RED SCHOOL RANCH GOLDEN, CO Click for larger image.
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NORTH ELEVATION Click for larger image.
SOUTH ELEVATION Click for larger image.
BARN ELEVATION Click for larger image.
FIRST FLOOR PLAN Click for larger image.
LOCATION: Red School Ranch - Jefferson County, CO
SIZE: Main level 3162 sf
Upper level 3062 sf Garage 936 sf
DATE: 1995
  • • Mountain meadow in a serene valley west of Golden, CO.
  • • Nestled into the existing hillside to reduce wind exposure and articulated to fit the natural contours.
  • • 360 deg views of pasture land and nearby surrounding mountains.
  • • Excellent solar exposure.
  • • Views and access to an adjacent site pond.
  • • Existing homestead ranch out-buildings remained. Exterior
  • • A unique compilation of indigenous “Mountain Ranch Rustic” elements dictated by the interior architecture.
  • • Materials: Stone, wood and metal roof. Interior • Generously sized open layout. • Views and sunlight throughout.
  • • Only primary living spaces were included - redundant spaces eliminated.
  • • Dramatic overlooks between levels.
  • • Soaring ceiling lines.
  • • Rustic exposed timber framing.
  • • Light induction cupola allows direct sunlight into the rear of the building.
  • • Large, open kitchen is open to and communicates with dining and living spaces.
  • • Effectively zoned for living, sleeping, working and entertaining.