Michael P. Johnson Design Studios - Hiller Residence in Winter Park, Colorado Print E-mail
Monday, 17 May 2010 14:30


The house’s owner, Ruth Hiller, a fine arts painter and corrective exercise specialist, purchased a 1950's single storey home located in Winter Park, Colorado.
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All photographs courtesy of Bill Timmerman

Ruth, a single woman, approached Michael P. Johnson with the challenge to remodel this poorly designed building in a manner within a minimalist design ethic.


With little to work with it was suggested that the existing residence be removed and relocated elsewhere. Working with the existing basement foundation a two storey solution allowed the living, dining, and kitchen to fly above the dense evergreen forest. The lower level contains two master bedroom suites, entry and a commons room. The basement was designated for use as a painting studio with natural light borrowed by the use of light wells located on the west elevation.
MPJ_Hiller-03A monochrome porcelain tile used on the floor was selected for its beauty and durability for the entire lower level. The use of a single tile color unifies the total space allowing the free flow from room to room.
MPJ_Hiller-02“The use of porcelain tile in my projects is not of a decorative nature but as a building material.” Michael P. Johnson explains. “I use large format tile to function as a platform for the modern furniture and art work prevalent in all of my work.”
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