Imagine watching the sun rise between the trees and set over the mountains – from the comforts of home. Sigh. We know. Owning a home with the perfect view sounds like a dream. For the lucky people of Aspen, Colorado, it’s becoming a popular reality, thanks to Studio B Architects and their Wrap House design.
As its name implies, the Wrap House is a home with an outdoor walkway that wraps around the entire upper level, offering residents a 360-degree view of the stunning Colorado landscape. The structure’s relationship with the surrounding environment is key.
“The main living spaces of the residence are located on the upper floor with a south-facing deck,” explains Studio B. “This deck is then connected to a roof deck via a spiral staircase. These spaces address the landscape and allow the residents to enjoy the limited long distance views of the nearby mountains.”
Studio B Architects also considered the environment when designing the interior of the Wrap House. Aside from choosing energy efficient appliances, plumbing features and lighting fixtures, Studio B also selected engineered flooring made with recycled wood products, which reduced the amount of new wood required to build out the home.
Dreaming of a Wrap House of your own? Here are some photos courtesy of Studio B Architects you can use to fuel your fantasies.