Residential Projects

Tazi Ranch

Perched on a picturesque knoll in Larkspur, Colorado is the primary residence on the Tazi Ranch property. Since we started this project in 2011, the owners and our design team have given attention to every detail, and it shows. One of the unique aspects of...

Whatcha Doin? Designing Like Crazy!

It's been a little too quiet on the blog recently, and it begs (Get it? begs - like a dog) the simple question, "Whatcha Doin?" Well, we're pumped to let you know! We've Been Designing like Crazy. The last few months have been filled with new projects both...

Equestrian Design Delight

With our design team working hard on many custom home designs, we wanted to take a moment and focus on equestrian design. Recently, we are seeing many clients wanting to add a place for their horses to live and play. And some love horses so much,...

Designing the Home's Entrance

The geographic location of your home plays a large part in how the entrance should be conceptualized. Mountain homes are built by those who enjoy seasonal changes, rugged geography, and Mother Nature's solitude. As such, the entrance should find a way to integrate those elements,...

Equestrian Master Planning: Part Two

In our last post, we looked at 3 key site conditions to be aware of when land planning ranch and equestrian facilities. Here are 5 more: WATER – Existing water sources and seasonal water flows should be identified and tested for use on the property...

Equestrian Master Planning: Part One

Over the years Vertical Arts has had the opportunity to master plan and design equestrian and ranch facilities for clients around Colorado. Designing a ranch or an equestrian property takes special planning for both the human and animal client. After a detailed site inventory...

Reclaimed Barn Wood

Reclaimed wood has taken stride all over the architecture scene these days. Its variation in color and texture make it the perfect material to add life to your project. By combining it with modern elements like concrete and steel, the wood will fit in perfectly...

Creating Phenomenal Passageways

The route in which you get from one room in the home to another does not have to be a simple design. Passageways are a great feature in the home that can be intricately designed to create appeal and dimension while also maintaining a functional...

Making the Exterior Entryway More Modern

A modern entryway to your Steamboat Springs home is just the element to tie the entire house together. We understand that many different factors come into play when it comes to designing a modern exterior entryway. That is exactly why we have gathered a couple...

How to Design a Dreamy Kitchen

The kitchen is a place where the entire family comes together to enjoy each other's company. The idea of the kitchen being just a place for food-related tasks is quickly fading away as the space is becoming a focal point for the entire home. In...