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All-weather mountain retreat is designed for recharging social relationships and renewing connections to the rugged Rocky Mountain landscape

Perched on the hillside, with panoramic views of architecture, house, red, gray
Perched on the hillside, with panoramic views of Snowmass Mountain, the Owl Creek Residence was built on the idea that a physical place can deepen the connections between friends, families and the natural world.

Designed by Skylab

From the architects:

Perched on the hillside, with panoramic views of Snowmass Mountain, the Owl Creek Residence was built on the idea that a physical place can deepen the connections between friends, families and the natural world. Initial site challenges and slope constraints were solved by anchoring the structures directly into the landforms. 

At Owl Creek a single shared, stand-alone home was built for two families. Additionally, a collection of lodge-like communal areas are clustered together, creating a space that is both intimate and open.


Natural light was a constant consideration, with every effort made to minimise visual separation from the outdoors.

This all-weather mountain retreat is designed for recharging social relationships and renewing connections to the rugged Rocky Mountain landscape. 

Project Data

Location— Snowmass, CO, USA Size— 4,200 sq ft.   Architects— SkylabContractor— Ridge Runner Construction Co. INC Collaborators— Mountain Design Group, Artifex Landscape Architecture, Lighting Workshop, Ambient Automation, Studio Lambiotte Interior Design Furnishings

About Skylab  Established almost two decades ago in Portland, Oregon, Skylab is a band of makers — curious, industrious and experimental. As architects, designers, creators and entrepreneurs, Skylab works together across a wide range of landscapes and locations.

Their designers are futurists, making today what they believe will inspire and connect people tomorrow.

Jan 08, 2019
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