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Gary and Jeanette Robinson purchased a spectacular piece of property south of Steamboat Springs. Unfortunately the house on site failed to take advantage of the world-class views that were possible in this setting. Collaborating with West Elevation architects Katie Keifer and Scott Myller, we completely altered the existing structure, transforming an eyesore into the Robinson’s dream home.
Carpenters Kenny Bomberski, Jason Troyer and Dan Piano delved into the challenges of transforming the old into the new, including additions, alterations and enhancements. Following Katie’s and Scott’s vision, we played with an interesting combination of materials, including sustainably grown hardwoods, hot rolled steel and Douglas fir timbers and trim materials.
West Elevation’s approach blended perfectly with our modern, contemporary design aesthetic. The home has a unique look that redefines what a mountain house can be by incorporating traditional materials into a simple, elegant, linear design. The interior decor mimic’s the exterior by utilizing wood accents and cabinetry with modern steel finishes and art glass lighting.
The hot rolled steel came into play around the fireplace giving the focal point of the living room an industrial feel, softened by the play of fire. The color palettes for the home reinforced a cozy feel throughout. Collaborations tend to draw out different aspects of design and aesthetics. They can expand ideas and bring to light new materials or new ways to use traditional materials.
Through our collaboration with West Elevation, the Robinsons gained spectacular view corridors and intimate living spaces. Their home achieves a warm feeling of comfort and simple, elegant living - a symbiotic relationship of fine craftsmanship and intrepid design, and a remodel that ranks among our favorite projects.