While my escape to the cold Colorado air was wonderful, it is time to go back to Dallas. Before I rush off to the airport, I thought I would give you a glimpse at the wide range of Aspen homes that I saw during my stay. From the well-known Victorian style homes to the contemporary dwellings to the mountain manors, Aspen has an eclectic vibe and relaxed architectural atmosphere.
While some call it “Malibu in the Mountains,” I think it is a unique clash of cultures. A woman dripping in jewels and a ski bum dripping in sweat may not have a lot in common on the outside, but deep down they both can share a love of Aspen. In my opinion, homes in Aspen take the same approach. Every home is so very architecturally distinct, but each pay homage to the land and picturesque town that they occupy.
A special thank you to the wonderful family I stayed with in Aspen. If you are traveling or visiting friends this summer, tomorrow I will share great hostess gift ideas!
A view of the town from Red Mountain.
This home has wonderful contrast and a playful pop of color. The inside was just as delightful!
A true Aspen Victorian home. As I mentioned before, I am drawn to more modern mountain homes, but you can’t help but admire this quaint and charming style.
The lush landscaping during the summer is truly breathtaking. Everything was just so green!
Another traditional Victorian with contrasting paint and landscaping.
So many sweet little gardens!
Again, abundant flowers and a quintessentially picturesque Victorian. I love the guest cottage too!
Oversized windows and distressed shutters on this Aspen home with shades of blue. Phenomenal!
A super modern Aspen estate full of architectural lines and lush greens.
A tiered garden in front of this yellow Victorian.
A true mountain style home. While the landscaping is stunning, I especially love how they have a bridge to the front door.
I am a big fan of the copper gutters on this simple, yet significant home. Fabulous roof lines and a wonderful mountain view.
Shades of blue and brown on this home with modern landscaping.
I mentioned this in some of my earlier posts, but I really appreciate the use of different natural elements and textures that are often incorporated in the building of these homes.
Lovely hanging baskets and potted plants.
The mailbox looks like a leather clutch. Anyone else think so?! I love the copper details around the home.
A set-back contemporary style home.
I love the sweet fenced in side yard and the abundant Aspen trees that flank the property.
I seriously can’t get enough of this house. The row of trees brings such great symmetry to the home. Just imagine it at Christmas!
A mix of texture. I admire the wild landscaping in the yard that makes the house have a softer edge.
This photo does not do this house justice. It truly is the perfect juxtaposition of old and new.
A distressed wood house. So unique!
Super contemporary, but I love the rock landscaping in the grass.
Beautiful barrels of potted flowers line the steps. Summer here is magical for growing.
A perfectly styled mountain home.
I adore the wall of green on this home. The windows are the perfect fit as well.
A larger Aspen Victorian. The front garden is charming.
Such a cool home. The gorgeous purple flowers lining the steps soften the home’s sharp lines.
A large picture window provides the picture-perfect mountain view! What a great porch for entertaining.
A perfect Aspen home.
A great use of stone on the front pillars. The potted plants really add a nice element to the entry.
The historical society is very strict on any renovations to Victorian homes. Notice that wood contemporary looking structure to the back right? Well that is part of this house! A major mix of old and new.
Another fabulous piece of property that has an equally beautiful home. This is the gate surrounding the property. Those flower boxes are spectacular!
While the homes are beautiful and the shopping is great, it is the nature surrounding that makes Aspen such a unique gem.
Photos By Christina Dandar For The Potted Boxwood.