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This very steep site created an exceptional opportunity to design and build a true alpine garden setting for this dream Snowmass Village residence.

The opportunity was two fold; First, retaining was required to permanently stabilize this mountain slope. Second, exterior living space could be created which otherwise would not be available. Both objectives were achieved by designing and engineering a massive natural stone wall.

These stone pieces were assembled as a permanent retaining structure and appear to be a natural stone outcropping giving this home a substantial foundation and completing its amazing alpine setting. This outcropping was inspired by the native outcroppings found on independence pass in Aspen.

Patios and decks were installed and alpine plantings accent these spaces to make this property one of the finest private homes in Aspen – an example of perfection achieved with an alpine garden.