“Modern architecture mixed with curated details allows for layering of history and a connection to the ranch-like character of the site,” says the team at Rowland + Broughton about one of their stand out projects overlooking the Rocky Mountains. A combination of cold-rolled steel, Appalachian grey sandstone and reclaimed white oak, this house aims to reconnect its owners to the natural world.
Floor-to-ceiling windows on the west side of the building flood the communal areas with light. The use of natural wood tones and pale stone help create an open feeling throughout.
The kitchen features a cosy fireplace, stainless steel appliances and dark contrasting cabinets. Step down from here into the living area and you’ll find a stone fireplace with a built-in wood store. This not only acts as a centrepiece but also comes in very handy on the cold Colorado winter nights.
Harmony between the old and the new
The house encompasses 8,250 square feet and is constructed along the central spine of communal areas. The south of the house contains an expansive master bedroom suite with an original wood-burning stove, which has been restored from the original 1960s construction.
There are also guest quarters along the north side with a couple of children’s rooms, with a further one located on the upper storey.
Location, location, location
This house is perfectly located for the skiing enthusiast who’s had enough of the tired chalet and is looking for more home comforts away from the slopes.
In the summer it offers incredible views over the mountain ranges and the green countryside that surrounds its 8.5-acre grounds.
Learn more about Ridge House and the other projects from Rowland + Broughton by visiting their site.
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