STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – The audio of laughter is emanating from the back again property of a home on Spruce Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs. A team of mates is seated around the fireplace pit chatting though their hosts, Devon and Billy Dalzell, roast an array of homegrown vegetables on the grill. 

“We bought the household for the ton,“ suggests Billy, who had spent 18 years dwelling on the mountain before building the transition downtown. The setting up was just one of many miner’s houses positioned at Mount Harris in the early 1900s. When a catastrophic explosion closed the mine in the 1940s, most of the buildings that formed the surrounding city have been auctioned off and relocated. 

Oliver Dalzell races down the staircase, the place a tailored metal railing replaces the first wall. Photo by Suzi Mitchell. 


The Dalzells’ property was one particular of many sure for Steamboat. “It was very compartmentalized and offered little normal mild,” Devon suggests. 

The loved ones lived in the home for 10 yrs in advance of embarking on a important renovation in 2017. “Our most important purpose was to open up things up and characteristic the watch of the creek from the dwelling space,” Billy suggests. The couple collaborated with regional architect Erik Lobeck of WorkshopL and setting up contractor Marc Lyman of Crestone Building. “My most important determination was to have a mud place,” suggests Devon, who spends significantly of her time corralling the couple’s sons, Oscar and Oliver, alongside with the loved ones pet, Dave. 

Billy and Devon labored with Scott Graham of SG Cabinetry on the general design and style of the kitchen, which serves as the hub of the property. Picture by Dustin Posiak-Trider.


The couple additional 12 feet to the bottom of the home, with huge windows and French doorways set up to combine the yard. Interior partitions were being taken down to produce an open up-strategy kitchen area and residing room. Scott Graham of SG Cabinetry worked with the few on the over-all layout. Navy cabinets compliment a sizeable island in white quartz, which serves as a focal position in the area. 

In the seating place, a steel fire constructed by Tim Wilson of Steamboat Metal and Indicator gives a tempting room for reading on colder days. A tiny hallway prospects to a powder room and Devon’s salvation during COVID-19: a residence workplace. “We’ve been genuinely lucky via the pandemic to have these types of usable space,” Billy states. “In the summer we lived in the property.” 

The few made use of KP Landscaping to support with the format of the garden. The spouse and children spends a fantastic offer of time outdoor, the place a big vegetable yard, tree house, creek and zipline present a great deal to continue to keep everybody occupied. Photograph by Dustin Posiak-Trider.


The few worked with KP Landscaping to lay out the layout of the out of doors area. They planted a massive vegetable back garden on the far side of the creek, accessed by crossing an existing wood bridge which Billy renovated. The kids have a hand-designed tree property to hole up in and a zip line to careen throughout the lawn. 

It is an idyllic location that lures friends above all 12 months round, other than of system in a pandemic. For now, it is a playground just for them.