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Connie Steiert | Home and Garden | July 12, 2019

Creating the ideal kitchen has become a national past time. We rearrange, refurbish or remodel — or start from scratch with a blank slate — pouring over magazines, websites and seeking the expertise of contractors and designers to find “everything kitchen,” from colors, tiles and appliances to inspiration. But what do those experts who help […]

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Author | Home and Garden | December 10, 2018

Mountain home trends have taken some sweeping turns over the last several years. Contemporary design has rushed to the forefront for today’s mountain home buyer who is demanding clean lines, generous windows, smart home technology—all wrapped up in a comfortable environment. Contemporary is back, and it’s cooler than ever! Today’s modern buyer is not necessarily […]

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Connie Steiert | Home and Garden | December 9, 2018

With its exquisite setting and rhythmic flow of design, art and livability, it’s hard to fathom that this Strawberry Park home was not a carefully orchestrated effort. No one sat down and poured over room after room of floor plans and house-wide samples before beginning the construction. Instead the stunning design—inside and out— of this […]

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Author | Blog , Home and Garden , Homes | June 30, 2018

For decades, Heather and Eric Schultz were among the lucky East Vail residents to have the impressive peaks of the Gore Range practically in their backyard. The Vail Frontage Road winds to an end nearly at their doorstep, before dwindling to a side road and ducking under the highway to climb the heights of Vail […]

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Author | Blog , Home and Garden , Homes | June 29, 2018

When Paul and Janet Testwuide arrived in Vail, he in ’63, she in ’73, Vail was a small ski town. Both athletic and from the Midwest they each craved an outdoor lifestyle—in every season. “In 1962, Jim Clark, who was on the ski patrol in Vail, but lived with Testwuide in Breckenridge, talked him into […]

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Connie Steiert | Home and Garden | December 9, 2017

The house on Garmisch Drive is a beautiful play on the old log cabin; juxtaposition of old, time honored traditions and new modern sensibilities. Tucked conveniently in West Vail, from the outside this home looks like it could have been there for decades – a mountain cabin set on a hillside, slowly encroached by homes […]

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Connie Steiert | Home and Garden | December 8, 2017

In the winter, the Gorsuch house sparkles, light glittering through paned windows on pristine snow. In the summer, the house becomes expansive in its surprisingly rambling outdoor setting in the Vail neighborhood, complete with a postcard view of the Gore Range. It is a beautiful, expressive house, lovingly designed with time-honored grace and craftsmanship. A […]

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Author | Colorado Neighborhoods , Home and Garden | July 5, 2017

When this active, ski loving, Colorado family decided to create their dream home; a home that would be handed down from generation to generation; a home that captured the art and elegance that is the Colorado Rockies—that home simply had to have its roots in Mountain Star. The terrain is rugged and lush; the sense […]

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Connie Steiert | Home and Garden | July 4, 2017

Sometimes a change of pace is the precise remedy. And that thought is just what inspired a couple to move from their traditional Vail home to a more secluded spot—a place that would be more a homestead and less a stopover on a ski vacation. They envisioned having a home somewhere that could, perhaps, become […]

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Connie Steiert | Home and Garden |

Sometimes there is a piece of art that speaks to you – perhaps it even embodies ideas and feelings that are important to you and your life – and you know you want it front and center in your home. But how best to accomplish this? And, just as importantly, how to have it work […]

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