The Foothills Ranch Home (Brandt Residence) is complete and has been made in to a cozy and artful space by the owner. Please see the new page devoted to this project.
foothills ranch home
Beautiful blues, reds and golds begin to add warmth to the Brandt Residence. The exterior siding will darken over the next several months to rich grey, while the interior paneling will be left natural. With time it, the deeper golden colors will come through to contrast the blues.
Sunroom Ceiling Paneling
Interior Ceiling Paneling
Exterior Beetle Kill Pine Siding
The owner created these glass bottle “windows” from various blue bottles and we arranged them to form the constellation Orion (a personal favorite) in her entry way. The exterior of the wall will be moss rock and quartz found on site and the interior of the wall will be beetle kill pine paneling.
Glass bottles in entry wall with view through “brick” arch
Entry way and Randy Wheelock
Glass bottles, exterior
The interior spaces and views are coming together with the addition of drywall texture and framed arches. John Dahlenburg and his crew have begun installing the corrugated steel siding, that will slowly rust after a couple of wash downs with the hose when fully installed.
Office/Guest Bedroom window, facing North East
Circulation Hall and Entry
Arches (future brick thermal wall)
Office/Guest Bedroom looking towards kitchen. Translucent glass barn doors coming soon!
The Brandt Home is now fully sheathed and we are applying the facia boards with an aging solution, Eco Wood Treatment. The beetle kill pine is so expressive with this solution. It will darken similar to the images with the roofing samples. The roof and window frames will be Hemlock Green.
Brandt Home Living Area & Sun Room
Brandt Southern Exposure
Applying Beetle Kill Facia
Rusted Corrugated Steel with Hemlock Green Roof Sample
Eco treated Beetle Kill Siding with Hemlock Roof Sample (Brandt siding to be lapped)
Eco Wood Treatment on Beetle Kill Facia boards from Hester’s Lumber
The pavilion, built in June of 2012, is aging well to show the contrast of the glowing interior beetle kill pine and the exterior beetle kill pine that was treated with an aging solution. The cold rolled corrugated steel was left to rust naturally.
Is it time for another music festival yet? WinterGrass?
The two beetle kill logs have been placed in the Brandt home: one at the entry porch and one in the kitchen/living area. The logs came from Hester’s mill in Krembling, a great Colorado family company that has supplied the majority of lumber for Wheelock Construction over the past couple of decades. The blue and grey striations cover the entire surface of each log and both have quite a few knots. We chose to go with simple but expressive logs, as this is a small home with a lot of character.
Beetle Kill Blues
Lukas and Neil preparing to set the entry log
Living/Kitchen area from Sunroom
Engry Porch Log & Beam
View from office window
Kitchen from Master vestibule
Brandt Home driveway approach