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Paradise Mesa Ranch

Aspen, Colorado

Focusing on the basics to preserve the extraordinary

With commanding views across fields to wooded hillsides and 13,000’ mountain peaks, Paradise Mesa Ranch embodies the quintessential Rocky Mountains ranch. Design Workshop teamed with Eigelberger Architecture + Design to create a mountain equestrian retreat, inspired by historical patterns of Western living. After analyzing the property’s complex water rights, native ecologies, and topography, the design team developed a plan that improved the efficiency of historic irrigation ditches, diversified plant communities for resident wildlife, and protected scenic views. This plan clustered the development into two areas: a primary home built of simple stone and wood and an equestrian center comprised of stables, barn, and a caretaker residence. The result preserved 95% of the property’s agricultural production lands, ensuring the productive qualities of the historic ranchland remains intact for generations to come.

Collaborators

Eigelberger Architecture + Design

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