The Top 10 Mountain Homes of 2020

A countdown of the most-read home features published in 2020
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A Rustic Colorado Ranch, Reborn | Photo by Chris Marona

Although 2020 may be a year we’d like to forget, there were some unforgettable homes published in Mountain Living this year.

As you reminisce about the year and prepare to ring in the New Year, enjoy a look back at the most popular homes from 2020, according to our readers.


Ponyup Ranch, Edwards, Colorado

Photo by Durston Saylor

10. A Colorado Mountain Home Makeover: An extensive renovation of a sprawling ranch results in a personal resort for a fun-loving Florida couple.

Fishranch Fire

Photo by Kimberly Gavin

9. “True Grit Western” Meets “City Girl Refined” in this Colorado Log Home Update: The homeowners of this remote wilderness cabin imagined their “new” home as a classy and modern ranch house.

At Home Open

Photo by Vance Fox

8. At Home in an A-Frame: A strikingly modern home rises from the ashes of a vintage cottage steps away from Lake Tahoe.

Wolf Creek Jeep

Photo by Chris Marona

7. A Rustic Colorado Ranch, Reborn: This new log ranch home blends time-honored building techniques with up-to-date amenities and comfort.

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Photo by Kimberly Gavin

6. A Home Inspired by Craftsman-Style Architecture With a Mountain Twist: A Florida couple hires Vertical Arts to build their home on a lush lot overlooking the Continental Divide.

Jackson Living

Photo by Tuck Fauntleroy

5. A Rustic, Chalet-Like Mountain Retreat in Jackson: An Ohio couple assembles a top-notch team to bring their vision of a mountain home near the ski runs in Jackson to fruition.

Tremendous Livingroom Views Absaroka Moon Retreat Paradise Valley Retreat Paradise Valey Montana

Photos courtesy of Fay Ranches, Inc.

4. A Million Dollar Montana Ranch With Views: Nestled at the foot of the Absaroka Range, Absaroka Moon Retreat features breathtaking views of 9,000- to 11,000-foot peaks. It’s mountain living at its most picturesque.

Ccr Living

Photo by Brent Bingham

3. A Home Built on a Historic Cattle Ranch: When the homeowners built their ranch house in the heart of a working cattle ranch in Eagle County, Colorado, they wanted to pay tribute to the site’s long ranching history. At the center of the house, a great room offers a window into daily life.

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2. A Luxurious Mountainside Home With Breathtaking Views: With sweeping views of Andesite, Lone Peak, Pioneer, and the Spanish Peaks, plus ski-in, ski-out access and one-of-a-kind details like custom doors and blacksmithing, this Montana home is nothing short of spectacular.

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Photo by Roger Davies

1. 2020 Home of the Year: Dazzle Us: Built into a slope high over a scenic lake, the expansive abode features one- and two-story pavilion-like forms clad with chiseled Indiana limestone. The main public areas are housed in a volume with soaring ceilings overlooking the 25-yard-long negative-edge swimming pool.

Categories: Contemporary Homes