In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, with dramatic views of powder-coated ski slopes and vast forests of quaking aspens, these three adjacent apartments, two of which are connected, serve as a vacation haven for a large family. !e project brief was to re-think the original layouts and take maximum advantage of the existing space. Our proposal was comprehensive, from radical new floor plans to complementary furniture and bold accessories.
As these apartments are often used for family reunions, we focused our attention on the main living areas. New skylights bring in swathes of natural light, lifting these generous open-plan spaces and creating a seamless dining, living, and kitchen experience. Meanwhile, the bedrooms prioritize comfortable sleeping space for family and friends.
Each apartment has its own unique character and layout, offering three distinct takes on the mountain lodge theme.
For the first of the three apartments, we created a dramatic space infused with tactile materials, adding layers of interest to the previously bland unit. The floor plan was completely transformed with more generous social areas, an additional bedroom, two new bathrooms, and a powder room.
Walnut paneling and slate flooring, reminiscent of a traditional mountain lodge, contrast with the brass dining table. Set on a bespoke loom-woven rug, it adds a sophisticated touch. This space is illuminated by a cloud of lights, like melting ice blocks, suspended from above. While the main seating area, with pebble poufs in front of the fireplace, is ideal for big and little ones to gather. The caribou keeping watch has sentimental value – it has lived here for more than thirty years. Finally, the ceiling is clad in micro-perforated acoustic panels, to provide a warm and functional space to relax.
The five bedrooms and bathrooms are cozy, functional, and flexible. Each bedroom was designed in response to a specific work of art, in a playful, subtle way. Especially fun is the kids’ room, which features a custom bunk bed landscape, including a climbing wall to get to the loft.