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Best Seat in the House

05/17/2022 09:46AM ● By Dan Greeson

Submitted by: Shivley Construction, Inc. | Photography by: Tim Stone

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO - What makes the “best seat in the house?” In Steamboat Springs, the ultimate stop-and-perch spots are a matter of personal choice. Members of the local architecture, build and design community share a medley of spaces that celebrate an eclectic vignette of Genuine Steamboat style.

Submitted by: Vertical Arts Architecture  |  Photography by: Gibeon Photography 

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and large lift-and-slide doors wrap the entire facade of the open-plan living space, to afford panoramic views of the Steamboat Ski Area and Fish Creek Canyon. A stone-clad fireplace and dark hued wood flooring add a rustic element to the mountain modern aesthetic. Walk-out patios on every level of the home bring a seamless integration to the outdoors. 

Submitted by: Rumor Design + reDesign  |  Photography by: David Patterson 

Rumor’s Yampa Street Loft embraces uninterrupted views of Howelsen Hill through floor-to-ceiling glass doors. All-weather furnishings complement a seasonal lifestyle and blend the mountain modern aesthetic with rich wood accents, and a touch of Western in the cowhide stool.

Submitted by: Tim Stone, KSA Architecture  |  Photography By: Tim Stone

Located at the foot of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness, this rambling ranch-style home’s penetrating views of Big Agnes and Farwell Mountain are celebrated in the outdoor living space. Accessed from the dining area, the patio has heaters on the warm-hued ceiling, and a fireplace to extend seasonal use of the outdoor living room.

Submitted by: Soda Mountain Construction  |  Photography by: David Patterson

This mountain contemporary cabana combines a recessed custom spa on a heated patio with a seating area, ping pong table and fireplace to anchor the outdoor living space.

Submitted by: JSM Builders  |  Design by: Vertical Arts Architecture  |  Photography by: David Patterson 

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors unfold along the entire width of the dining area to enable a seamless flow to the upper-level deck. Interior wood cladding complements both the natural outlook and sleek interior open-plan living space.

Submitted by: Gerber Berend Design Build  |  Photography by: David Patterson

The owners of this property were drawn to the idea of an A-frame window design to reinterpret into their European contemporary style. Panoramic views of the ski area spark conversation as the owners survey their next turns from the light-filled breakfast nook.

Submitted by: Shively Construction Inc.  |  Architecture by: KSA Architecture  |  Photography by: Tim Stone

Custom-paneled vaulted ceilings and trusses create a feeling of warmth in the great room. Views of Fish Creek abound from the living area and adjoining dining and kitchen space.