Casa Invisibile is a flexible housing unit, which consists of a prefabricated wood structure designed for turnkey implementation at any designated site. Maximum flexibility and spatial quality are the key elements in its concept of development.
It began as one family’s dream to create a place where memories could be made to last a lifetime. It became a stunning residence and recreational facility on twenty acres that includes not just a 20,000 square foot luxury home called “The Barn,” but an engineered pond with trophy-sized fish, a boat house and pool, a garage and hotel-style guest house, a motocross course with a state-of-the-art motorcycle maintenance shop, a large outdoor gathering area in the pines surrounding a huge fire pit, a storybook tree house, a “little red schoolhouse” and much more.
The location of the Haus am Weinberg affords pastoral views of the stepped terraces of an ancient hillside vineyard on one side and cityscape vistas on the other. The volume and roofline of the Haus am Weinberg react and respond directly to the sloping landscape of the site, where the scales and inclinations of the slopes which sculpture the vineyard setting are reflected in the volumetric appearance of the house. The materialisation of the interior of the house further accentuates the overall atmosphere of light by means of natural oak flooring, natural stone and white clay stucco walls speckled with small fragments of reflective stone.
Perched above the road with direct views of Aspen Mountain, this property has one of the most envious locations on the street. The sweeping panorama from Independence Pass to Mt. Sopris provides light and scenery from every part of the home.
In an 1884 warehouse, the top floor and roof of are reconceived as a residence with open entertaining zones and a fluid connection to the outdoors. A relocated mezzanine allows for direct access to the roof terrace above, and features an interior courtyard with a retractable glass roof . Embracing the building’s industrial past, a visual discourse between new and old is devised through insertions of modern materials along with restored or reclaimed materials.