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2020 Award Winners



Single-Family Community, 100 Units and Over


Summit Sky Ranch


Silverthorne, Colorado

Architect/Designer | Craine Architects

Builder | Maryland Creek Ranch Builders

Developer | Summit Sky Ranch

Land Planner | Norris Design

Landscape Architect/Designer | Norris Design

Photographer | Norris Design

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Summit Sky Ranch is a legacy neighborhood and conservation-based community that provides a home for those who share a love for the mountains. Family-owned for six generations, the Everist family’s vision was to create a community that embodies the Colorado experience.

With 60 percent of the property dedicated as open space, this 240-home community sits on 416 acres. Nearly 75 percent of home sites border open space and 65 percent are less than a five-minute walk to the community center. Residents have direct access to an extensive trail network within the property, as well as trail connections to the adjacent national forest and Eagles Nest Wilderness Areas. Trail networks, a 20-acre town park, private community center with pool, private lake house, access to Lake Everist, an observatory, and private access to gold-medal fishing waters along the Blue River set this neighborhood apart. Summit Sky Ranch features winter amenities such as snowshoeing and cross-country ski routes on site in addition to six world-class ski resorts within a 40-minute drive. Thoughtful planning and respect for the mountain environment created a community that captures the absolute best of modern mountain living.

From the Judges
The judges praised the nice mix of home styles. The architecture and proportions are strong. “I want to live there or, at the very least, vacation there.” Great project.

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