Affectionately known as ‘The Perch,’ this remarkable residence is the private home of Scott and Susan Lindenau, the visionary founders of Studio B Architecture + Interiors. Originally constructed in 1968, this unassuming mid-century house has been transformed into a true masterpiece, nestled within the serene aspen forest on a sloping hillside, where it embraces the ever-changing beauty of the high-alpine surroundings.
The Perch exudes a sense of restraint with its minimalist architectural design, beautifully complemented by an exquisite collection of modern and tribal art, acquired during the couple’s extensive global adventures. Each piece serves as a cherished memory of remote landscapes and diverse cultures explored.
Inside, this project boasts a Vesel Brand designed kitchen, Dinesen wide-plank flooring imported from Denmark, top-of-the-line Miele appliances, luxurious Dornbracht plumbing fixtures, and captivating decorative lighting by renowned artists Arturo Alvarez and Patricia Urquiola from Spain. The furniture is meticulously sourced from Milano, Italy, through Rifugio Modern.
The residence is adorned with an impressive array of art, including metal wall sculptures by Colorado’s own Mark Cezark, wood sculptures crafted by Seattle’s Peter Millet, and works by several Santa Fe, NM artists, such as Dan Namingha, Gina Knee, Ed Mell, and RC Gorman.
The interior of The Perch is bathed in natural light, thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides, casting enchanting plays of light and shadow throughout the living spaces as the sun traverses the sky.
During the summer and fall seasons, The Perch resembles a treehouse nestled amidst a lush sea of green or golden foliage, offering privacy and tranquility. In contrast, the spring and winter months unveil breathtaking distant vistas. An ingeniously designed cantilevered rear terrace, concealed within the aspen canopy, provides a serene outdoor dining area with sweeping views of Independence Pass and Aspen Mountain.
The street-facing facade of the residence remains unassuming, shrouding the true personality of The Perch until visitors step inside, where they are welcomed by the radiant interior and embraced by the surrounding forested landscape.
501 Rio Grande Place
Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970 920 9428
2014 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
+1 720 277 0098