When Chad Haas, Founder of Vault, a company that prides itself in furnishing some of the most beautiful garages in the world, was brought into this project, the home and garage were already exquisitely finished. “When I first approached the home from the street, I knew that I’d have my work cut out for me. Everything looked so perfect exactly the way it was designed and built.”
Standing at approximately 10,500 square feet, this stunning Colorado Rockies residence was recognized by the National Association of Home Builders as the best custom built home in the country in 2010.
The client’s goal was to engage Haas to design and furnish a garage space where he could relax, separate from the home, enjoy his growing car collection and entertain family and friends.
Haas gathered ideas from the homeowner and returned back to his Beaverton, Oregon-based studio with a vision to create the ultimate gentlemen’s retreat through the look and feel of a turn-of-a-century Tuscan ‘car barn.’
Haas designed luxurious castle-style doors, handcrafted from solid Mahogany with hand-wrought iron grills, Clavos nails, and door-pull hardware. On the interior, porcelain tiles resembling Italian travertine stone were used extensively. Haas collaborated with a local millwork company to design and hand-finish substantial wood beams from distressed Douglas Fir. All of the walls were hand-plastered by a local artist using straw that was harvested from the surrounding area and incorporated into the plaster to give it a rustic antique quality. The warm glow from several custom porcelain neon signs, each one built entirely by hand by Vault, are dispersed throughout the space and transform the entire room, bringing it to life. Images by John Vanderpool.