Inspiring Modern Home In Aspen With A Charming Interior Design

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Inspiring Modern Home In Aspen With A Charming Interior Design

Because the couple sometimes stays alone while other times the home is filled with family and friends, a two-story guest wing that sleeps 14 connects to the main house by a bridge that’s easily closed off when not in use.

Located in Aspen, Colorado, the Willoughby Way is a spacious luxury home, with gorgeous finishings. The interior is breezy and luminous, thanks to the glass walls that replace the regular ones. The house is flooded by light, offering also a beautiful view over the inspiring site. Surrounded by a staggering landscape, the Willoughby Way is a wonderful place for daydreamers: they can take long walks, admire the sunset, enjoy the fresh air and disconnect from the busy city rush.  This particularly beautiful Aspen residence was defined by Charles Cuniffe Architects. “Heavy timbers and stone anchor this home into its site on Red Mountain, while large expanses of glass encompass the mountain views. Clean and contemporary materials create soft interiors.”

An iron chandelier resembling a tree branch by Iatesta Studio lights a custom live-edge walnut table in the dining room. Leather Gregorius Pineo host chairs partner with Hickory Chair side chairs upholstered in Holland & Sherry material.

A reclaimed- wood mirror by Rotsen Furniture is displayed above a Spanish console by Formations.

WHITE OAK Chosen for its character and richness, this blonde wood is used for most finished surfaces within the house. The home uses two grades of interior white oak with character grade and clear white oak, both plain sawn to preserve the natural texture of the wood grain. We used the minor differences in two grades of wood, how it was finished and the way it was laid up, to create subtle amounts of contrast, which helped create a level of sophistication within the interiors. MANUFACTURED WOOD What appears to be reclaimed wood is manufactured by HEWN in Oregon. A pre-finished product produced with their finishes, burned or chemical stains, it is less expensive and results in less waste than reclaimed boards. It is used vertically as siding around the gear room at the home’s entrance. SHOU SUGI BAN Originating in 18th-century Japan, shou sugi ban is a method of preserving wood by charring it with fire. We wanted a dark wood finish for the recessed areas on the exterior of the house as well as an accent above the fireplace. Woods that are stained or painted black in our experience do not age well and require a lot of maintenance. The preservative qualities of the shou sugi ban gave us the dark finish we were looking for without passing on the maintenance issues to the homeowners. CEDAR Cedar has always been a popular choice for saunas—from an experiential point of view, the visual warmth and aromatic qualities of the cedar are an expected part of a sauna experience. There also is a practical reason why saunas use cedar: It’s a soft, lightweight wood, which means it warms to the touch quickly without getting too hot. It’s also very stable, preventing it from cracking, twisting and cupping under the extreme temperature and humidity conditions of a sauna. 

“What we designed deferred to the site,” says Kennedy. “How the house stretches between the trees feels as if it’s been there as long as the trees have.” 

Throughout, thoughtfully chosen items from the husband’s Norwegian childhood—his first pair of skis and tiny backpack; botanical prints he pressed from Norwegian wildflowers—provide the perfect décor. Cashmere-soft Spælsau sheepskins act as throws. 

The keeping room, a living area adjacent to the kitchen, features a sofa by Douglass Workroom upholstered in Holly Hunt fabric. A Visual Comfort lantern fixture hangs above a coffee table by Robert James Collection.

The Michael Berman Limited ottomans wear Dedar fabric; the lounge chair with leather trim is by Berman Rosetti.

t’s easy to see why the remodel of this Colorado vacation home, located on the west flank of Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain, would be inspired by the spectacular views of Snowmass and Owl Creek Ranch. But what also ignited the design is an impressive artwork depicting a stag sporting three-dimensional branch antlers that extend off the canvas several feet in the air. The multimedia painting by Todd Murphy does more than bring a sense of the natural world to the interiors–it is at the heart of what the home is about.

“The one thing I said was non-negotiable was a large kitchen window over the sink,” the wife says. She got her wish—a window where the couple enjoys taking in the “wow” view of Snowmass slopes.

Interior designer Melanie Millner established two seating areas in the living room of an Aspen vacation home by placing Cameron’s Glenwick sofas back-to-back. A pair of wood- frame chairs and two leather swivel chairs, all by Holly Hunt, face off across a custom Iatesta Studio coffee table.

Eve and Staron Studio’s Shakti rug grounds the space, while a hand- forged iron chandelier by Smithworks Iron & Design is overhead.

“What we designed deferred to the site” – Architect Todd Kennedy

Similarly focused on custom-crafting the best, the couple’s collaboration with CCY Architects “was an amazing process,” says the husband. “We told them what we wanted, but we didn’t know what it would look like.” “The home Gage and Todd designed exceeded our expectations,” the wife adds.

Composed of reclaimed barnwood, the building’s exterior strikes a rustic note that’s familiar in the region. Inside, however, the wife wanted something more modern that merely referenced a Western vibe. “She told me, ‘No antler chandeliers,’ ” recalls Millner, referencing the type of light fixtures that lit many an interior in the 1980s. “She wanted to keep things fresh with white upholstery and white walls and to balance that with blacks and browns.”

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WOOD PRIMER To give this Scandi-modern home sleek, clean lines and a handsome Nordic palette, Todd Kennedy from CCY Architects explains the types of wood finishes used throughout the home:

Timber beams embellish the interior and make it more comfortable and cozy. The stone walls reflect the rocky landscape and the sophisticated furniture adds a touch of personality to this living space. The interior is very much connected to the exterior: the materials used in defining the décor, the transparence created through the glass walls and through the irregular ceiling’s sculpture that resembles to a mountain peak. Modern and stylish, the Willoughby Way (due to its location) inspires tranquility and harmony.

White oak chosen for its character and richness is used throughout the home. The stairwell light fixture is the Ellisse optic blown glass mult-port chandelier from Hammerton Studio.

“In the kitchen, we didn’t change a thing. We just added barstools and accessories,” says Millner, who clothed Caste’s Corbin stools in Pindler leather. The the runner is by Perennials.

Fortunately for all concerned, the previous owner had collected art and changed the interior to accommodate contemporary paintings. For the new residents, the resulting gallery-like walls provide a perfect backdrop for a living room de ned by a mix of leather swivel chairs, white sofas wearing durable indoor-outdoor chenille upholstery, antique demilune side tables and a substantial wooden coffee table that suggests a place to rest your feet. “The wife has a Texas grassroots sensibility that leans traditional, and her husband loves midcentury-modern classics,” Millner says. “So the room is an intentional traditional-modern blend.”

A garage, main house and sauna are connected under one roofline; the sauna, at the far right, is reached by walking up a covered path created from boulders salvaged from the site.

Built-in storage throughout the home keeps it organized even when the home is full of “Norwegians at Christmas,” according to the husband.

“The first time I saw it, I called Todd immediately,” recalls interior designer Melanie Millner, who convinced her clients the artwork needed to be the starting point for the redesign. “The painting is sophisticated, organic and rustic in equal parts, with a touch of whimsy. It is perfect for this home.” In addition to providing a “wow” moment in the stair hall, the piece’s predominantly black, white and brown hues also spawned the surrounding neutral palette that brings a fresh face to the ski getaway for an Atlanta family.

The couple imagined a launching pad in the Rocky Mountains for friends and family that connected to the outdoors like the Norway cabin, with elements of its rustic charm, yet overall designed to feel modern, progressive and with conveniences not found in the original. “We wanted to re-create the feel of the cabin but with running water and electricity,” the husband says. And a wood-burning fireplace was important “because it is authentic and brings an atmosphere a gas fireplace cannot replicate,” he adds. 

Built-in furniture contributes to the home’s sleek look; in the master bedroom, the headboard provides storage for books and reading glasses.

One of the home’s many nods to nature is evident in the entry to the master suite. Here, a custom iron console table by Smithworks Iron & Design features a base reminiscent of twigs and is topped with a geode, another reference to the environment.

The mirror is from the Aspen Design Room.

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BATHROOM PLUMBING FITTINGS from Hansgrohe, Kohler and Duravit PLUMBING FIXTURES Barcelona Tub from Victoria Albert, Toto toilet, Delta accessories CABINETS Oak BRICK/MASONRY Mountain Ash Granite Stone, Parkitecture Layup from Gallegos KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS Cesar Stone DISHWASHER from Bosch SINK Prep Sink from Kohler, main sink from Kallista OVEN Wolf Range/Oven, Vent-A-Hood Custom 9” tall stainless hood REFRIGERATOR Sub Zero Refrigerator/Freezer ENTRY DOORS from Pacific Architectural Millworks (PAC Mill), Jeld-Wen INTERIOR DOORS custom oak veneer PANELING/WALL COVERINGS Oak, painted drywall WINDOWS Jeld-Wen WINDOW COVERINGS Motorized and non-motorized from Hunter Douglas Shades TRIM Oak STAIRWELL Ellisse optic blown glass mult-port chandelier from Hammerton Studio FLOORING Stone, concrete throughout FIREPLACE Wood-burning with custom sliding glass door PAINT from Sherwin-Williams EXTERIOR SIDING “Better than Barn Wood” from HEWN Elements GARAGE DOORS custom wood PATIO DOORS Pacific Architectural Millworks (PAC Mill), Jeld-Wen ROOFING from Ballast

Skiing is a family tradition, harkening back to the husband’s roots in Morgedal, home to Sondre Nordheim, the father of modern skiing and creator of the first telemark skis. Next to the fireplace, two long wooden skis, a family treasure, were crafted by legendary ski maker Aasmund Kleiv, also from Morgedal.

“It took three people to install the headboard,” general contractor David Miller says about the custom master bed by Douglass Workroom. A sconce with a leather-trimmed shade by Smithworks Iron & Design perches above a custom bedside table.

A cast-bronze tray table by Tuell and Reynolds sits beside a Michael Berman Limited chair and ottoman.

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Three buildings—a garage, main house and sauna—connect under one roofline that mimics the slope, and a single door invites in friends and family . “The homeowners didn’t want to enter through the garage while guests enter through a front door—everyone uses the same door,” says Kennedy.  A covered breezeway opens to nature between home and garage, while a rugged stone path, with boulders recovered from excavation, leads to the sauna.

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The homeowners take in a “wow” view of Snowmass from the kitchen window.

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 In the guest bathroom, everyone receives their own drawer. 

A nature theme emerges through the existing reclaimed- wood ceiling beams and the refinished pine floors. Elsewhere, a sculptural branch chandelier hovers above the dining room table, birch branches serve as shelving supports in the daughter’s bedroom, and a guest bathroom wall is covered in wallpaper resembling aspen tree bark. In contrast, the husband’s office strikes a machine-age note with a series of photos depicting steering wheels and crisp-white built-ins with metal drawer pulls. “He’s a big car buff with a modern aesthetic,” Millner explains. “He wanted it to feel like an office and be very different from the rest of the house.”

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This slope-side space in Steamboat Springs went from “mountain-hunting-lodge chic” to true mountain modern.

Ready to build a family getaway, a Chicago couple found inspiration in a remote cabin in Norway’s lush Morgedal region. The husband’s grandfather had hiked there as a young man in the late 1800s, and the husband remembers first visiting the family cabin in the 1960s, spending many childhood holidays there—hiking, skiing, and sharing in cabin chores like chopping wood. 

Sensational artwork and a spectacular landscape inspire an Aspen home’s redesign.

Despite great bones that include 8-foot-tall doors and soaring vaulted ceilings, the home still had details that required attention. While general contractor David Miller oversaw key items such as the upgrade of the lighting systems and the creation of new cabinetry, it was the three-day-long installation of the stag artwork he’ll never forget. “Luckily, I have a background in horticulture, because I actually had to trim those antlers to make the piece fit on the wall,” Miller says.

A custom-made “candelier” by CCY Architects hangs above the dining room table, serving as a light source and functional art.

Rather than completely turn her back on a Western aesthetic, Millner paid homage to rustic elements but added a twist. In concert with Merida rugs, for example, she designed a stair runner distinguished by a simple Native American pattern on a neutral background that looks more contemporary than historic. The dining room’s host chairs are covered in leather, and in the master bedroom, sconces with leather-lace trim flank a 16-foot-long headboard upholstered with cashmere.

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At the home’s entry, vertical siding that appears to be reclaimed is actually manufactured wood by HEWN.

Like many part-time Aspenites, the wife (a Texas native) started coming to the valley to ski as a child, and decades later she and her husband have continued that tradition with their two teenaged children. “After years of renting and looking at real estate, they were considering buying a condo in town when this house came on the market, so they decided to go for something bigger,” explains Millner, who has worked on projects with the family since 2001.

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Up the hill, a separate “man cave” serves as the husband’s office, outfitted with desk and computer—as well as tool shed and wood-chopping center. Chopping wood is something that gives the husband pleasure and connects him to his roots— and the couple enjoys stacking wood together; the stacks are practical as well as beautiful.

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Designed with clean lines—concrete floors, white oak, gapped vertical wood siding, and shou sugi ban above the fireplace— the home radiates tranquility. The Mountain Ash granite fireplace is the lone stone element, its hearth wide enough to accommodate the tall husband, who likes to stretch out in front of the fire. 

They found the perfect 11.76-acre property in Old Snowmass, a sloping site with a bench at the top to take in straight-on views of Snowmass ski slopes—and unusual in that it supports two ecosystems: to the north, mature pine trees and aspen groves; to the south, sagebrush and scrub oak. Todd Kennedy and Gage Reese from CCY Architects walked the site, thinking the bench would be the home’s location. But heading back downhill, they stopped midway. “It was a protected view, situated between the mature spruce trees, not a neighbor in sight,” says Kennedy. “The homeowners embraced this idea,” adds Reese. “They wanted to bring nature right up to the windows.” 

That blending of styles and the functionality of the rooms are sources of pride for the interior designer. “I’ve done my job, because the clients really love and use every room in the house,” Millner says. “It’s where West Texas meets modern. Those ideas fuse together to make this home.”

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