The 3,000 square foot addition to this carefully restored mining era Victorian retreats demurely back and to the side, allowing the original house to stand alone on the street. Its modest location does not, however, prevent the smaller scale bedroom wing from having a lively dialogue with its predecessor. Cornice lines, proportions and materials transfer the scale naturally across to the contemporary volumes enclosing the master bedroom suite. This new element is connected to the main house by a "transparent" gallery. Exterior floor, wall and ceiling materials carry through the interior with minor interruptions, and necessary doors and screens hide in discrete pockets within the stone walls. All contribute to the spatial transparency. Massive stone walls provide a suitable background for the display of an ever-changing collection of contemporary art, while adding to the illusion of invisible walls.
As much as the public living room gallery is open, the private wing is enclosed and sheltered. The curved dark zinc-clad roof begins over the bedroom as a mansard but continues on down to the ground to create the fundamental shelter of an overturned tar-bottomed boat. The concave curves of the inside of this shape gently embrace the sleeping and bathing space within.
The kitchen presides over the transition between old and new, with access to both the formal dining room in the old house and open spatial connection to the living room gallery and outdoor terraces.
The T-shaped configuration of the addition divides the site of the house into two distinct and different yards that correspond and compliment the two primary architectural forms.
In general, the addition has provided the opportunity for a polite conversation between new and old with lessons learned on each side
Honor Award, AIA Colorado, 2002
Honor Award, Aspen Historic Preservation Commission, 2001
Honor Award, AIA Colorado West Chapter, 2000
Dream Homes Colorado, Panache Partners LLC, 2006
Aspen Sojourner, "Heartbeat of the Home," Summer 2005
My House, "Profile- Harry Teague", January/February 2005
Western Interiors and Design, "An Aspen Intervention," January February 2004
Aspen Magazine, "New Meets Old," Holiday 2000/2001