Ski Lift

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January 15, 2009
Originally published in All Together Now
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  Michael Johnson’s answer to having little buildable land to work with in his design of Ruth Hiller’s Winter Park, Colorado, house was to elevate and cantilever the kitchen, living, and dining space over the carport, nearly doubling the home’s living area.
    Michael Johnson’s answer to having little buildable land to work with in his design of Ruth Hiller’s Winter Park, Colorado, house was to elevate and cantilever the kitchen, living, and dining space over the carport, nearly doubling the home’s living area.
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  Hiller likes to mix and match high and low in her furniture collection as well as in her home. The chair above is from Target’s sale bin and cost a mere $9.
    Hiller likes to mix and match high and low in her furniture collection as well as in her home. The chair above is from Target’s sale bin and cost a mere $9.
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  To avoid a space-hogging fireplace, Johnson recommended a Bathyscafocus by Focus Creations. Hiller took the suggestion and now enjoys the warmth of a fireplace and the full square footage of her living room.
    To avoid a space-hogging fireplace, Johnson recommended a Bathyscafocus by Focus Creations. Hiller took the suggestion and now enjoys the warmth of a fireplace and the full square footage of her living room.
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  Fully enclosed by glass, Hiller’s kitchen and living room give the feeling of being in a tree house.
    Fully enclosed by glass, Hiller’s kitchen and living room give the feeling of being in a tree house.
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  Johnson carved out a painting studio and guest bedroom from the preexisting basement.
    Johnson carved out a painting studio and guest bedroom from the preexisting basement.
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  By including slanted light wells, Johnson was able to shed plenty of sunlight on the new rooms.
    By including slanted light wells, Johnson was able to shed plenty of sunlight on the new rooms.
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