Bear Mountain Ranch is comprised of 327± acres of refined ranch land in the rolling foothills west of Denver, Colorado. The property encompasses undulating terrain, including steep tree-lined ridges and grassy valleys. Thick swathes of fragrant ponderosa pine interspersed with evergreen trees muffle the sound of the nearby city. Close by, American buffalo roam in protected pastures, and mule deer and elk graze freely throughout the property. The allure of the Wild West is alive and well on Bear Mountain Ranch. Situated on the summit of a former ski area, the Bear Mountain Ranch encompasses varied terrain, including rocky slopes, wooded valleys, and grazing fields that overlook panoramic views of the Front Range. The sprawling residence is designed for formal entertaining yet comfortable enough for family life. A handsome horse barn, a state-of-the-art riding arena, and a practical ranch hand’s quarters have all been meticulously designed for ease and efficiency.
In the depths of Somerset, near the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Exmoor National Park, you’ll find Combe Florey House.
It’s a regal 18th century Elizabethan manor house, composed of red ashlar sandstone (in the style of renowned architect James Gibbs) that has some of the most spectacular views over the surrounding luscious green countryside we’ve come across.
A manor house has been on the site for many centuries, but the previous building was destroyed in the Civil War, and the present 17th century house was extensively remodelled by William Frauncies in 1730. The property was sold to the Perring family in 1799 and sold again in 1896 to the Batchelor family before being purchased by the writer Evelyn Waugh as his family home in 1956.
A tiny off grid cabin, Skylark Cabin embraces the incredible views afforded by its location. Barry Connor Design opens the cabin to the foothills of the Ben Ohau Mountain Range, establishing the residence as a dream home. Settled into the rugged environment of Twizel, Canterbury, the tiny off grid cabin is under 50 square metres and under four metres in height. From the cabin tour, i
Video timeline: 00:00 – The Local Project Print Publication 00:20 – The Brief for the Architect 00:45 – The Location of the Off Grid Cabin 01:03 – The Layout of the Cabin 02:40 – The Exterior from the Street 03:00 – The Layout Continued 03:26 – The Weather and Environment Around the Cabin 04:08 – Using Orange on the Exterior 04:20 – The Exterior of the Off Grid Cabin 04:51 – The Skylight in the Bedroom 05:04 – The Outdoor Bath 05:55 –
t becomes clear that the home has many features that make it a special addition to Airbnb. The architecture of Skylark Cabin encourages residents to enjoy the New Zealand landscape. Windows of various sizes throughout the home make for defined views of Backbone Peak and the Ben Ohau Range, whilst an open sightline from the bedroom to the reserve – passing through the living room – allows the tiny off grid cabin to borrow visual space from the outdoors. Barry Connor Design ensures that the interior design of the tiny off grid cabin references the natural scenery. Sheets of beech plywood pull the colours of the surrounding landscape into the cabin, whilst a large skylight above the bed alludes to the night sky in oversized, telescopic fashion. By creating a tiny off grid cabin that bears witness to its ever-changing external environment, Barry Connor ensures that the experience of backcountry Ben Ohau Range is like no other.
2021 is nearly at its end so we thought we would share with you, before starting a fresh new year of great properties and videos, the ones that you have the most viewed this year.
1 – Impressive château with numerous outbuildings (Ref.: 105225DCO86) Link to the property page on our website: https://www.frenchestateagents.com/fr… Link to the full video: https://youtu.be/GtTJUJm_WSk
2 – Spacious 18th-Century home with walled garden (Ref.: 118505ELI89) Link to the property page on our website: https://www.frenchestateagents.com/fr… Link to the full video: https://youtu.be/dNSn87lI7o4
3 – Rare 12th-Century restored Abbaye in Charente (Ref.: 118465SPO16) Link to the property page on our website: https://www.frenchestateagents.com/fr… Link to the full video: https://youtu.be/r4ZBG1bpYWU
4 – Peaceful country house in the heart of the Dordogne (Ref.: A05137) Link to the property page on our website: https://www.frenchestateagents.com/fr… Link to the full video: https://youtu.be/NzjHntlG2M4
5 – Provencal stone Mas near the Medieval village of Grimaud (Ref.: 117336MMA83) Link to the property page on our website: https://www.frenchestateagents.com/fr… Link to the full video: https://youtu.be/fEWrC0lr_x0
An architect’s own home, Menzies Pop is a celebration of architectural craft. Introducing a refined material palette to the pre-existing building, Common Architecture maximises the potential of the New Zealand property. Located in Sumner, a suburb settled on the outskirts of Christchurch, Menzies Pop is a distinctive concrete construction.
A house tour of ‘The Bunker’, as it is referred to by locals, reveals the creative possibilities of the building that culminated in it becoming an architect’s own home. Hand-crafted details give character to the foundation of the house, such as clover shapes cut into the parapets and a skilfully carved arched entrance. Features retained by Common Architecture, such as a concrete ceiling and concrete work beams, present the home as an architecturally exciting offering.
Cementing its status as an architect’s own home, Menzies Pop emerges as a thoughtful reconfiguration of its original building. Three bedrooms are reimagined as a kitchen-living area, with their north-west orientation allowing the spaces to have access to a deck at the rear of the home. By moving the kitchen into a more communal part of the house, Common Architecture presents the space as central to family life. The interior design of the structure speaks to the fact that it is an architect’s own home.
An expert eye is applied to the scale of furniture, skylights and the single-length boards that cover some of the walls of the home, so that the dimensions of the building are emphasised. The beloved timber of the pre-existing home is complemented by teak, stone and brass accents, which form a sophisticated extension of the original material palette. Embracing its structural history, Menzies Pop stands as a cleverly crafted example of an architect’s own home.
Timeline: 00:00 – The Local Project’s Print Publication 00:20 – An Introduction to Menzies Pop by Common Architecture 00:40 – Where It’s Located 00:52 – The Existing House 01:35 – The Beginning of the Renovations 02:45 – The Key Elements of the New Renovation 03:47 – The Kitchen 04:01 – The Extension (First Floor Edition) 05:03 – The Key Learnings 05:41 – What Common Architecture Are Most Proud Of 06:19 – The Local Project’s Tri-Annual Subscription
Today on Architectural Digest we visit Longmeadow, Massachusetts to tour a colonial-era home with a ton of potential but needing lots of work. Contractor Nick Schiffer from NS Builders takes us through this 18th century relic room by room – laying out the possibilities for restoring the historic flourishes while bringing the property into the present day.
Tag along to Los Angeles for a behind the scenes visit with Libertine fashion designer Johnson Hartig in his new Hancock Park home, Basket Case. Discover how Johnson has created an exotic retreat for himself, melding collections, color and pattern for a one of a kind personal expression of everything he loves.
Hear how he channeled inspiration from Piero Castellini’s famous house in Milan for hand painted murals in his living room. Watch as Johnson explains how during COVID lockdown he spent hours creating a multi layered grotto fantasy in his dining room based on his own Plates and Platters wallpaper for Schumacher. Learn how Johnson melds his many collections for an effortless mix of high and low, eras, and locations around the globe.
Johnson’ incredible resourcefulness and obsessive research fuels all his creative endeavors for a unique cross pollination of ideas and DIY ingenuity. Watch as Johnson shares resources, creative tips and how he brings the outside in and why he thinks Sister Parish would have loved his house. You’ll be inspired, informed and entertained!! For more visit quintessenceblog.comSHOW LESS
Today on AD we visit Goshen in Upstate New York to tour a Victorian home from 1892 with a ton of potential, but needing lots of work. Contractor Nick Schiffer from NS Builders goes room by room laying out the possibilities within the walls while acknowledging how daunting the road to this former gem’s restoration will be. When you see it’s listed at just under $300,000, though – and similar sized homes in the area fetch double that amount – this massive renovation becomes one seriously worth considering.
Overlooking Piedmont’s shores of Lake Maggiore, just a few kilometres from Stresa and the border with Switzerland, this elegant period estate for sale has a private dockyard and direct access to the lake. The possibility of arriving by boat and landing with your own helicopter make this property even more exclusive, ideal for all those who wish to experience being by the lake in an exciting context.
This splendid property consists of a prestigious period villa, whose origins date back to 1820: with a past full of changes behind it, it has managed to preserve its enormous historical prestige thanks to an intense and precious renovation that ‘has seen it reborn as a private home, which also supports a successful hospitality business as a luxury hotel. Next to it, in an exclusive position facing the lake, an original building from the early twentieth century is the result of a meticulous recovery and restoration of what was once a hydroelectric power station. Today, with an internal area of 220 square meters on two levels, it lends itself as a charming annex serving the main estate, with independent and direct access to the garden that surrounds the entire property.