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A Spanish Colonial Style House Transformed Into a Contemporary Mansion

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Red Rocks used to be a Spanish Colonial Revival Style home, until its owners decided to do something else with it. They approached architecture firm The Ranch Mine and together they decided to transform the house into a contemporary oasis. The owners wanted to get rid of the thick columns that interrupted the views, the heavy clay tile roof, dark beams, and the floor plan. The couple of architects from the Ranch Mine completely transformed the structure to perfectly fit their customers’ needs and lifestyle.

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The 1st move to fix the house was to strip back the additive design features, leaving a simple, 2 story stucco box.

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Inside, they rearranged the floor plan to prioritize the connection between the living spaces and the primary views.

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An additional ensuite bedroom was added via a 2nd story addition clad in limestone, cantilevering it out over the mountain to preserve the most amount of outdoor living area.

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Over 2000 square feet of shaded exterior patios were created, extending the living of the house in every direction and providing shade for the interior spaces.

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On the interior a fairly neutral palette of walnut and white cabinetry with quartz counters and marble tile were used.

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The family room features a double-height ceiling and plenty of windows for natural light and views of the red rocks.

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In the powder room, decorative geometric tiles cover the wall, while a simple vanity with chrome accents adds a touch of glamour.

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What do you think of the final result?

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From a ‘heavy’ construction, this house went to being ‘light’ and full of views bringing the customers’ ideas and wants into life and giving the architects the opportunity to create something that now fits perfectly the area it is located.

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