THE VENUE: The project involved the vertical integration of two separate condominium units. During this process, the interior aesthetic was totally overhauled with the introduction of local Telluride influences.
THE TEAM: JERRY LABONTE, EMILY BALLOU, NARCIS TUDOR, MAX STRANG
537 West Galena
THE VENUE: Located in the heart of Telluride, but nestled in the aspens at the end of one of Telluride’s hidden-treasure streets, this home was originally built in 2007 by Al Simonian. Almost 10 years later, the new owners decided to change the interiors to suit their more contemporary taste. This is not your typical mountain home. The kitchen transformed from a traditional u-shaped chef’s layout with cherry cabinets to a cleaner, more contemporary white kitchen featuring a beautiful Calacatta marble island. The oversized mercury glass pendants added the finishing touch of bling. A new brilliant white limestone wrapped fireplace and floating walnut shelves, brightened up the living space and highlighted the gorgeous views.
THE TEAM: ALLY CRILLY, CATHY SCHWINDT, GARDENSTORE,
TEAM 411 W. COLORADO
411 West Colorado
THE VENUE: 411 West Colorado is one of many historical homes built along Colorado Avenue in the 1890’s. The recent restoration of the structure began shortly after the purchase of the property in 2013. Caring for a historical home came naturally to the new owners who share lifelong involvement with historical preservation. This project included lifting and stabilizing the foundation, adding a full basement for additional living space, reconstructing deteriorated structural members, and bringing the home up to modern-day standards.
THE TEAM: ANTHONY BURGOS, DON L WILLIAMS, HALI JANE SCOTT, JOE MCCLURE, KRISTINE PERPAR, KYLE TANGUAY
THE CROWN JEWELS
110 North Oak
THE VENUE: Since 1913, the historic Sheridan Opera House has entertained and delighted Telluride residents and visitors alike with everything from award-winning musicians to live theater. Take a step back in time to the early days of the Sheridan Opera House with a vaudeville variety show featuring silent films, performances from the Young People’s Theater, Danielle Jenkins and Melissa Harris, tours with George Greenbank and more! Also get a sneak peak of the new SHOW bar designed by interior designer Sefra Maples and Architect Peter Lundeen, and built by Osborne Construction. Enjoy a 1920s-themed dessert from pastry chef Elena Levin.
THE TEAM: ALLIE SCHERICH, DANIELLE JENKINS, ELENA LEVIN, GEORGE GREENBANK, SEFRA MAPLES
302 North Willow
THE VENUE: The historic brick structure at 302 N. Willow, constructed in 1892, was originally housing for local nurses. The current owners fell in love with the strong simple brick form, and engaged the Sante Architects team to complete an interior and exterior renovation in 2015. The goal of the renovation was to uncover and reestablish the prominence of the historic brick portion of the home while creating a more sensitive and compatible relationship between it and the additions made to the home since 1892. The structure’s history makes the home a fitting venue to display the work and stories of some powerful female voices. Vignettes from “The Hispanic Women’s Project” an original play based on true stories of local Hispanic women, will be performed throughout the tour.
THE TEAM: ESPERANZA REYES, JENNIE FRANKS, PETER SANTE, SANDRA CHEVRIER
430 MUSIC MAN
430 West Colorado
THE VENUE: 430 West Colorado was a derelict structure that was essentially forgotten. The 127 year old house was falling down, and rear yard was crowded with abandoned cars and trash. This property was anything but attractive. Fortunately the Millers stepped in and took a rough canvas to a complete work of art. This included moving a historic house, excavating a large basement, stabilizing adjacent structures, and adding a completely new house attached at the South of the lot. Many HARC approval meetings took place during 2013. They created extensive construction documents that actually went dormant for a year while the owner was deciding to build. Finally in the Summer of 2014 Bill Ward Construction took on their bold vision, and built the home today. TruLinea Architects constantly pushes details, space, and light in all of our homes. This house is proudly standing right on the sidewalk for perpetual enjoyment.
THE TEAM: KEVIN BOX, PATRICK LAGUENS, LUKE TRUJILLO
TEAM 300 Elks Park
300 Elks Park
THE VENUE: Perched over the charming, historic town of Telluride, Colorado, this peerless 4-bedroom penthouse boasts sweeping 360-degree views of arguably the world’s most magnificent box canyon. Conceived by renowned New York architect and designer Alan Wanzenberg, and built by Telluride’s Fortenberry Construction, this 6,000 plus-sq-ft property encompasses the building’s entire top floor. The quality, design, and location are second to none — humbled only, if at all, by the majesty of the mountain peaks that fill its vistas.
THE TEAM: DAVID CHRISTESON + KORAL DELATIERRA, TRANG PHAM, (MIKE WENTWORTH AND ROSIE CUSACK)
THE VENUE: Tipi village in Elks Park. To the Native American of the Great Plains, a tipi meant one thing -- home. In fact, tipi is the Lakota word for “living in.” Today a tipi can be many things: temporary or permanent, traditional or modern.
THE TEAM: COLORADO YURT COMPANY, ANGELEE AURILLO, FLAIR ROBINSON, SARAH SHWAB, STUDIO FRANK, TWEED
360 South Pine Street # 12
THE VENUE: Cari Quattlebaum and Narcis Tudor bring their modern design to a condo unit in Ghostrider Telluride.
THE TEAM: CARI QUATTLEBAUM, MARY KENEZ, NARCIS TUDOR
820 1/2 East Columbia
THE VENUE: Inspired by historic mining cribs, owners Sue and Rick Heinz, along with Jodie Wright/One Architects imagined and designed a modern miner’s crib. Expedited by BONE Construction’s team of artisans, “Miner’s Rest” was born in 2006. Exemplifying the principals of today’s “Tiny House” movement, Miner’s Rest has all of the creature comforts in 308 sq. ft.
THE TEAM: KATE WILKONSON, DJ UNICORN BOSS, ONE ARCHITECTS, SUE WHITE HEINZ, C.I.D., STEPHANIE MORGAN ROGERS + NEW LEAF DESIGNS
Emily Ballou is a local artist, specializing in mixed media acrylic on canvas. Emily’s signature style includes vibrant colors, elaborate texture, and various mediums. This artist has been featured in a handful of galleries around town, and often creates custom commission pieces to suite the personal styles and aesthetics of her clientele. You can find Emily through Telluride Arts or at emilyballouart.com.
Kevin Box is recognized for his ability to capture the delicate nature of paper in museum-quality sculpture. Since the beginning of this century, he has grown to become the featured artist in many of America’s top,fine art galleries and fairs. Box’s work has received numerous awards and is held in prominent collections world wide. In 2004, he was the youngest member ever elected to the National Sculptors’ Guild and was recognized by Southwest Art Magazine as one of the “Top 21 Artists Under 31.” He has placed more than 20 works of art in public spaces and is represented by fine art galleries across North America.
Ally Crilly is a painter living in Ridgway, Colorado. Her first works were inspired by elephants and their fierceness, beauty, wisdom, bravery and sorrow. Her inspiration was born from dreams of elephants while she was planning a voyage to Thailand to study yoga. She began painting for the first time after being a graphic designer for many years. Crilly loves art, mountains, family, yoga and figuring out how to be a human being. She works as an artist, yoga teacher, and freelance graphic designer. allycrilly.com
Original creativity has always been at the top of Anthony’s list. Whether combining steel with wood and stone, or copper and aluminum, his work has to come from the strength of his own hands and the attic of his own creativity. Artisan and blacksmith, Anthony Burgos, has been producing hand-forged creations and specializing in metal fabrication since 1983.
DON L WILLIAMS
Don L Williams is a photographer, musician, and artist. He has had a lifelong interest in photography of all types. As a lover of the outdoors, he is especially interested in nature photography, and is an active member of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association.
Allie comes to Telluride from New York City, where she enjoyed a career as an actor and teaching artist. As a union actor, she performed all over the country in musical theatre, as well as on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines. Allie has also worked on Broadway and national tours, training professional child actors in Annie, Billy Elliot, and Tuck Everlasting. But what she loves most is helping to foster a family of students who are beautifully supportive and each have their own moment to grow and shine. Allie is the new director of Young People’s Theatre, a program of the Sheridan Opera House.
Jennie is a playwright, actor, lyrist and the Artistic Director of SPARKy Productions; that produces The Telluride Playwrights Festival from 27th -31st July at the Sheridan Opera House. This year the Festival celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary, by performing a play written by Jennie with local actresses called The Hispanic Women’s Project. This play documents true stories of local Hispanic women who work and live in the region. In conjunction, all money raised will go towards a SPARKy Latina Scholarship Fund.
Flair Robinson is a mixed media, installation and mosaic artist working primarily with recycled materials and found objects. She states, “I believe that each bit of junk creates a sense of nostalgia in the viewer. The pieces have lived their own lives and have their own energy; they have the power to take us back in time and to bring up memories”. Robinson works intuitively and viscerally. Many of her creative concepts come to her in her dreams.
Telluride photographer Mary Kenez presents a body of work that blends ski town and old west Telluride, adding a dash of whimsey and a sprig of humor.
Stephanie resides near Telluride with her husband and three children on a small ranch with her pet sheep, Tippy, and old horse and a lot of other animals.
Danielle Jenkins has been living and performing in Telluride since 2012. As a company member with Telluride Theatre she has choreographed for the annual Burlesque Show and directed regional children’s programming for the Rural Theatre Initiative. Her love for children’s theatre has extended to tea ching at Ah Haa School for the Arts and choreographing for SAF Young People’s Theatre.
Sandra Chevrier is a Montreal-based artist and full-time single mom. The series “cages” is about women trying to find freedom from societies’ twisted preconceptions of what a woman should or shouldn’t be. She represents women encased in ‘cages’ of brash, imposing paint or comic books. The work symbolizes the false expectations of beauty and perfection, and the limitations society places on women that corrupts what truly is beautiful by placing them in prisons of identity. This, in turn, creates an expectation that women become superheroes. Sandra uses collage or loose and heavy textures of paint to evoke a sense that the women are emerging from a surreal world within the canvas.
Joe McClure grew up in the music industry, eventually becoming president and CEO of eight radio stations. Music is what is most important to him.
DAVID CHRISTESON + KORAL DELATIERRA
David Christeson and Koral Delatierra have been collaborating musically since the formation of their reggae project Niceness. Wanting to explore some of their other musical inspirations they have begun performing as a duo singing the likes of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.
Sarah Schwab is an editorial and social documentary photographer based in South West Colorado specializing in people and story telling imagery. Her style flows from a fascination with portraying life as it is but in moments of cinematic, energized compositions.
DJ UNICORN BOSS
Just like your favorite summer salad, DJ Unicorn Boss promises to drop some truly funky beats! This wild creative followed the double rainbow in 2004 and has been entertaining friends and family ever since. Although she calls the mountains of Telluride home, she enjoys galloping the world looking for new sights and sounds.
SUE WHITE HEINZ, C.I.D.
Sue’s interior design practice has been based in Southern California for 30+ years. White Design is a full-service design studio with published projects in CA, CO, NM, and MT. She shares her time between CA and Telluride for the past 16 years with her husband Rick. Teaming up with One Architects and BONE Construction was great fun. Having designed homes of up to 16,000 sq. ft., small spaces hold a special intrigue and challenge for Sue.
Inspired by his father and a passion for healthy living, Jerry founded LaBonté Nutrition & Wellness, and became a private chef to help as many as possible eat and prepare healthy, local, natural food. It is Jerry’s mission to show and teach the awesome people of Telluride that eating healthy should taste pretty damn amazing.
CATHY SCHWINDT - THYME IN TELLURIDE
Cathy Schwindt was born in Seattle, Washington with a map in one hand and a knife and fork in the other. Cathy’s project, Thyme in Telluride, produces and delivers delicious food with style, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients — so you spend your time enjoying all the area’s amenities, not shopping and chopping! Thyme in Telluride’s goal in implementing menus that follow dietary restrictions is to give you freedom and make you forget that your diet was ever restricted in the first place.
Elena is the head chef for Alpine Infusions, a Telluride-based edible company that distributes infused products throughout Colorado. She makes custom cakes and caters private events, specializing in sweets and small bites. Her career in the kitchen began after studying sustainable food systems at University of Michigan, where she teamed up with a local butcher to open a small food counter and bakery. From there, she started specializing in pastry, but still loves creating all types of food with eclectic flavors and local ingredients when possible.
Esperanza’s passion for cooking started as a young child growing up in a small village in Mexico. Three years ago she arrived in Telluride and realized there was room for her authentic Mexican food and her signature Margaritas. Esperanza loves food and in her restaurant her motto is; ‘Cook like you are cooking for your family’. During the month of July, if you visit her restaurants and mention ‘The Hispanic Women’s Project’ you will be able to buy a Margarita for a happy hour price!
Trang is a lover of good coffee and food. She spends her time perfecting her latte art and figuring out how to bring delicious Vietnamese-inspired cuisine to the masses.
Angelee Aurillo has been a professional chef for 16 years. With a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales as well as speaking conversational Italian, she has been traveling the world studying food, languages and cultures her entire life. She has cooked in France and Italy, having been trained by Michelin star chefs who taught her that quality is most important and to simply prepare food, maintaining its integrity to the fullest. A native New Orleanian, she always brings some of that ‘N’awlins Spice’ into everything she cooks!
Jason has had the privilege to work with chefs from across the country including a couple of Micheline rated chefs and four starred kitchens. Most recently Jason has been responsible for the culinary programs at four diamond resorts and boutique hotels. His food is based on using the best ingredients in simple annd elegant preparations.
Architects + Designers
Luke Trujillo is the principal architect and owner of TruLinea Architects Inc. His studies in architecture include a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from CU Boulder. Early training as an apprentice architect was gained at a number of design offices in Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Telluride.
Mr. Trujillo’s history in Telluride includes the designing, and construction of over thirty-five projects; residential, mixed-use, and commercial. Luke is passionate about design, and finds inspiration through nature.
Although static in nature, architecture has the power to evoke the unmeasurable trigger of emotion. With influences from the industrial revolution era of cars, motorcycles and machines in general, creating something that captures the soul is something Narcis Tudor strives for.
Shift Architects has been practicing architecture in the Telluride area for over 10 years, focusing on quality, detail and personal service. Kris is driven by a passion for finely crafted living spaces, light, natural materials, and the awareness of the sustainability challenges facing the built environment today.
Local architect, Peter Sante, who grew up in Telluride, returned to town after receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, to establish his own firm, Sante Architects in 2004. His work in the region includes projects large and small, but one of his favorite things about living in a National Historic Landmark District is the work he has done to remodel and restore many of Telluride’s most beloved buildings. He lives in a beautiful historic home in town with his wife and two children.
Max is the founding principal of [STRANG] Architecture, a Miami-based firm acclaimed for its site-specific and climate-driven designs. Through his work and discourse, Strang has consistently underscored the ongoing relevance and importance of regional modernism to an international audience. In 2016, he was elected to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and in 2013 he received the Silver Medal from the Miami Chapter of the AIA, the highest honor the organization can bestow. Strang is a graduate of the University of Florida and Columbia University. Prior to establishing his own firm, he worked in the architecture offices of Gene Leedy, SHoP Architects and Zaha Hadid.
one architects firm philosophy grows from the seed belief that we are all one - people, animals, plants, the earth and beyond.
GOOD DESIGN: Incorporating abundant natural light, passive solar heating, view oriented spaces, human proportions, healthy materials and humor are a few of the elements we apply when realizing this conviction in the built environment. Recognizing the profound effect we all have on the world around us, we work to integrate this principle of oneness in our architecture.
Since founding one of Telluride’s earliest continuously operating retail stores, ZiaSun, Barbara MacIntire now heads one of Telluride’s most successful full-service interior design firms with her daughter, Paige. Barbara has a natural gift for creating timeless, interesting, and comfortable environments. Paige is a natural at multitasking with an amazing attention to detail and an uncanny ability to assume multiple duties from project to project. Together, Barbara and Paige create interior spaces as personal and unique as the clients they work with, reflecting individual lifestyles and personalities to produce distinctive and personal homes.
Architect George Greenbank has contributed to the built environment of Telluride since 1971. George’s interest in history and Telluride’s place in history continue to guide his life. He appreciates the opportunity to participate in events such as Art + Architecture Weekend, the Telluride Historical Museum, the Wilkinson Library and the Telluride Elks Lodge #692.
Charged with creative energy and eager to push boundaries, Sefra approaches interior design as a true art form. She believes that interior design has a tremendous influence on people in their everyday lives. Sefra is dedicated to consistently delivering a unique environment that exhibits vibrancy and sophistication. She aims to take interiors to a higher level while sustaining the essence of their functionality. Sefra’s design philosophy is to portray grace, elegance and charm, with the intent to inspire anyone who enters one of her spaces.
Tweed is a full service interior design studio and boutique located in Telluride.Victoria Crawford and Robyn Shaw offer a fresh, chic style, paying close attention to architectural elements, while incorporating art, texture, color, and light to achieve an eclectic and unique outcome for each client. Victoria’s art education and Robyn’s urban experience create balance that perfectly translates their design statement. Similar styles that complement each other, as well as professional and dynamic methods, guarantee success and satisfaction amid all their clients.
Specializing in Interior Architecture and Design Services, Studio Frank operates out of a unique showroom, located at Townsend Street and Depot Avenue. This modern building, designed by renowned architect Henry Smith Miller, houses the design offices and retail space. Frank and her design team have completed numerous residential and commercial projects in Telluride, Aspen, Denver, NYC, LA and Houston. The firm offers several phases of design services, customized for each Client’s needs. Studio Frank’s inspiration comes from “ life, earth, raw materials, old objects, new ideas, and beauty.”
Interior designer and owner. Cari has hand selected Mary's work to contribute to the beautiful modern and clean design.
Kate always keenly sensed the world around her, but as she matured she recognized her sense manifesting as an intrinsic emotional response to the way the world and design FEELS. Through her work, Kate stirs your senses and gives you the opportunity to express your true self. Innovation and application are just as important to her as is the technical skill necessary to the creative process. Her inspirations range from architecture and stone encountered during her travels, to the curves of a root winding across the path in the mountains - or the shape of a vein through skin.
Frannie Aura, founder of New Leaf Design, is all about flowers...inside and out. Her love for flowers took root outside in her garden design background; and reached it's full potential as she began to work inside with floral arrangements and full service event design. Frannie and her team are designing amazing events in Colorado and across the country.