8452 Coeur D’Alene offers cutting-edge design and everyday livability
by Brad Shannon | photos by Virtuance
In the ongoing struggle between authentic form and function, you’ll find the perfect balance in the new mountain-modern luxury home at 8452 Coeur D’Alene Drive in south Fort Collins.
Built by the All Pro Design + Build team of Kirsten and David Potter, the 8,182-square-foot home sits on a sloping lot featuring a walk-out basement, a very private setting and amazing views in all directions.
“One thing our clients love is how we give them the best of both worlds by strategically blending both the design aesthetic – the experience of the space from an architectural and artistic perspective – with well-planned attention to the practical details that make the space not just beautiful, but functional and livable in every way,” Kirsten says.
That experience centers on the main floor’s soaring vaulted ceilings. “Like most of our clients, we love the wide open, tall feeling, and we combined that soaring space with a ranch floorplan that gives you the convenience of single-floor living,” David says.
We create practical spaces for everyday living … features designed to support today’s busy lifestyle by providing quick and easy access to everyday items – while effortlessly reducing clutter.
While taking in the unique mix of design elements, from myriad types of wood and stone to a variety of textures, patterns and colors in flooring, cabinets and other materials, you might miss the many small functional details of the home.
“We create practical spaces for everyday living, such as powered drop stations in drawers or cubbies for charging your devices, e-centers to keep your printer and media players fully functional but out of sight, TP nooks for storage right inside the water closet, built-in changing centers to quickly throw on your workout clothes, and many similar features designed to support today’s busy lifestyle by providing quick and easy access to everyday items – while effortlessly reducing clutter,” Kirsten says.
More mundane concerns aside, shift your attention back to the home’s many artistic touches. Start with the LED-lit basalt column fountain and the radial roof at the entrance and above the back deck. Don’t miss the see-through fireplaces, rare Patagonia stone on the kitchen wall and work surfaces, powder room vessel sink made from petrified wood, exposed structural steel beams, recessed lighted ceiling trays with holiday and party programming, tilted wall of windows providing expansive views while reducing glare from the formal dining room, hand-sculptured wall textures in the grand architectural niches, and custom-made 16-foot shell pendant chandeliers cascading from the dramatic 24-foot-tall clerestory as you enter. And that’s just the start.
Of course, you must see the built-in, bean-to-espresso coffee and latte maker, the wash station for dogs in the mud room and the secure dog area, which also is designed to accommodate a secluded hot tub cove or be used as a “sun and shade play area” for kids.