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Willoughby Way, Aspen, Colorado, United States

Wednesday 02 Jan 2013

Mountain home transformed with contemporary aesthetic

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Lavish redesign of Aspen home 

The architects were charged to transform the home originally designed by the firm, from a traditional mountain design with a Texan influence, to a mountain modern aesthetic. The program included 12 bedrooms that were to be lavish in design and materials, a gourmet kitchen, theatre, wine cellar, formal living with adjacent bar for entertaining and two staircases.

A glass entry pivot door looks out to the stone porto cochere. Timber beams extend from the exterior through the great room, creating a clear expanse of glass and truss work. Limestone slabs cap the custom dry stacked stone fireplace and columns seen throughout the home. The marble floating bar with integrated lighting provides seating and opens to the views of the pool, outdoor dining and lounging deck and the surrounding gardens and mountain vistas.

Two staircases were designed into the floor plan to create the appropriate flow amongst this 12-bedroom home. The first, a glass elevator with a staircase surround, ascends to the guest suites. The second is a staircase that winds from the great room down to the lower entertaining spaces and additional guest suites. A bridge connects the public spaces on the main floor, to the master suite with its own office, lavish interiors, custom design his and hers closets and butted glass for unobstructed views.

A glass and stainless steel wine cellar/tasting room and two gym spaces are also found on the lower level amongst guest suites. This home defines new mountain contemporary.

Key Facts

Status Completed
Value Undisclosed(m€)
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Charles Cunniffe Architects

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