Client: Private For Residential
Location: Aspen, Colorado
General Contractor: Denison Development & Construction
Project Status: Scheduled for Completion in Summer 2016
This five-acre meadow site perched on the Maroon Creek bluff is dominated by existing native vegetation and incredible views of Independence Pass and the Maroon Creek gorge. The project goals placed a high priority on the subtle division of generous outdoor rooms clustered close to the home, creative use of native plant material and seamless blending back into the surrounding landscape. The design solution included a series of outdoor rooms arranged around a central manicured lawn with a formal and native planting scheme. These spaces are anchored by strong focal elements including: an open fire place, negative edge hot tub and a water feature at the entrance. The entire house is enveloped by restored native vegetation and a natural pond becomes a focal point at the entrance to the property providing white noise to diminish the auditory impact of the nearby highway. Plant selection and placement also provides key visual cues upon entry to the house and screens undesirable views from the inside out.