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1987–1990, Robert A. M. Stern

A notable example by a renowned contemporary practitioner in the traditional form of the American country house, this aerie combines a sympathy with its magnificent site with dramatic staging, lush interiors, and every modern convenience. Located at the topmost reaches of Red Mountain, 1,200 feet above the town, the house commands a spectacular view of Aspen and the ski slopes. It is organized as a series of volumes in random-coursed sandstone block, stucco, and wood, with the principal rooms opening off a dramatic stair, revealing the view through twenty vertical feet of glazing that descends from the uphill north entrance. An angled wing to the west has three vaulted bays for guest suites overlooking a pool.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Sky View", [Aspen, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 498-498.

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