Archive for the ‘Achitecture’ Category

New Listings Coming Soon!

Friday, April 6th, 2018

New Listings Coming Soon!

Here is a sneak preview of some of my new listings coming to the market within the next two weeks…

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Family getaway at Cross Timbers. Great location within walking distance of skiing, dining, shops.

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Endless possibilities await with this single family home in Old Town Steamboat. With 4 bedrooms, bonus room with kitchen, and 4 garage stalls, this move in ready home has great views and lots of sunshine!

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Architectural stunner in Strawberry Park. Nestled on 35 acres this home has seclusion, style and endless sunset views.

 

In the meantime if you’d like any further information on any of these homes give me a call – 970-846-6436.

Greener Pastures

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

GREENER PASTURES

Spearheading the green building movement in Steamboat, Sarah Fox shares her sustainable building practices.

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Green building might not be new to Steamboat, but it still has a long way to go. Leading that charge is Sarah Fox, who was born and raised in Steamboat and grew up working for her family business, Fox Construction. She earned her degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University in 2005 and that’s when she became intrigued by green building and construction practices that were more sustainable. “I loved building, but wasn’t keen on the wasteful side. The idea that we could save energy and recycle building materials was exciting,” she says. “It inspired me to want to bring those practices home to our family company.”

Mountain Architecture Year in Review

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Mountain Architecture Year in Review: An Art Form of Compromise

Trends come and go, but for longtime Steamboat architect Joe Patrick Robbins, the client’s tastes are always the bottom line.

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It doesn’t take much to see where Steamboat architecture is headed. There are enough construction sites around town to know that more modern features like single-pitched rooves and clean lines with a lot of metal and glass have arrived in Steamboat, along with the kind of high-end, high-dollar homes that were once associated with upscale resorts like Telluride, Vail, and Aspen.

But one thing remains the same, according to Joe Patrick Robbins, an architect who has been designing houses in Steamboat for 45 years: Regardless of the trends, good design is always going to be timeless. “It’s really important that an architectural design isn’t so tied to a trend or a fad that it then becomes easily identified as a house that’s built in certain time period. A really thoughtful design is going to have a certain timeless element.”

Outside the Box – William Krisel

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

There is no creativity without vulnerability. And in the 1950′s William Krisel saw a need and filled it with thousands of happy home owners. William Krisel, a pioneering architect who brought his vision of modernism to Southern California tract housing, died Monday at age 92.

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Krisel was a pioneer in what we call today, MCM Mid-Century Modern architecture. Krisel’s timeless, modernist approach to design, reproduced in more than 30,000 tract homes, condos and custom residences throughout Southern California and 10,000 living units elsewhere, progressed the style of low-profile dwellings that relied on nature’s landscape as much as walls and glass to set an aesthetic.

This type of building worked well in warmer climates back in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. Ton of glass and open spaces. Today, you can build this way in colder areas like Steamboat Springs but you need to be keenly aware of insulation values and superior heating. But the end result is fabulous.

Where Western Charm And European Flair Meet

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Where Western Charm And European Flair Meet

The Highmark is a unique Steamboat Springs property. From the European inspired architecture to the bold color palette, it stands out from its surrounds for a multitude of reasons.

 

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The red carpet. Not an actual red carpet but you’ll be treated like there is one.  From the moment the Highmark’s shuttle, a Cadillac Escalade, picks you up from the airport, the staff makes it their mission to treat owners and guests like royalty.

 

 

Amenities thoughtful in kind and design. Ski locker room, indoor / outdoor heated swimming pool, covered outdoor hot tub, fitness facility with all the bells and whistles, shuttle service, and owners lounge. All immaculately presented and maintained to a level typically unseen.

 

 

Not Your Average Mountain Home

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Not Your Average Mountain Home

Sure its got stone and wood and aspen trees, all desirable things. But that’s where average ends at 2890 Bucks Path, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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Some stats:

  • 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms
  • 7,401 square feet, thoroughly renovated in 2012 using local architectural firm Gerber Berend Design Build
  • 2 story great room with cathedral ceilings showcasing stunning reclaimed wood detail
  • Gourmet kitchen with no appliance, storage or style needs untouched
  • Lower level recreation area with wet bar and billiards area
  • Mezzanine style reading room overlooking the great room

 

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How about:

  • Home gym plus separate yoga room
  • Extensive temperature controlled wine storage
  • Drive in storage area under the 3 car garage
  • Hand forged iron work throughout home including range hood, fireplaces and railings
  • Crestron home automation system

 

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Paradise found on 35 Acres

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Paradise found on 35 Acres

Rolling pastures backing against a ridge of aspens and evergreens, with Youngs Peak and Stagecoach Lake as a backdrop. A more idyllic setting will be difficult to find.

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Main homestead nestled amongst the aspens

A comfortable 30 minute drive from Steamboat Springs, and just 5 minutes from Stagecoach State Park, this ranch property is eagerly awaiting new owners and their animals. Formerly a working alpaca ranch, the large heated barn is ready for your horses or other livestock, while ample hay and equipment storage areas provide plenty of space to spread. A charming caretaker suite is located above the barn for ranch hands, rental potential or visiting family and friends.

Studio caretaker apartment with kitchen, fireplace and deck.

Studio caretaker apartment with kitchen, fireplace and deck.

The perfectly situated residence is a custom home designed by Robert Hawkins of Robert Hawkins Architects, a renowned firm specializing in environmentally friendly design and building practices. Plastered straw bale walls with post and beam construction add charm as well as warmth and sustainability. The country style kitchen, exposed woodwork and rock fireplace compliment the ranch aesthetic.

Steamboat Luxury Ski Condo Not Your Average Ski Condo

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Steamboat Luxury Ski Condo Not Your Average Ski Condo

There is a difference between an average ski condo and a LUXURY ski condo. You know the difference the moment you walk through the doors, like at the Highmark Steamboat Springs.

 

Luxury [luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh-]:  a material object, service, etc., conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity.

 

Luxurious Location

This luxury ski condo at the Highmark Steamboat Springs is the epitome of luxury. Located across the street from the world-class Steamboat Ski Resort, you can literally walk to the gondola for your first run of the day, but because this is luxury, there is no need for YOU to schlep your skis. Leave it to Highmark’s ski valet to transport your skis to the base of the gondola where they will be waiting for you.

 

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The Makings of a Great Kitchen

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The Makings of a Great Kitchen

The hub of any home is undoubtedly the kitchen. Used for far more than just meal preparation, today’s kitchen serves as a gathering space, a work space, a relaxation space, the place where multiple cooks and helpers work together and a hospitality hub. Because of its multiple uses, good design is critical in order for this, the heart of the home, to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

4 things that make this a great kitchen:

 

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1.  Open and bright

A great kitchen offers open space, not only for more than one person to be able to work together in the same room, but for guests to be able to gather around. Likewise, it is nice for the kitchen to open up to other rooms in the home so that the cook is not separated from others every time he/she is in the kitchen.

Free Root Beer Float Open House

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Free Root Beer Float Open House

 

Join me Saturday for a root beer float while checking out the best deck in Old Town Steamboat Springs.

What: Open House & Root Beer Floats
Where: 1005 Crawford Ave
When: Saturday August 8th, 11am – 2pm

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1005 Crawford Avenue is a very special home. Not only is historic Crawford Avenue a wonderful walkable location in Old Town, this home is situated above tree line giving way to fantastic views of Howelsen Hill. An 864 square foot rooftop deck is sure to be the preferred site for friends and family to gather to watch the 4th of July and Winter Carnival fireworks. The finishes and family friendly design of the home are top-notch. The versatility of the downstairs bedroom, garage and workshop can be rented out as caretaker’s quarters, provides great separation for multi-generational families and is a great work/live space. Come see for yourself why 1005 Crawford Avenue is so special.