When Jeff Moody isn’t working long hours in Toronto, he’s skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking, and relaxing with his family in his modern cabin in Telluride, Colorado. Originally built in 1980, Moody teamed up with Telluride-based architect Luke Trujillo of TruLinea Architects to bring the old log cabin to the 21st century. Moody loved the cabin’s rustic look, so Trujillo tore everything out but the logs and started from scratch. They added a second floor with a master suite, a giant wrap-around deck for summer entertaining, and plenty of windows to brighten the indoor spaces. The main living areas are sleek and elegant with enough space for après-ski drinks and dining. The end result is a vacation retreat that marries rural appeal with modern design.
The original cabin had a very straight-forward design with a single gable roof, log walls, and six bedrooms that made the interiors feel like a dormitory. But Moody loved how the cabin was only 150 feet to the ski hill and boasted spectacular views, so he decided to keep the logs but modernize the design. After the space was gutted it was re-built from the ground up. Jeff Moody and his family spend at least two months throughout the year here at the cabin.
Moody hired the interior design firm Studio Frank to re-do the interiors. The firm used many of the original logs to create interior walls and added wood panels and metal sheets to the ceiling. Rather than choosing a rustic-style fireplace, they picked this modern, metal-clad one.
We love how the red island and turquoise range hood add pops of colour to the otherwise neutral space. Before they hit the slopes, the whole Moody family can eat breakfast together at the island.
The family added a second floor to the cabin, where this bedroom is located. Off the bedroom there’s a large balcony that provides views of the mountains. Since there are so many windows, the TV had to be mounted in a corner above a frame.
The sun-filled bathroom has a huge soaker tub, a long sink, and even a TV.
Here is the huge wrap-around deck. Along with a dining area, there’s a rectangular fire pit surrounded by sleek Muskoka-style chairs.
Next up, the Moodys are adding additional garage space. A tunnel will connect the garage space to the main house, and two additional bedrooms will be built on top of that.
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