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Dramatic stone and glass home in Aspen surrounded by forest

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This two-story, 5,000 square foot contemporary mountain home was designed by Charles Cunniffe Architects, located in Aspen, Colorado. The exterior of the dwelling features no maintenance materials, which includes bold forms of glass, stone, Resysta panels, and stucco. This enables the the sights and sounds of the roaring river to be experienced from every room. Carefully placed operable clerestory windows allows for both cross ventilation and solar heat gain.

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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 details in this forest home caught your eye? We would love to hear your thoughts in our comments section below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other amazing home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of Charles Cunniffe Architects: Luxuriously modern Colorado mountain home and Impressive mountain dwelling nestled in Aspen.

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Above: At the entryway into the home, a pivoting glass door opens to a dramatic floating staircase. This is flanked by a sandstone wall and a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass. Stone intersects glass as it wraps around to the exterior facade.

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Above: The living area opens completely to the outdoors via lift and slide doors, blurring indoor-outdoor boundaries. Furnishings are grouped around a six foot linear fireplace, adding warmth to the space. Professionally installed light fixtures harmoniously highlights the exquisite materials used throughout the space.

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Above: A sumptuous 900 square foot entertaining deck with glass rails allows for transparency. The deck is surrounded by a mature growth forest, creating a tranquil environment.

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Above: A custom designed Bulthaup kitchen showcases two islands, plenty of storage and a varied material palette.

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Above: A steel and wood-wrapped bar is perfect for entertaining guests. Integrated into the kitchen’s sandstone wall is a stainless steel inlay, encompassing a Sub-Zero fridge/freezer, wine fridge, and roll-top door beverage center. Clerestory windows helps to illuminate the space with natural light, while also providing ventilation and views.

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Above: 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.

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Above: 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 bath and pantry.

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Above: On the main level, just off the entry, you will find three guest bedroom suites, a workout room with a walkout to the home’s hot tub, and an art corridor that leads to a sculpture wall.

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Above: A wall of sandstone parallels the Roaring Fork river, seamlessly intersecting the juxtaposing stone wall on the opposite axis.

Photos: David O. Marlow

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