A Couple Finds Adventure In A Roaring Fork Valley Home

HOME TOURS | BY | July 16, 2017

House Details

Style: Farmhouse

Produced By: Caren Kurlander

Photography: Brent Moss

Architecture: Dana Ellis, Rowland+Broughton

Home Builder: Scott Scherer, Schlumberger Construction

Landscape Architecture: Gyles Thornely, Connect One Design


hand-dug stream feeds the 50-acre ranch in the Roaring Fork Valley region of Colorado, where a couple commissioned architect Dana Ellis to design their new abode.

“My clients wanted an intimate home that felt warm with a tinge of rustic,” Ellis says. “They especially liked the idea of using natural materials.”

A big change from their previous home in Iowa, the homeowners desired a farmhouse-inspired ranch that complements the bucolic landscape.

A mix of light-hued walls and simple oak flooring tie the spaces of the meandering layout together, while black-painted pine windows introduce contrast and frame the south-facing views.

Nearly every room has access to a covered porch that overlooks the pasture, including the master suite, which is open to a sleek soaker tub and shower housed in a wet zone defined by porcelain wall tile and a mosaic tile floor.

“This house creates a sense of calm,” the husband explains. “We can’t imagine it being any better.”

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