Between Gunnison and Crested Butte, and set in one of Colorado’s most beautiful and photographed valleys, Eagle Ridge Ranch (ERR) is a rare blend of breathing space and community. Comprising 4,900 acres with conservation easement owned by only 15 lucky families, ERR is a working cattle-hay ranch balancing exceptional recreation opportunities and wildlife preservation. The home is where architect, artisan and builder united to create a stunning yet comfortable home worthy of its spectacular setting – 360-degree views that capture incredible sunny days, postcard sunsets and starry nights. This is an authentic western Colorado dream. Architect Elizabeth Metz brought the seller’s vision of ranch aesthetics with sustainability to life, artfully combining a smart ranch house floor plan, replete with custom elements, natural materials and eco-friendly construction techniques. Of these, old world, straw-bale walls are the most prominent. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter, the result – Casa Tres Unos – is an authentic and environmental 6 bedroom / 4 ½ bath ranch home. Walking through the front door you’ll notice the massive 18” thick walls plastered with clay sourced from the property, giving a sense of organic warmth and comfort that carries throughout the home. The main hallway leads past beetle-kill pine wall treatments and the stairwell’s custom steps and forged hand rails into the family room, with adobe floors, plaster walls, a fireplace and saloon-style ceiling décor.