A Gathering Place
Saturday August 5
Designed by Daniel Murphy and built by Jimmy Faucet, the Gibney home is the epitome of Crested Butte mining times meeting modern day design. Chinked, rough-hewn logs create many of the interior walls, lending a feel of restoration to the newly built structure. Vaulted ceilings in the great room were designed to accommodate the prize mounted elk, with steel turnbuckles bracing the beams and reflecting back to the hand forged fireplace and railings. Built on a corner lot next door to their home of 27 years, a path connects the two, allowing the three children and six grandchildren to occupy their own space when visiting. An elevator and all accessible features are combined with a casual, welcome and indestructible approach. Without sacrificing style, the home provides space and amenities for the Gibneys to grow old with their family, the view of Paradise Divide watching over the generations.
Chef Curtis Lincoln’s culinary tastes begin globally, living in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, France and Manhattan. But it was upon working at Denver’s landmark The Normandy which inspired him to attend The Culinary Institute of America. Curtis furthered his skills on Nantucket before completing stagiaires in New York including The Water Club, The River Café, Sign of the Dove and Gotham Bar and Grill. In Colorado, he assisted Paul Ferzacca in opening the critically acclaimed Game Creek Club in Vail. Curtis left his position as Executive Sous Chef at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa to open Willow Creek Restaurant at Evergreen Lake. Willow Creek has been honored by USA Today as one of “The Top 10 Places in the U.S. for House-Made Pasta” and by Wine Spectator’s "Award of Excellence."