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Resting in the shadow of adjacent peaks, Charlie Mountain Ranch is located at the end of a wide, glacially-carved valley in western Colorado. Since its settlement in the late 1800s, the property has long been valued for its fertile soils, rolling terrain, and access to the valley’s arterial creek. Early ranchers constructed a network of irrigation ditches, elevating the productive qualities of the land. For much of the twentieth century, the 73-acre ranch functioned as part of a larger successful agriculture and ranching operation.
In collaboration with architect Pearson Design Group, Design Workshop revived the ranch from its prolonged state of neglect into a family compound that reflects the owner's desire to preserve a diverse and ecologically-rich landscape. Because the scenic, cultural, and ecological values of the ranch are integral to the rural nature of the surrounding community, designers sought to ensure that the proposed design responded to regional development patterns, wildlife habitat, wildfire prevention, creek and water conservation, and responsible land management and stewardship.
From the onset, the owners felt strongly that any improvements should not impose upon the surrounding environment, but rather emerge from it in an organic and responsible manner. As such, the property’s master plan represents a pattern unique to traditional historic western ranch development and seeks to celebrate the natural beauty of the setting. Site-specific environmental and viewshed analysis identified six distinct native plant communities around which low-profile structures are clustered, their subtly-crafted vernacular blending imperceptibly with the agrarian setting.
This Garden Dialogue will be led by Mike Albert from Design Workshop.
1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.
Refund Policy Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule: Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees) Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70% No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program). Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.