Function Meets Finery In Luxe Ski Homes

10/18/2018 | Post

As skiers and boarders know, it takes a good deal of organization to get from the breakfast table to black diamond runs. Before that much-anticipated click of boot into binding and the first, cold kiss of snowflakes upon cheeks, base layers must be located, goggle lenses matched to the conditions, and the all-important heated socks fully charged. For a custom mountain home, the thoughtful design of a ski room can make all the difference. Locati Architects approaches ski rooms in luxury mountain homes with both access and aesthetics in mind. Careful placement of this room within the overall home design ensures a true ski in/ski out experience and the size and layout reflect the homeowner’s family make-up and outdoor aspirations. Asked about this, Steve Locati said: “The site access and grades typically dictate to us where it can be located, and we organize the home around it so that the ski room is a natural and convenient extension of the lifestyle of the homeowners.”

But it goes beyond creating a merely functional ski room. After a day of turns, that same space should be not only a place to shed layers and regroup gear for tomorrow’s powder but a room infused with personality and interest. Plush ottomans and warm fireplaces lend a moment of pause and a first glimpse of the evening ahead, enjoyed with friends and family. A distinctive chandelier creates visual focus in the space, radiant heated floors add instant comfort, and materials like vibrantly-hued lockers and natural stone flooring act as a prologue to the character of the entire home for slope-side visitors turned friends. With mittens tucked into custom lockers and boots on the dryer, all that’s left for our clients to add to their ski retreat are a cup of hot cocoa and some laughter.