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Celebrated American graphic designer Milton Glaser once said, “There are three responses to a piece of design—yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” This month’s featured home packs plenty of Wow Factor, from its stellar light fixtures to its gently-refined upscale farmhouse charm. It’s a study of contrasts and complimentary finishes that work in harmony to create a beautiful home.

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Starting with the gracious entryway and its sweeping, wide staircase, this home at The Estates on Gage Hill in Arvada is at once both stately and welcoming. The wide-plank engineered hardwood flooring in a pale oak tone flows throughout the main-floor living areas and up the stairs, creating a mellow vibe.

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The flooring, coupled with traditional white balusters and newel posts at the staircase, and touches of shiplap at the fireplace and mudroom, may lead you to believe you are in palatial country estate—that is, until you take notice of the cosmopolitan light fixtures featured throughout the home.

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A stunning Sputnik style champagne bronze fixture adorns the entryway, drawing the eye upward, immediately establishing a chic farmhouse panache. In the kitchen, three metal pendant fixtures in a similar matte gold finish anchor the island, while a whimsical multi-armed dining chandelier with spiral filament clear bubs accentuates the nook.

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Champagne gold finishes are echoed in plumbing fixtures and linear cabinet hardware throughout the main floor, providing a beautiful foil against more rustic finishes such as the worn brick of the fireplace and the multitude of large, deep, farmhouse-style windows. Traditional elements such as marble-look quartz countertop and the white farmhouse-style apron sink in the kitchen balance well with the more modern style black island and open shelving.

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End your tour of this lovely home out on the expansive covered deck off of the great room, reminiscent of wraparound porches of homes from another era. With recessed can lighting and deck rails reflecting the style of the interior, enjoy a cool evening breeze and views of the Mile High City.

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No matter which style of home appeals to you—modern, traditional, or a mix of both—we’ve got architectural plans that can be tailored to suit your design aesthetic. With more than 40 years’ residential construction experience in the Denver metro area and in northern Colorado, Sheffield Homes brings experience, integrity, and craftsmanship to each project we build. Let’s work together to create your forever home: 303-420-0056.


6777 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, CO 80003
(303) 420-0056