Wolf Creek Residence

Project overview

The historic Wolf Creek Residence was originally built in the 1930’s. Over the decades this working cattle ranch had many owners, including Governor Babcock in the 1970’s. The various owners of the white stucco ranch-house each made their own renovations, which left it feeling slightly disjointed. After many years of being unoccupied, the current owners decided the home needed a total interior renovation. The designers saw potential for this residence to be transformed into a warm, cohesive space while simultaneously maintaining the historic character of the home.

Process

  • All design decisions were closely coordinated with the owners who lived out of state and traveled extensively. This included having virtual meetings, using realistic renderings, and sending materials samples to the owner along with frequent communication.
  • The wall between great room and dining/kitchen area was removed to open the space. This required that columns be added to support loft/mezzanine floor above.  
  • Dated wood paneling was removed from the great room and sheet-rocked was installed on the 15’-20’ tall walls

Outcome

To maintain the antiquity, many original characteristics of the home were revitalized in the new design. The original tall, arched windows in the great room were a critical component of opening the floor plan. Our designers were able to use the windows for natural lighting as well as create transparency between the living, dining, and kitchen spaces. The home includes many custom features suited for ranch-living including generous storage space for outdoor gear, a dog wash shower, and copper-lined kindling storage for the fireplace. While keeping many original features intact, the space was elevated with numerous locally sourced products to provide a pleasant balance of elements that make the interiors functional as well as inviting. The end-result is a charming, tastefully updated space that serves as a comfortable getaway for the owners and their friends/family.