Colorado Adobe – Inspiration #4


“When a couple from Iowa were ready for a change, they made it a big one. The couple occupied a barn-turned-woodshop on the expansive site while residential designer Dana Ellis worked to replace an existing structure on the property with their new house. “My clients wanted an intimate home that felt warm with a tinge of rustic,” says Ellis, who worked on the project with principal John Rowland, designer Brett Lohr and project manager Scott McHale.”

In the Roaring Fork Valley, an Iowa couple finds home on a 50-acre ranch.
Elka chairs by Bernhardt stand in the entry, which is marked by black-framed windows by Kolbe Windows & Doors. The artwork is by Nicholas Ward.
In the living room, custom cabinets by BenchCraft Custom Woodwork flank the fireplace, which features a surround fabricated by Suarez Masonry. The owners selected sofas and chairs by Lee Industries from Cathers Home and hung artwork by Tomas Lasansky on the wall.
Ellis designed the layout to have an open kitchen and dining area, which is centered on a wood table the husband built with one of the couple’s sons. Reclaimed-wood ceiling beams lend warmth to the space and reflect the DuChâteau floors from Aspen Carpet Services.
The kitchen features sleek cabinetry fabricated by BenchCraft Custom Woodwork and a Wolf range from Alpine Appliance Center. Large pendants by Troy Lighting hover above the island, which is topped with an engineered-stone countertop from Balentine Collection International.
Ellis kept the structure’s roofline the same throughout but compressed the dining space to make room for the outdoor deck. The ceiling fixtures above the dining table are West Elm’s Bubble Glass Jar pendants.
In a guest bedroom, a Crate & Barrel rug anchors a Bento bed by Stylus; the husband and the couple’s sons fashioned the rustic side table from a red elm tree. The windows are by Kolbe Windows & Doors.
The master suite features an open wet zone, which encompasses a Badeloft tub paired with a Brizo tub filler. Tile by Zero Design—Sabbia in Gobi Grey on a wall and a Pietra mosaic in Asian Grey lining the floor beneath the tub—defines the calm space.
French doors by Kolbe Windows & Doors connect the dining area to a covered deck. The alfresco space features woven furnishings by Patio Renaissance.
The contemporary abode is clad with durable siding by James Hardie Building Products and has a galvanized standing-seam metal roof from Red Eagle Roofing. The grounds were designed by landscape architect Gyles Thornely and installed by Rocky Mountain Gardens.


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