The Rocky Mountains in Colorado offer seemingly endless opportunities for breathtaking views.
This contemporary in Vail offers the aspen, pine, and rugged views the area is known for – plus a bonus. Or do that two. The house is where a pair of streams, the Gore and the Booth, meet.
The south-facing house makes optimal use of its panoramic position with floor-to-ceiling glass surfaces. The windows slide away to connect the indoor spaces with the outdoor living spaces, which include dining, entertainment and seating areas. The sounds of running water from two sides of the property complete the setting.
The exterior of the modern mountain house combines copper cladding, stone and cedar wood for a sturdy yet sophisticated look in harmony with the natural surroundings. A vaulted portico with a metal roof protects the entrance.
Softly curved roofs and high windows with deep overhangs protect against summer heat and catch the lower winter sun. Local boulders used in landscaping add to the look of the house on the creek.
The architects Hans Berglund and Adam Gilmer from Berglund Architects drew on traditional and contemporary design concepts to create the 7,168 square meter house. The interiors combine surfaces such as Telluride gold stone, steel, copper and a variety of woods.
The centerpiece of the house is a two-story large room with a flagstone and steel-clad fireplace, Italian tile floors, and views of the stream and mountains. A curved floating staircase, centered on a multi-story chandelier, connects the three living levels.
Aspen wood cabinets as well as hidden hinges and fittings contribute to the sleek appearance of the kitchen. In addition to a prep and cleaning island, a second outer island offers seating at the bar and hides a wine cooler, an additional dishwasher and an undercounter refrigerator. The kitchen opens to a family room.
The upper level has three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms for a total of six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The master bedroom has its own terrace and fireplace. In his bathroom, a motorized marble pocket door hides the toilet.
A steel and glass corridor on the second floor leads to a terrace with a jacuzzi.
On the lower level there is a bedroom, a guest room and a media room. Due to the proximity of the two streams and the seasonally fluctuating water table, this level and the foundation of the house are covered with a waterproof membrane, similar to a boat.
The outdoor facilities include a covered outdoor area with a fireplace, dining and barbecue areas, a terrace with a fireplace and a swimming pool with spa.
Heated decks and driveway, an elevator and a full home automation system are among the additional amenities. There is a three car garage.
Priced at $ 26 million, 2950 Booth Creek Drive is listed on Liz Leeds of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate. A Vail Mountain Club membership with parking and amenities near Gondola One is included. Vail Village is close by.
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