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Thunderhead Ski In Ski Out

The owners of this Steamboat Springs custom home fell in love with close-up views of Thunderhead ski lift and a prime location next to Steamboat Ski Resort. They wanted their home to not only have picturesque vistas, but to also feel connected to the mountain.

Vertical Arts was brought on to craft this 5,500-square-foot custom home specified to the couple’s active lifestyle. Mixing modern silhouettes with a more traditional warm palette, the home is propped up on the apex of the knoll and emulates a treehouse perched in the surrounding conifers.

The ski chalet style home features traditional wood trusses and a gable that cuts through the whole house, incorporating natural materials with a modern style. Large, aluminum-framed windows give the home a transparent, European feel.

To customize the mountain modern look, Vertical Arts used a honey gold material palette with rich ambers, greens and rust colors. The stone veneer has soft, warm greys and browns. The truss detailing and aluminum-framed windows complement the modern frosted glass garage doors. The team pulled in rich materials and added depth to balance the color palette of stone and wood. Inside, the team took advantage of the client’s personal artwork collection. The neutral stone, wood and natural architectural materials featured in the main living areas are enhanced with a muted grey furnishings palette.

The home was designed to accommodate groups of visitors in large gathering spaces as well as private quarters. Each room features varied, scaled heights and uniquely angled ceilings to create proportionality, while the layout ensures the home’s entire square footage is utilized no matter how many residents it holds. Additionally, the home is strategically sited on the property so that main living spaces are positioned toward the front of the home – facing the mountain and ski resort.

The great room has open walls to encourage group gatherings and Vertical Arts crafted the kitchen to emulate an industrial Brooklyn vibe through its lighting and furnishings, making the East Coast couple feel at home. And the home features the best of both worlds, with each bedroom having its own bathroom to feel like a private retreat. Each room has a unique visual experience such as the upstairs accommodations that float over the valley and downstairs bedrooms featuring panoramas of the valley.

Vertical Arts decked out the homeowner’s ski room with space for everyone to gear up and get outside through a walkout basement. Patios on the main level create the perfect apres ski environment with a firepit, grill and gathering area. The upper loft features a hot tub deck to soak up the sky high views and starry skies.

The home is complete with a lower level recreation room, home gym and sauna. The owners really love that they’re able to use the whole home. Whether it’s reading and watching the sunset in the loft, enjoying cozy time on the main level couch or heading outside through the walkout basement, every area is optimized for their lifestyle.

Location: Steamboat Springs, CO
Completion Date: 2020