939 East Cooper

01 December 2013 / By Derek Skalko

Project Team: Derek Skalko, Gilbert Sanchez, & Elements
Location: Aspen, Colorado

This 3,200 sq ft residence is a playful, contemporary design interpretation of Aspen’s strong Victorian architectural traditions. Window geometries and volumetric proportions are direct responses to the homes neighboring the project site. The predominant exterior material palette references Aspen’s mining culture, consisting of smooth and rough sawn Douglas fir planking with rusted panel and corrugated metal accents. Corner windows throughout the project are used to maximize view planes and the amount of natural light entering into the main circulation and living spaces. Construction of the budget-minded residence was completed in October of 2005.


  • Design Excellence Award, City of Aspen Historical Preservation Commission (2006)
  • Colorado Homes “Best of the West” Designers Showcase Review (2007)
  • American Institute of Architects People’s Choice Award, AIA Colorado (2007)
About The Author

Derek Skalko