Renovation - Contemporary

Gore Creek Rowhomes

ABOUT THE PROJECT

LOCATION Vail
ARCHITECT Tracie Schumacher,
studio80
INTERIOR DESIGN Bardes Interiors

Since 1964, these homeowners have 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. They teamed up with Vail interior architect Tracie Schumacher, Bardes Interiors, and Beck Building Company to execute the ultimate family vacation space in each rowhouse. 

The homeowners made sure to design with family in mind. The homes feature multiple primary suites to accommodate multi-generational gatherings. Additionally, Schumacher tucked clever seating throughout, expertly accommodating the constant ebb and flow of family gatherings.  Open upper decks connect the units to each other, allowing grandchildren to safely bounce back and forth. Most importantly, the homes feature ample storage for ski equipment.

Built in the 1960s, the homes needed extensive renovations. As a designer herself, the homeowner teamed up with Tracie, collaborated on two ideal family retreats with distinct styles to match each son’s family. 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 each rowhouse 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. Open layouts provide the feeling of extra room and easy flow.

The resulting renovated properties meet the needs of each family without sacrificing exceptional quality. The renovations ensure the entire family of over 50 members from ages 1 to 100 will meet in these Vail Valley homes for generations to come.

Photos by Kimberly Gavin.

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