Big Wood River


Nestled into a verdant valley along the Big Wood River, this understated home pays tribute to the land’s agrarian roots.

Emulating clusters of buildings that once formed neighboring farms and ranches, you move through a series of billowy breezeways that alternate between open-air and glass-enclosed, each branching out from the heart of the home.

As if placed by happenstance, the casual arrangement of living spaces encircle a courtyard facing the Boulder Mountains and a terrace overlooking the river. The views create a relaxing atmosphere that envelops the entire property.

“We filtered through the newness of resort and ski country to get back to the land’s agrarian roots, and that was the genesis of the design.”
Greg Warner, Partner, Walker Warner

Airy vaulted ceilings are offset by blackened steel cables and rustic barn doors—mixing contemporary accents with the historic vernacular. Walls are painted shades of warm white and clay, counterbalancing the pale light of winter snowfalls.

The organic hues of locally-sourced stone reappear throughout the humble forms, with muted greens and smoky grays evoking springtime in the valley. And year after year, the materials naturally patina, reinforcing the connection to the landscape.

Project info



Project Managers



John Wheatman & Associates


Jay Thayer Landscape Architects


Engelmann Partners, LLC


Cesar Rubio


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