Inside 3 Mountain Homes With Stunning Views
These three mountain homes are not your average vintage-snow-shoes-over-the-fireplace, hot-cocoa-stocked ski houses.
Peter Marino’s Rocky Mountain Retreat
The “sporty ski chalet” that architect Peter Marino designed for himself and his wife, recently featured on Architectural Digest’s site, has the elements of a true mountain home- plenty of cedar wood, touches of wintery flair, and giant windows for insane mountain views.
Fun fact: The exterior was inspired by a trip Marino took to the Galápagos Islands where he observed the flight patterns of the indigenous birds. Take another look at the house, do you see its beak?
Aerin Lauder’s Aspen Home
Built by interior designer Daniel Romualdez, Lauder’s home is an example of simplified luxury. Sofas and chairs upholstered in white mimic snowy Aspen Mountaintops, laying the base for a neutral color palette accented with Hans Wegner hoop chairs and George Nakashima tables. “It’s cozy, very casual, very family. Skiing is a great holiday for everyone. It’s nice to come in after a long day, make dinner, and sit by the fire,” Lauder said of her home, originally featured in Vogue.
An Australian Couple’s Big Sky Paradise
“Mountain zen” is the way architect Reid Smith describes this home in Big Sky, Montana. In terms of design direction from the client, “They told me, ‘We just want to float in the trees,’” recalled Smith in a Mountain Living feature. The interior was designed by Len Cotsovolos of LC2 Design Services in a palette of woodsy tones to warm up the steel and glass used in the structure.