Venetian plaster walls and blackened steel all around lend the perfect backdrop for the clear dual purpose of this 7000sqft contemporary home in Aspen. Enveloped by nature, it allows the appreciation of the spectacular mountain views around. On the other hand, it offers a blank canvas for the owners’ impressive art collection. Nature’s creations and man’s genius in one place—the best of both worlds, indeed.
The artworks interspersed with vintage and contemporary furniture make for playful interiors. An Andisheh Avini piece that hangs above a Charlotte Perriand console welcomes guests at the entry, like a prelude to a treasure trove about to unfold. “My client wanted to go light on any renovation and embrace the architecture as it was, focusing more on art, furniture and lighting,” says Sara Story, founder of her eponymous interior design firm, who was at the helm of the makeover.
About a year in the making, the project started with redesigning and decorating the interiors. The second phase focused on the outdoor spaces and in creating a lush landscape with more chillout areas during warmer months.