Mountain Modern Cabin

Mountain Modern Cabin

HMH Architecture + Interiors
Boulder, CO, USA | View Map
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Private Houses
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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Living Room Sectional - Ray SofaB&B Italia
Master Bath Tile - Iron GreyNEOLITH by TheSize
Windows - 525 SeriesAlpen
Vanities - Walnut - natural finishASPEN
White Paint - Decorators WhiteBenjamin Moore
Dining Room Chandelier - Sarus MobileDavid Weeks Studio

Product Spec Sheet
Living Room Sectional - Ray Sofa
Master Bath Tile - Iron Grey
Windows - 525 Series
by Alpen
Vanities - Walnut - natural finish
White Paint - Decorators White
Dining Room Chandelier - Sarus Mobile

Mountain Modern Cabin

HMH Architecture + Interiors as Architects

Bear Peak, a picturesque summit in the Front Range Mountains, has long been a fresh-air getaway for Boulderites. Its location is close enough to downtown Boulder for commuting and removed enough to enjoy some peace and quiet after a day at work. But many of the homes in the area resemble cheap timber lodges—and that worn-out look wasn’t what this tech industry, start-up couple had in mind for themselves.


Our team preserved the best aspects of the original house and improved upon the rest – transforming the ”funky 80s mountain lodge” to the mountain-modern home the clients wanted. This mountain retreat reflects a harmonious flow between indoors and out that makes it perfectly in tune with its surrounding natural environment. The architecture and design are characterized by a rustic-modern aesthetic that meshes beautifully with the site. Every detail is well planned and articulated, celebrating the mountain lifestyle these homeowners yearn for.


Project Goals & Challenges
● Redesign an open floor plan, including the stair location, to open up the house. An outdated floor plan took creativity and an open mind to resolve.
● Design spaces that are modern, functional and inviting. Finding the right balance of colors, textures and built-ins to take the home from ‘80s-mountain-hunting-lodge’ to modern-mountain-chic
● Design a master suite that is unique, modern and luxurious
● A budget and desire to keep all of the existing exterior structure
● Establish a strong connection between internal and external spaces


The biggest challenge was opening up the divided spaces and creating an interior that matches today’s lifestyle. The house had honey-oak cabinetry, popcorn ceilings and was worn and dilapidated. The rooms were compartmentalized into a sequence of inefficient spaces. The entryway lacked presence and the kitchen was dark and dated.


The new design included rearranging the entry sequence, kitchen flow and bedrooms to open up the home and create dual-use spaces. No single room follows norms of the past, or present. Wood and steel are used throughout and the updated color palette incorporates dark tones to give weight and depth.


The new design addresses the context of the mountain setting and respects it’s 1980s origin. The spaces feel relaxed, comfortable and at peace with the surrounding landscape. By collaborating with the homeowner, we were able to bounce ideas off one another; resulting in a space we are all proud of.


Material Used :
● Boulder Roofing - Exterior Metal Cladding - Steel
● Steel & Wood Bridge
● Alpen - Windows - 525 Series
● Concrete Visions - Concrete Boardform - Custom Tiles
● Wood Ceiling - European White Rift Oak
● Wood Floors - Fumed European Oak
● Benjamin Moore - White Paint - Decorators White
● Neolith - Master Bath Tile - Iron Grey
● Aspen Leaf Ltd. - Vanities - Walnut - natural finish
● MTI - Master Bathtub - Elise

● B&B Italia - Living Room Sectional - Ray Sofa
● Dsegnare - Living Room Pouf Tables - Kipu Pouf
● Ercol - Living Room Side Chairs - Marino Armchair
● Restoration Hardware - Living Room Rug - Ria Rug
● Restoration Hardware - Dining Room Table - Concrete Pier Table
● Room & Board - Dining Room Chairs - Cora Chairs
● David Weeks - Dining Room Chandelier - Sarus Mobile
● New Collar Goods - Dining Room Sideboard - Custom
● Restoration Hardware - Master Bed - Italia Panel Platform Bed
● DWR - Master Side Chair - Striad Chair
● New Collar Goods - Master Nightstands - Custom
● DWR - Master Sconces - Mantis

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