Perched on the hillside, with panoramic views of Snowmass Mountain, the Owl Creek Residence was built on the idea that a physical place can deepen the connections between friends, families and the natural world. Initial site challenges and slope constraints were solved by anchoring the structures directly into the landforms.
Architect: Skylab Location: Snowmass, USA Year: 2015 Size: 4,200 ft2 Contractor: Ridge Runner Construction Co. INC Collaborators: Mountain Design Group, Artifex Landscape Architecture, Lighting Workshop, Ambient Automation, Studio Lambiotte Interior Design Furnishings Photography: Robert Reck, Jeremy Bittermann, Stephen Miller
From the architect: At Owl Creek a single shared, stand-alone home was built for two families. Additionally, a collection of lodge-like communal areas are clustered together, creating a space that is both intimate and open.
Natural light was a constant consideration, with every eﬀort made to minimize visual separation from the outdoors. This all-weather mountain retreat is designed for recharging social relationships and renewing connections to the rugged Rocky Mountain landscape.