Welcome to our gallery highlighting the striking open-concept Flying Colors project by The Ranch Mine.
Redesigned for artists looking to escape from the ordinary, the ultra-modern Flying Colors is a truly unique retreat. The house is designed to playfully inspire while exceeding any functional requirements. At the center of the large, double-height open space is a “stage for living,” a more intimate place for relaxing and socializing. Several tweaks and upgrades, to the finishes, fixtures, and lighting, turned an undefined shell into a domestic playground.
The homeowners’ original plan included massive ballistic metal doors, impenetrable walls, and shatterproof windows, having The Ranch Mine redesign the concrete block fortress to achieve high profile security without sacrificing domestic warmth and comfort.
The “stage for living” is a nod to TV sitcoms, with 3 solid walls and open 4th wall, creating a fun and recognizable form within the open space. Climbing atop the structure via an integrated steel tube ladder rewards one with a panoramic view of surrounding mountain ranges, glorious sunsets, and the growing Phoenix skyline.
Photography by: Jason+Anna Photography
Viewed from above, the front half of the home is a spare, open expanse spiked with unique details, including the wood dining table and pink fireplace structure sunlit via an expanse of large windows.
The kitchen is defined by extensive use of bright natural wood tones, creating a small oasis within the larger space. Island and cabinetry hold sleek white countertops, while a matching white tile backsplash hangs over the sink.
Both large counters feature space for dining, with a set of red and white cushioned, chrome bar stools. The timber-lined roof can be clearly seen extending outward here.
The bright natural wood dining table features matching bench seating and modern chrome chairs on the ends. The unique pink fireplace structure features a ladder for access to expansive views.
Here we see the “stage for living,” a three-walled room secluded in the center of the open space. Raised platform wood flooring and steel beam ceiling frame the space, with a ladder on the side for easy access to the upper level.
This bathroom, one of a handful of discrete, enclosed areas within the home, features light tones and a variety of contemporary details. Twin vanities with vessel sinks float below a wide singular mirror at left.
The glass-enclosed walk-in shower holds a trio of textural details: rich natural wood, white brick tiles, and large format yellow tile.
This second, larger bathroom features a lengthy traditional double vanity with minimalist wood drawers and white countertop. Bath area can be seen at far end.
Closer view reveals an expanse of rich wood paneling surrounding the bath and leading into the walk-in shower. The subtle addition of blue tile adds variety of detail.
Returning to the main open space, we see the interior at night, with steel panels securing the glass entryway. Under-cabinet and -countertop lighting makes the kitchen glow.
The “stage” room appears cozy and secluded amidst the dark wider structure, with its own interior lighting.
With its sharply defined edges and under-platform lighting, the “stage” room is truly the defining feature of this home interior.
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