The Red Butte residence is a 7,728 SF new structure, but zoning requirements dictated the new house exist within the footprint of a previous structure. A benefit of that challenge was that mature landscaping surrounding the home was preserved.
Designed for a couple who enjoys entertaining and being outdoors, the house utilizes the simple idea of removing solid walls and allowing natural features to act as exterior walls and privacy screens. Significant windows allow the Evergreen and Aspen grove to the South, and a near - vertical craggy butte to the North to become the spatial definitions for living spaces. The architectural expression is sophisticated, minimal and spare, focusing on nature and the monochromatic material palette.
The trees’ filtered light is emulated in wood trellises throughout the house. The separation of elements helps clarify the materials and craftsmanship of the home.
Red Butte Living Room - CCY Architects worked with Jack Kearney with Company K out of Seattle to create the "Book Matched" effect on the simplistic showpiece steel fireplace.
CCY Architects Red Butte - Using reclaimed wood on the exterior was a way to give the client a warm casual home and it is also maintenance free. It will weather overtime and age.
CCY Architects | Red Butte Entrance - • The desire for privacy generated the wood screens. The interior screens pull together compositionally and allow light to filter down to lower levels.
CCY Architects | Red Butte Entry Stair
CCY Architects | Red Butte Kitchen - The homes wood material palate includes white oak, beetle kill spruce and reclaimed elm.
CCY Architects | Red Butte Powder Room
CCY Architects | Red Butte Guest Bedroom and the entire home is designed with a steel edge detail. The homes “Mountain monochromatic” pallet included white plaster, white marble, and bleached reclaimed Elm, keeping colors consistent but varying the textures from surface to surface.
CCY Architects | Red Butte Master Bedroom with private views to the North. The home's overall experience is from the inside-out, instead of outside-in.
CCY Architects | Red Butte Indoor Outdoor Living - The clients wanted an “Aspen/Mountain Beach House” that felt like their modern, and subtle but sophisticated beach house in Texas. They wanted to relax and have the home feel unassuming and wanted space for entertaining friends and family.
Red Butte Site Section - The location of the existing sited footprint of the previous house (snugged up against the base of Red Butte mountain) could be grandfathered into Aspen’s current zoning and residential design standards, otherwise the new code required the home to be closer to the street, having a suburban neighborhood like context.
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- Sallie Golden with Steeplechase Construction