What does lodge living mean to you? Musty bear skin rugs and dusty trophies all over the wall? Say goodbye to fussy old-fashioned log cabins and hello to modern mountain homes, where beautiful contemporary themes embrace traditional lodge comforts.

Contemporary Architecture

Modern mountain architecture is unmistakably organic. Expertly designed modern mountain homes create synergy, announcing themselves without interrupting the scenery. Instead, they complement their surroundings with natural building materials like rustic timber and local stone.

Beautiful Modern Mountain Homes

Mountain modern homes are elegant, interesting, and eminently livable. They’re refined, rather than stuffy, and replace the clutter of a cramped hunting lodge with glass walls, aged beams, and thoughtful space.

Rich oak boards, colored glass panels, weathered slate, and textured concrete are a few of the elements we incorporate to create character. We collaborate closely with our clients, adding personality to each room with select statement pieces.

Living room of a mountain home in Aspen, Colorado.

Seasonal Appeal

Mountain modern design takes every season into account. In the winter, large windows let the light in and frame the snow-covered vista outside. Sumptuous fabrics like velvet, sheepskin, and full grain leather make living spaces warm and welcoming.

In summer, sliding patio doors create indoor-outdoor spaces, so you can enjoy more of your property. Water features provide sparkling interest, and winding paths lead to hidden seating areas. Indigenous plants help create a sustainable landscape, which takes care of itself when you’re out of town.

Rich, Welcoming Design

Large modern mountain homes in Colorado benefit from elevated interior design — and not just because they’re well above sea level. Traditional log cabins and hunting lodges have many rooms. In contrast, a mountain modern approach uses open concept design to create a feeling of space.

High ceilings come as standard in mountain modern homes. Enjoy a crackling fire in your main living space, or light the wood stove in your den and curl up with a book. Open-plan lounges flow into large, luxurious kitchens equipped with all the mod cons you need to entertain guests.

Space to Sleep and Space to Work

Mountain modern design delivers in the bedroom, too. Opulent midnight blues, contrasting stone accents, and calming textures help you slip into slumber. Pad into your en-suite bathroom for a warming midnight shower after your late-night skiing trip. In the morning, sink your toes into a vintage rug at the edge of your bed.

At Laura U, we appreciate the importance of creative space. If you plan to work as well as play, you’ll need a dedicated room far from the madding crowd. Statement pieces by iconic designers like Arne Jacobson and Eero Saarinen work wonderfully in a modern mountain office.

The Laura U Difference

Beautifully designed mountain homes have real architectural presence and look stunning in context. We conceive sustainable, energy efficient dwellings that exude character, feel welcoming, and reflect our clients’ personalities.

Maybe you want to build your next home from scratch, or perhaps you have a smaller remodeling project simmering on the burner. In either case, the experienced multi-disciplinary team at Laura U Design Collective can help you bring your vision to life.