Ute Rock Residence

Ute Rock Residence

Architect
Forum Phi Architecture
Location
Aspen, United States
Project Year
2011
Category
Housing
David O. Marlow

Ute Rock Residence

Forum Phi Architecture as Architects

6 Bedrooms, 7 Full Bath, 2 Half Bath- 9,200 sq ft The Ute Rock residence is a spectacular centrally located Aspen home in which Forum Phi designed a stately remodel and addition. The original home was constructed in 1987 with an addition in 1994. The current remodel adds approximately 4,000 square feet to the overall area of the building and the original 5,200 square foot structure was completely gutted and remodeled.


The residence sits on a tricky 20,000 square foot lot, therefore working with the natural exterior grade proved challenging. The primary goal was to create a seamless flow and continuity between the indoor and outdoor living spaces. Forum Phi designed many terraces throughout the exterior thereby modulating the outdoor living areas. The patios were divided into a series of functional spaces including a festive group entertainment area by the pool and a more secluded, intimate area by the raised fire pit. The interior of the home was expanded and designed for openness to maximize the flow of the space and to capitalize on the breathtaking views. The design considers every opportunity for the indoor space to open to the outdoors via balconies, decks, and sliding glass doors.


The architectural detailing for the project was incredibly complex. The work involved carefully pulling modern heating, cooling, electrical, and communication systems through the existing 1987 structure. Detailed construction administration of this project was especially vital as the house was lifted from its original foundation and careful staged for excavation, site access, and utility tie-ins all on a very compressed time line. Upon completion, the modernized mountain home is amongst Aspen’s finest.

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