Mountain contemporary home inspired by the rugged Colorado landscape

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This mountain contemporary home entitled “Puesta Del Sol” was designed by RKD Architects, located on a plateau above the valley basin of Vail, Colorado. This home’s design takes its cues from the surrounding rugged landscape. Native sandstone was used for the stone monoliths which are visible both from the interior and the exterior. Geometric forms reflect the undulations of the surrounding mountains.

This home was completely renovated, beginning with the guest bedrooms and family room back in 2002. Then, twelve years later, a much larger addition included a master bedroom suite, an office and an open plan living, kitchen and dining area. The addition was completed in late 2013.

Above: This stone and timber mountain contemporary home features an entry canopy highlighted with uplighting. This helps to cast a soft glow upon the canopy during the evening.

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Project Team: Architect & GC: RKD Architects / Builder: Shaeffer Hyde Construction / Interior Designer: Studio 80 with Slifer Designs /  Lighting Designer: 186 Lighting Design Group

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What We Love: From the magnificent mix of stone and wood to the stylish furnishings and expansive windows framing the views, this home is architecturally stunning. The lighting throughout the interiors helps to further enhance the design, evoking different moods from space to space. Soaring ceilings makes the home feeling bright and airy, a perfect touch to this renovation project… Readers, what do you think of the renovation, is there any details that you would have liked to have seen done differently or is it just perfect? Let us know in the comments!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other incredible home tours that we have featured in the past here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of RKD Architects: Modern rustic home nestled high in the Sierra Mountains and Magnificent mountain retreat with panoramic views in Telluride.

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Above: The hallway is illuminated by a layering of lighting. This includes in-floor uplights to highlight the textured stone walls and columns. A painting features art lights to highlight brushstroke details. Decorative wall sconces adds a touch of sparkle, while cove lighting beyond provides task lighting to the space.

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Above: Concealed LED light strip details can be seen accentuating the metal cladding of this striking contemporary fireplace.

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Above: The voluminous master bedroom has been illuminated with wall mounted architectural uplights.

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Above: A moody modern powder bath was created by backlighting the mirror and hanging a modern pendant light over the sink. The backlight for the mirror runs from floor to ceiling.

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Photos: Courtesy of RKD Architects

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