Saturday, February 9, 2013

On the Market: A Robert Stern Design in Aspen

If you have just under 20 million to spend on your ski cottage, then you'll want to put this Robert A. M. Stern designed stone mansion at the top of your list. Built in the mid-90's, the almost 13,000 square foot house is perched on Red Mountain and has stunning views. Stern, known for his meticulous detailing and fresh take on classical architecture, is one of the stars of the architecture world, and a personal favorite of mine, so I am always excited to get a peek at his houses.

The front elevation is a symmetrical composition in stone.

The left side of the house looks out over the mountains. What a beautiful setting!  
The backyard and view.

Stone terraces step down to a dark bottomed pool and water feature.
And because Aspen winters hardly allow for al fresco swimming, there is an indoor pool that overlooks the view.
The living spaces showcase the sort of detail Stern is known for. In this library, a barrel vault and gorgeous millwork join a rounded fireplace nook for a truly memorable space.

In the great room, graceful arces and multiple seating groups make the large space comfortable and inviting.

The formal dining room features a gently curving wall with fireplace.
One of the house's five bedrooms is this charming bunkroom.

None of the guest bedrooms are as large as might be expected from a 13,000 square foot house, but all  have been beautifully decorated and look very comfortable.

Another of the intimately scaled guest suites makes heavy use of toile fabric and wallpaper.
The master dressing room
The finishes of the master bedroom are beginning to look dated, but the bones of the room are timeless.
Love this home office! Separate nooks for the working space, and a central library with comfortable reading chairs. Work would not feel like a chore here.

And if the new owners don't burn off enough calories on the slopes, they can hit the fully outfitted home gym.
(all photos taken from MLS listings and the RAMSA site.)

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