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Case Study – Mountain Retreat Renderings

This modern lodge-style home set in the Five Trees neighborhood at the base of the Aspen Highlands ski area is a legacy home for extended families to gather in Aspen’s setting of natural beauty.


The tri-level home is located on a steep site set in a forest of aspen and fir trees, and was designed in a mountain vernacular with modern influences. It includes multiple bedrooms, extensive decks and terraces, a pool and spa, and a generous motor court. Exterior materials were informed by the textural nature of the surrounding mountains as well as iconic National Park lodges.



Natural stone veneer and wood slat siding pair with a standing seam metal roof. Additional materials and elements include a wood slat screen at the entry, heavy timber rafter tails, steel lintels, and a green roof over the living room. The interior layout provides visual connections between main level public spaces, plus the ability to close off rooms for privacy. The home’s design includes connections to outdoor living spaces and views to Maroon Creek, Roaring Fork, and Hunter Creek valleys. Four bedroom suites and a bunk room allow for generous and flexible sleeping arrangements. The lower level includes space for a game room, gym, and massage room as well as back of house support.




R+B provided both architecture and interior design services for this project. Renderings were a powerful design communication tool to test materials, furniture, lighting, and the owner’s artwork in the spaces. The investment in renderings provided another means of mocking up the final design so that the entire team confidently moved forward.