Game On Home By Rowland + Broughton
US firm Rowland + Broughton Architects have divided a lot in Aspen’s historic West End neighborhood to replace a historic, Victorian home that was moved to another location.
The new construction, designated as the Game On home, is a project that is meant to bring a sense of clarity and elegance to the traditional Victorian form. It stands out from the rest of the homes on the street but it is also contextually appropriate. In fact, the project received approval from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, otherwise it wouldn’t have been built.
Located in Aspen’s west end across from the cultural offerings of the benedict music tent and the aspen institute, ‘Game On’ is a modern interpretation of the historic home from the turn-of-the-century that comprise much of the neighborhood.
The adjacent home is a true example of historic miner’s cabin from the 1890’s, which originally encompassed one large lot. A historic lot split was created by shifting the historic home over to create a new vacant lot. The city of Aspen’s historic preservation commission reviewed and approved the design requiring it to be contextual the historic home with a sympathetic approach to mass, scale, fenestration and materiality.
The exterior façade was intended to bring a sense of clarity and precision while utilizing traditional materials. The open floor plan connects the indoor and outdoor spaces with sliding glass pocket doors, allowing for large entertaining gathering or peaceful relaxation.
The interior palate features calm and tranquil wood tones with custom built-ins and furniture. ‘Game On’ received a leed gold level of certification for its sustainable design.