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.
With a dramatic view towards the mountains, this apartment was a diamond in the rough. The main living space had a classic lodge structure, so we used warm, textured materials to create a contemporary aesthetic.
The apartment was originally a two-bedroom, one-level unit, but we relocated the building’s air handling units to create a generous loft room and additional bathroom, reached by a new sculptural staircase. This also meant we could give the two downstairs bathrooms and new powder room a skylight and extra-high ceilings.
The dramatic Douglas fir paneling and flooring complements slate details, rich colors, and sumptuous textures. The main living space has a micro-perforated Douglas fir ceiling, to create a seamless and comfortable acoustic environment to relax in.
The main living area is open and generous, playful and inviting. The new vibrant kitchen gained a panoramic curved window to marvel at the mountains. Finally, a secret doorway to the next apartment is perfectly concealed behind one of the bookshelves.
New layout and integral design of an existing apartment in the Rocky Mountains that serves as a family vacation home.