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.
Cottle Carr Yaw Architects (CCY Architects), with offices in Aspen and Basalt Colorado, is a progressive, sustainably minded, architecture firm with a range of projects including: custom residential, resort hospitality, and contemporary museum design. Multiple LEED certified projects completed and others currently on the boards. CCY Architects is a 30 person firm, priding itself on a collaborative team design approach. Based in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the firm has a culture of health and wellbeing, and employees are encouraged to take advantage of the environment in which we live.
The site is a pristine forested natural landscape, entered from the north. A significant challenge was to minimize impact on the sensitive site and accommodate the gable roofs required by design guidelines.
The five-acre site of the Woody Creek Residence, which borders a slight bend in a creek, is comprised of a large meadow and a narrow secondary lower bench at the edge of the creek.