Owl Creek, perched in
the Colorado Rockies
A physical place as a link between friends, family and nature
Perched on the hillside, with panoramic views of Snowmass Mountain, the Owl Creek Residence was built on the idea that a physical place can deepen the connections between friends, families and the natural world. Initial site challenges and slope constraints were solved by anchoring the structures directly into the landforms.
At Owl Creek, a single shared, stand-alone home was built for two families. Additionally, a collection of lodge-like communal areas are clustered together, creating a space that is both intimate and open.
At Owl Creek, a single shared, stand-alone home was built for two families.
Natural light was a constant consideration, with every effort made to minimize visual separation from the outdoors. This all-weather mountain retreat is designed for recharging social relationships and renewing connections to the rugged Rocky Mountain landscape.
Snowmass, located in the Colorado Rockies and surrounded by 940,000 hectares of national forest and peaks of more than 4,200 meters, offers a great cultural scene.
‘Natural light was a constant consideration, with every effort made to minimize visual separation from the outdoors.’
Located less than ten kilometers from an international airport, the city is also one of the best ski resorts in the world.
When the snow melts in the summer, this winter resort becomes a magnificent playground full of adventure possibilities, mountain landscapes, and the ‘western’ spirit. It’s one of the most convenient mountain destinations in Colorado.
Established almost two decades ago in Portland, Oregon, Skylab is a band of makers — curious, industrious and experimental.
As architects, designers, creators and entrepreneurs, Skylab works together across a wide range of landscapes and locations. Their designers are futurists, making today what they believe will inspire and connect people tomorrow.
Ridge Runner Construction
The contractor, Ridge Runner Construction is a family owned business and custom builder of homes in the Aspen, Snowmass, Carbondale and Roaring Fork Valley areas.
Images : Jeremy Bittermann and Robert Reck
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