HandleBar Ranch, Evergreen, Colorado
HandleBar Ranch is a residential project with a tradition style accompanied by contemporary accents. Large expanses of glass, simplicity in exterior materials, and a mix from timber to steel beams and columns.
HandleBar Ranch was designed around existing structures and incorporates the landscape of the spacious, wooded, site. The existing house and barn will be removed and replaced with a new home and barn that will open up to the large meadow and seasonal creek on the site. The house is more traditional “Montana Ranch” both inside and out while the barn leans toward Mountain Contemporary with exposed steel and board form concrete. Large banks of windows and garage doors open up the structures to the site, bringing the surrounding natural environment inside.
There will be a strong focus on an energy efficient design along with implementing renewable energy systems into the house. A geothermal system, solar panels, and energy efficient windows create environmentally friendly structures that are tied together with the rustic exterior materials of vertical gray barn wood, stone, heavy timber columns, and steel beams.