As the mountain fresh air follows residents back inside, soles are warmed by the two story fireplace dominating the great room. Green building techniques abound, from energy efficient mechanical systems to a state-of-the-art geothermal heating and cooling system. Interior appointments were born in Bob Bowden’s Aspen Design Room, his custom laboratory singularly created to achieve the most desirable and welcoming environments. While over 13,000 square feet may seem daunting to some, the open nature of the design ensures warmth and natural beauty. An additional 1000 square foot guest quarters welcomes cherished visitors.
Bob Bowden has been developing world-class real estate in the Aspen Valley for more than 30 years. With more than 30 custom homes to his credit, and over $500 million in construction, Bob’s resume reads like curriculum vitae for Dwell Magazine. Bowden Properties design approach has always been one of functional simplicity, and each member of his crack team is mastered in the art of this design philosophy. By employing his own in-house team of designers, architects, and master craftsmen, Bob is able to ensure full control of design and implementation, offering the highest quality construction with the least amount of complication. Buyers often remark on the unique feel of his properties, concluding that his homes feel 20 percent larger than actual. Perhaps this is why only two of Bob’s homes have been resold.
Aspen Lakes Ranch West represents the zenith of mountain-modern design. Secluded yet accessible, palatial yet inviting, few homes achieve such luxurious grandeur. The estate has rapidly become one of Aspen’s most iconic homes and is a prime example of the possibilities that exist with Bowden Properties.