Remodels and renovations are always a big move for homeowners, but when a project involves more than tripling the size of a 4,600 square-foot home sitting on a 50-acre mountain property, big hardly describes the sizable challenges and design opportunities this project presented. In our story Log Rhythms, we showcased the results of this monumental mountain-home overhaul. For those who couldn’t get enough of seeing and reading about this redo, we share the following outtakes not featured in the original story.
Interior Photos by Lindsay Salazar
Exterior photo courtesy of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
The expansion of the original 4,600-square-foot cabin added almost 10,000 square feet of living space to the Kamas home. The dwelling’s new center section is defined by a soaring pitched roof and plenty of glass to take in breathtaking mountain views. After four years of renovation, the house now features 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, an indoor pool and a secret underground tunnel. Designer Jennifer Chipman of Bond Design Company teamed with Arch Nexus and Magleby Construction to reimagine the large mountain residence.
Light floods the open entry, dining and living areas. Locally sourced beams and high windows draw the eye upward while weathered white oak floors, laid in a subtle herringbone pattern, flow seamlessly from space to space.
The opening dining room hosts a custom table that extends to seat 12. The table was made by Park City Stone and Wood. Because half of the nearby kitchen was part of the original cabin, the design team had to work with a lower ceiling height when imagining its remodeled space.
The homeowners favored large windows rather than space-gobbling upper cabinets in the kitchen, so designer Jennifer Chipman integrated storage space using the islands and lower cabinets under the windows. “The kitchen is rustic like the rest of the home, but we freshened it up by incorporating some more modern and industrial finishes and appliances, like the custom BlueStar range and the Waterworks Regulator Faucet,” she says.
The design team cleverly used lime-washed brick to disguise irregularity in the kitchen’s original walls.
“The oval dining table delivers a fresh and modern perspective to this rustic spot while the pendent light adds a bit of glam with its touch of brass,” says Chipman describing the cozy breakfast nook. The bench seat offers extra storage with large drawers that open from each end. The pendant light is from Visual Comfort.
Chipman chose Sherwin Williams’ Rookwood Shutter Green for the laundry room cabinets. “It complements the floor’s pebble stone tile perfectly and contrasts beautifully with the warm wood panelling on the ceiling,” she explains.
In the basement, expanding glass doors seal the pool off from the rest of the basement to keep heat in and to control the humidity when the pool is not in use. A home theater entertains across the space.
This loft office is part of the primary suite. Two separate balconies help fill the cozy space with mountain views and an abundance of natural light. The Log Roman Stone coffee table is from Phillips Collection.
The primary suite includes three different spaces: the bedroom, the bathroom and the office loft. Aside from the entry to the room, the suite doesn’t have a single door. The team configured the room’s layout to create private spaces for each area without cutting off the flow of the suite with doorways. The Santorini copper bathtub is from Native Trails.
“The steam shower and vanity are clad entirely in Calcutta marble slab to soften the look of the masculine and rugged architecture,” Chipman explains. The designer chose shimmering Native Trail polished copper sinks and Water Works faucets to complement the Calacatta marble countertops. Sconces are by The Urban Electric Co.
The guest cottage living room was part of the original log cabin. The team sandblasted and restained all of the original wood beams to preserve this piece of the home’s history. The staircase is original and the layout of the space remains unchanged, as well. Chipman placed an authentic mine cart beneath the staircase for wood storage.
Reminiscent of the old mine shafts that used to run through the area, a 160-foot secret underground tunnel connects the basement of the main house to the detached guest house. Because the winters in these mountains can be brutal, the homeowner wanted to create a way for guests to easily access the main house without having to trudge through the snow.
Take a look at the full tour of this home here.