Southern charm meets Western ranch

 

Created in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley, this unique ranch house blends a love of Southern Plantation architecture with the warmth of mountain stone buildings into one charming main house. Ruggles Mabe Studio created a Master Plan for this large property that includes a barn, a lake, a river guest house, a school house, and a gracious main house. The main house is situated so that from the porch, the homeowner can look across the field of wild flowers and see the horses in the barn. In addition, the porch area echoes the sound of the babbling Roaring Fork River to the east while exposing breathtaking mountain views to the south. 

 

 

 
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Classic design meets contemporary style

 

Poised high above an ancient river basin, capturing majestic views of the Rockies, Pikes View radiates with a sense of contemporary beauty and grace. Utilizing patterns born in ancient Greece, this home captures the spirit of the Rocky Mountains and the refined lifestyle of the owners. The sunlit plan features an open and inviting experience that flows to the outside living areas. The surrounding terraces stand against historic pines that give the home a sense of quite repose. With a dramatic gallery focused on Pikes Peak, this home is a beautiful and unique statement that weaves classical design into a contemporary style.

 

 
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Hidden within traditional expression

 

This home has a sense of refreshed classicism that enriches the large family that lives within. Grace and beauty are the result of a simple and elegant plan that allows family and friends to gather. Sun and openness are paramount as is style and historical detail. Windows and doors open providing an obvious invitation to connect with the grand esplanade, and the strength of the stone enclosures provide one with a feeling of protection and permanence.  

 

 

Classic Italian architecture in the Rocky Mountains

 

This unique mountain property was inspired by the Roman Colosseum. The clients who commissioned this home had recently returned from a six-month trip to Italy and were inspired by the classic Italian architecture. When pencil met paper, the geometry of the oval (which is prominent at the Colosseum) became the root of the drawing. As a result, this idea was segmented to create a unique form that settled onto a long, narrow building envelope. The copper roof has spent time in the brisk Colorado air and picked up a warm brown patina blending it into the surroundings.

 

 
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Open spaces and family comfort at high altitude

 

Sunlight, lounging, cooking, dining, family — all happening within a continuous room that opens to the vast vista of one of America's great ski towns. A sense of openness and relaxed classic style are present to meet the needs of a young international family. Ever changing. No two days are alike in the home. Sun and free-flowing space inside and out are characteristics that mark Bleeker. Is it Victorian? Is it a farmhouse? Is it new? It's all of those as the familiar becomes more evident. 

 

Balanced design from the French countryside

 

Patterned after the great homes of the Loire Valley in France, this 10,000 square-foot home is designed for a young and vibrant family. The architecture creates an environment of warmth and comfort that will accommodate the growth and evolution of the family. The balanced design creates beautiful gardens and a courtyard that connects to the home's interior. Large doorways and the careful use of arches throughout the home's interior guide the natural light within the home. This thoughtful architecture creates an environment of warmth and stability that will be the center of the family's growth and history.

 

 
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Graciously integrated into the landscape

 

Villa Valleta is located south of downtown Denver in a quaint area called Cherry Hills Village. The owners wanted a home that could house their family of six, host charitable events attended by hundreds of people, and still respect the site that had inspired them to build a home in the first place. Villa Valleta is so gracefully integrated into the site, and the magnificent views of Pikes Peak to the south is so spacious, that the home's 19,000 square feet quietly retain that respect. 

 

 
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History and comfort atop the mountain peaks

 

Perched atop a mountain near the top of Golden Gate Canyon State Park, this home is steeped in historical reference. Built in Colorado's first productive gold-mining district, this home draws its style from the architectural traditions of the region. The home fits comfortably into its environment — 70 percent of its materials were found within one mile of the site. The home was designed not only to look old, but to present itself as a collection of buildings constructed over multiple generations. The use of unique building crafts and materials, the careful orientation and the sensitive layout of spaces conjoin to create a very special retreat overlooking the Continental Divide. 

 

 
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