New Home Comes into Focus this Winter
New Home Construction Progresses through Winter at Wilder on the Taylor in Almont, CO.
Under a blanket of beautiful white snow, progress continues at Wilder on the Taylor, as owners build their homes, add improvements, and enjoy the lifestyle of Colorado riverfront ownership. The parcel of land formerly known as lot 4 has had an astonishing transformation in the last few years. Beginning as the perfect spot on the Taylor River with the sounds of rushing water and views that heal the soul, the new owners continue adding the perfect touch of cultivated elegance allowing their land and home to become a treasured family legacy enjoyed and appreciated for years to come.
The owners have been visiting the Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley for three decades and first purchased property on the Taylor River in 1989. After many years of admiring the ranchland that is now Wilder on the Taylor, they sold their home, purchased a parcel here and began plans to build. The couple says, “You feel like you are part of life here. In places like Aspen, you have a second house, not a second home. The Gunnison-Crested Butte area and the West in general are good about offering a sense of belonging.”
In 2012, the owners of this parcel completed their first project, a quaint guest cabin which overlooks one of the ranches six trout filled ponds. Nestled on the bank of the Taylor River and surrounded by stunning Rocky Mountain views, the family’s main home is coming into focus as skilled craftsman work through the Winter.
Gracious and elegant with all of the finest amenities, the main home is meant to be lived in and enjoyed. Beautifully designed by CCY Architects in Basalt, Colorado and built by Spring Creek Timber Construction, the structure is a contemporary twist on a classic log cabin with Coreten steel accents and standing dead Engelmann Spruce milled to 12” X 12” timbers. The Owner’s vision is to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside, using expansive oversized windows to capture the amazing views of the rambling Taylor River.
Like the guest cabin, one of the most unique features of the main home is a sod roof with wildflowers, requiring a drainage system covered by six or seven inches of soil and sprinklers. “Europeans are masters at green roofs, and it has gradually worked its way to the U.S.,” says Steve Cappellucci, owner of Spring Creek Timber Construction, noting it will be one of only a handful of sod roofs in Gunnison County.
The vision of these owners for this particular parcel has unfolded beautifully. They have seemingly maximized every opportunity with architecture, design, stunning views, natural sounds from the river to resident wildlife, and modern amenities to make it home. –Ron Welborn, Vice President & Partner.
Truly amazing how this dream home has so naturally been woven into the picturesque landscape that is Wilder on the Taylor. Even amid the Colorado Winter, home construction continues for owners at the ranch. This new home is expected to be completed this summer. We look forward to its completion and their family enjoying all of the amenities that Wilder has to offer. From horseback riding and hiking to fishing the Taylor River, our homeowners freely experience life and appreciate the wondrous beauty which surrounds them.