Two Designers' Takes on One Snowmass Project

Christine Benedetti | August 28, 2019 | Home & Real Estate

Given a blank condo canvas, two firms implemented their visions with decidedly different takes.

Barclay Butera used the view of the village to inspire its midcentury mountain modern design.

Base Village’s newest addition is One Snowmass, a two-building residential space that once completed will have 41 privately owned two- and three-bedroom condos. The property is managed by Inspirato, giving owners a curated luxury experience that includes a fitness center, rooftop terrace and ski-in, ski-out access. But while the public amenities may already be decided, customizing the units can vary wildly. Given similar spaces, these two designers had uniquely different approaches.


From top: Bold-patterned wallpaper and beds make the bedrooms pop; sunburst mirrors installed by Barclay Butera.

Condo style
SFA Design
Mountain modern-chic with a touch of glam

Barclay Butera
Midcentury mountain modern

View influence
SFA: We used textiles and rugs with bright pops of contemporary colors to contrast the stark white of the snow and mountains outside.

BB: We felt that the view from the residence had a slightly metropolitan feel, carrying the charm of a picturesque mountain village while transporting you to your hidden retreat.

SFA: Our lighting is simple and clean. Some are more chic, like the brass floor lamps in the living room, while the guest room sconces border on rustic.

BB: The lighting in this home is truly the jewelry and the focus of the entire space. [It finishes] the space and provid[es] an additional wow factor not only in the residence, but also from the walking path below.

SFA: We used plenty of beautiful natural woods paired with comfortable textures. We integrated some iconic pieces to establish a sophisticated collected approach paired with modern and natural furnishings.

BB: Clean lines and rich textures are complemented by midcentury-modern pieces that pull the space together and mimic the architecture of the building.

SFA Design installed a custom-made couch to take in the mountain views.

Community space
SFA: Communal, with lots of different moments for living: a comfy oversize sofa, game table, dining and bar stools with no backs so one [can] move and integrate into all parts of the room.

BB: Playful and versatile; encouraging gathering, relaxing and celebrating as you feel part of the village scene that is right outside your window.


From top: Natural woods in a SFA-designed bathroom; a framed bed and playful art.

SFA: Green to add a punch of color in the entry; a beautifully subtle, textured white to mimic a hair on hide in the dining room; and lots of playful ones in the bedrooms.

BB: Our goal was to make each space feel unique and special, layering in detail and atmosphere in each room and creating interest in the spaces with the use of bold pattern and color choices.

Signature piece
SFA: The custom sofa. [We worked] with an artisan in Austin to source the wood and then pair[ed] that with a modern sofa manufacturer to create this gorgeous signature sectional sofa.

BB: The floor-to-ceiling acrylic geode art in the dining room is definitely the showstopper. It adds depth and interest to the space, provides an unexpected ‘wow’ as you make your way into the residence.

Photography by: snowmass base village