Located in downtown Denver, the Marion House started out as the residence of the Chipotle founder. With a new set of owners coming in from across the pond, Surround Architecture transformed the iconic bachelor pad into a tranquil family dwelling. The transition included a full remodel and an expansion that brought in a natural material palette. The introduction of board-formed concrete, blackened steel panels, and smoked white oak converted the previous restaurant-style aesthetic into a warm, contemporary oasis while floor-to-ceiling glazing established a continuous connection with the outdoors. The addition of an owner's wing shapes a master suite and bathing pavilion overlooking the inner courtyard. Enclosed by a glass facade and ceiling, the Japanese-style Ofuru soaking tub is nearly free of any boundaries, creating the illusion of bathing outdoors.
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