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Vertical Arts Wins Big in Architecture Awards in 2020

Vertical Arts Wins Big in Architecture Awards in 2020

This year the Vertical Arts team has been fortunate to receive recognition from industry experts, peers and customers alike and has achieved award wins across a variety of categories. We are proud of the hard work behind each and every one of these awards and are...

Redefining Mountain Modern

Redefining Mountain Modern

After more than a decade of the emergence of the sleek stone, steel, and glass modern homes that have come to define “mountain modern,” we’re seeing a shift toward more traditional design when it comes to new construction and remodels in the Mountain West. Does this...

Before & After: A patio space for all seasons

Before & After: A patio space for all seasons

It’s almost hard to believe these two images are of the same space. Of course, the space is entirely transformed. We worked closely with the client to design and create this outdoor Steamboat sanctuary, a serene living space they can enjoy through all of the mountain...

4 Things You Need to Know Before Designing Your Mountain Home

4 Things You Need to Know Before Designing Your Mountain Home

Building a mountain home is a dream for many, yet getting started on the design process can be confusing and overwhelming – especially if you are new to the mountains. We’re breaking it down with four things you need to know, from choosing the right team to navigating...

Mountain Architecture Trends Across the West

Mountain Architecture Trends Across the West

Architectural styles can come and go by the decade, becoming especially apparent as mountain towns take turns becoming the new “it” destination for a plethora of snowsports and cozy winter retreats. So, with the start of the decade we asked architecture and design...

Historic Routt County Retreat Receives Modern Makeover

Historic Routt County Retreat Receives Modern Makeover

The Routt County Retreat homeowners fell in love with an 11-acre farm in the heart of the south valley in Steamboat Springs and sprang into action renovating and restoring the property. When their beloved barn was deemed unsafe they felt a strong obligation to honor...

Timber frame home with old world charm still shines a decade later

Timber frame home with old world charm still shines a decade later

The Dream Catcher Trail homeowners moved from the East Coast and through our team’s proprietary envisioning process, we were able to blend Western ranch motif with Old World European charm to create a sprawling, two-story home with a mountain exterior and East Coast...

First-Hand Advice for Designing Your Dream Vacation Home

First-Hand Advice for Designing Your Dream Vacation Home

Do you dream of spending more time in your favorite mountain getaway than you do in the city? When the time comes for you to create the vacation home of your dreams, it’s always best to know what you’re getting into before the process of designing, planning and...

7 Design Finds to Elevate Your Mountain Home

7 Design Finds to Elevate Your Mountain Home

It’s that time of year when temperatures drop and we look for warmth and inspiration indoors, at least until the ski slopes open. That means crackling fireplaces, cozy nooks and lots of soft, textured layers. Here are seven of our favorite design finds to inspire your...