In Italian, “Collina” is the word for a piece of high land - a perfectly fitting name for the setting of this one-of-a-kind home that blends modern mountain architecture with a nod to the surrounding ranch land. The Collina is perched on the ridge above the stunning Ranch Creek Valley, with 360º views of the Continental Divide, Byers Peak and the namesake “thumb” rock outcropping, wilderness areas, mountaintops and beyond.
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The Collina is the perfect home for gathering family and creating a legacy of memories. With spacious terraces on every level, broad expanses of windows, plus three full sliding glass walls that open to your 19-acre backyard, it’s an entertainer’s dream and a nature lover’s paradise.
The Collina’s main spaces are open and bright, with walls of windows and clerestory roof line that blur the line between indoors and out. A gourmet kitchen with 40 sq. ft. island, oversized pantry and luxury appliances flows onto the main terrace with outdoor kitchen. Back inside, enjoy unparalled views of the unspoiled land around you from the dining room and great room with native stone fireplace.
The Collina features two owners’ suites, one on each end of the home, each with a fireplace, 5-piece luxury bath and 10 or 12’ ceilings. A third bedroom on the main level features 12’ ceilings and 4-piece en suite; the fourth bedroom and en suite is on the light-filled lower level and opens out into the media and game room. Upstairs, a ranch-inspired bunk room complete with kitchette and private terrace will delight kids of all ages.
Eric Mandil, AIA, NCARB, ICAA, founded his Denver-based design practice in 1980. Since then, he has been creating award-winning interior and exterior architectural spaces that are both notable and beautiful. As an environmental colorist, architect and interior designer, Eric offers a rare blend of aesthetic yet pragmatic insight into the connection
ABOUT THE BUILDER
Steffen Builders brings a fresh approach to an ancient craft. With more than ten years of home construction experience in rugged mountain environments, they’re an outstanding partner for The Ranches. Their dedication to excellence and being personally involved every step of the way ensures that your dream house feels like home.