29th Sep, 2012

Ideas for Building Summit Co Mountain Homes in Breckenridge/Blue River

September’s Summit County Parade of Homes is always a great way to percolate ideas for building a mountain home on Breckenridge, Blue River, or Silverthorne Colorado real estate.  Sponsored by the Summit County Builders Association, the event showcases workmanship, design, and architecture.  Sixteen fabulous homes in Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Dylan, Keystone, Frisco, and Copper Mountain are part of this year’s Parade of Homes.

The popular event began September 22, 23rd, and 29, 2012.  The final open houses for the self-directed tour are open tomorrow, September 30 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Tickets are $10 and include a subscription to Mountain Living Magazine.  Proceeds go to charities.

What are the trends for mountain home designs in 2012?  DCD Home says smaller, more casual homes in Colorado’s high country.  Smaller homes benefit from open floor plans which eliminate hallways and result in a spacious feeling.  That’s what architect Mark Hogan of BHH in Summit County told DCD Home in a blog dated August 20, 2012.

Homebuyers in Breckenridge, Blue River, Silverthorne and throughout Summit County can find simpler homes if necessary to build somewhere special in the Breckenridge real estate market.  Typically multi-level to sit on hillside lots, styles range from craftsman and traditional to modern, chalet to barn, and even berm houses.

Important design elements included in the new mountain homes today follow:

  • Gathering Spaces with oversized great rooms/kitchen/dining areas
  • Flex Space, possibly a guestroom doubling as an office
  • Home Positioning for maximum sunshine and best use
  • Mud rooms organized to store equipment and gear
  • High-end Kitchens suitable as the most popular room in the house and outdoor cooking areas for entertaining

To achieve the small footprint, some builders are combining the early 1900s arts and crafts styling with traditional mountain design.  The result complements the natural setting.  Inviting, functional home designs constructed in the beautiful settings of Summit County provide comfort and relaxation to enhance the well-being of residents and guests.

Hurry out to see the Parade Homes tomorrow and pocket some marvelous ideas for your very own place in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

For information about buying real estate in our mountain villages, call Barrie Stimson, Breckenridge Realtor® at (970) 390-2560.

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