Explore this Colorado mountain dream home with modern-rustic elegance

rustic modern mountain home exterior with snow

This rustic mountain dream home situated in Gunnison, Colorado was created as a tranquil escape for a Texan couple by Daniel J. Murphy Architect. Nestled on a sprawling 35-acre property, this dwelling boasts breathtaking views of the Anthracite Range and Ohio Creek.

The exterior facade of this post-and-beam home was constructed with Arkansas moss rock, reclaimed hand-scribed timber, and chink-and-plank walls, complimenting the natural beauty of the region. Modern black steel windows capture views of the spectacular surroundings, including the nearby creek.


rustic mountain dream home entry

Step inside this home to find warm and inviting interiors, where several of the walls have been hand-troweled with American clay, creating a living finish that changes over the course of the sun’s passage from morning to evening.

rustic modern living room

What elevates the coziness of this home is its flooring. Crafted from rich American chestnut, the floorboards exhibit a rustic character with random widths, reaching up to 19 inches in breadth!

rustic mountain style living room with a fireplace

Above: In this inviting living room, a masterpiece takes center stage: a custom-fabricated metal chandelier crafted by Paul Ferrante. The room exudes warmth and elegance, with sumptuous sofas from Rose Tarlow, complemented by chairs from Lee Industries.

rustic modern living room with a stone fireplace

Adding texture and warmth throughout this dwelling, the designer layered in materials of grass cloth, shearling, and sheepskin.

rustic modern kitchen

Above: This open and airy kitchen features exquisite smoked-glass pendant lights sourced from Tech Lighting. A mix of modern and rustic textures adds warmth to this space that is perfect for entertaining with its bar seating and cozy breakfast nook.

rustic modern galley kitchen

What We Love: This Colorado mountain dream home provides its inhabitants with a warm and inviting atmosphere for hosting gatherings. Beautiful custom details can be found throughout this dwelling with an attractive mix of modern and vintage pieces. Large windows help not only bring in natural light but also capture the views of the breathtaking scenery that attracted the owners to this property.

Tell Us: Would this be your idea of the ultimate retreat for relaxing and entertaining? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other amazing home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign in the state of Colorado: Tour this incredibly stunning mountain house in Steamboat Springs and This modern rustic cabin is a serene escape in the Colorado Mountains.

rustic modern dining banquette

rustic modern dining room

Above: Adding a luxe feel to the home bar of this formal dining room is a mirrored platinum tile backsplash from Ann Sacks.

rustic modern family room

The living spaces feature a mix of contemporary furnishings and thoughtfully curated vintage pieces, infusing character and personality into every corner.

rustic modern powder bath

rustic modern bathroom

rustic modern bedroom

Above: In the main bedroom, reclaimed timber brings rustic elegance to this space. Cozy elements are layered in with the textural fabrics and a pair of swivel chairs from Kravet. The window treatments are fabric sourced from Hartmann & Forbes.

rustic modern bathroom

Above: This spa-like bathroom features an eye-catching area rug sourced from the Artisan Rug Gallery.

rustic modern bedroom

rustic modern bathroom with a walk-in shower

rustic modern bunk bedroom

rustic modern bedroom

rustic modern bedroom

rustic modern hallway

rustic modern bedroom with a window seat

rustic modern bathroom

rustic modern wood ceiling trusses

rustic modern mudroom

Above: In the mudroom, a mix of hand-troweled American clay and bespoke cowhide tiles adorns the walls, creating a distinctive and visually appealing atmosphere.

rustic modern mountain home exterior at dusk

rustic modern mountain home exterior at dusk

PHOTOGRAPHER Emily Minton Redfield

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