Located in Aspen, Colorado, this retreat features a rather unusual and intriguing structure with a design inspired from classic A-frame cabins. It was built in 2017 by Studio B Architects. While not the only unconventional detail about this project, the V plan does draw attention.
This setup was created as a result of the owner’s desire for privacy and for a strong relationship between the house and the garden and courtyard spaces. This decision allowed the architects to organize the spaces into two main volumes: the day zone and night zone. In between them stands the family room.
By pushing the program to the edges of the site, the architects also pushed the volumes closer to the neighboring properties which means a stronger bond between the sites and a double orientation which allows the two volumes to frame beautiful views of the mountains and at the same time to share a strong relationship with the interior courtyard and the garden. Inside, the house is bright, warm and very welcoming, featuring cozy window seating, built-in furniture and a palette of colors and textures which suit each room perfectly.