This Colorado house by ‘King of Minimalism’ John Pawson puts a crisp and contemporary spin on the mountain chalet.
The Colorado property was built in 2001 in collaboration with its owner Catherine Walsh – a communications expert once described as cosmetics brand Coty’s ‘secret weapon’. Sited in downtown Telluride, the mountain home – listed via Tracy Boyce of Telluride Sotheby’s Realty for $5.995m – riffs on the silver mining settlement’s Victorian building stock.
John Pawson’s design at 404 East Columbia has a sharp profile: its simple stone base and timber upper is capped by an angular gabled roof.
The 2,369 sq m home is entered via a sleek hallway with tall white walls and polished concrete floors.
Bedrooms (three in total) are spread across the ground floor of the Colorado property, while a minimal concrete staircase leads up to the main living area on the upper level. This enormous, sweeping space is capped by a skylit ceiling with a contemporary fireplace on the back wall and the kitchen peeking out over the hallway below.
While its gallery-like white walls are ideal for hanging art, windows across the property frame views of the surrounding box canyon, part of the San Juan Mountains. There’s also a private roof terrace off the living room from which to savour the scenery.
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