When Rucker Hill sat down with his blank canvas located across the street from the trolley station and City Park in Fort Collins, he wanted to build something new and modern that felt original to its setting. The Old Town district is the heart of Fort Collins and there isn’t a more iconic street than Mountain Avenue. In the early 1900’s, Fort Collins was a prosperous
sugar beet farming community and staying true to its roots was the designer’s inspiration. The aim was to blend in with the fabric of the neighborhood using raw elements, yet add architectural diversity to clearly create a modern home.
"It’s hard to believe that a space like this started as a simple pile of dirt." said Rebecca Hill.
Rucker’s vision started off with two basic shapes, a rectangle and a square and he used these basic building blocks to allow his vision to come alive during the architectural process. As a result, this modern day barn was birthed.
Rucker Hill—both the homeowner and designer —is listing the property for $1,725,000. Form, function and attention to detail with excellent craftsmanship.
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Barn rail system with moveable shutters which provide cover for large south facing windows. Elegant pine cone shaped lighting creates art and glow.
Sunken Living room with concrete floors to allow for solar passive heat. Danish Mid-century Modern minimalist furniture highlighting the motto “ Less is More.”
8” Doug fir planks make up theses rustic floors that were fabricated by a process of being circle sawn, wire brushed, and finished with Shou Sugi Ban technique. Horizontal timbers weathered with a charwood stain give it a “cozy farmhouse feel.”
Full Chef's Kitchen to include a Commercial side-by Side Fridge/Freezer and Espresso maker. There are double ovens and double dishwashers with a walk in pantry. Motion sensor LED lighting under toe-kicks.
Living Edge floating shelves harvested from local beetle killed pine trees. Then sawn, sanded, and filled with black epoxy wood filler accents and harbor mist stain. A routed channel is created to embed LED lighting.
Custom ironwork blackened and polished mono-rail stair stringer. Floating solid Doug Fir treads that are wire brushed and have same Shou Sugi Ban technique as the floors.
Hand built scissor trusses that were assembled on site with metal plates and bolts with rustic stain accents.
Master retreat has vaulted ceilings with patio deck for views of golf course and city park.
Master bath includes spacious walk-in shower and tub. Floating mirrors allow for natural lighting and great views to complement this space.
Detached studio with double glass doors leading to outdoor fire pit
Detached garage, outdoor grill and patio, perfect for summer entertaining.