Case Study – Caribou 6
Caribou 6 is a 2,100 SF ski-in, ski-out condo nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain. R+B transformed the existing southwestern design into a chic, contemporary space with warm, natural finishes.
The “wood box” theme is achieved on all three floors, with wire-brushed hemlock fir paired with other unique wall textures including stone veneer, and hair-on-hide wall tiles.
R+B created multi-use spaces that considered the particular needs of the Canadian client, such as a “creative station” in the living room, which allows the family to be together while doing different activities, and a lower-level office space that can be partitioned off with a sliding barn door. The existing walls around the kitchen were removed to provide a seamless transition between spaces, creating an inviting atmosphere for social gatherings. The addition of a large kitchen window and soft LED lighting exemplifies the contrast of the light zodiac stone and the rich, oak cabinetry.
The furnishings are a creative mix of custom and off-the-shelf pieces allowing for a high-end aesthetic while remaining in budget. Two custom sectional sofas upholstered in Holland and Sherry wools anchor the living room. A George Kovacs arc floor lamp and a Room and Board hair-on hide ottoman bring texture and vibrancy to the space.
The newly designed fireplace is clad in elegantly cut Colorado Buff stone juxtaposed against a modern hearth. The fireplace stone wall continues down to the second-floor landing, as the newly designed open-riser staircase unites all three levels with warm, contemporary lines. In the stairwell hangs a mixed-media diptych of winter pines from the Royal Aspen Gallery.
R+B is proud to have received the 2012 ASID Crystal Award in the Judges Overall Award for Residential Project and in the Residential Interior Design under 3,000 SF category, as well as the 2012 IIDA BESTaward for this project.