Modern Living Room

Tragedy turned into Triumph! This rings true for a family whose home was claimed by the Waldo Canyon fire that swept through the Mountain Shadows community on June 26, 2012. In the midst of a burned community, the couple began putting the loss of their home behind them by embarking on the journey of designing their luxury, custom home that would emerge in its place. As a Colorado custom home builder servicing the Colorado Springs area since 2004, we have been honored to be able to walk through this journey with them to create their dream home. So without further ado, we proudly present this sophisticated, Contemporary Style home for your enjoyment. Come on in!

The entry way of this home is an art piece in itself. Enhanced with a coffered ceiling and adorned with a Sputnik Elliptical light fixture, the entry welcomes you into a softly lit ambiance. A free standing wall creates a privacy screen and a canvas for the homeowner to display a beautiful piece of art on. A custom-made, wrought iron banister and railing reflects the clean lines of the contemporary style, leaving the stairwell to the basement open and bright.

Stairway Waldo Canyon

Beyond the entryway lies the family room. Large windows allow natural light to fill this room by day, and sparkles of the city’s lights by night; automatic shades on the upper windows are opened and closed with the touch of a button. Center stage, the elegant, wood burning fireplace and unique art piece is highlighted by a spotlight in the ceiling. White oak flooring with a dark custom stain color adds warmth to this room and flows freely into the attached dining room, kitchen, and hallway.

Butler Pantry Mountain Shadows Custom HomeGreat thought and ingenuity went into creating this dining room. With the homeowner desiring hidden, walk-in butler  pantries accessible from the dining room, but not visible on a regular basis, the Neolith wall with hidden doors was a creative solution. Spring catch doors open up to separate pantries equipped with wood cabinetry; one side stores dishware and the other sports a cocktail bar. CaesarStone Apple Martini countertops add a bright pop of color to the area. A coffered ceiling highlighted with rope lighting and a Rhapsody Chandelier creates the perfect dining ambiance.

Modern Custom Home Kitchen

Seamlessly located off of the dining room is the large, open kitchen. Frameless, Maple cabinetry stained Mocha is topped off with White Cliff Quartz by Cambria, and encase stainless steel appliances. A large island is embellished with Quartzite, housing the Thermador range, and providing a quaint place for the family to enjoy meals together. White, subway tile backsplash, wall-mounted stainless steel shelves, and glass pendant light fixtures compliment the sleek, contemporary kitchen. Art work and glass wares bearing bright tones of green, yellow, red and orange complete this beautiful kitchen.

Bathroom windowsA full bathroom is strategically positioned off the upstairs hallway that serves as a powder room for guests, as well as an on-suite for the spare bedroom. Separated by a door, the vanity and toilet sits independent of the room containing the shower/bath unit, which is also accessible through the spare bedroom situated at the end of the hall. A unique feature of this bathroom is the vertical windows encased within the stairwell wall that leads to the basement. Due to a large window located on the front of the house, natural light is able to stream beyond the stairwell, through these windows, and into the bathroom.

Build In Shelves Waldo Canyon Fire Mountain Shadows Custom HomeThis wall niche was created by our design specialist, Kim Cieplik, as a surprise for the homeowners so they could display their unique art pieces. Each niche is lit with a dimmable spotlight and finished with a wood shelf made from the flooring material to ensure a unified, visual match.

Tucked away from the traffic flow of the main floor is the master bedroom and on-suite. The morning sun spills through large windows to brighten this large retreat. A soaker tub is the focal point at one end of the on-suite, whereas the doorless, walk-in shower and bathroom vanity grab your attention on the other. Romance Black tile encompasses the shower walls; Fango Sand tile in a matte finish covers the shower and bathroom floor, and an Allure Infamous glass accent tile by Hirsh adds beauty and dimension to the shower and vanity backsplash.  Floating cabinets accommodate Cambria Newport countertops with undermount sinks donning Grohe, chrome fixtures.

Colorado Springs Custom Modern Home

Modern Bathroom waldo canyon fire mountain shadows home

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the highlights of this home. You may also view our full gallery of custom homes on our Solid Rock Custom Homes page at

If you desire to build a luxury, custom home in the Colorado Springs area, our team at Solid Rock Custom Homes would love to sit down with you to discuss how we can build your dream home into a reality in 2015. Contact us at, or at 719-494-0932.




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