Project Team: Derek Skalko and Amy Beresford Location: Aspen, Colorado 1006 East Cooper entails a complete restoration and renovation of an existing historic mining cottage in Aspen’s East End. The project’s focus was driven by the desire of sensitively integrating old and new without overwhelming the historic character of 1006. The design also focused to create an experiential feel allowing the outside in and the inside out – no small feat on a middle lot 45’ in width with historical designation. By returning the home to its original 1898 condition, we were able to unencumber the lot and planning for a modern livability while also taking advantage of the site’s advantageous views and solar path considerations. The anticipated carbon net zero home will be utilizing numerous green strategies ranging from solar siding panels for the walls and roof of the modern rear addition to geothermal sources for the majority of the home’s energy needs. The 3,800 sq ft project received Aspen Historical Preservation Commission design approval in 2013 and construction was anticipated to commence in the summer 2014 prior to the property's sale by the original client.