Ute Ave Aspen Home
Ute Avenue is an original Bob Bowden Aspen home designed for life in the core of this charming mountain town. Located at the base of Aspen mountain just steps from skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer, the perfect location for the mountain lifestyle. After your day of play simply stroll into town and choose from any one of the world class restaurants Aspen has to offer.
The design of this home is inspired by the mining heritage of Aspen going back to the historic days of Ute City, the original name of Aspen when it was the silver queen of the country. The juxtaposition of the stone work on the exterior with the bright open spaces of the interior create a dynamic contrast that gives the home multiple dimensions.
The great room that flows effortlessly into the kitchen is a utilitarian space that allows the entire family to be together without competing for space, creating a cozy intimate home. The wood beams that flow through the spaces of these two room connect them elegantly while also tying the great room with other rooms in the house that use these same beams. The full width glass doors that flow across the kitchen provide great light year round and an open feel to the room In the summer open these doors to a handsome patio and more than double your living space by inviting the outdoors inside. The stonework of the fireplace works seamlessly with the exterior stone unifying the exterior and interior of the home.
The strong wood stairway continues the earthen theme that is complimented by the wide panel wood floors throughout the house. Again carrying the theme of classic mining cabin into the modern mountain Bob Bowden Aspen home at Ute Ave.
The use of white throughout the home, especially in the bedrooms and bathrooms give the home such a sense of lightness and openness. The steam shower in the master bath is almost a work of art in itself with wall to wall marble slabs that give the space a subtle strength. The freestanding tub ties in once again to the contrast of this historic Ute City home and modern Aspen design. The master bedroom with its white carpet and white oversized king bed create an elegant space that lives twice the size it actually is. This room also has a complete wall of windows that gives the room an even grander feel with a lovely view of the Rocky Mountain woods. No master bedroom in Aspen would be complete without a fireplace and the one in this master bedroom is sleek and elegant and completes the room perfectly.
Of course no modern home of this magnitude would be complete without a media and entertainment room. This one is tucked away downstairs in an intimate part of the home with an extra large flat screen tv and cozy wrap around couches.
The outdoor space is tucked away in complete privacy to enjoy the outdoors without any distractions from neighbors. The flagstone patio with wooden dining table it the ideal place to have dinner with family and friends.
What Bob Bowden was able to do with this Aspen home in the limited space available on this downtown lot is truly impressive and is reflected in his 30 years experience designing homes.