Rustic Redo in Aspen - Design Bureau

Rustic Redo in Aspen

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

 By John Dugan

Three decades of use and some neglect had befallen La Muna, one of the first homes built in an ultraexclusive enclave of Red Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Oppenheim Architecture + Design completely renovated it and added to it as well, but also preserved a sense of well-worn history that suggests lived-in luxury. The designers kept some of  the chalet's imperfections—in the spirit of wabi sabi. Elsewhere, they gave it a low impact, natural look with reclaimed regional wood, stone and steel on the exterior. The upgraded chalet also got sustainable features such as solar collectors for power and hot water, large operable insulated glass that accents the feeling of being nestled between forest, stream and mountain.

 

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