Preservation Personals: An Auspicious Aspen Landmark
Architecture lovers looking for a beautiful home in beautiful surroundings need look no further. I am the perfect synthesis of Modernist design and Western sensibilities, nestled high above the valley in Aspen, Colorado. I was built by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most talented apprentices, and his influence shows in the way my indoor and outdoor spaces complement one another.
My architect, Richard Molny, built me in the middle of his career to showcase all he’d learned—and what he still dreamed of doing. W. Ford Schumann commissioned him to create a private residence, but Molny was a longtime Aspen resident, and I am a personal love letter to the area. My low ceilings and long hallways herd visitors into the gorgeous expanse of my living room, which has an entire wall made of glass. Through that giant window, you can see the pool deck—and all of the natural beauty of Aspen, down into the valley and up to the jagged peaks.
Even if you’re not familiar with Molny’s work, I am an undeniably beautiful house. I have five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths, giving you more than enough space to stretch across the hillside. I’m also tucked away in tony Starwood, a gated community, on a 2.3 acre lot, so there’s more than enough privacy for my new owner to connect with nature in peace. And, of course, it is Aspen, so if you’re interested in skiing, the slopes are in reach and waiting for you—just like I am.