International Press for Aspen Modern in Architectural Digest Italia

International Press for Aspen Modern in Architectural Digest Italia

Like many who end up calling Colorado home, Michael and Laura first fell in love with the mountains. When they purchased a home in Aspen, the natural surroundings greatly influenced designer Gonzalo Bueno of Ten Plus Three studio in Dallas. Together, Bueno and Beck Building Company created a bright, yet warm industrial space for the homeowners and their growing family. The stunning design ended up earning international press. The publication sat down with Bueno to discover his influences on the project.

As he told Architectural Digest Italia, “We designed this mountain house with the future in mind, but at the same time we didn’t feel like letting go of all the wonderful, wild aspects of the surrounding nature. For us it was essential not to deprive the chalet of its soul, the connection with the surrounding forest. The living area puts a premium on the view: a comfortable yet sophisticated selection of bespoke pieces by Irish designer Niamh Barry, from whom we commissioned a chandelier and a pair of sconces. The amorphous cocktail table in white bronze is another work by the Parisian artist Vincent Dubourg.”

The whole home’s design rests on a scale that is grand, but comfortable. Low, soft couches sit underneath enormous sculptural chandeliers. The simple, Danish-inspired furniture of the dining area draws attention away from itself and to the most important feature of the room – the stunning view of the Rockies. Tall ceilings and abundant light highlight the homeowners exceptional art collection. Bueno put it best: “The house hides corners, dramatic and full of personality. A relaxed luxury, the right balance between nature, art and architecture.”

Read the original feature in AD Italia.

Read the original feature in AD Mexico/Latin America.