501 Rio Grande Place
Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970 920 9428
3550 Frontier Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
+1 720 277 0098
Set on the foundations of a house that originally occupied the property, this new home reimagines the possibilities of its site on a dramatic slope with spectacular views of the multiple mountain peaks that comprise the landscape surrounding Aspen.
Arrival at the residence is tucked along the north, uphill side of the structure creating an intimate, welcoming outdoor space situated among a grove of aspen trees. Upon entry through the front door, space unfolds across the upper level living zones with floor to ceiling glass along the south side offering views to the landscape beyond. A series of outdoor terraces to the southeast extend the interior living areas to outdoor “rooms” nestled further along the hillside providing outdoor dining and places for social gathering.
The house is organized around two, parallel staircases; an internal stair adjacent to the entry foyer is open and toplit, acting as a light well that washes the rear of the lower level with natural light reinvigorating an area of the existing structure that was previously dark and uninviting. The second, external stair connects the lower level family room and guest bedrooms to the upper level outdoor terraces. The form of the house is dominated on the south side by a cantilevered deck at the upper level that extends for the entire length of the building along the south façade, joining a master suite to the living and dining spaces. To the north and stepping up the slope, a separate guest suite is set on top of the garage to provide a “counter-balance” to the composition of the cantilevered deck and roof.