A two-story contemporary mountain dwelling comprised of stone and glass has been designed by Charles Cunniffe Architects, located in Aspen, Colorado. Paralleling the Rio Grande River, the exterior facade of this dramatic home was constructed with no maintenance materials of glass, stone, Resysta panels and stucco. The design caters to the inviting sights and sounds of the river, drawing its essence into every room of the home. Operable clerestory windows were punctuated into the walls in select areas of the home to enable for passive ventilation and solar heat gain. Entrance into the residence is through a glass pivot door which opens to a dramatic focal point, a floating staircase flanked against a double volume sandstone wall. Light floods into the interiors from a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. In the living room, a seamless connection with the outdoors has been created through lift and slide doors, spilling out to a 900 square foot entertaining deck enclosed by glass railings. The focal point of the living room is its six foot linear fireplace that keeps the space warm and cozy, while professionally installed lighting is set to highlight the beautiful materials that have been incorporated throughout the interiors.
Just off the main entryway on the first floor is three guest bedroom suites, as well as a fitness room with a walkout to the home’s hot tub. An art corridor leads to a beautiful sculpture wall.
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What We Love: Besides the stunning landscape that this house resides on, what is there not to love? There is so much glass that you feel like you are immersed in nature and its hard to feel exposed when you are in the middle of solitude. Also loving the floating glass staircase in the front entryway, its truly stunning. What are you crushing on in this house design? We would love to hear your thoughts in our comments section below!
A custom designed Bulthaup kitchen is perfect for entertaining and cooking, encompassing two islands, endless storage options and a mixed material palette, with a steel and wood-wrapped bar. Seamlessly integrated into the sandstone wall is a stainless steel inlay housing a Sub-Zero fridge/freezer, wine fridge, and roll-top door beverage center. Clerestory windows drenches the space with natural light, and brings in fresh ventilation and views out to the surrounding forested site.
On the second level, the master bedroom suite, offers a sleek palette of stone and glass with a linear fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows draws nature into the space, creating a feeling of floating in the trees.
The bathroom features a floating tub with skylight above, illuminating the space with natural light. An adjacent wardrobe provides convenient access after taking a bath or shower. Also situated on this level is a home office, powder room and pantry.
Photos: Courtesy of Charles Cunniffe Architects
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