For a ranch in Colorado, architect Gordon Pierce designed three small structures—a main house with an attached recreation space known as the barn and a guesthouse—to reduce the scale and help the residence blend into the landscape. Designer Elissa Cullman devised the interiors, including the rustic yet elegant living room. (June 2010 Ranch, Home Interiors, House Ideas, Rustic Country Decor, Country Decor Rustic, Home Decor, Rustic Country House, Design, Country Homes
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Designer William Sofield put a contemporary spin on the traditional log cabin for this ranch house in the Colorado Rockies, utilizing reclaimed wood and stone. The rustic triple-height breakfast area is flooded with morning sunlight thanks to numerous casement windows. (June 2010)
The trio of architect Paul F. Shurtleff, interior designer Thad Hayes, and landscape specialist Douglas Reed joined forces to create this outbuilding for a home they designed in upstate New York. The exterior resembles traditional farmhouses in the area, with a fieldstone wall, barn doors, and a sloping shed roof. The interior, meanwhile, is filled with modern luxuries, including a pool, a gym, a spa, and a guest studio. The media room, shown here, is used for casual movie-screening evenings.