This sophisticated home has every imaginable luxury.
In a prime location with Vail Mountain steps away, Shaeffer Hyde Construction recently completed an ultra-modern, approximately 9,000 square foot luxury residence. Designed by Berglund Architects, the home achieves the owner’s vision of spacious rooms, high ceilings, and extraordinary views.
Architect: Berglund Architects
Builder: Shaeffer Hyde Construction
Interior Design: Interiors by Steven G
Landscape Architect: Ceres + Landscape Architecture
Real Estate Broker: Ron Byrne & Associates
Photography: Stovall Studio
Built on an incredibly steep site, the home is at the high point on Forest Road. The opportunity the land offered yielded a rewarding view of the magnificent Gore Range mountains towering over the pines in the east.
To entirely appreciate their surroundings, the homeowners asked the team to create an expansive outdoor living space. A full-length lap pool on the third-floor terrace invites swimmers to experience its unique features. In the pool floor, an acrylic window is centered above a linear fire pit to invite light and create a stunning effect. The east end pool wall is also a full acrylic panel, placed so swimmers can delight in the views. One more transparent panel separates the pool from the hot tub to create continuity.
On the top patio level, guests can relax next to an impressive outdoor fireplace. Adjacent is an enclosed bar, accessed by an elevator to allow for smooth food and beverage service while entertaining.
The elevator descends from the upper patio bar into the interior of the home, coming to rest four stories below. An open staircase wraps around dramatic high gloss panels. The stairwell contains a precision steel structure to support stunning cantilever steps. Architectural and engineering expertise ingeniously joined to give a striking and rare feel of floating to the stairwell design.
Creating an elegant, seamless transition from the outdoors into the foyer, the custom steel pivot door opens up to maximize the expansive entryway. Beams of light, glossy white surfaces, and walls of glass create a bright space as a first impression upon entering the home. Dropping down a few steps to the left, the dining and living rooms face the mountains with floor-to-ceiling walls of windows.
The dining room features a shimmering crystal pendant chandelier that is both timeless and contemporary. Each bud houses a glass drop illuminated by LED. A prominent stone fireplace centers the living room space. Its cantilevered hearth hovers below a dazzling elongated fire.
A long glass-encased steel bridge leads to the master suite. Italian cabinetry boasting high style reflects the owner’s sophisticated flare. Custom wood and exotic stone countertops imbue the rooms with sleek elegance. The spacious master spa has an elegant freestanding bathtub, a vanity situated facing a wall of windows, his and her water closets, and a sparkling glass shower. A luxurious closet, contemporary study, and lavish wine room enhance the experience of the master suite.
The lower level of the home features an Italian-style grotto with the hot tub and cold plunge positioned beneath a linear waterfall. The room has an inviting cedar-lined sauna as well as a relaxing steam room.
An exercise room and a media room also comprise the lower level of the home. Designed for entertaining, the open family room has a freestanding bar with seating for ten, a wall-mounted contemporary linear electric fireplace, and an inviting composition for conversational gatherings.
Four welcoming guest suites comprise the second and upper levels. The bright bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and calming neutral color pallets. The profoundly minimalist interior design brings peace while enhancing the expansive ultra modern architecture. Both baths are custom crafted with exquisite imported stone made to be admired.
The residence also includes an entryway sculpture garden, state-of-the-art commercial garage doors and an auto court. The dramatic lighting, and distinct dynamic doors, complete the ultra modern design aesthetic of the home.
The final result is breathtaking and adventurous. It was a pleasure for Shaeffer Hyde to see this unique Berglund Architects design to fruition.