The great escape

Job Site by: Architect - Allan B. Mitchell & Associates , Contractor - Jason Jones , Jerry Ritenour

Remodeling ideas keep a home's well-known history intact


This home's original outdoor stone grill was transformed into a fireplace and now resides in the renovated kitchen.

With soaring windows, this dining room addition takes advantage of the views of the Seven Springs Mountain Resort ski slopes.

This master bedroom features a stone wall with a ventilation door above the fireplace. Once used out of necessity, the door now remains closed and serves as a point of interest.



The length of the tree timbers used to create the ceiling determined the size of this living room. As for the interior design, the current owners used vibrant colors and a folksy fabric to give the room a Swiss Alps look.

A new double vanity complements this charming, wood-paneled master bathroom. When renovating this space, the owner kept much of the original design intact, including the wood paneling and unseen pink bathtub.

This mountain home was originally built in 1955 for William Hopwood, former president of Calgon Corporation. The design consisted of a compound with the main house, the housekeeper’s cottage, a stable and a shooting range.



The current owners purchased this home, a house steeped with history—and a view— along with the garage and housekeeper’s cottage in 2003. They did eventually remodel, but kept historic preservation in mind the entire time.

A large mural depicting the mountains and the owner’s dogs accentuates the wall along this indoor pool.

An oversized antler chandelier—obtained from a local restaurant—dominates this comfortable library room design. In addition to plush furniture, this space boasts plenty of light to make curling up with a good book that much easier.



The wall above the front door in this mountain home features a charming mountain-inspired faux painting. In German, "himmelberg" means "beautiful mountain."

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