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Luxury Wildcat Ridge Residence, Colorado

Voorsanger Architects a New York city-based design studio has designed the Wildcat Ridge Residence in Aspen, Colorado, USA. This luxury contemporary property belongs to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.

According to the architects: “America has many spectacular sites but this contemporary Colorado property is unique among them. The site is located at an elevation of 9,200 feet and had already been excavated for a discontinued residential project. Our normal preoccupation with not impacting the landscape reverted here to rehabilitating and reforesting the uprooted site. This was not a situation where capturing the landscape was the challenge but providing a major sustainable architecture in such a fragile but challenging environment. The landscape itself is so dominant, spectacular, and immediate, with its alpine vistas on the horizon the design called for an architecture that moved the scale of the exterior into the interior.

“The design evolved by following the longitudinal parallel of the crest of the mountain, with the public rooms, study, and master bedroom oriented west toward dramatic views. The guest bedrooms have an eastern orientation with views of the receding mountain ranges. The contemporary Colorado property is two hundred forty feet long.” Images courtesy of Thomas Damgaard, Paul Warchol, Paul Bardagjy.

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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May 8, 2012 | Property | View comments

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