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Summer mountain home in Vail Valley

Most people associate ski resorts like the Red Sky Ranch with…skiing. It seems logical, considering the location. However, not everyone seems to think that way. It’s uncommon and curious, but there’s a couple that decided to build a second home there and they like to use it mostly during the summer when they admire the views and the blue sky.

Colorado Mountain Summer House

The owners didn’t even intend to build a warm or cozy home, like most homes in that area are. On the contrary, they wanted an airy place, where they can live with the doors and windows wide open. As a result they got this modern residence created by VAg, Inc., Architects & Planners and Worth Interiors.

Colorado Mountain Summer HouseView in gallery

Colorado Mountain Summer HouseView in gallery

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Colorado Mountain Summer HouseView in gallery

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Colorado Mountain Summer HouseView in gallery

Colorado Mountain Summer HouseView in gallery

The couple didn’t really have a clear picture in mind in terms of how they wanted their new home to look like. However, they knew what they didn’t want: exposed beams and timber that are so typical to the mountain architecture. The new house is a 7000 sq ft residence and it turned out to be a challenge for architect Brian Judge who had to find a solution that would comply with both the owner’s wishes and the Red Sky’s design regulations.

Colorado Mountain Summer HouseView in gallery

Colorado Mountain Summer HouseView in gallery

Colorado Mountain Summer HouseView in gallery

Colorado Mountain Summer HouseView in gallery

At this point, you start to wonder why the owners didn’t just build their house on the beach if they intend to use during the summer anyway. Well, you can’t compare those two locations. It’s a completely different experience when you go to your mountain retreat in the middle of the summer and enjoy the chilly weather and the beautiful mountain views.

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Posted in Architecture on October 7, 2011

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Simona Ganea
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