Alpine Design

Alpine Property goes beyond traditional real estate, rental, and property management to serve the communities of Snowmass Village and Aspen by complimenting these services with interior design. True to Alpine Property’s other services, Alpine Design’s success stems from expertise and working closely with customers to achieve their goals.

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Resident interior design expert, Andi Bayless, weighs in on what inspires her, designing to sell, being a leader in the resort industry, and what it’s like to place a house under contract within a week of a few small interior changes (that had previously been on the market for 800 days). Some say it’s luck – we say it’s all in a day’s work for Alpine Design.

Tell me about Alpine Design,

Alpine Design is our new extension of the business model of Alpine Property which has been in existence since 1981.  With combined years of experience, our team strives to maintain strong customer relationships, and specializes in mountain and resort living.

Our mission is to provide our customers with a fresh, and friendly approach to interior design.

Our belief is that interior design is for everyone, regardless of budget.

Our vision is being forefront in the design industry, knowing certain trends in advance of the market shifts, and connected to the core design elements that exemplify perfection.

Our market knowledge is based upon years of experience in the industry. Our expertise offers a wide variety of services depending on the needs of each project; ranging from full scale design and implementation, to space planning, and/or furniture selections.

Our process begins with a shared understanding of our customers goals. To achieve this, we work together with our customers to ensure that our design relationship reflects their highest expectations, timing, and budget.

Our Customers include those looking at maximizing rental properties, or making slight interior upgrades, to customers buying new properties & undergoing major remodels, to land acquisitions for new builds, or speculative & commercial projects that demand assembling an entire team of experienced builders, architects or project managers.

In any function, Alpine Design combines those essential design elements that allow us to achieve the highest result for any project.

What’s your design motto?

We try to bring balance and harmony to every space of the home in order to create an comfortable and inviting environment.

Why was Alpine Design established?

The Interior Design industry faces increasingly complex challenges – ever changing customer needs, market conditions and most importantly, shifting design styles. These challenges require a new way of approaching design as we see it today but has also created an opportunity and niche within the ever present resort marketplace.

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By being a leader in the resort industry, Alpine Design understands the fundamental characteristics of the Aspen/Snowmass marketplace.  We understand what intrinsic qualities are in demand, and by having a team entrenched in the industry, we are in the forefront of maximizing the potential for each homeowner or soon to be owner. Whether our customers are selling, buying, renting, building, or making enhanced upgrades to maximize rental revenues, Alpine Design has the market knowledge that solidifies a design philosophy embracing each project with a fresh perspective thereby fully exceeding the trends of the industry.

What are some of the services you provide?

Alpine Design is delighted to offer comprehensive design services including: conceptual design, design-build, space planning, Auto CAD Design, renderings, lighting design, furniture & fabrics, window treatments, art & accessories, custom furniture, installation and project coordination.

What is a typical timeline for updating the interior of a property?

Each project is unique, and varies with the subtleties of each design.

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How does your approach differ for a client looking to sell versus a client who is holding on to their property?

A selling approach to design:

In a competitive real estate market of the resort industry, it is crucial to position a “for sale” property, with the mindset of a potential buyer.  What may look great to a homeowner, may not look desirable to a buyer.  This is where Alpine Design truly is an industry leader.  Having sold over $157m within the Aspen & Snowmass marketplace, our brokers know what buyers are looking for.  We know what the property will sell for, how to market the property for sale, and most importantly, we understand the subtle changes that may need to be made in order to make the property stand out from its competition.

A holding approach to design:

Your home is your castle, and we know there is nothing like coming home to elegance and luxury created and customized just for you. Alpine Designs inspires, and creates beautiful and functional living spaces by bringing our design expertise to each project.  In working with our clients to design the perfect home, we listen to their needs, and anticipate their desires, we combine those intrinsic elements of innovation and design together to create a beautiful masterpiece, one that ensures our customers are satisfied.

How fast do revamped houses sell? How does this compare to non-updated properties?

During the past year, we have had the wonderful opportunity of working with several homeowners who have decided to enhance the market value of their properties.

One such example was a customer who had a home listed with us in Ridge Run of Snowmass Village.  This particular home was listed on the market for over 800 days.  It was priced in the high $3.8m range.  We had several showings, but really could not find a suitable buyer who was willing to purchase the home as is.  It was a very nice home, with great views and a sense of mountain elegance, but there were a short list of impact items that prevented it from being all that it could be.

That’s when the owner decided to invest in our idea of enhancing the floor plan, re-decorating, and using our team of contractors and architects to truly reinvent the problem areas of the home.  We collectively removed the home from the MLS, and after a month of planning, and four months of construction and design work, the property was transformed.

We pushed the listing price to $4.395m, and within a week of re-listing, we had placed the home under contract.  It closed Successfully 30 days later.  Not only did our Owner make a return on his investment, but we had a delighted buyer and a satisfied owner.  Our Team was able to re-position the home within the marketplace based upon minor changes to floor plan, lighting, furnishings, and repairs.  Some say that is luck, we call it intuitive vision.

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Is there a favorite room or house you have designed?

Without question, we love the kitchen/family room area.

Seeing a really spectacular room — whether in a photograph or in person — can be transformative. Any home embodies its own character and charm, but there is simply no room in the home that compares to the center and pulse of connectivity like these gathering places do.

When we are able to design a home with the kitchen/living areas as the impact rooms, it allows the other elements of the home to connect in a simplistic manner.  You can look in all directions and not only share time with yourself but with friends, family and nature. The combinations of granite, wood, stainless steel, glass, trussed high ceilings, bursts of gentle color, stone, fire, natural light and other elements truly transform together as if only a perfect melody; adding a sense of smell when you get the oven and stove tops brewing….A beautiful room, day or night….a living work of art nestled in the heart of memories.

From where do you draw inspiration?

Our main inspiration is derived from the beautiful Colorado town that we live in. With beautiful views of the mountains, foliage, and abundance of nature, no wonder so many people travel the globe just to experience it. Therefore, we strive to bring the outside in, providing those essential elements that ensure there is always a perfect balance of a mountain modern feel.

How would you describe your style? What are some of your main influencers?

We love combining polarizing qualities – using elements that seem like they shouldn’t work, but do – because it creates a contrast that brings intrigue and curiosity to a space. A clean environment with eclectic oddities, luxurious textures next to raw, an antique old piece with new….that’s what gives a room character and depth.

If one were to study the basic outlines of spaces, it would be apparent to see clean modern lines, block colors, and geometric shapes.  But when one looks further, when it becomes more than basics and more of the details, there becomes an intrinsic mix of styles and materials.  Our design style is fueled by a dapper of risk, slightly charming, edgy contemporary, chic and front page, simple not overstated, elegant with raw perfection.

In your opinion, what design change makes the biggest impact in a room? What design change provides the most value to a space?

In a harmonious home, every element must be thoughtfully considered to provide the customer with the exact vision for their home. Designing a space is a work of art, and it requires all elements of design, sometimes including architecture & building to deliver the best design.

Certain elements that we focus on during our projects include; Perception of Space Provides The Illusion of More: An essential element to design is a concept known as Perception of Space.  For decades, certain spaces may only dream of being larger, but the reality is a limit to the size of a home or room due to certain constraints.  The answer, to make a home appear more spacious and to make sure that rooms are as user-friendly as possible. Essentially, this means using visual enhancements to alter how others view the space around them.

What’s the biggest mistake you see people make when it comes to their home?

Furniture that doesn’t work together, that clashes with no balance. Sometimes a simple change can make an incredible difference by removing items that do not work in unison.​

How do you make a big statement in a room?

Choosing a focal point such as art, rug, or a beautiful light fixture can make a dramatic statement and draw attention to the eye.

What’s the biggest mistake you see people make when it comes to their home?

A mistake we often see owners make is trying to stay current with too many design trends. Like fashion, home décor sometimes cycles by season. Over designing or having too many items in a space can lead to a cramped and cluttered room. Sometimes less is more!

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It’s a no-brainer for Alpine Property to offer interior design services on par with the excellence delivered by its real estate, luxury rentals, and property management services. Clients can avail themselves of all four through different phases as a homeowner with the same team they know and trust. With cases studies like the Ridge Run property, Alpine Design is one more proven driver for the 157 million in sales transacted by Alpine brokers in the Aspen Snowmass area. Their expertise comes through in each of the four pillars of Alpine Property.  If you are selling or interested in renting your place let Alpine Design make your house look and feel amazing to attract the right person.

Jam-Packed June

While it is true that up here in the mountains in the spring-time bikes come out of storage, they do not yet fully replace ski/snowboard and skinning gear. For May showers can easily turn into a foot of pristine powder and fresh tracks await those who are willing to hike to get their turns in. Come June though loafers, flip flops and espadrilles replace ski boots and all the spring moisture quickly transforms the surrounding wilderness into a vibrantly green playground crowned in creamy white snowcapped peaks.

Do you hear the mountains calling? Rev up your summer adventures by planning a vacation around these upcoming events and combine health and wellness with peace, serenity and just a wee bit of wildlife (both outdoors and in).

SNOWMASS MAMMOTH FEST (June 12th – 14th)

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Once known as The Snowmass Chili Pepper and Brew Fest, this quickly growing sister festival to Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is now dubbed Snowmass Mammoth Fest in celebration of the juvenile Columbian mammoth bones that were discovered when bulldozer operator Jesse Steele was working on the expansion of Ziegler Reservoir in October, 2010.

But never fear, you can still expect to expand your palate dimensions to new horizons as
savory chili and premium microbrews remain the mainstay of the weekend, along with indie folk and bluegrass with a pinch of rock music. If you are with the family, be sure to bring your kids for there is plenty of fun to be had for all with inflatable bouncy castles, hula hoops and games throughout the festival weekend. Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult but the fun can continue even after the kiddies are asleep, the gondolas run until 2:00am.

As reported by 9 News, “ A festival that’s very Colorado has announced the most Colorado lineup ever. The Tedeschi Trucks Band will headline the Snowmass Mammoth Fest, along with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Doyle Bramhall II, Greensky Bluegrass (who play pretty much every Colorado outdoor concert), the Cave Singers, Jamestown Revival and more.”

This event takes place at the Snowmass Town Park in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Click here to purchase tickets and follow. Follow #MammothFest and @SnowmassFest on Twitter and Instagram. While in Snowmass be sure to visit the Ice Age Discovery Center with your kids and touch mastodon and mammoth teeth and bones.

COCHON HERITAGE FIRE & GRAND COCHON (June 19th – 20th)

Visit Aspen/Snowmass for this season’s finale spotlight of 10 Chefs competing in a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all culinary showdown. The “Tour Finale” Grand Cochon culminates a 10-city culinary tour in Snowmass at The Viceroy Snowmass.

The event includes more than 1200 pounds of heritage breed pork showcased by the best 30 dishes that won regional competition and passage to Aspen. Guests will also enjoy premium brews, reserve wines, artisan spirits, a butcher demo, tartare bar, oysters, cheese tastings, jars of bacon, an ice cream social, and an award ceremony to announce the winner. The top toque will be chosen by the audience and a panel of 20 expert judges.

As reported in the L.A. Times, “Cochon is a competition as well as a pork-intensive party, an event where vases on each table hold crisp rashers of bacon instead of flowers, and it is possible to drink German riesling as well as beer and boozy punch served by men wearing fake mustachios. ” Click here to purchase tickets. Follow #GrandCochon and #HeritageFire on social media channels and @Cochon555 on twitter.

Click here to view properties on Wood Road, the same road that The Viceroy is located.

Photo Credit: @Snowmass

Photo Credit: @Snowmass

Big Mountain Enduro (June 27th – June 28th)

Catering to all types of riders in an entertaining atmosphere the Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro Series presented by Shimano, is an authentic multi-stage, multi-day annual Enduro series showcasing some of the best trails in North America, while hosting many of the top all-around mountain bikers from across the globe.

The 2015 Big Mountain Enduro Series encompasses over 50,000 vertical feet of descending world-class single track and bike park terrain. Each course specially designed to give participants a unique riding experience, including high altitude trails and big descents that test athlete’s pure strength, endurance and bike handling skills. Click here for more information and to enter. Follow @BigMtnEnduro on twitter. Click here to discover over 50 miles of Snowmass mountain biking trails, primarily accessed via the Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp lift.

Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass (July 2nd – July 5th)

Needing a mind, body and soul spiritual getaway in a natural resort with a magnificent mountain backdrop? Wanderlust Aspen Snowmass is a four day celebration of mindful living bringing together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists, and chefs for a transformational retreat.

As reported in the Chicago Tribune, “If you were going to pick a place to be transformed, this would be a pleasant one. In Aspen and Snowmass in midsummer, everything living is glowing green, wildflowers dot the slopes, and rows of violet mountains fade in the distance come dusk. Many of Wanderlust’s yoga classrooms are open-air with gorgeous views of the Rockies, and everywhere, people partake in wholesome activities like hiking and biking.” Click here for more information and to purchase festival tickets. Follow #Wanderlust2015 on social media channels and @WanderLustFest on Twitter.

Ragnar Relay Colorado (August 7th – 8th)

Are you a runner? If so, sign up for this Copper Mountain Ski Resort to Aspen/Snowmass race and take your running to new heights. This challenging run climbs up to 10,000 feet and traverses over 200 miles of bike paths, single-track trails and backwoods roads as well as through four world-famous Colorado ski towns.

Discover the Colorado Rocky Mountain Range and White River National Forest on foot and find your inner wild among sweeping vistas, glittering waterways and larger than life mountains. Medal lust, craft beer, and a party will pull you towards the finish line at Snowmass Resort where you’ll celebrate together and share stories of a lifetime.

Where to Stay While in Aspen/Snowmass:

Alpine Property offers a variety of luxury vacation rentals for your visit to Aspen and Snowmass. From 2-bedroom Aspen vacation rentals to 6-bedroom vacation rentals in Snowmass Village, families both big and small can find their perfect getaway with Alpine Property.

Owl Creek Townhome

        Owl Creek Townhome

Vac Inc.

                  Vac Inc.

          Snowmass Club 3-Bed

Memorial Day Weekend 2015 in Snowmass

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to visit the Rocky Mountains. In Snowmass, the weather is sunny with temps in the 60s. Outdoor activities abound with whitewater rafting, golf, fly fishing, hiking, bicycling, and more. Spend your holiday weekend relaxing, reenergizing, and remembering those who have served this country.

Here are 3 places to stay in Snowmass for Memorial Day weekend.

Forest Lane Contemporary

Forest Lane Contemporary

Sleeping up to 10 guests, Forest Lane Contemporary is a luxury Snowmass vacation home rental with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The residence is located off Wood Road in a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac.

Forest Lane Contemporary has an open living plan that maximizes the floor-to-ceiling windows; the gourmet kitchen offers stunning mountain views, making meal prep for a BBQ lunch a breeze.

This luxury rental home also has a media room with a 65” flat screen TV, a wet bar, and a full bath. Another place to kick back and relax is the open living area, which features a gas fireplace and a 60” flat screen TV.

Forest Lane Contemporary backyard

With the weather warming up at the end of May, you can take advantage of this home’s picturesque outdoor space. Outside there is a hot tub, fire pit, and a covered patio with a fireplace and BBQ grill.

Forest Lane is the perfect place for a Memorial Day weekend backyard BBQ.

Cascade Lodge

Cascade Lodge living room

In the fall of 2014, Cascade Lodge received new furnishings and an updated kitchen. Check out the improvements for yourself over the holiday weekend.

Located in the Two Creeks neighborhood, Cascade Lodge sleeps up to 12 guests in its 5 bedrooms. The home has 6.5 bathrooms; a media room; a gourmet kitchen with 6 bar seats; a dining room with 10 seats; and a large great room with panoramic mountain views.

Cascade Lodge offers an outdoor hot tub and a deck with a large gas grill.

Cascade Lodge is the ideal setting for a relaxing holiday weekend in the mountains.

Country Club #52

Country Club #52 living room

A deluxe Snowmass condo rental, Country Club #52 is part of Ridge Condominiums, a complex that is surrounded by the Snowmass Club Golf Course. If you’d like to play a round or two of golf over Memorial Day weekend, Country Club #52 is the place for you.

Country Club #52 sleeps up to 6 guests in its 2 bedrooms. The condo has 2.5 bathrooms, and a living room with a wood burning fireplace and 30” flat screen TV.

When you stay at this Snowmass condo, enjoy the private outdoor hot tub, and easy access to the Snowmass Village Mall via the free shuttle.

Country Club #52 balcony

Plan to spend your Memorial Day weekend in Snowmass gearing up for the fun summer months ahead, and enjoying the beautiful weather, hiking trails, biking trails, and your perfect Snowmass vacation rental.

Reserve your vacation rental today. Please note that Forest Lane Contemporary, Cascade Lodge, and Country Club #52 have a 7 night minimum stay.

Contact Alpine Property by phone at 800-543-0839, or send us an email.