At Studio XO Home

our design aesthetic beautifully blends modern and traditional elements, drawing inspiration from the American Southwest. This stunning mountain home is the embodiment of contemporary Colorado style; warm and livable, with a touch of luxury sleekness.

Nestled within the breathtaking landscape of Red Sky Ranch, an exclusive golf course and country club community on acres of wildlife preserves, this home seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings. Studio XO Home collaborated with long-time partner and friend Chris Klein of Woodstone Homes to bring this vision to life, from initial plans, to building, to the final decor.

The team’s collective goal was to create a home that exuded livability, warmth, and sturdiness, breaking away from the conventional notions of a new build. It was designed to perfectly harmonize with its location.

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Living in Vail Valley means experiencing the diverse wildlife and naturescapes throughout all four seasons. When conceptualizing the space, great emphasis was placed on capturing the mesmerizing views, abundant natural light, refreshing air, and lush foliage of the surrounding land. The home features expansive floor-to-ceiling picture windows and fully retractable sliding doors that further enhance the panoramic vistas. 

By employing lighter stone elements, expertly juxtaposed with black iron-framed windows, this property defies the traditional mountain home aesthetic without disrupting the cohesiveness of the community.

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This home celebrates the use of locally sourced materials and embraces native elements of mountainous climate. From live edge wood slabs to Colorado flagstone, every element is carefully chosen to reflect the authenticity of the region.

Indoor-outdoor living is a coveted lifestyle in this part of the country. Design motifs seamlessly connect the exterior and interior spaces, such as the incorporation of stone walls and distinctive wood beams that traverse from the ceiling to the roof.

The color palette for the decor draws inspiration from the indigenous stone discovered during the construction process. This consistent theme, combined with the picture-framed views, blurs the boundary between indoors and outdoor.

Designed for empty nesters with four adult children, the owners desired a space that would bring their family together. “Luxury, but not uptight” was their directive– create a serene retreat from the city that is quietly luxurious without being overly formal. 

The home also needed to withstand the wear and tear associated with their mountain lifestyle. This resulted in practical choices, like extending the local Colorado flagstone from exterior to interior in the mudroom and other points of entry.

Formal spaces are contrary to the family's dynamic lifestyle. In the great room, the kitchen flows seamlessly into the dining space, which in turn leads to the living area. Fully retractable doors flank these cozy nooks, providing direct access to the expansive deck. The home encourages you to move effortlessly from one comfortable spot to another, whether you're reading a book, playing a game of Rummikub, or simply sipping a glass of wine by the fire.

To reinforce the connection between the interior and exterior, wire-brushed wood floors were thoughtfully selected for their natural texture. Decor elements, such as the reclaimed wood console table, plush fur throws and pillows, and soft materials underfoot, emphasize the contrast between the hard and soft, so often found in nature.

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Cozy bedroom and bathroom spaces that combine opulence with a warm and inviting atmosphere, creating the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation amidst the beauty of the mountains.

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From the moment

you descend the custom staircase into the lower level, you are enticed to just relax. The homeowners, avid entertainers, desired a den where time seems to slip away effortlessly. The room features a wall-sized black iron wine rack and live edge wood shelves adorned with sports memorabilia, creating a cozy subterranean space perfect for unwinding and indulging in movie nights or watching the big game.


Jess and Julie Roitman