Scholl 2

Aspen, Colorado / Residential


2008 AIA Colorado Merit Award

2008 AIA Colorado West Honor Award

2008 AIA Denver Architects Choice Award


Aspen Architectural Photographers


JDBlack Construction

The Scholl house takes its cues from the 1950’s ‘Case Study’ architectural house series and resists the prevailing mountain vernacular. The steeply confined site posed challenges with excavation, topography, drainage, restrictive easements and was required to address strict subdivision design covenants. The clients are avid collectors of videography and photography and requested a design solution that could exhibit their expanding and revolving collection.

The resulting architecture is calculated and sober in its detailing and resolution in plan, section and elevation is honest and simple. The exterior material palate is composed of interlocking zinc panels, formed concrete, aluminum windows and doors with tempered glass railings that will age gracefully without maintenance. The lower level plan enjoys a high ceiling which houses a formal gallery, large wine cellar and provides two guest suites with an attached massage room. The entry level offers the client’s office, guest bedroom, laundry/mudroom, double-height entry and garage. The upper level’s social spaces are filled with natural light, gallery space, art walls and opens to a viewing balcony and private garden with access to a roof terrace via a cantilevered steel stair.


501 Rio Grande Place

Suite 104

Aspen, CO 81611

+1 970 920 9428



2014 Pearl St.

Boulder, CO 80302

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