Family Comes First at this Vail Project

Family Comes First at this Vail Project

Since 1964, this family has vacationed in Vail. When he and his wife got two adjoining rowhouses in 2001, they originally intended to combine them. However, over the course of 20 years, they realized the homes would serve better as separate vacation properties for each of their sons. The couple teamed up with Vail designer Tracie Schumacher and Beck Building Company to execute the ultimate family vacation space in each rowhouse. The resulting renovation of the Vail project combines their sons Mountain Modern style with touches of luxury.

The  family made sure to design the home with features such as multiple primary suites to accommodate multi-generational gatherings. Additionally, the designer tucked clever seating throughout, expertly accommodating the constant ebb and flow of family gatherings.  Upper decks connect to the unit next door, ensuring direct access to each home. Most importantly, the home features ample storage for ski equipment.

Purposeful Design

Built in the 1960s, the home needed some extensive renovations. As a designer herself, the homeowner  and Schumacher collaborated on an ideal family retreat. Cool slabs of stone anchor vivid and family friendly textiles. Though the finishes are fun and lively, the bedrock of the design, featuring reclaimed wood and other green materials, has a timeless appeal.

Only 20 feet wide, the layout of the Vail Project was carefully calibrated to maximize the space. Tall windows soak in the light on Colorado’s famous bluebird days, with views of both the mountains and adjoining Gore Creek. An open layout provides the feeling of extra room and easy flow.

Find the feature of this property on page 97 of the January/February 2024 issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.

This adjoining property was also featured in the January/February 2024 issue of Mountain Living Magazine.