What’s a sofa like that doing in a place like this? With its sensuously curved shape and 18-foot length, it makes a boldly comforting statement in the angular wood, glass and stone house atop Deer Valley’s Red Cloud community. And that is exactly what designer Kristin Rocke intended. Featured in our story Modern Craft, the mountain home—designed by architect Ron Lee and built by Mike McNulty—boasts rugged stone fireplaces, cedar-clad ceilings and large steel beams that foster a powerful presence its homeowners prize. But they also treasure ease and comfort. The team responded big time, as proven by the following images not included in our original feature. Ready for some laid-back luxury?
Designer Kristin Rocke sits in the home’s outdoor entry, where a large front door makes a clean, modern statement with its vertical-plank style and cast glass inset by artist Kerry Transtrum.
As showcased in the great room, robust steel beams and cedar-clad ceilings accentuate the striking architecture and help aesthetically link to the alpine setting and breathtaking views.
Seen from the great room living area, the open-tread staircase connects the home’s three levels and is bejeweled by light fixtures resembling cairns.
With it’s strongly angled desk and wall-displayed guitars, Rocke designed the man’s office to be “modern, earthy and handsome.” Pillow fabrics are from Jab.
An abstract painting is by Nina Tichava hangs on the great room’s stone fireplace formed from Delta Stone’s Jackson Ledge with an Indiana limestone surround. A crescent-shaped table backs the rounded sofa. “The curved pieces ease the room’s strong lines,” Rocke says.
Sculptural hoofed legs support one of the kitchen’s two islands. Grouped pendant lights by Lasvit draw the eye upward, where a cedar-clad ceiling helps visually warm the open space.
In the spacious primary bathroom, matching vanities face each other. Grigio Perla marble, from Apollo Marble and Granite, tops the vanities and pendant lights by Visual Comfort hang in front of backlit mirrors. The cabinets were crafted by Swirl Woodcraft.
Neutral tones, rich textures and muted patterns foster this guest suite’s serene setting. Draperies frame the broad windows, delivering a layer of warmth and dimension to the view-laden room.
Rocke fashioned custom boxes, grids and shelves within the lower level’s custom wine bar to hold and display the homeowner’s wine collection. The room features a glass wall and suspended glass shelves.
Inside the custom wine bar, wine supports mount to backlit Cristallo Quartzite to form a spectacular focal point.
The exterior’s bonderized steel elements take on a natural patina to help marry the ski-in, ski-out house to its alpine setting. The home is sited to capture the mountaintop site’s most spectacular views.
See our full original Modern Craft House Tour here.