This Old Snowmass, Colorado landscape nods to the land’s agricultural past while adapting to a new generation of stewards. The open range landscape sees transformation throughout the seasons: high-desert pink orchard blossoms change into lush green canopies and shade in the summer and progress into a sculptural garden of twisting tree limbs and branches in the winter. Form and texture create tension at transitions where native desert plants meet refined gardens, allowing appreciation of the land and its seasonal changes. A kitchen garden provides a maze of engaging patterns, and paths circumnavigate the property for constant exploration and discovery. Reinvented historic irrigation ditches supplement the orchard’s water needs and provide yet another visual amenity.
This project is featured in the Spring 2008 issue of Estates West magazine and the Spring 2007 issue of Aspen magazine.