Beck Building Company Creates a Modern Homestead

Beck Building Company Creates a Modern Homestead

Living up to the legacy of a circa-1902 family farmhouse is a daunting task. But Tim and his wife Leslie were up to the challenge of building their very own Homestead on the land outside of Eagle his family has called home since 1882. With Shepherd Resources, Inc (SRI) and Beck Building Company, the resulting modern homestead sits like a crown jewel at 7,900 feet. 

The home’s overall impression can best be described as welcoming. Warm taupes, beiges, and creams prevent the light spaces from appearing cold. The designer snuck traditional details throughout the home: mantels, sconces with lampshades, coffered ceilings, and mullioned windows. The impeccable scale of the details lends to  its timeless air.  

As former Atlanta residents, Tim and Leslie’s penchant for the traditional goes beyond the details. “We are not open floor plan people,” says Tim. The southern touch is evident in the attractive, yet comfortable, furniture and tasteful, classic textiles throughout. 

Building a Family Legacy

Descended from Colorado homesteaders, Tim knew that when it was time to put down roots, he’d return to the family land.  The 1,760 acre parcel the family home sits on a conservation easement – meaning the land will remain wild and largely undeveloped. Architect Ben Marion took full advantage of the rugged surroundings in designing the incredible home. 

The home curves slightly concave along the ridge line to take advantage of the panoramic alpine views. It’s fully electric and carbon neutral, made of recycled materials that pack a double punch of eco-friendly and durable. With its timeless design and clever construction, this modern homestead should serve them well for generations.

Read the feature on the Golden Eagle Homestead in Western Art & Architecture February/March 2024.