Steamboat Springs The amenity buildings at Marabou ranch preservation community received a Gold Nugget Award during ceremonies in San Francisco on June 26.
Marabou was recognized during an awards ceremony hosted by the 45th annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference. The Gold Nugget Awards competition honors creative achievements in architectural design and land-use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects internationally.
Marabou's environmentally sensitive amenity buildings won for the Best Public/Private Recreational Use Project.
The community's recreational facilities comprise 12 amenity buildings that are intended to create a social centerpiece for residents.
The lineup includes the River House Lodge, Casting Room Theater, Horse Barn, Equestrian Center, Downstream Spa, Outfitter's Cabin, River's Edge Fitness Center, River's Edge Pool and four Owners' Cabins. For the amenity building project, TCD of Steamboat Springs was the builder; Denver-based 4240 Architecture was the architect; Braun Associates of Edwards was the land planner; and Elk River Partners, LLC, of Steamboat Springs was the developer.
"Our major challenge was to harmoniously combine themes of ranching, sustainability and luxury," said Jeff Temple, president of Elk River Partners, the developer of Marabou.
Amenity buildings, whose electricity use is offset by wind generation, feature architectural salvage, solar and a "living roof" with native grasses for insulation and runoff management. The developers said the project achieved a Colorado Build Green average of 140 points per structure (the minimum is 70).
Entries for the Gold Nugget Awards came from 14 Western states and from countries around the world. For more information, visit www.goldnuggetawards.com.
GE Johnson named Edgemont contractor
GE Johnson of Colorado Springs has been named general contractor for Edgemont, a new slopeside condominium project breaking ground this month.
Edgemont's opening day of sales volume of $45 million in June met pre-construction requirements, making it possible to begin construction this summer.
GE Johnson is involved in a wide variety of construction markets, including high-end condominium and resort projects similar to Edgemont. GE Johnson has worked in multiple LEED (Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design) projects throughout the Rocky Mountains and has contracted a variety of resort projects throughout Colorado's high country, including Doral Peaks at Telluride, a hotel/condominium project; Elkhorn Lodge in Beaver Creek; Aspen Highlands Base Village; and One Beaver Creek Place.
"When we first saw the Edgemont site, we immediately realized that this was Steamboat's newest beach-front opportunity," said Garrett Simon, vice president of development for The Atira Group. Edgemont is being developed by The Atira Group, a Steamboat-based community developer. S&P Destination Properties is the exclusive listing broker for Edgemont.
The Edgemont Real Estate Preview Center is open daily in the shops at the base of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.
For more information, call (877) 871-4665 or visit www.edgemontliving.com.