Tiehack House
Aspen, CO

The main objective of this design was to create a secluded environment while capitalizing on the panoramic views of Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk ski areas. By first creating a centerpiece for the property (a bi-level fire pit that orients towards the mountain vistas) the design seizes the foreground by using the natural topography to integrate a series of retaining walls that emerge and disappear from the landscape while playfully interacting with water features and other design elements.