2022 RDAA | Architectural Interiors | Vail Family Condo | HMH Architecture + Interiors

A series of strategic moves transformed this generic ski condo into a modern retreat for extended family. The judges particularly admired the reconfigured spiral stair—a clunky relic of the 1970s and a touchstone for the family’s long history there. Its treads were refinished to match the white oak floors, and its handrail replaced with a sculptural steel screen made from tightly spaced pickets that extend to the floor. This allowed a guardrail to be removed and the square opening to become a streamlined circle.

In the second-floor gathering space, the architects removed walls to create a larger kitchen that faces the dining area and family room, fitted with a new fireplace and surround that rises into the vaulted ceiling to connect the spaces vertically. “The vault was existing but didn’t feel purposeful,” says project architect Lindsay Beukhof, AIA. They addressed that by also wrapping the kitchen’s new wood ceiling into the vaulted space and installing floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and a clerestory. “All the windows became larger to enhance the outdoor connection,” she says.

“We tried to keep things neutral, letting the outside views of mountains come into the house,” says HMH interior designer Leah Civiok. Throughout, a warm, light gray palette creates a serene environment, while wood slats at the entry and in the bedrooms and office refine the modestly scaled spaces.


HMH Architecture + Interiors

Vail Family Condo

Vail, Colorado

Project Credits

Architect: Cherie Goff, AIA, principal in charge; Lindsay Beukhof, AIA, project architect, HMH Architecture + Interiors, Boulder, Colorado

Builder: Shaeffer Hyde Construction,
Vail, Colorado

Interior designer: Leah Civiok,
HMH Architecture + Interiors

Engineering: KRM Consultants, Avon, Colorado

Project size: 2,650 square feet

Site size: 0.06 acre

Construction cost: Withheld

Photography: David Lauer Photography

Cabinetry: Dutchman Woodworks

Key Products

Cooktop: Wolf

Countertops: FENIX

Dishwasher: Cove

Door hardware: Emtek

Faucets: Axor Starck, Gessi, Cea, Fantini

Fireplace: Flare

Flooring: Hakwood pure European oak

Home control systems: Xssentials

Humidity control equipment: Carrier

Lighting: Juno Lighting

Lighting control/Window Shading Systems: Savant

Radiant heating: Warmboard

Refrigerator/freezer: Sub-Zero

Sinks: Franke, MTI, Dornbracht

Stair fabrication: Enyart Forge & Fabrication

Skylights: VELUX

Toilets: TOTO

Tub: BainUltra

Vent Hood: Miele

Windows and wall systems: Pella