Mining Modern

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Project Summary

Mining Modern

Type

Residential – Custom Home

Location

Aspen, Colorado

Size

3,301 SF

Scope
Architecture
Interior Design
Public Approvals Process
Historic Preservation
Photography
Brent Moss

Description

R+B was challenged to surgically remove all the non-historic additions to an 1892 miner’s cabin and perfectly preserve it while complementing it with a new two-story addition. Through the design process, the team worked closely with the owner and Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission for this sensitive restoration. Traditional materials were given new life with contemporary detailing. An efficient, open layout with strategic fenestration provides a seamless connection between indoors and out. Design and space planning consideration was given to the owners’ extensive collection of mid-century Scandinavian furniture. Architectural palette and finishes were juxtaposed with a sleek, modern kitchen from Valcucine.

To me, true creativity, whether in art, technology, or business, is creating something of beauty, function, and joy, while working within inviolable constraints. Rowland+Broughton has managed to accomplish this beyond any reasonable expectations. – Homeowner, Mining Modern

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