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SLOPESIDE SLEEK A beautiful palette of natural materials gives a dated Aspen home a sophisticated new look. (You won’t find an inch of drywall here.) Architecture by Zone 4 Architects
HOME OF THE YEAR: ROOM FOR GRAND GESTURES Perched slopeside in the mountains of Vail, Colorado, our 2010 Home of the Year combines a stately mix of rustic luxury and mountain-modern style for a fresh take on high-country design. Architecture by K.H. Webb Architects Interior Design by Rinfret, Ltd.
SHOPPING A Seasonal Setting A shimmery mix of tabletop pieces—plus a few design pros’ expert advice for creating a festive spread—will help your holiday table shine.
INSIDER’S GUIDE Holidays Away If you’re hitting the road for the holidays, consider these highcountry destinations, from guest ranches to resorts, that make it easy to celebrate in style.
GET THE LOOK: HOME OF THE YEAR Love the effortless mix of natural beauty and glam touches in our Home of the Year? Make the look your own with this inspired selection of sophisticated pieces.
HOUSE OF THE MOMENT More than 800 acres of ranch land, a restored horse barn and a new four-bedroom main residence are just a few of the things you’ll love about Aspen Valley Ranch in Woody Creek, Colorado.
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ON THE COVER A bed made of birch trees—handcrafted by Diane Ross of Rustic Furniture—makes a striking statement in the master bedroom of our Home of the Year. Turn to page 66 for more. Photography by Kimberly Gavin
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ne great delight of working at Mountain Living is the opportunity we the staff have to look inside some of the high country’s most beautiful and memorable homes. That’s why every one of us looks forward to July, when the entries for our annual Home of the Year contest start filling our mailbox. This year, the “Home of the Year” shelf of my bookcase, which in previous years was capacious enough to hold all the entries, overflowed several weeks before the deadline. Each year during judging, we pore over hundreds of photos of mountain homes—some rustic, some modern, some grand and opulent, some small and sustainable, from the shores of Lake Tahoe to the ski slopes in Whistler to the foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristos. And while we’re only able to choose one winner, the contest introduces us to homes, architects and designers we’ll often go on to feature in upcoming issues of Mountain Living. Last year, we discovered San Francisco-based interior designer Charles de Lisle, whose first foray into high-country home design took top honors—and showed all of us a fresh take on the traditional mountain-home vernacular. And in this year’s Home of the Year in Vail (on page 66), we discover what happens when Greenwich, Connecticut-based interior designer Cindy Rinfret turns her creative eye to Colorado’s high country. For more than 20 years, Cindy has been creating her classic Greenwich style for a roster of highprofile clients (Tommy Hilfiger, Regis Philbin, to name a few), so it’s fun to see how she integrates those Eastern influences with design elements that reflect Colorado’s natural beauty: a bed made from birch trees, a rock-crystal chandelier that calls to mind organic ice formations, and a color palette inspired by the mountain views. I hope the story of how Cindy and Colorado architect Kyle Webb made choices and met challenges, decided on materials and furnishings, and most importantly, created an environment that is both beautiful and livable for a family of four, will offer you as many design ideas as it has for me. And I hope that next year, photos of your mountain home might find their way onto my “Home of the Year” shelf. You’ll find complete contest rules and next year’s deadline at www.mountainliving.com. Best wishes,
CHRISTINE DEORIO, EDITOR IN CHIEF cdeorio @mountainliving.com
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