6 Homes With Stunning Contemporary Architecture

You can tell exquisite architecture not just by how striking it appears, but by how well it incorporates the site and surroundings views. It truly is a privilege to live in the Rocky Mountains—the vantage points and breathtaking sights are nothing short of miraculous. These six contemporary homes nestled in the mountains of Colorado pay tribute to their locations, as well as honor the privacy and refuge they offer to their owners.


This family’s ski retreat boasts a dynamite back deck for relaxing and spending quality time together. Barn wood siding and large windows cover the entire side of the house, bringing the mountain views indoors after an evening of roasting marshmallows over the fire pit and watching the sunset from the outdoor living room. 


This back deck overlooking the Gore Creek in Vail serves as more than just outdoor space. The large two-sided fireplace, steel-beamed trellis, and plush modern furniture create the illusion that this room is indoors. 


Nestled in Edwards, Colorado, this sleek home offers some truly gorgeous panoramic mountain views. The four-bedroom home’s lower-level exterior is covered in gray stucco, while sections of burnt cedar, glass, and a gray quartzite blend seemingly float above it. Giant projections on the top floor act as passive sunshades, protecting the home from excessive solar heat.


This home has a mountain beach house feel, with a private courtyard and pool surrounded by cascading levels of contemporary architecture. To the left, above the garage, sits a guest suite; the second-story center section is the master suite; and the L-shaped section on the right is the living/kitchen/dining space. Who would guess this home sits on a busy street? It feels like a secluded resort.


This grand entryway belongs to the 2010 Mountain Living Home of the Year, a 10,000-square-foot retreat tucked into the mountains in Vail. Its soaring ceilings, bold accents, and breathtaking views add even more glamour to the already dramatic site.


This home pushes the limits of contemporary architecture in Beaver Creek. The glass-walled entrance from the front courtyard one of its most striking features. As you approach the front door, you can already see straight through to the mountain vistas beyond. Warm stone anchors the home, truly inviting you in.

Kyle Webb 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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