Rosebud Ranch


A LEED Certified home, Rosebud Ranch was designed to feel like a compound of structures that have been built over time, starting in the mid-1800s with a central stone house that was added onto over the years as the ranch grew and prospered. This unique 35-acre family parcel is part of a development of ranch properties totaling hundreds of acres. The defining element of the architecture is the relocation of five complete historic log cabins built in southern Missouri in the early 1800s. Each cabin has its own documented history and they were carefully disassembled transported to Snowmass, Colorado and then were precisely rebuilt to create the foundational elements of the design.

Rosebud is truly a “recycled ranch”. Each building is unique, creating an eclectic ranch compound.  The 5750 s. f. main house’s exterior is composed of indigenous stone walls, copper accents, rustic timber beams and a slate roof. An historic stone silo joins the main house to one of the cabins that makes up the master suite.  A glass and copper “link” joins the main house to other log cabins that house the caretaker, artist studio and guest suite. 

The main house’s interiors are composed with historically referenced ranch materials such as a restored historic bar, antique painted kitchen cabinetry, plaster walls, limestone floors, farmhouse sinks, reclaimed timber and barn wood ceilings, stone walls, and an enormous elkhorn chandelier.  Modern amenities include a Sub Zero refrigerator and a Wolf range.

Panoramic views of Capitol peak and the Elk mountain range preside over the entire ranch. Primely situated to take advantage of these views is pond stocked with trout and prime for fishing and paddling.

MFa always strives to incorporate sustainability into their projects and as one of the first LEED certified residences in Colorado this project is no exception.  A ground source heat pump was incorporated into the pond and serves as the primary heat for the entire ranch. The heat pump, recycled cabins, reclaimed barnwood and timbers, relocated stone house all create a stunning sustainable ranch compound.