A Home Among the Aspens

Monday, March 10th, 2014

By Lesley Stanley

Photos by Dana Hoff

Surrounded by lush groves of Aspen trees, this 16,000-square-foot, three-level mountain home takes a note from Mother Nature. Its designer, Angela Sarmiento—principal at San Francisco-based interior-design firm Urban Chalet—says that she created a color palette built around the ever-changing landscape featuring the moody blues and grays of winter, and rich oranges and reds of autumn. Mixed with natural wood and stone elements, the combination brings warmth and comfort to all areas of the house. “I didn’t want the home to feel cavernous,” Sarmiento says.

The home’s residents can enjoy the great outdoors’ offerings from the tower area, where a lookout fort offers views of the nearby ski slopes and starry sky at night. The great room presents an almost direct experience with nature with its magnificent mullion windows, and exterior finishes include clear cedar siding, frontier-blend stone, and Douglas fir—the perfect combination set against a stunning backdrop.

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