Spring 2013 Contents
Instead of letting old sports equipment, Cd's and other junk collect dust in your home—or worse, languish in a landfill—consider the new face of recycling.
For this former bagel-baking magnate, country living is the staff of life.
When you’re short on time and long on pantry items, here are quick meals that are tastier than their packaged counterparts.
Ah spring! So many places to go and things to do; check this calendar for ideas.
Dramatic, showy foliage makes this king of begonias an indoor/outdoor must-have.
Feature Home Spring 2013
- Published on Sunday, 17 March 2013 11:32
- Written by Lisa Marshall
By Lisa Marshall
Photos by Roxanne Capaul
With their fortunes made and their kids grown, many baby boomers have been known to treat themselves to a fancy convertible or a dream vacation. Boulder Bagel Bakery founder Michael Sclafani took a different approach.
“I wanted this to be a reflection of all my years of hard work,” says Sclafani, 56, of his immaculate 5,700-square-foot bachelor pad he’s sunk more than a million dollars and countless hours into over the past five years. “It was kind of like my reward. It has been an absolute labor of love.”
Seated on a bucolic 5 acres, complete with a white picket fence, a stream-fed pond, a grain silo, and a 1,300-square-foot guesthouse with river-stone walls, Sclafani’s rural estate northwest of Longmont exudes country summer-camp charm on the outside. But inside is a surprisingly modern, formal space that feels more like a gallery or, perhaps, a work of art itself.
“It has an almost museum-like feel to it,” notes interior designer and longtime friend Roxanne Capaul, who helped Sclafani transform the outdated foreclosure home into a contemporary showpiece.
Built in 1993 by the owner of a concrete company, the main house is framed with thick concrete walls artfully curved to create spacious rooms with dazzlingly high ceilings, stout arches, and a distinct art-deco feel. Giant stucco columns etched with copper accents grace the living room, and curvilinear architectural layers line the kitchen ceiling. There’s barely a right angle in the place.
One look at the crisp white Italian couches and curving cream walls and a visitor might be inclined to wonder—for an instant—if the owner comes from old money.