The Making of a Modern Homestead

living area in condo in snowmass

Vertical Arts was recently profiled in Denver Life Magazine to share the story of this downtown Steamboat Springs project with a hidden style. From the outside, the custom home fits perfectly into the existing neighborhood of traditional homes with its gable roof and rustic exterior. Yet inside, the owners’ European, modern aesthetic instantly appears.

blue and white bedroom

To accomplish the blending of the two styles inside and outside the home, our design team worked closely with the client to find the right balance – highlighting our customer-centric approach that has been a mainstay at the company. From start to finish, we not only collaborate with the homeowners, but prioritize teamwork between architecture, interior design and landscape colleagues as well. Accommodating our client’s special requests gives us new challenges that we solve by proposing new design solutions. For this project, that meant creating a separate suite to succeed in bringing the client’s vision to life.

black fireplace and modern living room

“The owners also wanted separate living quarters on the second level to serve as a mother-in-law suite complete with interior access and a private entrance from the garage.” To accommodate, the team sited the home at a 45-degree angle on the lot, allowing for unobstructed views for both the main house and the additional apartment. These views are further optimized by a wraparound front porch and a side yard that connects the home to the neighborhood.

wooden bunk beds and orange bean bag chairs

The unobstructed views form interior spaces that seamlessly flow into one another, defining themselves with a grounding element. “The open floor plan is anchored by a galley kitchen layout with a pantry nested to the side. Modern Italian cabinets and a stainless steel backsplash are complemented by vintage elements, such as a rotary yellow phone,” Sarah adds. “The neutral palette leaves room for vintage finds and evolving style.” Functionality was a priority for each space to ensure day-to-day livability.

modern kitchen with orange detail

“I like to find a grounding concept that is important to the owner and filter all decisions through that lens so that you make sure that every decision you make along the way is supporting and enhancing the vision,” said Sarah. 

Our team was thrilled to bring this vision to life. Read more of the story from Denver Life here.