Craig Residence, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The inspiration for this mountain retreat came from the vast and panoramic views of the Yampa River Valley afforded from the site. Each room in the house maintains its own distinctive quality based upon the view around which it is oriented. The dramatic great room enjoys distant views to Lake Catamount and the Flattop Mountains. Cathedral ceilings further enhance the spirit of the expansive nature of the site. It was the owner’s wish to create an open, social setting for both entertaining and family activity. Cooking, dining and recreation spaces are all located in an open setting at the center of the house. The master bedroom suite and guest suite are on the upper level. Additional bedrooms, the mudroom and a more private entertainment space are located on the lower level.