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This house has a very steep, rocky site located in The Sanctuary, Phase Five, with spectacular views of Mount Werner, the Flattops and Emerald Mountain. The design of the house was centered on maximizing those views and developing a warm and exciting interior.
There are three bedrooms, a family room, wine cellar, home theatre and exercise room on the lower level. The main level houses a master suite, den, garage, laundry and mudroom, great room with loft above, dining, kitchen and two large decks. A third level is accessed above the garage and provides a guest apartment. While this is a large house, the topography and design work to mitigate the size. While numerous large windows take advantage of the exterior views, the spatial relationships of the interior are no less interesting. Wood ceilings are supported with heavy timber beams and posts, a massive stone fireplace is visible throughout and built-in cabinetry adds practical interest to all the hallways. Large decks off the master bedroom and kitchen add to warm weather entertaining while leaving uninterrupted views from the great room.
Mike Bell, the builder, had to cut the house into a granite filled site and create a large concrete retaining wall for the drive.
Jonathan Faulkner Architect - 30875 Elk Lane, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487