An Architectural Masterpiece in one of the Worlds Sought After Locations
The Renaissance Residence is something unique in scope, detail and distinction:15,000-square-foot compound of Colorado stone, hoard-form concrete, green house glass and African iroko wood, with furnishings that recall the moody Flemish palaces and Baroque hunting lodges of northern Europe. The refinement of the interior architecture makes a dramatic counterpoint to the more rustic beautyof the structure that contains it. The Renaissance Residence was designed both for large-scale entertaining and for the intimate life of a family with children.
The greenhouse, a glass pyramid lushly planted with orchids and bougainvillea,serves as both a breakfast room and a banquet hall. It divides the guest wing from the main structure. The formal rooms on the first floor open to the gallery with heated floors of moss-green slate and walls of board-form concrete. It is arranged for living and conversation—not just for passage—withsofas, tapestries, mirrors and sculpture. In the baronial living room, their oko-wood ceilings are thirty feet high, and the focal point is a palace mirror in the seventeenth-century Flemish style. While most of the public roomsare on one level, there is an underground theater, a mezzanine office and asecond-floor master suite of breathtaking and somewhat deceptive spareness. The floors in the stair hall, bedroom and bath have been laid with an intricatemosaic of Moroccan tile that was designed by Sills and Huniford and handmade in England.
Yet what's most remarkable about the Renaissance Residence is not how vast or fabulous it is but how little self-indulgent. What might have been a temple of excess—an operatic clash of styles and egos—is an edifice that defers to its landscape and an interior design that sets a benchmark of rational luxury for the millennium.
• U.S.A., Aspen
• PURCHASE PRICE EUR 17,6 MIO.
• SURFACE LIVING AREA APPROX. 1394 m2
• TOTAL NO. OF BEDROOMS 6
• TOTAL NO. OF BATHROOMS 8
• E&V ID W-025S0S
• ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE