Steamboat Springs Chic
A family from North Carolina settles into this modern ski cottage in the Yampa Valley
Photos courtesy of Roux MacNeill Studio
What better place to take in all that is quintessentially Colorado than Steamboat Springs? A young family from Raleigh decided to do just that, and left North Carolina to settle into a home in the Yampa Valley.
"We made a few visits to see some close friends in Steamboat Springs and fell in love with it," says the homeowner and mother of three. "It was risky leaving our business and starting over with three young children, but we wanted to live closer to nature and give our kids the incredibly special experience that this town offers."
The family enlisted Grove Mountain Properties, a locally owned construction, real estate development and investment company in Steamboat Springs, to help with the revamping of their new home. Their building philosophy is simple: timeless, clean and functional with an emphasis on liveability.
"Building is our passion and we believe by creating timeless, functional spaces with the highest quality planning, design and materials, we can have a lasting effect on maintaining the character of this amazing old cowboy ski town," says Elizabeth Taylor, contractor for Grove Mountain Properties.
That philosophy carried over into the construction and design of this sophisticated-yet-functional mountain home.
"We knew we needed the house to have a mudroom with closed cabinets to hide all of gear that a family of five needs in a mountain town," notes the homeowner. "We also wanted a floor plan that would allow the main living areas to flow together seamlessly for easy visibility and lounging, as well as riding your skateboard from one end of the house to the other."
Taking a cue from modern mountain style, designer Brittany Roux from Roux MacNeill Studio added sleek furnishings and modern accessories, tiling and design. There are a few nods to the rustic mountain tradition, including the wood paneling and bench in the stylish mudroom. The family wanted simple, clean lines and organized space with a purpose. "Our priority was livability and comfort threaded throughout," says the homeowner.
The master bedroom is a cozy vision with a touch of modern, featuring a textured sheepskin throw and printed pillows. The light and airy window coverings don't take away from the stunning mountain views. "We continued to work with Brit Roux because she brings something new and exciting to every project. She has the ability to weave in pieces and finishes that are super stylish as well as completely timeless," the homeowner says.
The master bathroom adds major glam to this mountain abode, with splashes of gold in the tile, hardware and chandelier. The fabulous bathtub invites you to relax after a long day of skiing or hiking.
"As you move West, the style changes significantly, and it was really fun for us to explore how to create something that brought together all the pieces of our past. Our love for simple, thoughtful structure and design also works with the vibe of our new community."
Steamboat Springs may be known for its world-class skiing and ranching roots, but this home adds a new level of style to the mountain town.