This lakeside home needed new life after being stuck in a hodgepodge of rustic features, mismatched finishes and separate small spaces. Our team was brought on to create function, flow and get creative with the family’s playful style while staying connected to the mountains.While keeping most of the original exterior flair, the interiors were completely revamped, moving into modern and setting the mood for a more functional family home for lakeside living.
Walking into the home feels like a new kind of summer camp that has a crisp, natural palette and fresh modern feel. To make a first impression in the entryway the architecture team immediately brightened up the space by raising the roof (literally) and adding a skybridge element with abundant natural light. The first floor was completely replanned with big changes to the kitchen, mudroom, laundry room and pantry to better utilize space. The team added a wall of windows in the living room and optimized views of the lake throughout by rotating the kitchen and finishing a screened-in-porch to be added into the square footage of the home.
The varying-width plank reclaimed oak floors and reclaimed oak interior doors provide tactical texture against the modern white walls. Each space combines these textures and materials to achieve the earthy modern style as exemplified by the two-sided fireplace in the main living area with limestone surrounding a steel hearth and wall of wooden slats that reveal the metal below. In the kitchen, texture is layered into modern materials with stainless steel appliances, smoky glass with walnut cabinetry and island, handmade terracotta backsplash and burnished brass stools. To complete this look the Twenty1Five team fabricated the team’s design – a 7-foot custom dining table with a resin river in the middle which serves as an art piece itself alongside the light fixture and surrounded by plum leather chairs.
The redesign juxtaposes clean, simple, high end finishes with whimsical and playful furniture that doesn’t shy away from patterns and color. Youthful, eclectic elements accessorize the main living spaces. You’ll notice a 70s, mid century influence in the design embodied by the ombre velvet kitchen booth and walnut table. Smooth leather is paired with funky modern styles and tactile details using woven materials and hammered metal to create a handmade vibe in each space.
Upstairs also got an expanded bathroom and upgraded finishes with the goal of making the guest suites more beautiful. The design team incorporated the same youthful lake house style with woven plaid and leather in various pops of color. They avoided tone on tone neutrals, opting for muddy blues and greens and rich orange and carmels. The earthy colors feel cozy yet fun at the same time.
Tile elements throughout the home are sure to catch your eye. A herringbone pattern ombre tile covers all four walls in the recreation room bathroom and is paired with a stainless steel vanity. A stunning custom mosaic of a family member wake surfing on Lake Catamount drives home the personalized mountain lakeside yet modern style.
The remodel wasn’t without its quirks for the team to maneuver through. It was discovered the dining room had an incomplete foundation, causing it to sink away from the home and allowing water intrusion. The multi-discipline team jumped into action to address the issue and enhance the room at the same time. Luckily our expertise allows us to pair a go with the flow attitude with the uncanny ability to execute on our design and our client’s vision. This includes finding eco-conscious, organic, american-made, local or reclaimed pieces to use throughout the home.
The result is a rustic mountain remodel bringing a colorful, modern style to lakeside living.
Location: Steamboat Springs, CO
Completion Date: Fall 2022