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Wrap House / Studio B Architects

  • 01:00 - 7 March, 2011
Wrap House / Studio B Architects
Wrap House / Studio B Architects, © Raul Garcia
© Raul Garcia

© Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko +25

From the architect. Situated in the East End of Aspen, this small property, designed by Studio B Architects, is part of a Lot Split and was required to ‘respond’ to its immediate Historical Swiss-Style neighbor in its massing, proportions and materials.

© Raul Garcia
© Raul Garcia

The challenge was to pay homage to this ‘City of Aspen Historically Deemed’ neighboring house, while still creating an original concept that catered to a cleaner, modern gesture that fit the clients. The house is three levels with a floating stair linking them and also serves as a light shaft to the lower level with its open detailing and light.

© Derek Skalko
© Derek Skalko

Since the neighboring house is less than 15 feet away, as well as being surrounded by dense trees and other smaller structures; creating a sense of privacy and home while still allowing the spaces to be wide open to accept as much light and views as possible became a very important aspect of this design. One way that this was achieved was by maximizing deck space, but to have the solid railing dissipate and change in areas; so as to let the openness of the house breathe all the way through.

© Raul Garcia
© Raul Garcia

The public upper level is wrapped by a large walkway serving two decks and there is a spiral staircase from the rear deck that accesses the rooftop terrace.

© Derek Skalko
© Derek Skalko
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