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R+B’s Ridge House Project Honored With a 2019 Luxe Red Award

ASPEN, CO — May 3, 2019 — Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design is proud to announce that our Ridge House project has been awarded a 2019 Luxe Red Award in the Major Restoration or Renovation category by Luxe Interiors + Design magazine. Winners were announced April 25 by Luxe Editor-in-Chief Pamela Jaccarino, at the Experience & Design Center in Napa, CA. Project Manager Sara Upton, AIA, was on-site to accept the award.


About Ridge House – Set along a ridgeline amidst dramatic mountain views, 8,259 square foot Ridge House thoughtfully blends the old and new through the renovation of an existing 1960s structure. The home’s original architect, Ellie Brickham, was the first female architect in Aspen, and the legacy of the building was worthy of thoughtful modernization. To accomplish this, the R+B team maintained a delicate balance throughout the design process by cleaning up unsystematic renovations and additions that had been implemented over the years, while ensuring the home became thoroughly enjoyable for the contemporary client family.


The interior is oriented along a central defining spine, which encourages progression from public to private spaces. Carefully designed volumes with modern architecture and interspersed details, such as a wide range of furnishings, allow for a layering of history and a connection to the ranch-like character of the site. Strong indoor-outdoor congruence is granted with large floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors throughout the home. Additional goals for the home included utilizing new materials that would, like the original structure, patina and improve with age, creating a strong indoor-outdoor connection.


Rowland+Broughton Principal, Sarah Broughton, AIA, NCIDQ, comments, “Like the publication itself, a Luxe Red Award acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of design professionals and elevates architecture and interior design to a national platform. Ridge House is an excellent example of how R+B continuously strives to provide exceptional projects for our clients. By addressing our mutual desire to retain historic elements essential to the character of the home, we were able to move forward with a design that is relevant to both its origins and the requirements of an active, modern lifestyle. Congratulations to the entire project team for this well-deserved recognition.”


About the 2019 Luxe Red Awards

Residential Excellence in Design is a submission-based design awards program honoring excellence, innovation and the best residential architecture, interior design and landscape architecture projects from across the country. In conjunction with Luxe Interiors + Design’s Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, a multidisciplinary panel of notable industry experts reviewed submissions of residential projects in nine categories and selected the winners. Each project was evaluated on its own merits according to criteria including aesthetics, regional relevance and creativity. Winners are acknowledged online, via social media, in-book and at events via Luxe’s national platform.