Home of the Year Mountain Home Architecture - Vail Village, CO

Named as Home of the Year by Mountain Living Magazine in 2010, this slope side Vail Village home combines glamour and mountain earthiness. Its soaring ceilings, bold lighting and majestic entry create drama while the Craftsman-inspired wood details and clean lines evoke simplicity and rustic warmth. This seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom retreat feels luxurious yet unfussy, with long windows that bring the outdoors inside the home with mountain views and plenty of natural light.

The one-of-a-kind handmade fixtures are the key to creating a home that conveys both grandeur and intimacy, including a chandelier fashioned from rusted iron and rock crystal, resembling icicles on a ledge. The walnut front door with zinc panels near the glass entry hall creates a sense of arrival and welcome. Many of the fixtures are meant to bring the peace and balance of nature into the home, including aspen bed posts, cast glass sconces and stone details throughout. This project began as a remodel of one of the original homes of Vail, built in 1962 that proved structurally infeasible. We were then able to move the home to give it better views while still keeping some of the memory and spirit of the original home.