Majestic yet rustic custom built 1,189 square foot, 1 bedroom 1 and 1/2 bathroom loft, located in the trendy Denver LoDo District. One of LoDo's few historic brick-and-timber buildings that lent itself to a residential renovation, with its multitude of noteworthy architectural attributes -- heavy exposed timber beams, interior brick walls, forged black-iron structural strapping, 16 ft. high ceilings and large, tall windows and balcony terrace. This unit has deluxe views of the Rocky Mountains to the west, downtown to the east and Coors Field.
Technology drives the design. Coined "SkyLodge", this award-winning and published spectacular high floor loft which is the embodiment of a warm, yet sophisticated romantic lodge epitomizes "unique eclectic" and conveys a fresh, casual and timeless feel where form follows function.
The home's centerpiece is the open living-family room/theater/dining area -- perfect for small and large gatherings and movie nights. Completely custom designed by a renowned Florida architectural firm, including all major environmentally responsible furniture, upholstery, draperies, fireplace and finishes, 'SkyLodge' is truly one of a kind.
Cabinetry and built-in stains are mainly water hyacinth-based, while some wood finishes are beeswax with walnut-shell coloration; others are fish oil, milk, water or coconut bark. Low VOC paint is used on all non-brick surfaces. Glamorous theatrical 16 ft. tall fire-rated window drapes frame the terrace entrance beautifully.
The living room's engineered audio and video screening elements are placed between the two tall windows along the room's far wall. The components are grounded by a custom-designed digital fireplace-heater clad in 'Santa Cecilia Gold' granite and marble hearth, with a 42-inch 1080P LG television mounted directly above it, hidden behind custom doors.
Four 14-foot-tall motorized blackout shades that descend from the ceiling on cue flank the fireplace and dining alcove and serve as the black-out backdrop for the Vutec motorized 103-inch HDTV format PearlBrite screen. The hidden technology selections and placement work together to maintain the integrity of the room's architectural elements.
To avoid an unsightly pole mount, the Sony Bravia SXRD 1080p projector is installed on a custom bracket attached to a structural column. As a true 5.1 THX digital surround sound experience, the German-built Canton Chrono 505 center-channel speaker is housed in the custom-designed cabinet below the television. Two Canton Chrono 507 DC floor-standing left and right channel speakers border the fireplace, with the thunder-producing Canton Chrono AS 525 SC-powered subwoofer tucked in the far corner.
Two Canton Chrono 502 surround speakers are mounted on custom stands at opposite ends of the main seating grouping for optimum performance. A custom L-shaped sectional in full-hide, butter-soft distressed leather takes center stage. "Absolute Black" granite kitchen countertops add balance to the Oakwood cabinetry with leather panel door inserts along with a solid slab granite dining table with 4 custom nail-head upholstered chairs. There are 3 leather counter stools for breakfast or snacking needs.
An 'Ubatuba Green' marble counter on the custom bathroom antique vanity are complimented by in-floor heated 'Saturnia' stone flooring and full marble whirlpool tub-shower area.
The bedroom section of the loft is accessed through authentic sliding barn doors. Custom multi-circuit track lighting is throughout, all accessed through the loft's central Crestron Home Automation Touch Screen System and wall keypads, which controls all house, lighting, music, video, HVAC and 3 ceiling fan systems.
The bedroom features a custom made bed and tufted velvet headboard with floor-to-ceiling silk drapes as a feature wall. A second 42" 1080P plasma TV with its own surround sound system is also installed. All house electronics and lighting systems can be controlled from the bedroom mini-Crestron controller.
The loft's entrance hallway has a large antique wall mirror and long custom-built/tufted upholstery storage bench, as well as a custom floor-to-ceiling library-display case with a Putnam rolling ladder for ease of use.
A washer-dryer is included with all source and control system electronics built into a custom rolling rack in a closet.
Multiple background speakers allow for whole house audio of AM/FM/XM Sirius/CD/DVD & LP on a classic vinyl player.
No other loft in all of Denver has as much state-of-the-art technology in a home that is as unique, comforting and inviting, great for entertaining and a refuge from the day-to-day demands.