Built in the shadow of the gondola of Aspen Mountain, this sleek design sits among more traditional mountain homes at the base of Ajax. 270-degree views of Independence pass, the Roaring Fork Valley, and Red Mountain can be taken in from nearly all of the rooms. Built into a steep hillside, the split level became a compelling solution to break up the experience of climbing 12 vertical feet into the great room from the parking. The curved glulam roof system soars over the great room with little evidence of support, and glazing on all facades connect to the outdoors with a strong language. Expansive patios on the uphill side afford a large area to entertain outdoors, and the great room fireplace beckons for après ski company.
(Project designed and managed by Tim Stone while employed at Charles Cunniffe Architects , PC, Aspen CO.)