Residential, In Process, Custom Homes

Detail. Shape. Composition. Line. Inspired by the work of renowned abstract artist Georgia O’Keeffe, this multi-generational legacy home reflects the gently rolling site on which it is set. Honest and fluid in structure and form, it embraces iconic Aspen area mountain views in multiple directions as it settles graciously into the landscape.

Location:

Aspen, Colorado

R+B Services:

Architecture

Interior Design

Project Summary

Windswept

Type

General

Scope
Architecture
Interior Design

Description

Detail. Shape. Composition. Line. Inspired by the work of renowned abstract artist Georgia O’Keeffe, this multi-generational legacy home reflects the gently rolling site on which it is set. Honest and fluid in structure and form, it embraces iconic Aspen area mountain views in multiple directions as it settles graciously into the landscape.

Responding to the predominantly wooded nature of the environment, the project team prescribed a sustainable mass timber structural approach to the design, utilizing elements that could be built off site as much as possible.

Outside, while the undulating roofline mimics the local topography and is visually pleasing, it also serves to allow for passive and active strategies. Photovoltaic panels are hidden amidst the curvature. Deep overhangs encourage solar gain while shading double height window walls.

For privacy and to encourage light into the house, a custom wood screen at the front door was designed to emulate the ability of surrounding pine and aspen trees to provide diffused, naturally patterned light.

Inside, structural wood decking spans between the exposed wood ceiling beams, referencing the exterior roof form while exuding a feeling of warmth. Beyond a gracious yet informal entry, practical, flexible, comfortable, and light filled living areas evoke simplicity of design. Large operable sliding glass doors capture views and provide indoor–outdoor connection to patios, pool and firepit areas, and the natural surroundings.

Location:

Aspen, Colorado

R+B Services:

Architecture

Interior Design

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