2017 Home of the Year!

Congrats are in order – Vertical Arts, one of our design partners, completed a project that won the Colorado Homes & Lifestyle 2017 ‘Home of the Year’ award!

Tazi Ranch consists of two main components, the primary residence and the equestrian facility. Each facility has its own unique sense of character, while at the same time contributing to an overall sense of cohesiveness.

The design of the primary residence is mindful of the existing landscape and tucks into the hillside near one of the prominent bluff’s on the site. The design team took inspiration from the client’s Morrocan heritage and incorporated traditional Moroccan design elements including a central courtyard, colonnade, and a procession of framed openings that lead you through the home. When entering the homesite one is immediately drawn in by the floor-to-ceiling glass entry directly aligned with a prominent rock outcropping beyond. The house sits low in the landscape where its flat roofs reach out to the views beyond. Stone pillars combined with airy glass create a sense of structural cadence and order throughout the home.

Upon entering, a series of portals draw one into the Great Room area where views of the distant foothills dominate the space. Authentic materials like plaster walls and reclaimed flooring give the space a warm and inviting feel, but at the same time remain streamlined and modern. The central courtyard ties each space together with covered colonnade, water feature, fire pit, greenhouse and in-ground spa. Attention to every detail is visible from the flush base to the custom light fixtures, cantelivered steel staircase and custom cabinetry throughout.

The Equestrian Facility draws on the courtyard inspiration by grouping individual buildings in the complex around a central drinking trough and landscape feature. The arena is tucked into the hillside to reduce its mass impact on the overall site. Smaller buildings like the hay storage and barn flank the lower edge of the site, allowing the complex to feel balanced. Rather than using traditional agricultural buildings the client wanted to create something that was visually striking and unique. Exposed steel structure combined with a unique material palette of stucco, rusted steel, wood siding and bondirized metal gives each building a unique and authentic western character.

Well done, VA! We can’t wait to see what else your team can do!

The full article can be seen here