Sunnybrook Circle

Realization May 24, 2017



Kissing Camels, Colorado Springs




This 5,760 s.f. private residence, located in the gated resort community of Kising Camels, was in need of an extensive renovation to take it out of the faux painted ‘80s and into a simple, cozy Scandinavian inspired aesthetic.

Full-Faux to Scandi-Style

We walked this property with the Client, prior to purchasing, to give an honest opinion on the potential of it to meet their style and functional needs after a remodel. With wall-to-wall carpet (yes, that includes the Master Bathroom), a kitchen entirely cut off from the adjacent family and dining rooms, and faux paint on every surface imaginable (we’re talking sinks AND faucets), a remodel was a definite must-do to contend with the exceptional western window views of Garden of the Gods.


By peeling away the dated millwork and faux painted surfaces, a bright, airy, cozy, modern home aesthetic could be realized. Solid maple floors flow through the Great Room into the Kitchen and Dining Rooms, adding natural warmth and grounding the higher volume space. Exposing the existing beams provided a rhythm to the Entry Hall and added visual interest in an oh-so-Colorado way.

Removing the upper cabinets and working with minor reconfiguration of appliances, allowed us to accomplished and ‘open concept’ feel between the Kitchen and Dining Room with direct sight into the Great Room; where their main play area for their son currently is. The Master Bathroom, the second highest priority for the homeowners, also saw significant change. Where there was once a carpeted floor, complete with carpet step up to the bathtub, now has a modern freestanding bathtub beneath a window with a view to one of the gardens and a generous walk-in shower. A maple vanity counter with double sinks coordinating custom mirrors softens the space and provides ample storage, and provides aesthetic continuity.

Photographs by Richard Seldomridge