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.
This generous apartment was clamoring for a more efficient layout. To start, we shifted the entrance to maximize the impressive view on arrival.
We opened up all the social areas, reshuffling the living spaces in the process, and added several skylights to flood the home with natural light.
The somewhat unusual layout inspired us to create a bright but tactile atmosphere. Light, shrunk oak herringbone parquet, together with warmly rendered walls and micro-perforated oak acoustic ceiling panels, creates a subdued and contemporary atmosphere that still oozes cozy charm.
To add character, light, and depth, we cladded one of the walls in the living room with mirror and a custom oak and steel trellis. The trellis also features around the fireplace, creating a private reading nook for bookworms, and on the cantilevered oak staircase.
The open and practical kitchen, with seamless enameled stone counters and light oak veneer cabinets, is positioned in the heart of the social areas. The dramatic round table for twelve sits like an oversized gear in the center of the apartment, in direct conversation with the kitchen.
The layout of the bedrooms and bathrooms was changed dramatically, creating larger and more practical spaces. A new powder room brings a surprising splash of color to the otherwise calm atmosphere.