This timber frame mountain home has been designed as a year-round family vacation retreat by architects Shope Reno Wharton, located in Aspen, Colorado. Surrounded by 1.6 acres of property, the residence is nestled on a wooded slope with views over Aspen and the ski slopes. With plenty of activities, of skiing in the winter and hiking and biking in the summer, this is the perfect holiday pad for the outdoor enthusiast. There is a nicely flowing stream that flows along the edge of the property which feeds a clear pond offering beautiful views from the home. The exterior facade of the home draws on the Western architecture of the infamous national park lodges. The homeowners wanted their home to represent the character of the Rocky Mountains. The interiors had a semi-formal layout, so the architects added some rusticity to it through the use of stone masonry and massive log walls, typifying vernacular architecture. The interior design of the property was carried out by Victoria Hagan Interiors who created cozy and warm living spaces throughout the home that are very timeless. There are several outdoor spaces for the owners to enjoy the beautiful natural environment that surrounds them. There is a stone deck on one side of the structure and stone stairs that leads to a hot tub patio on another side. A boat dock in the pond area allows the perfect spot to go trout fishing. Off the kitchen and towards the stream is a more private porch area which features a striking outdoor fireplace.
We just adore this mountain home retreat, it has been beautifully designed and offers everything one could possibly wish for, its an outdoor lovers paradise. What do you think, could you vacation here? If you love looking at mountain homes as much as we do, we have plenty of past features here on 1 Kindesign to share with you, have a look: Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Bavarian-style luxury mountain retreat in Aspen.
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Lake Creek Residence is a beautiful contemporary mountain home that was completed in 2011 by Krueger Architecture & Design, located in Edwards, Colorado. The home was positioned on the site in order to take advantage of the rugged mountain views and the meandering river. The interior living spaces have been designed to extend to the outdoor spaces drawing nature in, as well as adding warmth and comfort. Large expanses of glass slide open to soak in several of the outdoor courtyards, which are all on varying scales and orientations to enable the enjoyment of outdoor living in all seasons. This stunning home is LEED Gold Certified, creating a truly “green” living experience.
We have featured several beautiful LEED certified projects here on 1 Kindesign, if you would like to see some other amazing examples, have a look: Sustainable modern home design in Vancouver and Eco-friendly home in Minneapolis: Urban Green.
This stunning living room features a show-stopping fireplace wall comprised of two different stones, Colorado buff and Oklahoma brownstone. The masonry surround has been laid in a drystack pattern, creating a visually pleasing focal point. The incredible custom fireplace box measures at 24″ x 7′. The linear burner is by Montigo.
Photos: David Marlow
Canyon Point residence is a contemporary mountain retreat that melds modern architecture with rustic materials, designed by RKD Architects in Telluride, Colorado. Sculpted of masonry walls, this dramatic property seems to meld into the landscape. With simple, low pitch roof forms, the wood and glass structure draws the mountainous landscape into the interior of the home. Sweeping and curved copper roof forms cantilever over a jaw-dropping canyon which drops 1,500 feet below to the San Miguel River. Built for a couple, the home encompasses 9,770 square feet of living space with six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms. There seems to be a perfect balance of clean, modern lines infused with high-country textures, surrounded by an outdoor oasis. The outdoor living spaces includes patios, a fire pit, ponds and rambling meadows, surrounded by 900-acres of wilderness preserve and 360 degree vistas of 14,000 foot snowy peaks. “Douglass fir trusses, Arkansas tumbled stone, reclaimed oak barn wood, and copper siding provide an organic feel to the house”, states the architects.
We have featured many stunning mountain retreats here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at a couple of fabulous ones in case you missed them: Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Breathtaking rustic mountain home in Big Sky: Ansel Haus.
This award-winning kitchen features expansive windows to encapsulate the expansive views and bring the outdoors in. The countertops and cabinetry were custom designed to be curved, emphasizing the sweeping arc of the astounding view.
Photos: Gibeon Photography
An old flour mill was converted into a fascinating industrial style loft by architect Robb Studio in conjunction with Studio Gild, located in Denver, Colorado. The building was built in the 1920s, dilapidated and abandoned, the building was repurposed in 2000, converted into lofts. Originally the client was just looking to make a few updates on their 3,000 square foot home, such as cabinet hardware and an enhanced connection with the laundry and guest bath. Yet, in the end, made the decision to give the loft a complete modern transformation, creating a striking visual aesthetic with open spaces for entertaining that the homeowners could enjoy for years to come. Greater functionality, clean lines and an enhanced material palette are just some of the details that were improved.
This custom designed kitchen showcases stained oak cabinets with quartzite countertops. For the cabinet uppers, the designers installed perforated metal panels. Walls of windows adds lots of natural light into the spaces, with soaring ceilings and exposed ductwork, a truly inspiring industrial home. What do you think? Leave us your feedback in the comments section below!
If you find industrial style lofts inspiring, have a look at some of 1 Kindesign’s past features, such as Eclectic industrial-modern loft in Marina Del Rey and Industrial eclectic Brooklyn loft of Alina Preciado.
Photos: Courtesy of Studio Gild / Dwell
This modern log estate was designed as a relaxing family vacation getaway by VAg Architects and Planners, nestled high on a mountaintop in Denver, Colorado. This sprawling home features beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces that is styled to give a resort-like ambiance. The interior features soaring ceilings, exposed wooden trusses, wood beams, exquisite light fixtures and cozy furnishings, everything you would imagine in a mountain home. Large expanses of windows in every room not only brings in lots of daylight, it also takes advantage of the fantastic views that this area has to offer. The exterior facade is clad in stone and wood logs, with serval outdoor living spaces, including a spacious outdoor deck that looks out over the surrounding mountainous landscape. This is the perfect retreat for both winter and summer vacations, with skiing in the winter and wonderful hiking trails in the summer.
Are you seeking for more great inspiration here on 1 Kindesign? We have featured plenty of mountain retreats in the past, here are a couple of our favorites in case you missed them, Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Modern mountain home in the high Sierras: Flight House.
A floor to ceiling fireplace is a dramatic focal point to this stunning living room. Cozy seating arrangements invites family and guests to curl up and make conversation. Floor to ceiling windows invites nature in and illuminates the space. An area rug makes the space feel warm and adds texture and color.
Photos: Courtesy of VAg Architects and Planners
Morningstar Residence is a modern home with warm and rustic textures designed by Zone 4 Architects and built by Brikor Associates, located on the Roaring Fork River, Aspen, Colorado. This 5,126 square foot, four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home has been patterned after old European farm structures with a contemporary twist. The floor plan showcases a central core great room with glass hallways leading to the bedrooms and all additional rooms which focus on the fabulous views of the Roaring Fork River. The open plan living area is anchored to one side by a modern kitchen and a stunning massive steel fireplace on the other side. The space is connected by reclaimed timbers, concrete flooring, an award-winning lighting scheme and dry-stacked stone walls. The adjacent dining room features a dramatic wine storage wall.
This sensational property is listed for sale at $11,250,000, from here.
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The lighting throughout this breathtaking home was designed to highlight architectural forms with a minimal impact from the source. Mountain exterior lighting fixtures to the exposed structure under the decks created pools of light without the light pollution that can be caused from using decorative fixtures. Consistency of design, accents of architectural forms and materials, and ease of use was the basis for this design and the end result is remarkable.
Photos: David O. Marlow
This family treehouse can be used year round for a variety of activities. The upper deck, with stunning views, is perfect for summer picnics, while the side deck is more suited for a quiet spot to read or relax. The interior has a couch for napping, a desk for writing and working, a kitchenette and small dining area. The initial inspiration for the room was a cozy spot for hosting lunch and dinner parties… in a unique and rustic setting.
The tiny getaway is anchored to a 90 foot spruce tree on the owner’s property, and has been stabilized by several fallen/dead pine trees for extra support. The spiral stair case leads right to the front door, where guests are welcomed with an open living space. To combat the cold temperatures in Colorado, Missy installed an electrical baseboard that will help keep the timber tiny home warm.
Photos: David Patterson
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