Home of the Year Highlights: Handcrafted Details

Could your mountain home be our next Home of the Year? The deadline for 2013 Home of the Year entries is fast approaching—entries must be mailed by July 15!—so start snapping photos of your mountain home, fill out that entry form, and enter today! But first, get inspired by this great design moment from one of our previous winners:

photo by Kimberly Gavin

Location: Vail, Colorado

Winning details: The 2010 Home of the Year‘s contemporary façade—featuring stone and weathered COR-TEN steel—has “a little bit of Craftsman flair, which is rooted in Asian influences,” says architect Kyle Webb. Flanking the entry, “there are massive stones that we incorporated into the design to really ground the house.” From this vantage, the homeowner’s love of great lighting fixtures is particularly evident. “It makes such a difference when you walk into a home where the lighting is front and center,” she says. “Without it, a space just doesn’t feel as warm.”

The custom front door by Vail-based K.H. Webb Architects is made of walnut with zinc panels. “The sense of arrival that front door creates couldn’t have been better,” Webb says. The exterior entry lights are by Eagle, Colorado-based Ironstone Lighting (970-328-1592). “When you arrive in the evening, this whole entry is glowing,” Webb says. “It’s just majestic.”

See more here: mountainliving.com/article/home-year-2010