IS IT TIME TO BID farewell to dramatic two-story foyers and cavernous great rooms? Some architects and builders say yes, arguing that yesterday's ostentation is giving way to a more casual and intimate kind of luxury. “Most of the projects we've done lately have involved scaling back overblown spaces that don't match the rest of the house,” says Doug Walter, a restoration architect in Denver.
Riley House II Doug Walter Architects added contrast to distinguish the vanities: a cherry-stained projecting unit for the husband and a recessed painted version for the wife. Category: Bathroom; Entrant/Architect: Doug Walter Architects, Denver; Builder: Coggeshall Construction, Denver; Interior Designer: KD Design Consultants, Denver