Archive for the ‘Steamboat Springs Luxury’ Category

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.”


Monday, January 8th, 2018

Steamboat Springs, CO Market Report for January 2018

Get the latest news and find out what is hot in the local market today!

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Thank you to the following companies for providing some of the statistics discussed:

Land Title Guarantee Company (click for full November report)

*S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices (click for latest figures)

Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors (click for November roundup)

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See you next time!



CITY 101

Friday, December 1st, 2017


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Have ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer in our city?  How about what it takes to pilot a snow plow or Steamboat Springs Transit bus?  What factors go into planning for future community growth? Or do you have the determination to go into a smoke filled building completely in the dark?

The City of Steamboat Springs is pleased to bring you the 4th installment of City 101! This is a series of 8 full day sessions combining field trips, forums and interactive activities, that offers in-depth insights into city operations, straight from the individuals responsible for them day-in and day-out. A combination of City employees and community members will be selected to participate in the program which aims to:

- create a shared understanding of the city’s mission and purpose

- increase community member and employee understanding of the city and its operations

Taking “Farm to Table” Behind the Bar

Friday, September 8th, 2017


Bolstered by the farm-to-table movement, craft cocktails give mixed drinks a major upgrade.

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Bourbon and duck fat? Egg whites and edible flowers?

Believe it or not, these are the ingredients featured in some of Steamboat’s finest craft cocktails, as bar menus around town are seeing the same farm-to-table concept that has been influencing chef’s menus, only applied behind the bar.

“It’s almost like you’re a chef, but for drinks,’ says Rena Day, Cocktail Curator at Low Country Kitchen in downtown Steamboat. “Each drink should hit on bitter, sweet, salty, and sour, just like a well-balanced dish.”

What Makes a Home Stand Out?

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

What Makes a Home Stand Out?

Let us take a stand out Steamboat Springs home and see what makes it so special. Say hello to 1076 Steamboat Blvd:


1. Location (and view!)

Beautiful Sanctuary neighborhood, overlooking the Rollingstone Golf Course, stunning views towards Fish Creek Canyon, close to Steamboat Ski Resort, and only a few minutes to shops and restaurants. But best of all the home backs up to a dedicated trail system for easy hiking, biking and cross country ski access.


2. Master Suite

The master suite IS the upper level. A spacious sitting area with fabulous views and natural light, gas fireplace, large walk in closet, and gorgeous bathroom with a tub to celebrate.


3. Kitchen

The kitchen in this home is huge and perfectly laid out whether you are cooking for 2 or 20. Custom cabinetry, green marble counters, and top-of-the-line appliances set the tone.

The Evolution of Smart Home Technology

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The Evolution of Smart Home Technology, taking the term “remote control” to a new level.

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It wasn’t that long ago that home entertainment systems required loading DVDs or VCR’s into huge drives, storing 2-foot-deep televisions into large entertainment media consoles, managing a stock pile of remote controls, and mounting speakers to walls.

Well, those days are over. Smart home technology has evolved to allow homeowners to control everything from thermostats, lighting, and door locks, to monitoring media and security remotely. Even the term “touch of a button” is obsolete when homes are being controlled with customized apps that are loaded onto smart phones and tablets—so it’s really the “touch of a touch screen.”

According to Thomas McKenzie, owner of Steamboat-based Cloud 9 Integrated Systems, a smart home is, “a way to use technology to enhance your living experience.” Primarily, that means being able to create a home environment you enjoy and to control a home remotely, which is a huge benefit to anyone, especially a second home owner.

Winter 2017/2018 Flights to Steamboat Springs

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Winter 2017/2018 Flights to Steamboat Springs, CO

Attention Kansas City and Austin residents – you now have direct access to the snowy playground that is Steamboat Springs, Colorado! The winter 2017/2018 nonstop flight program has been released and now includes direct service to 14 major airports to link both our domestic and international guests and home owners. So, no matter where you are, finding a convenient route to Steamboat has never been easier.

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The addition of the Austin and Kansas City flights boosts the Steamboat airline program by 5% over 2016/2017.





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Farm & Ranch to Table – Steamboat Style

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017


Farm & Ranch to Table – Steamboat Springs Style

How to throw your own Steamboat-style BBQ using fresh, local ingredients.

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Coloradoans live for summertime – those 3-4 short months from June to September when fresh local produce is in abundance. But one thing we have year-round when it comes to fresh, local ingredients is meat. With several working ranches that sell product direct to market, it’s a meat lover’s dream when it comes to preparing some of the best quality meats available anywhere in the world. The best way to celebrate the bounty of seasonal produce and to let local ingredients shine is with a backyard summer BBQ. With the BBQ season upon us, we met up with local chef Lulu Cox, owner of Amuse Bouche, for some advice on how to create the perfect Steamboat summer BBQ.


Emotion, The Key To Selling Real Estate

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Emotion, The Key To Selling Real Estate

Whether we realize it or not, it isn’t logic that drives most of our life decisions. We make decisions based on an emotional response and then use facts to rationalize our choices. Successful businesses have one key factor in common – they market their products to tap into peoples emotions, whether it be selling an image, a lifestyle, or our own personal values.


Buying a home is one of the biggest investments one makes in their lifetime. And being that a home is a personal escape, a place to raise our family, to be part of a community – or not to be, it is also one of the biggest emotional decisions one makes. Before purchasing a property buyers might have a checklist of wants and needs. But after looking at looking at 10 or 30 homes, it is the property they felt the strongest connection to that will get the offer. And this connection needs to begin the moment the buyers see that listing, so when they walk through that door a psychological link has been established.

Sometimes An Indoor Kitchen Just Isn’t Enough

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Sometimes An Indoor Kitchen Just Isn’t Enough

Outdoor kitchens are in high demand, there’s no doubt about it. But just like their indoor relative, the best outdoor kitchens are designed with careful consideration. Here is what we consider a perfect example:

Function & Flow

Having separate wet, cold, hot and dry zones with ample counter space makes prepping food, cooking and cleaning up afterwards that much easier.

An open air chefs kitchen


Ideally your outdoor kitchen will be located close to your indoor kitchen as inevitably you will have to dash in for items. This kitchen also has a fabulous sliding pass through window to the indoor kitchen area, the ultimate in convenience.

Adjacent to the outdoor dining area, the cook will always feel included


Create an inviting social space so that the cook can mingle with the guests. And don’t forget lighting in your design – look for a combination of task and mood lighting.