A Colorado Family Home Is Designed For Views & Play


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Designer Kam Davies and architect Bill Lueck kept the focus on the views for a home in Snowmass Village. In the living area, a Lee Industries sofa, upholstered with a Perennials fabric, from Columbine Showroom and an RH rug anchor the space. Two Kravet armchairs face a pair of O. Henry House armchairs covered with a Rogers & Goffigon wool check. Artworks by James Surls hang above the fireplace.

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Davies custom-designed the kitchen's cabinetry and island, which were crafted by builder Shannon Sweeney and incorporate Caesarstone countertops. The Thermador range is paired with a hood by Vent-A-Hood; a Grohe faucet pours into a Kohler sink.

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Custom pendants by The Urban Electric Co. suspend above the kitchen's large island. The exterior of the Lee Industries bar chairs from Columbine Showroom are upholstered with Villa Nova's Helmsley Mous textile from Town.

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In the dining area, Davies chose Iatesta Studio's Mensola table from Shanahan Collection and a custom chandelier by Bourgeois Bohème Atelier. The Grange chairs are upholstered with a Perennials fabric from John Brooks Incorporated. Above an antique Asian cabinet from Strange Imports are a photograph by James Baker and a sculpture by Peter Light, the brother of homeowner Andrew Light. The custom rug is from Balentine Collection International.

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In the master bedroom, Davies melded the homeowners' Ralph Lauren Home four-poster mahogany bed with washed-oak dressers by Custom Furniture and Cabinets from Objets, Ltd. The lamps are from Strange Imports.

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The master bathroom features floor tile from Aspen Tile & Bath Gallery, custom cabinetry with Caesarstone countertops, Kohler sinks and Grohe faucets. The sconce is by Shades of Light.

This house is a great example of how contemporary can be really warm,” says designer Kam Davies of a residence she recently designed for a young family in Snowmass Village, Colorado. “There’s just something approachable about it. It’s meant to be lived in.”

The homeowners, Christine and Andrew Light, had been living in San Francisco but wanted to return to the Centennial State and give their children the outdoor lifestyle–skiing, hiking and biking–that Andrew had enjoyed as a kid. They also envisioned a house that allowed them to enjoy the surroundings right from the comfort of home.

The resulting design offers massive windows and an L-shaped deck, all of which focus on Mount Daly in the distance. “We wanted to maximize views and get light in at every opportunity,” says architect Bill Lueck, who added dormers to the upper floor, as well as a large glass panel at the entrance.

Inside, Davies echoed the landscape with a neutral palette and sculptural furnishings, like the Noguchi coffee table in the living area. Color she left primarily to artwork by local creatives.

“Both Christine and Andrew have a solid appreciation for the arts, and Christine has a great appreciation for Asian culture–its restraint and simplicity,” Davies adds. “The interiors here are all about texture and tone as opposed to a massing of things.”