House with a Stream Passing Below and Mountain Views | Elk Range Overlook

Elk Range Overlook is a contemporary mountain residence nestled in an aspen grove in Aspen, Colorado.

Designed by CCY Architects, this family home harmoniously connects with nature, showcasing breathtaking views of the Elk Mountain range. Experience a tranquil retreat that effortlessly blends modern alpine architecture, sustainable materials, and seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces.

Nestled within an aspen grove on a gently sloping site, this family residence offers breathtaking views of Colorado’s Elk Mountain range to the south. Designed as a modern alpine architectural masterpiece, the residence features solid building forms, meticulously detailed materials, and exposed structure, creating a rich dialogue with the surrounding natural landscape.

The design team faced the challenge of creating a highly detailed, tranquil private home that seamlessly connects to its natural surroundings. Their objectives were to craft a family legacy home with flexibility to entertain, provide distinctive outdoor spaces for gathering and experiencing the landscape, capture the stunning views, and use materials that reflect the client’s contemporary mountain lifestyle.

The sloped site presented both challenges and opportunities. The design team put great effort into integrating the home into the topography and connecting interior spaces to the outdoor landscape while preserving the site’s natural character.

Sustainability was a central consideration in the design, with carefully selected materials to minimize environmental impact and maximize durability. Farm-raised Port Orford Cedar was chosen for its aesthetic, structural, and durable qualities, creating a distinctive and warm character throughout the residence.

Water elements throughout the property add a layer of tranquility and connect indoor and outdoor spaces. A custom swimming pool with a horizontal water feature and a spa nestled in a native aspen grove further deepen the connection to the natural environment.

Large sliding glass walls allow seamless blending of indoor and outdoor spaces, providing a continuous experience of the surrounding landscape. The main living areas open onto expansive outdoor terraces, creating an ideal setting for entertainment and relaxation in all seasons.

Elk Range Overlook represents the perfect synthesis of contemporary aesthetics, family functionality, and a deep connection with the natural beauty of Aspen, Colorado.


Location: Aspen, Colorado, United States
Architects: CCY Architects
Area: 8250 ft²
Year: 2021
Photographs: Draper White

0:00 – Elk Range Overlook
1:00 – Over the water
2:43 – Floating roof
3:58 – Entrance
4:28 – To the lower level
5:46 – The bedrooms
7:42 – Drawings

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