A Cookbook Author’s Aspen Home, By Rebecca Gart
28 March 2017
“. . . Much like her cooking philosophy, the [Oppenheim] family’s home, a 1971 wooden barn-house renovated in 2012 by Ilona [Oppenheim]’s husband, Miami architect Chad Oppenheim, [Principal and Founder of Oppenheim Architecture], is rustic and unassuming. The 3,300-square-foot, five-story structure consists of reclaimed barnwood, local stone, and large-scale windows opening up to Red Mountain, where the house sits on a ridge alongside a bubbling mountain stream.
The house views include Ajax, the Highlands, Tiehack, Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells. Its exterior architecture is designed to recede into the environment. Says Chad, ‘We wanted the house to be as invisible as possible so we can minimize the disturbances between us and the mountains.’
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Architect and homeowner Chad Oppenheim . . . named the Aspen abode ‘La Muna,’ a Hopi-influenced nod to the backyard stream on the property. His vision was to have the rustic and minimalistic house blend into the surrounding natural environment, almost receding into Red Mountain Ridge. . . . ”
Photo Credit: Robert Reck