Jim & Ann Heckbert
Big Valley Ranch
Routt County, Colorado
The owners of this property moved to Routt County from Arizona where they had lived in an architecturally designed home. Since they were already familiar with the design process, they had very specific requests for placement of the rooms and flow and function of activities in the home they hired us to design. We worked closely with the owners to create spaces that met these needs while taking full advantage of the spectacular views on this 70 acre site.
The home has a large two-story entry hall with a grand staircase and a bridge connecting the master suite on the east end to the other three bedrooms and baths on the west end. Below the bridge, the entry hall leads to the living room revealing dramatic views of the ski area. Large stone masses on the east and west sides of the entry hall contain fireplaces and a stone archway leading to the office and guest room on the east side of the entry. To the west, the family wanted a large kitchen and formal dining room for entertaining, as well as a family room. There is also a three-car garage with an extra bay space for storage.