Contemporary Meets Iconic Western Materials
February 28, 2014
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIMBERLY GAVIN
Watching the sunrise on the mountains from our living room window is so spectacular, it’s like being on another planet,” says Tammy Di Leo, who along with her husband, Max, purchased a classic alpine home so perfectly situated that they can stand on their terrace and watch the skiers come down the slopes at Beaver Creek. In addition to enviable vistas, the Florida couple, who routinely visits Vail Valley with their three children, also enjoy the generous proportions of the rambling house previously remodeled by architect Eric Johnson.
“We salvaged a lot of the original building’s structural materials, popped it up and out in every direction and nearly doubled the square footage,” says Johnson, who also added more than 2,000 square feet of outdoor living areas. And according to builder Robert Kehr, those commodious rooms and outdoor spaces made a dramatic difference. “The house has three large suites all with spa bathrooms, and the master has a personal deck with a privacy fence and hot tub,” he says.
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