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Five beams supporting the ceiling are reclaimed railroad ties from Telluride, salvaged from the home’s original interior. “We wanted to respect what the house had been,” says Dennis. The staircase, visible through the windows on the right, connects the home’s three levels.
Debra relaxes in an Eero Saarinen Womb chair in the master bedroom. The low-slung couch, an authentic Ligne Roset, and the occasional table, a vintage Ray and Charles Eames, face a wall that previously housed a massive stone fireplace; the Scholls removed it to create another canvas for their collection. A portrait by Thomas Ruff hangs in the background.
Standing on the entry’s landing, Dennis and Debra perch above their open living room. To their left, a glass wall opens into the kitchen.
The third floor, which in its 1970s incarnation was a recording studio for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, now houses the Scholls’ master bedroom.
A photograph by artist Cindy Sherman dominates the entry of the main level, which consists of a kitchen, dining room and sitting area. On the honed black granite counter sits a bottle of Betts & Scholl wine, Dennis’ newest venture. The wine’s labels, not surprisingly, are commissions by the couple’s favorite artists.