Telluride, Colorado is a scenic mountain town known for its world-class alpine skiing. A home in this cozy town served as inspiration for this Indian Hill ranch, which is evident by the home’s exterior of natural western red cedar and stone. Modern elements like sharp architectural angles, giant windows, and an open floor plan make this 2017 ranch even more charming.
The four-bedroom, six-bath ranch sits on nearly five acres. On the main level, the living room features vaulted ceilings, a wall of windows, gas fireplace, and built-in shelving. Adjacent to the living room, the gourmet kitchen is equipped with high-end amenities and fixtures like a double oven, glossy gray cabinets, quartz countertops, chic pendant lights above the eat-in island, and stainless steel appliances. A dining space connects the two rooms, with an ornate chandelier above the dining table. Plus, a wet bar offers plenty of storage space as well as an area to prep morning coffee or mix a nightcap. Just off the kitchen, a mudroom offers additional storage space, specifically for the kiddos, with lockers, coat hooks, bench seating, and a desk—the perfect place to tackle homework.
The only bedroom on the first floor is the owner’s suite, with a walk-in closet and gas fireplace. Oversized windows flood the space with natural light and provide scenic views of the backyard. Soak in the views from the sitting area, which could double as a home office, or from the adjoining bathroom’s spa-like bathtub, which is surrounded by windows on three sides. The master bathroom also features a tiled shower with a rainfall showerhead, two separate vanities, and wood flooring.
Take the uber-cool floating staircase downstairs to check out the remaining three bedrooms on the lower level. Here you’ll also find two bathrooms, a second living room-slash-bar, and an exercise room.
Perhaps the coolest aspect of the home is its outdoor entertaining opportunities. Sliding glass doors off the kitchen open up to a spacious covered deck with sloped wood ceilings, TV, and plenty of space for patio furniture. It’s essentially an outdoor living room and the perfect year-round hangout space, thanks to a fireplace and outdoor patio heater lamp. There’s also an open-air patio to the left of the deck, a balcony off the living room, a hanging porch swing in the front, and another expansive open-air patio that’s accessible from the lower level and even with the large backyard. We’d argue there’s no need to fly to Colorado when you can live in this scenic mountain-inspired abode.