When Dezirae Bruni and Jessica Rae Sommer of Maverick Design encountered the 1996 semi-custom log home, they recognized a “diamond in the rough,” Sommer says. The duo teamed with Wedgewood Homes to transform the dated lodge into a modern mountain retreat. “Our mission was to deliver a restorative retreat with improved finishes and flow, while celebrating the home’s existing features that are perfect for families and entertaining,” Bruni explains. 

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1. Overworked design elements dated the previous primary bath. Today, the room features medallion-tiled floors and a clean-lined oak vanity. A wet room houses a free-standing tub and multiple shower heads. 

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2. The design team relocated and expanded the kitchen into an adjacent space. Now, custom white-oak millwork and dual islands bring the kitchen into modern times. Large windows frame the mountain views and oversized Rejuvenation pendants animate the space. 

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3. The ‘90s era staircase featured worn mountain finishes and bullying log railings. The new staircase maintains a similar shape, but gains an airiness thanks to cable railing details and oak treads. The team ditched the original stone fireplace in favor of an open floor plan and integrated a modern firebox on the room’s opposite wall. 

All photos by Jon Woodbury

You can find more photos from this mountain remodel here.

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Avrey Evans
Avrey is the Digital Editor for Utah Style and Design, and our affiliate magazine Utah Bride and Groom. She enjoys keeping a pulse on upcoming design trends, propagating green thumb inspiration and indulging her affinity for alliteration.