The Birdhouse: Originally built in 1985 as an octagon, this property does not lack character. Nestled into Sanitas with sweeping views from the master suite, this remodel took into account the proximity to the foothills and used that as the design north star. Kitchen and dining are oriented west to capture the quiet mornings and varying sunsets of the Rockies, with doors that fully open on both sides of the dining area. A Danish Wham fireplace warms the living area in the winter and creates a cozy yet open main floor. Childrens’ rooms, bath, mudroom and utilities on the ground floor allow for easy access and give a place for muddy dog paws to be washed before coming up for a nap. White oak floors throughout, in-floor radiant heat, dual ovens for entertaining. Small enough to feel each other close but plenty of room for artwork, eclectic collections, cat forts and turtle ponds, this Newlands gem does justice to its’ bohemian roots but embraces a clean, pared-down approach to contemporary living.