WITH LIBERAL USE OF WHITE OAK, STONE AND HOT-ROLLED STEEL, COLLECTIVE DESIGN CREATED A BRECKENRIDGE ESCAPE WORTH CALLING HOME.
Collective Design used eye-catching lucite and leather stools in the kitchen’s double-island layout. PHOTO BY LINDSAY WILSON
The bath is a spa-like space that’s connected to nature. PHOTO BY LINDSAY WILSON
THE WINE CELLAR is arguably the pièce de résistance of this 9,000-square-foot, six-bedroom home in Southside, a small neighborhood steps from Breckenridge’s Main Street. Custom-designed to house the client’s extensive wine collection, the space features a series of clever racking systems fashioned from fumed white oak wine barrels.
“We worked with Savanté Wine Cellars to create the space, and the detailing is remarkable,” says interior designer Nicole Bruno of Collective Design (thecollectivedesign.com), the Frisco-based firm that designed the home in collaboration with builder Pinnacle Mountain Homes (pinnaclemtnhomes.com). Barrel staves from Napa were sent to an Amish woodworker in Ohio who crafted the racking system, including spinning carousels for the corners. Each of the 1,734 spaces is laser-etched with a number to keep track of the vast collection. Black lacewood mullions between the racks contrast with the white oak, and dark charcoal Venetian plaster panels create a textural wall element.
The living room’s fireplace employs hot-rolled steel panels. PHOTO BY LINDSAY WILSON
“At its core, we focused on an elevated purpose of family, entertainment and functionality,” says Tyler Orr, project manager with Pinnacle Mountain Homes. The clients were originally looking for a mountain getaway. But when the project was finished, they pulled up stakes and moved to Breckenridge full-time.
Game time is a big focus for the family, so Collective Design created a sleek entertainment space on the lower level centered around the family’s own poker table. The backsplash behind the wet bar is a bronze eglomise glass handmade by a glass artist in London. The cabinetry is a white oak cerused to create a dark rustic look. Nearby, there’s a pool table and a gaming room with wall-to-wall TVs.
In the wine cellar, a leather banquette was custom-made to match the client’s wingback chairs. PHOTO BY LINDSAY WILSON
In the living room, the fireplace’s hot-rolled steel panels serve as a focal point, flanked by a continuation of stone that connects the exterior and interior spaces. “To create a grand and spacious kitchen, we designed a double island layout,” Bruno says. The acrylic base on the leather stools and the black and brass pendants add contrast while complementing the warm wooden tones of the Arrigoni wood flooring and light porcelain countertops.
In the bathroom, four showerheads, full-body sprays and a quartzite slab bench create a spa experience. A free-standing tub is set in the corner, wrapped by large picture windows. “You look out into a beautiful evergreen grove surrounding the property,” Bruno says. “It’s like taking a bath in the woods.”
The lower-level entertainment space is designed to bring the family together on game night. PHOTO BY LINDSAY WILSON