Kaegebein Fine Homebuilding completed the design of an unconventional chalet situated near Aspen, Colorado. The project distinguishes itself from the typical holiday mountain retreat and this is mainly due to the lack of wood for the exterior finishes. The front facade of this construction resembles a concrete monolith, almost entirely hidden from the street side. A neutral color palette camouflages the building in its environment, making it “fade out” visually, especially during winter time.

Despite its rigid exterior design, Capitol Creek House features cozy interiors, flooded in natural light. Floor to ceiling windows open up the main living space to the serene landscape beyond. An inviting lounge area with a fireplace looks like the perfect spot for socializing during holiday times. All appliances are brand new, hinting the inhabitants’ need for modern comfort. A stairway with wooden steps leads the way to the private areas located on the second level.