Roaring Fork, the Crystal, and Frying Pan; Tincup and Hygiene. You have to hand it to Colorado’s first citizens, who gave the state’s rivers and towns such colorful names. Sally Cole fell right in step when a decade ago she named her home Feathered Nest. The name is a natural for the house, located in the mountainside ranchland near the small town of Basalt. “The whole ethos of my place is to provide and conserve wildlife habitat, so all around me there are creatures building their nests—their places of safety and renewal. Well, I built mine right alongside them!”
The flower-filled courtyard garden and its little stream are bracketed by the house and screened porch.
Text by Ethne Clarke
Photographs by Emily Minton Redfield
Produced by Mindy Pantiel
Landscape designer: Robin Williams & Assoc., 32 Ferguson Rd., DEVIZES, Wiltshire SN10 3UA United Kingdom; 011 44 138 072 8999, robinwilliams.co.uk. To read: The Garden Designer, by Robin Williams (Frances Lincoln Publishing, 2007; $45).
Architect: Scott Lindenau, Studio B Architects, 501 Rio Grande Pl., Suite 104, Aspen, CO 81611; 970/920-9428; fax, 970/920-7822, studiobarchitects.net.
Interior designer: Melinda Douglas, Douglas Assoc. Inc., 2525 E. Exposition Ave., Denver, CO 80209; 303/722-6979.