Frischkorn Ranch

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A pair of Coloradans work with a design-build firm to create an airy, 2,100-square-foot modern home.

When you think of Colorado architecture, the last image that probably comes to mind is white-washed buildings perched along Mediterranean hillsides. Yet that is precisely the inspiration that Jacques Juilland—principal and owner of Habilis DesignBuild—tapped for the renovation of this single-story 1950s ranch in North Boulder. The homeowners, Will and Coral Frischkorn, are the duo behind Boulder’s popular cheese and charcuterie shop, Cured Boulder. “Every time we looked at pictures” of Meditteranean architecture, says Juilland, “they came back to that style.”

After gutting the interior to create an open floor plan, the Habilis crew installed reclaimed wood flooring that the homeowners had sourced. They painted the walls Strong White by Farrow & Ball and installed a custom metal stairs railing from local welder Joan of Arc. The stove is a Hwam Classic 7. Photo  of Frischkorn Ranch modern homeView Photos

After gutting the interior to create an open floor plan, the Habilis crew installed reclaimed wood flooring that the homeowners had sourced. They painted the walls Strong White by Farrow & Ball and installed a custom metal stairs railing from local welder Joan of Arc. The stove is a Hwam Classic 7.

Modern home with Exterior, House, Flat RoofLine, Stucco Siding Material, and Wood Siding Material. The facade has rustic overtones thanks to white-washed tongue-and-groove pine and Dryvit stucco with a limestone finish. Photo 2 of Frischkorn RanchView Photos

The facade has rustic overtones thanks to white-washed tongue-and-groove pine and Dryvit stucco with a limestone finish.

Modern home with Exterior, House, Stucco Siding Material, Wood Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. The building retains its original footprint; this was an important detail for the homeowners who wanted to be as environmentally-friendly as possible. “The biggest element I work with is to use the existing structure when I remodel,” says Juilland. Photo 3 of Frischkorn RanchView Photos

The building retains its original footprint; this was an important detail for the homeowners who wanted to be as environmentally-friendly as possible. “The biggest element I work with is to use the existing structure when I remodel,” says Juilland.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Chair, Pendant Lighting, and Wood Burning Fireplace. After gutting the interior to create an open floor plan, the Habilis crew installed reclaimed wood flooring that the homeowners had sourced. They painted the walls Strong White by Farrow & Ball and installed a custom metal stairs railing from local welder Joan of Arc. The stove is a Hwam Classic 7. Photo 4 of Frischkorn RanchView Photos

After gutting the interior to create an open floor plan, the Habilis crew installed reclaimed wood flooring that the homeowners had sourced. They painted the walls Strong White by Farrow & Ball and installed a custom metal stairs railing from local welder Joan of Arc. The stove is a Hwam Classic 7.

Modern home with Kitchen, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Range, Concrete Counter, Open Cabinet, Medium Hardwood Floor, Drop In Sink, Recessed Lighting, White Cabinet, and Wall Oven. Juilland reused the existing cabinets but added custom fronts. The countertops are concrete and the fixtures are from California Faucets. Photo 5 of Frischkorn RanchView Photos

Juilland reused the existing cabinets but added custom fronts. The countertops are concrete and the fixtures are from California Faucets.

Modern home with Bath Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Undermount Sink, and Freestanding Tub. Even before Juilland started on the project, the homeowners tapped Ben Dagitz of DagitzFurniture to make a few items for the home. This included the Photo 6 of Frischkorn RanchView Photos

Even before Juilland started on the project, the homeowners tapped Ben Dagitz of DagitzFurniture to make a few items for the home. This included the

Modern home with Bath Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Drop In Sink, Freestanding Tub, Enclosed Shower, and Stone Tile Wall. Glenrock tiles in light grey provide dramatic contrast against the freestanding tub by Victoria + Albert. Juilland used the same tiles, though in a darker shade, on the inside of the shower. Photo 7 of Frischkorn RanchView Photos

Glenrock tiles in light grey provide dramatic contrast against the freestanding tub by Victoria + Albert. Juilland used the same tiles, though in a darker shade, on the inside of the shower.

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Fences, Wall, Vertical Fences, Wall, Trees, and Grass. “We knew we had to connect the exterior to the interior,” says Juilland, who added the large window to the living room and French doors to make it easy to get in and out from the kitchen. The custom picnic table is custom-made from Ben Dagitz. Photo 8 of Frischkorn RanchView Photos

“We knew we had to connect the exterior to the interior,” says Juilland, who added the large window to the living room and French doors to make it easy to get in and out from the kitchen. The custom picnic table is custom-made from Ben Dagitz.

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Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Square Feet
  • 2100
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