New Build at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club

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In a stunning blend of rustic and sleek, this new spec home at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club masterfully mixes modern and mountain living in scenic Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

“People are responding to the direct connection to the environment this home provides,” says Leslie Dapper, lead interior designer for Steamboat-based Rumor Design + reDesign Studio. “It brings the outdoors in with fresh, interesting design.”

“It’s one of the most private yet dramatic views I’ve seen in Steamboat,” says Dapper, who has worked in Colorado since the 1970s. “I’ve seen herds of elk almost every morning and evening in the summer, and you can watch skiers coming down the mountain in the winter.”

Inside, the custom light fixture in the kitchen is a showstopper, “I wanted to be certain the light fixture was creating task lighting for the work spaces and giving off ambient light as well,” Dapper says. The fixture was constructed locally by Fedewa Custom Works. They also built the home’s cabinetry, which features slab fronts and touch-latch pulls – streamlined touches of sleekness.

Contrasting the cabinetry with a bold pop of rustic is the rolled steel used as the surround of the 28-foot tall fireplace. The double glass sides allow the fire to be enjoyed from the kitchen and the living room. “The modern architecture and elements definitely attract the eye,” says Jamie Curcio, Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club construction manager. “Using expansive glass, metal cladding, steel columns and steel trusses in lieu of knotty timber provides cleaner lines and a sophisticated look.”

The great room, kitchen, and dining area all share a common space allowing a free-flowing openness to family gatherings or social events. However, if privacy is sought, the lower level is open and functional.

  • Builders: Rick Hodges Builders

  • Photography: Rocky Mountain Photography

  • Designers: Rumor Designs, Leslie Dapper

  • Tasks included: all interior and exterior finishes, tile and plumbing selections, custom lighting design and staging

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