A modern Scandinavian farmhouse style home in Timnath’s Harmony Club brings together high-end finishes and furnishings in a sought-after NOCO setting.
By Brad Shannon | Photos by Laurie Downs
One of the hot new design trends is exemplified in a home in Timnath’s luxury Harmony Club development. Modern Scandinavian farmhouse style features clean lines accentuated by raw materials such as wood, stone and natural fibers, and is right at home in Northern Colorado. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house at 4190 Grand Park Drive is a sprawling 4,840-square-foot ranch on the third fairway, listed at $1.095 million. The house features the same attention to detail and thoughtful design found in every Custom On-Site Builders Inc. home.
Kurt Skott, president of Custom On-Site Builders, specializes in custom and semi-custom homes. He is currently building at Harmony Club, as well as the golf communities of Heron Lakes in Loveland and Mariana Ridge in Berthoud. Skott, who has been in the business since 1992, builds homes ranging from $650,000 to $2 million. “I like developing plans, meeting with people and customizing homes to fit their needs and building them to their tastes and style of living,” he said. “We’re flexible and adaptable and known for doing a quality build at a fair price.”
The home at Harmony Club includes a gourmet kitchen, an entertainment area in the basement, and a covered outdoor living space on the back patio with gas fire pit.
Wood finishes include custom knotty alder cabinets, solid doors and trim and extended wide-plank, vintage-style hardwood in the kitchen, dining room, office, halls and half-bath. The dining room and master bedroom feature coffered ceilings with crown molding.
The property is fully landscaped with a four-car, 1,202 square-foot garage. Amenities include a central vacuum system and dual-zone heating. It is pre-wired for surround sound and security.
Diane Mohn of Loveland Design Carpet One Floor & Home collaborated on the flooring and tile selection. In business for 38 years, she’s provided and installed materials for hundreds of Custom On-Site homes. “This was a great project to get to work on,” she said. “We used a lot of different, fun designs and ideas and the whole home came together so well. The unique tiles, with textures and patterns, fit in and integrate so well, but they’re not what you typically see. The ability to step out and consider some different options and take a bit of a risk really paid off in the final product. I always enjoy working with Custom On-Site.”
Myriad details came together for the final product. For Shane Skott, project superintendent at Custom On-Site Builders, the acid-stained basement floor and custom vinyl garage floor stand out, along with the glass sliding barn doors in the bathrooms, shower flooring flush with the bathroom floor for ease of access, and a five-piece master bath with a soaking tub inside the shower enclosure.
Mohn appreciates the textured wall tile with its wave pattern in the master bath, the linear design of the wall tiles in the powder bath and the arabesque pattern in the three-quarter-bath wall tile. She also likes glass tile backsplashes throughout, the fun accent wall above the kitchen stove, and the patterned monochromatic tile in the basement wet bar along with the character of the wood flooring.
The last piece was the interior design and staging by interior designer Ann Oetting of Littleton-based Atreyu Interiors. Oetting is especially proud of the home’s “approachable glamour with understated freshness and ease that will make you feel like it’s always Sunday.”
“You really get some special features in a home working with Kurt that you’d normally have to go through a design-build process for,” she added. “Beautiful touches like the ceiling details, upgraded light fixtures, plumbing and cabinet hardware [create] a bespoke feel, like someone spent two years with the builder getting all the details just right.”
About Harmony Club
The Harmony Club in Timnath offers world-class golf and luxury homes in the heart of Northern Colorado. Established in 2007, this private, Jim Engh-designed golf course is home to the Colorado State University men’s and women’s golf teams as well as the Golf Academy Northern Colorado. There is a complete fitness center, a saltwater resort pool, tennis, pickle ball, basketball courts, an event pavilion and Harmony Cabin golf shop. Homes here have stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the Front Range.
Working with Custom On-Site
Working with a custom builder like Kurt begins with an appointment. “We have a checklist we will go through with you, and we encourage you to bring as much information as you can with you on what you are seeking,” he said. “We work with folks who have land ready, who are looking, who are interested in specific subdivisions, and those who are just looking around to see what’s out there. We try to help everyone we can.”
With a core team of eight employees and a roster of 20 to 25 subcontractors and suppliers, some with Custom On-Site for 20 years, Kurt says, he and his team truly care about their relationships and reputation. “I try to treat people how I want to be treated–fairly. It’s not all about me, it’s about us and the journey,” he said.
Custom On-Site Builders was recently honored with six awards from the Northern Colorado Home Builders Association and the 2019 Northern Colorado Parade of Homes for two of its homes in Loveland.
4667 Mariana Ridge Court earned a Gold Key for homes priced from $701,000 to $800,000. It also earned best design, best overall workmanship and best exterior for homes in that price range.
4792 Mariana Ridge Court was awarded for best exterior and best design for homes prices from $601,000 to $700,000.
The company was also named Builder of the Year in 2018 and 2019 in the People’s Choice Loveland Daily Reporter Herald newspaper awards.
For more information, contact Custom On-Site Builders Inc. at cosbuilders.com or 970.776.9614. Contact Tara Moreno of RE/MAX Alliance at 970.443.5034 or email@example.com. Designer Ann Oetting of Atreyu Interiors is at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.939.8839. The Harmony Club website is harmonyclub.info. More on Loveland Design Carpet One Floor & Home at lovelanddesigncenter.com.