Bob Bowden’s Aspen Lakes Ranch West represents a new level of design in the prolific catalogue of his master designer style. Set on 8.4 gorgeous mountain acres and boasting over 13,000 square feet, the numbers on this property, while impressive, bely its true nature. A marvel of modern yet simple materials blend seamlessly into the surround, and the estate represents a high point of design in nature. Perhaps the most captivating feature of this home is the 35 foot wall of glass that retracts completely to reveal a 1000 square foot lanai. From this outdoor space, the entire Roaring Fork Valley appears at the fingertips, and soaring views from Independence Pass to Mt. Sopris enchant all starry-eyed gazers. The lanai positions one with a commanding view of the on-property lakes, stocked with fish and fed with a natural spring. Waterfalls cascade between the lakes, adding to the feeling of seclusion that the estate embraces. While
While the exterior inspires awe, like all Bowden Properties in Aspen, the real mystique on the home lies within. Each room was designed to capture the rugged natural beauty of the surrounding environment, offering outdoor decks from each room. The transitions from indoor to outdoor spaces are well-conceived, and the luxuriously appointed interior does not disrupt the feeling of openness. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home ensure views are never obstructed, giving occupants a sense of the vast expanse of the surrounding Elk Mountain Range. Bob Bowden utilized the expertise of his Aspen Design Room to select interior furnishings that are both opulent and complimentary to the understated mountain feel. A two-story fireplaces towers in the great room, warming the hearts of those weary from outdoor adventure.
In the Bowden design philosophy, beauty begets function. Efficiency abounds at this gentleman’s ranch, having been constructed using the latest in green building techniques. Exterior materials were chosen for rugged simplicity and to secure a very tight construction envelope. A modern geothermal heating and cooling system uses the moderated temperature of the earth to ease energy demand. Appliances and mechanical systems were chosen for energy efficiency. Bob Bowden and his team of experts designed each element of the estate to fuse world-class design with an eye toward sustainability worthy of Colorado’s natural allure.
Truly remarkable properties such as Aspen Lakes Ranch West require many elements to achieve harmonious balance. A neighborhood that boasts seclusion yet possessed with an active community, a lot with a commanding view of the rugged natural surrounding, and a modern, simple design born in the mind of the areas’ foremost high-end constructor. To glimpse this estate is to sample what is possible when form meets function at the highest level. Bob Bowden is proud to announce Aspen Lakes Ranch has sold for the highest single family home sale this year in the Aspen real estate market.