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Aspen Peak - 2017 - Issue 1 - Summer

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Think Aspen, think mountains, right? Well, yes, of course. But there's a water element within the glorious greenery of our landscape as well—the wonderful ribbons of rivers that run through it. And while most folks enjoy these natural waterways via sports like fly-fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking, some go so far as to make the riverbank their home. Charles Cunniffe , principal of Aspen's Charles Cunniffe Architects (970-925- 5590;, shares the story of clients who had their eye on a lot on the Roaring Fork River, near their primary home. "They loved the river, and when the property came up for sale, they went for it," he says. "It had a good connection to the water, perched on the shore, and yet there was a real sense of privacy, which they wanted." To make the most of the site and connect Fourteen Sixty—their contempo- rary, new-build home— to the water, Cunniffe incorporated indigenous materials, such as Colorado sandstone, which flow inside and out. He also designed an ample THE TIDE HAS TURNED TODAY'S BUYERS CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THE VALLEY'S RIVERSIDE PROPERTIES, WHICH BRING THE HIGH COUNTRY EXPERIENCE FROM THE PEAKS TO THE WATER. BY LINDA HAYES Ripple and wave: Fourteen Sixty, on the banks of the Roaring Fork, features an outdoor deck that "speaks to the river," says architect Charles Cunniffe. SPACE ABODE & BE YOND 116  ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM

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