Rockie Mountain Ranch
A timber-frame escape with frontier spirit.
"We designed this Douglas fir timber-framed ranch in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. On clear days there are breathtaking views of the mountains and the setting varies drastically from rich green grasses to straw coloured horizons with the seasons," explains Murakami. "The inner courtyard has a protected area to dine and barbecue when the west winds blow. The ranch includes a bunkhouse wing where fellow ranchers gather during calving and branding seasons."