On a 26-acre site in the Rocky Mountains, a river
skirts the northern reaches of the property where
this home is situated. The land is considered an
ecotone, a region of transition between two biological
communities. Wildlife is often prevalent in an ecotone,
and eagles, hawks, ospreys, elk, deer, fox, muskrat,
beaver, rabbits and pine martins are plentiful. Aspen,
cottonwood and willow trees dominate the river valley
reaches while Douglas fir, spruce and pine trees populate the
The home has been designed with a contemporary
mountain character inspired from local ranch vernacular.
With the sensibilities of a ranch, the home is organized
as a series of connected building forms arranged around
an arrival court that orients to the south to bring sunlight
to the interior spaces.
Gable roofs cover the interconnected buildings and a
simple palette of exterior materials consists of patinated
grey metal roof, recycled barnwood and stone exterior
walls with metal clad wood windows.
Primary living and entertaining spaces have large interior
volumes to better enjoy views to the surrounding
mountains. Interior spaces are being designed for the
owner’s contemporary art collection.
A barn with a second story accessory dwelling has been
completed as the first phase of the home.