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A Midcentury-Modern Mountain Getaway



Hidden atop a steep site in the Colorado mountains, this midcentury modern home was influenced not only by a family’s 1950s art collection but also by a desire for their multiple families to gather and escape the busy-ness of city (and everyday) life.

The home was built of recycled materials, many of which were repurposed from the previous house on the property. The design team took extreme care to incorporate green design practices—using natural materials, including sustainable woods, concrete paneling on walls, and high-efficiency lighting.

Because of the incredibly vertical lot, a 50-foot-long concrete bridge was crafted, bringing the homeowners to the top level of the home’s four stories. Upon entering the garage—insulated by a wildflower-covered roof—one either takes the elevator or stairs to the lower levels.

Floating walnut treads are embedded into the stone wall, a quartzite plank blend designed specifically for the home. A walnut rail completes the modern staircase and leads into the marble-floored living room and kitchen.

The home’s interiors were the family’s project—a style approach they collaborated on.

To the right of the living area sits the kitchen, with beige gray oak stained cabinets. The quartzite-slab countertop and backsplash compliment the stone throughout the house and top-off the kitchen’s monochromatic look with tons of texture.

There are four bedrooms in this home, and no bedroom is allocated to any one individual; this way, any family dynamic—multiple couples or a family with children—can visit and feel comfortable anywhere, as if they’re staying in a mountainside resort.

The master suite is no exception—all bedrooms boast built-in dressers, nightstands, and desks, as well as eye-catching displays of the family’s collection of midcentury wall hangings.

The backyard is the perfect atmosphere for evening dips in the hot tub, covered by one of the bedrooms above. Atop the bedroom is another outdoor living space for basking in the sun and capitalizing on the gorgeous surrounding views.

Kyle H. Webb, AIA is the principal at KH Webb Architects PC, a Vail, Colorado-based design and architecture firm. View their profile or reach Kyle at 970-477-2990.

Content for this article provided by KH Webb Architects.

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