Since then, JJ has gradually remade the home in his vision, finding inspiration in Colorado’s serene and sprawling landscapes. “I’ve tried to design my space to reflect a Zen, natural environment that feels more alive and more in harmony with my outdoor surroundings,” he explains. Indoor garden areas fed by a self-watering system built into the rocks help. As do floor-to-ceiling windows on several sides, boasting breathtaking views of the valley and forest below.
To furnish the multilevel interior—an open layout featuring rooms that flow seamlessly from one to the other and an airy mezzanine connecting to the upstairs—JJ partnered with Arhaus Interior Designer Julia Hamlin to curate the common spaces. “Arhaus furniture is elevated yet with a very organic feel,” he says. “A lot of the pieces have natural elements, so working together just made sense.”
This is what I’m meant to do, build with the Earth. And this is just the beginning.