Mountain Contemporary - Pole Creek - Tabernash, Colorado
This 4,100 sf. mountain modern house is built on a 2 acre site on the north side of the Pole Creek Golf
Course, outside of Tabernash. The site looks south to the Continental Divide, the Ski Area and Byer’s
Peak. The site is south sloping, so the house was arranged in a linear east west orientation to capture all
of the spectacular views from every room on both levels, as well as to capture the south sun. The site
was uphill from the road, so the driveway winds its way to the uphill side of the residence and allows the
garage to be located on the main floor. The house was placed in the middle of the site to give it
maximum separation from the neighbors and the road.
On the main floor, the entry is on axis with the living area and the view to the Ski Area. The great room
also contains an open kitchen and dining area with large south facing windows. A pantry, laundry room
and mud area connect the great room to the garage. There is a large deck for grilling and eating located
off of the kitchen and the dining area, on the west side of the house. Also, on this level is located the
powder room, the master suite and a deck off the living room.
The owner’s wanted a mountain modern feel with some traditional elements mixed in. Stone floors,
exposed steel, an asymmetrical fireplace and traditional cabinetry and doors helped create the feeling
that the owner’s wanted. The staircase is modern and open with metal stair stringers, open wood stairs
and metal railings.
The lower level contains a family room, three bedroom suites for each grown daughter, a bunk room for
guests and a workout room. There is also an additional bathroom for the bunkroom and family room to
share. At this level is a patio containing a hot tub.
The exterior is wire brushed wood siding, stone and metal panels for minimal maintenance and a rustic
appearance. Exterior steel beams are sealed, but will rust over time to also give the mountain rustic
appearance the HOA guidelines call for. We worked very closely with the HOA to get to an exterior
aesthetic that everyone agreed on.
Steffen Builders West - Construction
Steffen Design Consulting - Interior Design