Blue Mountain

Project Architect:
Ron Wells

Categories:
Custom Build
A vision of days gone by. We were tasked with creating a new home reminiscent of local historical buildings to mesh into its majestic mountain setting. The driving theme was a structure seemingly built decades ago that had been added onto over time. A year-long highly collaborative design effort between John at Rosewood, the owners and the architect, Ron Wells, produced an eclectic period piece. Some key factors in accomplishing this theme were use of local materials and working with the natural setting.
Creative use of materials played a large role in authenticating the house’s historical identity. Different cuts of locally quarried flagstone were used to differentiate the ‘old’ and ‘newer’ sections of the house. Time-tested building techniques using a western wood crafted both the interior and exterior of the home.
Our employee craftsmen stretched their skills to construct a 3,500 foot split rail fence, post and lintel timbers, interior ‘rough’ wood esthetic elements, and painted built-in wooden cabinetry. We seamlessly blended varying textures of rustic planking, boards, shingles, posts, and large beams to give a sense of cohesion to the two separate structures.
The home’s modern aspects (design and materials) were carefully built to harmonize with their ‘historical’ counterparts lending a sense of comfort and warmth to this lovely home.
As part of integrating the house into its mountain setting, the property’s natural spring was incorporated into the design of both the house and grounds. A stunning 55,000 gallon water feature runs through the home, cascades down the hillside spilling into three ponds. It was to highlight, not overwhelm, the home. We build this sophisticated system using both the natural spring and current technology yielding a very natural look and feel.
Upfront planning, close client communications, and use of local materials helped us as designers and builders to realize our client’s unique vision of yesteryear.