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501 Rio Grande Place

Suite 104

Aspen, CO 81611

+1 970 920 9428


3550 Frontier Avenue

Unit A-2

Boulder, CO 80301

+1 720 277 0098


Aspen, CO


2011 AIA Colorado West Merit Award

2011 Aspen HPC Preservation Honor Award

Situated in the East End of Aspen, this small property is part of a Lot Split and was required to ‘respond’ to its immediate Historical Swiss-Style neighbor in its massing, proportions and materials. The challenge was to respect the neighboring house, while still creating an original concept that catered to a cleaner, modern gesture that fit the clients. The house is three levels with a floating stair linking the floors which also serves as a light shaft to the lower level with its open detailing and light.

Creating a sense of privacy while still allowing the interior spaces to be wide open to accept as much light and views is a central aspect of the design. One way that this was achieved was by maximizing deck space, but to have the solid railing dissipate and transform in areas; so as to let the openness of the house breathe all the way through.