McLain Flats

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Project Summary

McLain Flats

Type

Residential – Custom Home

Location

Aspen, Colorado

Size

6,800 SF

Scope
Architecture
Interior Design
Awards
2016 AIA & Luxe Magazine - Architects' Choice Award
2015 AIA Colorado West - Merit Award
2015 ASID Crystal Award - Renovation
Photography
Brent Moss

Description

Situated on an incredible cliff-side site, this 1969 modern gem features panoramic views of the Aspen/Snowmass resorts and the Roaring Fork Valley. Noting its unique architectural qualities, the client and team vowed to restore and contemporize its character. Improvements included refining the architecture to its original elements by highlighting the distinctive roof forms, redesigning interior spaces and fenestration to have a stronger indoor/outdoor living experience, and applying a restrained material palette to every surface.

Working with the design team was a positive experience because of their sound advice to save our home and renovate (instead of tear down to build new), their ability to figure and negotiate best FAR and usable/permit-able area, their ability to listen to our ideas and include them, and most of all, their “ahead of the curve” design sense. Moreover, their ability to add maximum smart value without excessive cost and their genuine enthusiasm for the success of the project made it more fun. Someday we would like to build a guest house and pool, and hope we are lucky enough to work with them again. – Homeowner, McLain Flats

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