Donna Grace McAlear’s Peak 8 Penthouse Interior Design
Every now and then an unforgettable architectural design and an overwhelming stunning Interior Design come together to collectively form a union of superior form, function and beauty. New Mood Design, owned and operated by Donna Grace McAlear, in collaboration with architect Michael Gallagher, created such a masterpiece with the design project called “Peak 8 Penthouse”.
Photos by Darren Edwards, San Diego
Located in Breckenridge, Colorado, it begins with a concept for an architectural wonder that consists of three levels, each with a spectacular view of the Colorado mountain tops. Each level is separated by a magnificent stairway that is paired with an elevator for easy access to all accommodations. The location of this heaven on earth home takes advantage of a nearby ski resort by allowing the middle floor to be accessed directly from the neighboring ski slope.
With an Entryway Design such as this, you know the rest of the home will be nothing short of spectacular. Note the elevator to the left – it’s clad with the same material of stone veneer as the exterior of the home. Stainless steel is the prominent element of the entry door, as well as being featured in the staircase railing and accompanying the white birch that encases the elevator door.
Donna’s ultimate goal in this clever “Wine Cave” was to bring about a Contemporary Design that reflected a “hint of tradition” which lends itself to overall warmth and harmony that coincides with the overall design of the home. Special touches incorporated via the handcrafted furniture, the flagstone floor and tongue and grove ceiling planks, create an intimate get-a-way within the Penthouse.
A private Guest Bedroom retreat awaits it’s company in luxurious fashion. This bedroom is accompanied by it’s own private ensuite master bath with intimate and comfortable furnishings worthy of any Penthouse in any major city.
The overall theme and design of the home is carried through to the Master Bath with it’s metal hardwood, slate and laminate cabinets. A separate water closet, whirlpool tub and shower complete the design.
Easy access to the ski trails right outside the Birch doors makes this family room a truly functional space in every sense of the word. The comfortable furnishings lends itself to the entertainment of children and adults alike. Whimsical pieces, such as a DVD holder in the shape of a Polar bear, adds a touch of playfulness and an element of surprise to the function of this living space.
Children of the home weren’t left out of this Interior Designing process. This “Boys’ Bunk Room” brings function and comfort to a whole new level by offering white maple beds with build in shelves and drawers with the added touch of practicality and luxury.
No too be outdone by the boys, this Bathroom designed especially for the Girl’s Bunk Room offers luxury and refinement even to the youngest in the household. The granite and marble countertops are a perfect compliment to the high gloss laminate cabinets with a Lighting Design worthy of any grownup’s Master Bath.
The third floor of this amazing architectural wonder puts the “Penthouse” into the “Peak 8 Penthouse” name. With it’s wall to ceiling windows and spacious outdoor deck it truly brings the outdoors in – in all it’s glory. Using the fireplace as a focal point serves to showcase the “Mountain Ash” stone in dramatic fashion. The sleek Modern Interior Design layout of the furnishings allows the panoramic views of the hillside to become part of the room’s ambiance.
From another viewpoint, the third floor of the Penthouse showcases the Kitchen Design in conjunction with the living area. Donna’s intent with the layout was to focus on the client’s wishes for “flexible” seating as it would make entertaining large crowds just as convenient as it would for more intimate gatherings.
A closer look at the Kitchen Design reveals grey-stained European oak cabinets with Quartz countertops continuing the overall minimalistic theme of the home. The clever barstool design keeps with the client’s wishes of being able to change seating arrangements as needed as they are completely adjustable to function in the kitchen, dining room or living area.
Donna left no detail behind as she incorporated this “hand cut, radiant, random-patterned glass mosaic wall treatment” onto the backsplash of the Penthouse kitchen. The color blends seamlessly with the stainless steel fixtures and snow covered mountaintops.
Creating an intimate seating arrangement for an “office nook” was the inspiration behind the use of these two swivel “pumpkin” chairs. The arrangement provides not only a cozy spot for two with stunning, breathtaking views, but the chairs can be used elsewhere to accommodate additional seating where ever needed.
Interior Design Touches the Sky
Donna Grace McAlear has literally brought Interior Design to the Heavens by collaborating on the Pier 8 Penthouse Project. Her sophisticated and distinctive style brings harmony and balance to any builder’s architectural design – whether it’s here on the ground, or nestled next to the stars in the sky.
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