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All of our On the Board studies are done to help homeowners or potential owners visualize the possibility of a piece of land or of an existing structure. Off the Lift involves a home that faces Thunderhead Lift and the Terrain Park on Mount Werner. Our goal was to help visualize existing value by designing a floor plan that would work within the existing structure, and adding those spaces critical for a ski mountain property on a high profile lot.
One of the first things we added into our design was a three-car garage. From there, intuitively, a mudroom leads into the home. We retained the open structure of the current recreation room and kept the existing downstairs guest bedrooms and shared bath.
On the main level, the home felt as if it were lacking a master suite, which gave us another opportunity. At the end of the main existing hallway, we added the master bedroom to take advantage of the views of the ski mountain from bed. This also allows for morning light to warm the house. We added an exterior covered space to extend out the current living space to take in direct views of the Terrain Park and adjacent ski slope.
The kitchen was kept in its present location but redesigned to provide a direct connection to rest of the main level. We converted the existing living room to a family room off the kitchen. From the new dining room, a vista window takes advantage of spectacular views of the Flat Tops wilderness.
To make the transition between new and existing spaces seamless we chose a character that incorporated traditional timber but that was put together in a more contemporary way, so that while it might be a little more cutting edge, the new structure would have mass appeal.
Many second home owners are drawn in by the mountain architecture of Steamboat but want the modern and contemporary interiors of a city home. This design was able to blend the two.