What was once a parking lot now rests this beautiful stone clad dwelling that was designed by Charles Cunniffe Architects, surrounded by a mountainous landscape in Aspen, Colorado. Additionally on this circular site is an adjacent home and a guest house. The design team had to carefully plan the positioning of these homes in order to maximizes views, solar orientation, passive ventilation and allow for privacy. Soaring ceilings in the open plan living and dining areas feature, “Douglas Fir Beams integrated with steel gussets and knife plates suspended from a vertical grain Cedar ceiling”. Throughout the home you will notice beautifully constructed interior columns wrapped with steel panelling and custom designed steel screws. The interiors are infused with a natural warmth from the material elements incorporated into the design scheme. Contemporary furnishings and decor pieces creates clean lines and an air of sophistication. Expansive windows in the living room and at the opposite end of the space in the dining room allows for nature to be drawn into the home as well as natural light. Wood flooring is found throughout most of the main living spaces, while architectural grade stained concrete can be found in the master bedroom.
The finished result is an exceptionally designed home with welcoming living spaces, generous entertaining areas, comfortable guest suites and a contemporary mountain aesthetic that speaks to its surrounding environment while at the same time offering sustainable living solutions. This striking mountain home has won three prestigious architecture awards for excellence in design.
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What We Love: This breathtaking mountain home is full of warmth and striking design that anyone would love to have as their vacation retreat. The heavy use of wood throughout the interiors is visually appealing, while the soaking tub in the master suite would be heavenly after a day of skiing on the slopes. What do you think, what is your favorite feature?
Photos: Courtesy of Charles Cunniffe Architects