1006 East Cooper

27 April 2019 / By admin

1006 East Cooper

Project Team
Derek Skalko, Amy Beresford / Realized by Bryan May; Rowland + Broughton

Aspen, Colorado

Initiated in 2012, 1006 East Cooper, or Gillespie House, entailed 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 and scale of 1006. The design was rigorously studied to thoughtfully create an experiential feel allowing the outside in and the inside out from all levels of the home’s planning – no small feat on an interior block lot 45’ in width with historical designation. By returning the home to its original 1898 massing condition and site location, we were able to unencumber the tiny home’s desire for a modern livability while also taking advantage of the site’s advantageous views and solar path considerations. The envisioned carbon net zero home was designed to utilize numerous green strategies ranging from a Spanish integrated solar siding wall and roof panelized system for the modern rear addition to geothermal heating and cooling efforts addressing the majority of the home’s remaining energy needs. The 3,800 square foot project was awarded Aspen Historical Preservation Commission full design approval in 2013.

While advancing through the Aspen permitting and construction document development phase, our clients received an offer they couldn’t refuse. And though we never had the opportunity to oversee Gillespie House’s resolution, we would like to thank Sarah Broughton and John Rowland’s team for a fine job of bringing to life a modified version of the 2012 concept addressing the new ownership’s desires. 1006 East Cooper was completed in 2017.