A Hillside Haven


A secluded plot of land in the far corner of Elkins Meadows, proved an ideal foundation for a couple seeking privacy in a busy mountain town. The home benefits from panoramas of the meadow, which rests within Fish Creek Canyon. A wooded hillside envelops the property to the rear and offers a natural platform to the tiered design. 

Split on two levels, the lower floor houses the entryway, family and guest living quarters. A glass fronted wine cellar with rolled steel interior detail complements a custom rock elm and steel staircase, that leads to the upper level. Clusters of iridescent tilework reflect strategic backlighting to bring an artistic element to the functional space. 

A tongue and groove varnished wood backwall frames the staircase and harmonizes with the warm elm treads. The upper floor landing corridor pays homage to the family photo collection with a gallery wall painted white. Blackened doors and matching trim work to balance the natural surrounding wood finishes to ensure a distinctly modern ambience. 

A hallway leads off in multiple directions, opening on one side to the sitting area with a high ceiling, and oversized fireplace clad in Sebastian stone sourced in Arkansas, where the homeowners originated. Personalized ties continue into the encased kitchen, were an island takes center stage, custom made in whitewashed oak from a fallen tree at the family’s Arkansas property. 

Views abound from the living spaces where architectural full folding glass doors open onto a covered deck. The master suite enjoys similar views from the opposite end of the house, especially from the couple’s private patio, which faces down valley views to the west. 

A final steeper staircase climbs up to a suspended office space, which presents a bird’s eye view of the heart of the home through an oversize window to the interior.  Built-in shelving and custom wood furnishings by a family member, reinforces a bespoke feel to the couple’s forever home.