Project of the Year

    The Project of the Year for a rehabilitation to a historic home in 2016 was awarded to 313 Sopris, LLC, Jeff Hermanson, for the rehabilitation, addition and historic preservation work of the 1881 residential building located at 313 Sopris Avenue.   The Board commended Priscila Palhava and Peter O’Rourke for the sensitivity of this unique historic structure and the attention to detail in the rehabilitation on the project as a whole was greatly appreciated.  Each step along the way, O’Rourke and Palhava met with Town Staff and representatives from the Board to ensure that the path of rehabilitation was appropriate for this special building.  Uncovering two different types of siding, maintaining as many of the historic windows as possible, the lower “cellar” door and returning to the East elevation entry were all examples of the details you all took to help this building preserve its unique character.  This is an iconic building in Crested Butte, as it sits atop the hill on Sopris Avenue.  According to the historic building survey, this building was built in 1881, as the Pioneer Apartment Hotel, and is one of the oldest in Crested Butte.  Crested Butte founders, Howard Smith and George Holt, erected the building and the Spehar family acquired the building in 1926.

Best New Shop


The 5280 Guide to Shopping In Denver

We scouted the metro area for its best shops—and found 87 of them.


High fashion meets Colorado cool at Goldyn’s boutique in Highland. Photo courtesy of Kristen Hatgi Sink


Ensure your house looks as good as you do—no matter your budget.


This unassuming store in City Park West resembles your grandmother’s attic, minus the dust. The vintage merchandise changes frequently, so you’re sure to find something new each visit. We recently spotted stately burnished lamps, antique birdcages, and handcrafted wooden cutting boards.

Wild Flowers

This Congress Park shop—which is opening a second location in Stapleton’s Eastbridge Town Center next month—specializes in terrariums, so your living room can bloom just as brightly as your yard no matter the season. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Coburn Huff)

Cedar & Hyde Mercantile

Although this Boulder store also offers quality clothing, we stop in for the wide array of ceramic dishes and hand-woven Dhurrie-style rugs custom-designed by the owners’ sister. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Adler)

Dwell Antiques & Home

Spend enough time perusing the aisles of this expansive retailer in Greenwood Village, and you’re bound to leave with something for everyone: Blithe and Bonny handmade goat’s milk soap for your sister; precious gemstone jewelry from Santa Fe–based Bittersweet for a friend; and a new mirror or wall hanging for yourself.

The Lark

Since it opened in 1970, this Country Club shop has honored its mission to carry classic home accessories and elegant gifts. It also provides a local alternative for the all-important bridal registry. We’re fond of Organic Pearl’s Beatriz Ball Collection of timeless serving platters (pictured). (Photo credit: Courtesy of The Lark)

Hazel & Dewey 

Don’t be surprised if your guests drool almost as much over your new dishware as they do over your cooking. South Broadway’s Hazel & Dewey is smartly filled with kitchen must-haves, from serving utensils made out of cherry wood to glazed stoneware baking vessels.

Lulu’s Furniture & Decor

You don’t need a design plan before visiting Lulu’s: The three on-staff interior designers at this LoHi showroom can help you hone your current renovation project. Or stop by for a quick, smaller upgrade. We’re smitten with the chic Rowe Furniture Keller chairs and Denver neighborhood maps carved into slabs of red cedar ($45, pictured) by Neighborwoods. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Lulu’s Furniture & Decor)

Studio West

First opened in Crested Butte in 2001, Studio West found a second home in Larimer Square’s subterranean walkway earlier this year. Even if you can’t afford a $1,328 Clarice armchair, pop in to get some decor inspiration (and maybe the $75 “Love You, Love You More” pillowcase set). (Photo credit: Courtesy of Room & Board)

Room & Board

If you can’t find the perfect addition for your home in Room & Board’s recently renovated and expanded 28,000-square-foot store, we’re not sure what to say. Make sure to check out the rooftop patio, where you’ll find plenty of ideas for sprucing up your outdoor spaces in the spring. (Photo courtesy of Room & Board)


Revampt’s mission is to “reclaim, recycle, and repurpose” home decor and furniture, and owner Daniel Louis has a great eye for swanky yet eco-friendly furnishings. Spice up a tired room with pieces such as a three-foot-tall boxcar wine rack (pictured) or a recycled burlap sack pillow. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Revampt)

Rare Finds Warehouse

Make sure your trunk is empty before visiting this hidden gem off I-70 and Monaco. The 10,000-square-foot warehouse contains a massive collection of furniture and accessories sourced from Denver to India, including one-of-a-kind pieces like antique railroad lanterns transformed into hanging lamps. (Photo courtesy of Rare Finds Warehouse)

Shops at 9th Avenue

Though this nondescript block of shops, containing 17 stores under one roof, opened on Broadway in 1999, it still feels like a secret. You could while away hours wandering through the 15,000-square-foot maze of rooms, discovering Frank Howell–signed lithographs, a French antique buffet, and so much more.

Mod Livin’

You can guess the aesthetic of this East Colfax store from its ’50s name. Unsurprisingly, it’s the authentic vintage pieces (rather than the throwback furniture) that shine: a teak desk that belongs on a Mad Men set, chrome-plated
cocktail shakers, and art deco relics like a 1930s slot machine.

Jonathan Adler 

Jonathan Adler’s designs embody what we call playful highbrow. The interior design mogul (he began his career as a potter and still is, by trade) remains heavily involved in the creation of every single piece sold in his stores. Look no further than the Goldfinger Lounge Chair ($1,950, pictured) to get a sense of Adler’s ability to blend tasteful with ostentatious. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Jonathan Adler)

Studio Como

This furniture store with Europe-made pieces might be 12 years old, but its 20,000-square-foot RiNo showroom, which opened in 2015, is anything but stale. Studio Como’s contemporary leanings are expertly infused with Rocky Mountain elements. Plus, the venue’s top floor holds 15 living room models (think: an upscale version of IKEA), so you can see how an entire space comes together. (Photo credit: Courtesy of James Florio)