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The property, just outside of Steamboat Springs, was once an old ranch that had been subdivided into lots. The stunning views—the river, the ski area, the sunsets–seemed to dictate that the home be an elegant combination of rustic and contemporary materials. Kiefer chose maple cabinetry throughout, concrete floors (softened by area rugs), concrete blocks for the floor-toceiling fireplace and steel beams that still showed their foundry markings. The key was to create a tasteful but quiet background in order to frame the natural views and showcase great art. “The couple already a good collection of paintings when I first met them,” says Kiefer, “and as the house was being built, we talked back and forth about different artists and exhibitions. They narrowed down what they liked and purchased more pieces.” Kiefer’s advice to them (and all clients): if you find something you like


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