You should check out the Last Chance Ranch in Woody Creek, Colorado, and specifically the barn and cabin combination there. There is a private home here that views out over the ranch’s pond and water features, barn, and agricultural structures, and the land is related to the Redstone Ranch. It was Michael Fuller Architects who spearheaded this multi-family ranch development in Woody Creek, Colorado, a short drive from Aspen. To establish a ranch compound and getaway for the owner’s extended family and friends, Michael Fuller Architects developed both Last Chance Ranch and Redstone Barn. The ranch’s 70 acres are home to a main house, garage/barn, equipment shed, and outbuildings, as well as an old fire engine. The main building is reminiscent of a ranch house, while the outbuildings give the impression that they were erected at a later date. The cabins have sleeping quarters and a bathroom, and they are joined by a covered porch.
The primary residence at Last Chance Ranch is clad in reclaimed wood and features a rusty corrugated metal roof and beams. Modern timber trusses, a stone wood-burning fireplace, hand-hewn oak floors, tongue and groove wood ceilings, and natural, waxed plaster create a more modern-rustic interior. Kitchen features include Colorado buff flagstone floors, a hand-hammered copper sink, granite worktops, and a Wolf gas range. A vintage hand-painted Motor Oil advertising sign off the side of an Iowa barn is a one-of-a-kind treasure that has been incorporated into the ranch. The siding of the screened-in porch was salvaged from an old barn in Iowa and reinstalled there. In the rear, a creek gently flows past the house, and beyond that, towering Redstone cliffs can be seen. All the needs of the owners and their guests have been met by the combination of salvaged materials, old relics, and contemporary touches.
Reclaimed lumber is wood that has been repurposed from another application. It’s possible that the original source of the wood was a barn or crate, but these days it’s more common to find it being milled into hardwood flooring or engineered wood. Incorporating reclaimed into your work environment can provide a number of advantages. A few of the many upsides to working with recycled lumber are listed here.
Designed by Michael Fuller Architects.