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Contrasting with the formality of the owners’ primary residence in Boston, this one-of-a-kind Colorado vacation home champions informal living inside and out.
|Massive stone columns support the home’s wrap-around deck and balance the pitch of the cedar shake roof.|
|The rustic exterior of this mountain retreat blends beautifully with the wooded lot.|
Contrasting with the formality of the owners’ primary residence in Boston, this one-of-a-kind Colorado vacation home champions informal living inside and out. The rustic exterior blends beautifully with the wooded, mountaintop lot, which is just moments away from the world-famous Beaver Creek ski slopes. A combination of natural stone and hand-hewed, 2x12 spruce chinked siding lends an aged appearance to the 10,700-square-foot retreat. Jumbo cedar shake roofing tiles complete the package.
Massive stone columns support the home’s wraparound deck and balance the steep-pitched, gabled roof with its varying angles and elevations. Post and beam framing details add interest and definition to the exterior. Clusters of windows capitalize on the mountain vistas and provide plenty of natural light throughout the home.
Tucked away just behind the ski entry are an outside fire pit and a hot tub, perfect antidotes to a long day on the slopes.
Style of Home | Mountain lodge
Location | Bachelor Gulch, Colo.
Total Square Footage | 10,700
Market Value| $9.9 million, including furnishings
Designer/Architect | ALM Architects, Vail, Colo.
Builder | Summit Habitats, Edwards, Colo.
Interior Design | Slifer Designs, Edwards