At Home With the King
Take a look at entrepreneur Christopher R. King’s beautifully renovated home and impressive art collection.
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We lived in a home down the street and wanted to find something with more room for our kids. We were not in a rush to buy anything, but when I saw the potential of this place, I had to buy it. It had 4,800 flat square feet of home with an expansive backyard and opportunity to eventually expand another 4,500 square feet. I also knew my kids would love this backyard with plenty of space to run around. I have always loved design, so this was a cool project for me. To make it ours, I knew we would have to completely renovate it. With the right materials, art, design and colors, we could really make it beautiful, and we did just that in under four months.
What is your favorite room?
green so I could teach my kids how to putt and play my favorite game of golf.
How does it make you feel at home?
In business, I always say energy is everything. It is the same when it comes to creating the right environment at home. Creating a space with good energy and design allows you to have a place to really enjoy time with each other.
What are some of your must have home essentials?
My Liebherr luxury humidor for cigars, my 24-carat gold-plated wine glasses imported from Czechoslovakia, Hermes plate ware, Nespresso coffeemaker, Vitamix blender, and a built-in Mr. Steam steamer in shower. Also, I am an avid collector of wine. We created an area in our home to enjoy a glass of wine and socialize with friends. We also created a wine room off the kitchen that showcases the wine as part of the design of the house. I also love modern art and have many personal friends in the art world. Art is an important element in any environment to me; I find it very inspirational.
You have a lot of lovely windows.
Lighting is very important to creating a space. We have a lot of windows and skylights to brighten the home and showcase different spaces, like the one over the tub in the master. It’s truly beautiful when the light comes in!
What are some of your favorite colors, textures and fabrics?
I love blues and grays, and also enjoy small pops of color. Orange, believe it or not, is my favorite color! I should use more of it! I think it is very optimistic. I also love this Belgium linen in our gathering and family room and my leather couch in the master bedroom.
Do you collect cars? How many are in your garage?
The home gym has everything a commercial gym has. All professional, commercial-grade fitness equipment. From back inversion tables, treadmills to free weights. We converted our two-car garage as a gym for now until we finish the planned expansion.
What was the inspiration behind decorating?
I love modern art and wanted to create a space that was suitable for my family and our lifestyle and allowed us to showcase our collection of art and collectibles. I have had some incredible business breakthroughs here -- never underestimate the power of your environment!
Do you like to cook? Do you have a wine cellar?
I love to cook. I put on Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin on my speakers through the house and open a bottle of rare red wine and get in a zone. Of course, my wife says I am the best cook in the world! All of our friends enjoy and it's nice to have close friends over. My wine cellar was just built out finally; I wanted a glass encasement so the wine could be on display like art.
You have a very elegant bathroom. What inspired the chandelier?
What’s next for you?
I will add another 4,500 square feet to the home with three additional bedrooms and a new master wing that will span the length of the house with an incredibly large closet. The old master will turn into a guest suite. We are also adding a spa, steam room, sauna, pool, gym and lookout area with fire pit on the mountainside and a wine storage underground.