Project: Gambel Oaks Ranch
Architects: CCY Architects
Location: Eagle County, Colorado
Project size: 5,897 SF Residence, 755 SF Garage, 40 Acres
Interior Finishes and Furnishings by Jill Soffer Design
Primary Materials: Corten Steel Siding, Site Rock Gabion, Beetlekill Pine, and Concrete Flatwork
U.S. Green Building Council | LEED Gold
AIA Colorado | Award of Excellence
AIA Colorado West | Citation Award
Located on broad sweeping ranch lands overlooking a lake, Gambel Oaks Ranch was designed to blend into its surroundings and is not visible from any public roadways.
Following natural contours, a low-profile roof nestles the predominately one-story home into the scrub oak canopy.
Entrance to the site is choreographed to slowly reveal the residence in a series of glimpses through the trees, culminating in an arrival court that constrains panoramic views. From inside the home, views build from interior spaces to distant sights: pool terrace, pasture, far-off lake, mountain peaks.
Stone was used in layers reflective of the local geology: one color matched to the distant mountains, the other caged in gabion baskets from site rock excavated for building foundations.
Private areas within three distinct Corten boxes are organized as a family compound to contain the master suite, guest suite, and garage. Public gathering spaces defined by the Corten forms flow effortlessly outdoors for entertaining.