Coloardo is a luxurious refuge built according to Skylab architecture, located on the slopes of the rocky landscapes of Snowmass Mountain, Colorado. The Owl Creek House is at the base, a triangular structural steel domile conceptualized and built as a single, shared, self-contained home built for several families. deluge to clear naturally.
Cliffside House, Owl Creek, Snowmass, Colorado – Luxury Retreat Inspired by Skylab Architecture
Perched on the hill and offering panoramic views of Snowmass Mountain, the Cliff House, Owl Creek, was built on the idea that the beautiful expanse of Colorado Mountain can deepen the bonds between friends, family and natural world. Initial site-related problems and slope constraints were resolved by anchoring the Owl Creek residence directly into the terrain.
Since the Cliff House rests on some of the most scenic mountain views, Skylab framed the landscape through large framed windows (for rigidity against high winds – a necessity unlike penthouses The Snowmass Owl Creek home is designed for two families but could accommodate another, with a myriad of private rooms and common areas dedicated to sledding, which lend the atmosphere to luxury retreats. The result is an open space that is both warm and intimate.
The Oak Creek House manages to blend in with this picturesque environment by retaining a palette and a selection of earth-tinted materials, including raw steel, wood and rock, which minimizes the visual separation of this cliff outside. The strict height limitation and slope constraints of the cliff become an advantage in placing the structure on a discrete platform and maximizing views across two main facades, providing a visual connection to the landscape from all angles . Strategic decisions in the frame and form have yielded efficiencies and functional benefits, including a triangular steel frame with a car floor to minimize costs through prefabrication.