January 2011

Mixed-Use Resort Makes Mountain Lifestyle Accessible

One of the newest resort communities in Steamboat Springs is Wildhorse Meadows, which was designed as "an integrated, practical, architecturally rich, resort community with a mix of housing types that reflect the real Steamboat Springs," says developer Resort Ventures West. The creation of Wildhorse Meadows reflects...

Elegant Understated Style for Western Homes

As many homeowners embrace the design concept of "mountain modern," interior designers are also coming up with ways to re-imagine Western homes. Featured in the Winter/Spring 2011 issue of Western Art & Architecture, interior designer David Michael Miller has perfected an elegant understated style that...

Top 10 Green Building Products

The foundation of green building lies in the materials and techniques that work together to reduce carbon emissions and benefit our planet. Architectural Record provides a list of some of the top 10 green building products that help accomplish this goal. Check out their selections...

3 Architecture Terms To Know

In order to communicate your design needs, it can help to learn how to speak in terms architects use. And, come on, your friends will be impressed too when you can use architecture terms to describe your new home or remodel. Here are three architectural...

Timber Framing for Today

As you know, our Dream Catcher Trail design was recently featured in Mountain Living. One of the defining features of the home's architecture is its timber frame, or wooden structural support system. The historic framing technique is at once beautiful and incredibly functional as well,...

Tour the 2011 New American Home

Thousands of professionals from the residential building industry have descended upon Orlando, Fla., this week for the 2011 International Builders Show sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders. It's the industry's largest annual trade show, with more than 1,200 exhibitors, networking and learning opportunities,...

Old West Interiors Inspired by True Grit

The movie True Grit resurrects a desire for that Old West aesthetic our region made famous. A hallmark of Old West design is maximizing beautiful mountain views. Vertical Arts interprets this tradition in a modern way by designing beautiful homes with soaring ceilings, majestic windows,...

Embrace Mountain Modern Style

A style known as "mountain modern" has swept High Country in a big way, leading to a trend in streamlined architecture. Mountain Living dedicates its entire January/February 2011 issue to the phenomenon, showcasing homes with the latest designs and interpretations of "mountain modern." Still present...