A Tudor Home in Denver

interior living room with two cisco sofas and large windows

The Hilltop Tudor was designed in 1936 by architect G.N. Smedegaard, a prominent Denver architect at that time. The stately and dramatic style of the home was the impetus for the homeowner’s vision—to create a European-style cottage with modern amenities.

When the owners of a Tudor home in Hilltop met with Architectural Designer John Mattingly about a renovation, he insisted on having the meeting outside. “The site was amazing, but the home was so broken I didn’t want to be in it,” recalls the architect.

Now, after two years of painstaking work, this astonishing 5,000-square-foot remodel is our pick for Home of the Year.

The homeowners knew exactly what they wanted: a European cottage feel that worked with the original structure, “but with a hip factor,” says Regan Mattingly, John’s wife and Chalet’s lead interior designer. “She wanted it to look like something out of ‘Great Expectations,’ but with modern amenities.”


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