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A Rustic-Contemporary Redo in Steamboat

See the stunning before & after transformation



Photo by David Patterson

From the outside, this home was everything the Gillians had been looking for: towering pines and quaking aspens, views of the Steamboat Ski area from its great room, hiking and mountain biking outside their door, and only a 10-minute drive from downtown Steamboat Springs.

The catch came once they walked in the front door and realized they had lost all connection to the outdoors. The interior of the home was dark, rooms were chopped up, and the windows did not take advantage of the beautiful surroundings.

The vision for the home’s complete transformation centered on a light-filled, rustic-contemporary design where the Gillians could feel connected to the outdoors in every room. The main area was gutted, walls (and even a powder room) were removed and all of the windows in the house were replaced. 

Take a look at this before-and-after story below.

KITCHEN BEFORE:

KITCHEN AFTER:

Photo by David Patterson

The space juxtaposes “cozy mountain lodge” with a splash of contemporary to create a harmonious mix of elements—rustic cherry paired with barn board, an antique white oak countertop with a steel edge band, glass accents paired with natural stone in the backsplash, stainless steel hood and appliances paired with fir trusses.  

     

What looks like a barn board accent wall behind the breakfast table is actually a cleverly disguised pantry in the space that was gained by reconfiguring the mudroom. 

DINING ROOM BEFORE:

The dining room wall was taken out as were the powder room and the pantry that separated the dining area from the kitchen. The result is an open, light-filled space.  Removing the walls also created a connection between the family room, the kitchen and the dining room that better suits the homeowners’ lifestyle.

DINING ROOM AFTER:

Photo by Paige Hayes

Photo by Paige Hayes

Now the dining room, with its a feeling of mountain elegance, is the perfect place to host a large family gathering when the table is expanded.

FAMILY ROOM BEFORE:

FAMILY ROOM AFTER:

Photo by David Patterson

The family room brings all of the mountain elements into one setting—barn board, cowhide, and Western and Native American accents. The fireplace received a stone facelift with cleaner lines.  This is the family hang-out room, and the Gillians wanted this to be a space where they could put their feet up on the table, have their dog hang out on the furniture, and play games with their boys without worrying about damaging anything. 

GREAT ROOM BEFORE:

GREAT ROOM AFTER:

Photo by David Patterson

In the great room, views were expanded while using timber trusses to keep the space from feeling too massive.


Photo by Paige Hayes

Outfitted with a mixture of timeless rustic furnishings and antiques with lighter materials and cleaner lines, the home has a mountain-transitional flair. 

MASTER SUITE SITTING ROOM BEFORE:

MASTER SUITE SITTING ROOM AFTER:

Photo by Paige Hayes
MASTER BATH BEFORE:

The master bath was completely reconfigured to open up the line of sight to the aspen forest at the back of the house. The toilet enclosure was moved to another location, a double vanity was created on one side of the room, and the shower was expanded and framed in glass so you can see through to the view.

MASTER BATH AFTER:

Photo by David Patterson

The final result is a fresh revival of mountain style that embraces the outdoors, letting sunlight pour in, and at the same time feels cozy and inviting on the snowiest of winter days!

DESIGN DETAILS:

INTERIOR DESIGN Home on the Range Interiors  ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS & CONSTRUCTION Gerber-Berend Design Build

Lynne Barton Bier is an interior designer and owner of Home on the Range Interiors in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. View their profile or contact Lynne at 970-870-6777 ext. 4.

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