Master Bedroom

Although it may seem odd today, many older homes belonging to affluent families featured separate bedrooms for husband and wife. ManInt1-55The Mansion’s private master suite included not only separate bedrooms but his and her bathrooms as well, bestowing a whole new level of luxury and comfort to its married couples. In the early 1900s, John Springer constructed these bedrooms directly above the grand living room, adding transom windows to both levels to create a near duplicate effect on the house’s front exterior. An alcove on the western wall of the wife’s bedroom includes a window that once offered spectacular Colorado mountain views, lost after the addition of a western wing to the Mansion in the 1920s that blocked the window.

During Frank Kistler’s 1929-1930 renovations both bathrooms received updates, including plumbing and fixtures considered modern for the day. Kistler also commissioned an artist to hand-paint the bathrooms walls. While the husband’s bathroom artwork consists of geometric designs and patterns in red and black, a more delicate, nature oriented approach was taken in the wife’s bathroom, where soft yellow and blue tones dominate. The wife’s bathroom also offers its user the choice of a toilet or bidet, both of which are located in separate private closet rooms with unique curved doors that give the bathroom a circular appearance.

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