If you were to look up the characteristics of a modern home, you’d find that the Hills’ home has it all — in spades. Clean lines, little ornamentation, large expanses of glass, innovative building materials, expansive interiors and open floor plans, reliance on technology, energy efficiency and use of eco friendly materials.
Photography by Brent Bingham If you were to look in a dictionary for the explanation of the word “home,” you would find many definitions. “A place of residence.” “The place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.” “The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.” However, for most, those definitions are simply not adequate. The definition of a home goes far beyond the structure itself, for a home is built by the bond of family. And it’s that family bond that consistently draws world-class skier Mikaela Shiffrin back home. It’s the place where, no matter what Shiffrin might be going through, no matter how challenging her life gets, she will always have her family looking out for her at home. Her sanctuary. So it’s no surprise that, when Shiffrin was ready to buy her first home, she made sure there would be room […]
This timeless home on Vail’s Beaver Dam Road exudes Old World charm Photography by Brent Bingham and Ric Stovall It’s a home with a story that began less than three decades ago but has now entwined its way around multiple generations and continues to unfold through present and soon-tobe new owners. The tale begins in the Tyrolean and Swiss Alps and then winds its way to Vail, in a storybook European home in an idyllic mountain setting at the foot of Vail Mountain. Here the tale turns enchanting indeed as captivating paintings lead through room after excellently-crafted room, each depicting a new chapter in the original owners’ lives, while enlivening rooms already resplendent with rich color, Old World charm, grace and beauty. Like the storyboards that helped define them, the home is now ready to weave new tales of life. The home was originally built in 1991 by a couple […]
By Kim Fuller Photography by Brent Bingham More than three decades after Vail Mountain opened for skiing, Vail Ski Resort founder Pete Siebert envisioned bringing more European hospitality to the mountain. So in 1996 the Game Creek Chalet was built — an alpine cabin that sits on the side of Game Creek Bowl at 10,300 feet. Nestled in the trees and overlooking snowcapped peaks and sundrenched landscape, it is a little piece of paradise. As luxurious as it is cozy, it is one of the most unique and elite respites offered in Colorado. The chalet is ideal for anybody who is looking to soak in the mountains away from the bustle of the ski village. Because it’s truly ski-in/ski-out, private snowcats whisk you and your luggage up to the cabin to enjoy your dream-come-true vacation. And then you’re on your own — and ready to ski right out the door […]