’s not surprising an 11,562 square-foot home built and decorated in 2001 would need some updates 14 years later. Okay, maybe a lot of updates. But the complete transformation recently completed by Ellis Construction—a high-end remodeling company serving Boulder county since 2001—goes above and beyond. It brought the Niwot home from the dark colors and heavy textures of a Mediterranean villa to a beautiful, luxury mountain look.

Having recently purchased the home, the clients wanted to transform it to a fresh, refined style. No square-foot of the home was left untouched by this remodel which garnered Ellis Construction a bronze Colorado Award for Remodeling Excellence from the Homebuilders Association of Metro Denver earlier this year in the Whole House Remodel Over $1 Million category. Even the exterior was updated with fresh paint and the addition of an 8Kw photovoltaic system, as well as a remodel of the existing pool and hot tub.

The home’s interior includes all new electrical and home automation systems, knotty alder ceiling planks and custom wood box beams throughout. Eight bathrooms were fully gutted and rebuilt, including the master with the addition of a large steam shower. Six new fireplaces were added with decorative marble surrounds, and a 16-foot NanaWall glass wall system was added to the great room.

The entry features dramatic new spiral staircase railings, newel posts, iron balusters and wooden stair updates. Fresh stain on the Australian Cypress hardwood floors brings them up to date, and a stunning custom chandelier floats from the second-floor ceiling all the way to the basement level.

“The clients put a lot of faith in the team and trusted us to bring their dream to life,” Ellis said. “It was a real testament to our strengths in management and communication.”

Interior design finishes take this gorgeous home to another level. The fresh, straightforward look is pulled off by keeping things clean and clutter-free. Light fixtures are jewelry pieces, but without the fuss. Window coverings are simple fabric side panels to help maintain the straight and minimal lines of the spaces while also remaining soft to avoid a stark, contemporary look. David Loveland of Morgan-Loveland Interiors says this was important to balance out the hard surfaces in the rooms.

“Every time I walk in the house, I still stop and take a deep breath because the work was so expansive,” said Ellis. “I am reminded each time of what a great accomplishment it was.”