Full-Service Interior Design Breckenridge Retreat
Located at the base of Peak 8 in Breckenridge, Colorado, this 9,000-square-foot home is what designer Lisa Yates calls “a Western take on soft modern”—rich finishes, textural fabrics, natural materials, and a muted palette. Because of the home’s architecture and the lot’s distinctive topography, the house comprises seven split levels, which creates both dramatic ceiling heights in the gathering spaces and intimate spaces throughout the expansive footprint.
In the public areas of the home, a barnwood ceiling treatment warms up the spaces, which are infused with natural light, courtesy of large windows. A contemporary stacked-stone DaVinci fireplace separates the main living and dining rooms to give each a distinct feel. “We envisioned people hanging out around the fireplace and sitting on the hearth,” Yates says.
The handsome kitchen’s centerpiece is a dramatic, 15-foot Infamous quartzite island, bookmatched in the center. A butler’s pantry with prep area and professional-grade appliances allows the owners to use the kitchen as an area for staging food for parties while the cooking happens out of sight.
With six king bedroom suites and two bunkrooms (each with ultra-cool custom walnut bunk beds with built-in shelving and ladders), the house accommodates a lot of people easily and beautifully. Yates specified a different design—complete with sumptuous wall treatment for each suite: “We designed them all so no one bedroom feels more special than the other,” she says.
The ski chair hanging from the stairway came from Arapahoe Basin. Several years ago, the resort decided to replace the chairs on their famous Pali Lift with updated versions, so they launched a community lottery for anyone who wished to purchase the old chairs. The owners won a chance to buy a chair, a piece of Summit County history that hangs where guests entering the house can spot it when they walk through the front door.
Ultimately, this house tells the story of owners who love Summit County and high-country living, and who wanted a home that embraces and reflects a mountain lifestyle while showcasing exceptional details, furnishings, and finishes.
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