Aspen Architecture

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!


Aspen, Colorado


A view of the town from Red Mountain.

Pop of Orange in this Aspen Home

Orange Pots by the front door of this Aspen Home

This home has wonderful contrast and a playful pop of color. The inside was just as delightful!

Aspen Victorian

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.


Aspen Cottage

The lush landscaping during the summer is truly breathtaking. Everything was just so green!

Aspen Cottage Contemporary

Another traditional Victorian with contrasting paint and landscaping.

Aspen Courtyard

So many sweet little gardens!

Aspen Blue VIctorian

Aspen Home and Guest Cottage

Again, abundant flowers and a quintessentially picturesque Victorian. I love the guest cottage too!

Aspen Home 1

Oversized windows and distressed shutters on this Aspen home with shades of blue. Phenomenal!


Modern Lines on Aspen Home

A super modern Aspen estate full of architectural lines and lush greens.

Aspen Home Flowers

A tiered garden in front of this yellow Victorian.

Aspen Home with Bridge 1

Aspen Home 2

A true mountain style home. While the landscaping is stunning, I especially love how they have a bridge to the front door.

Aspen Home with great lines

I am a big fan of the copper gutters on this simple, yet significant home. Fabulous roof lines and a wonderful mountain view.

Blue and Brown Aspen Home

Shades of blue and brown on this home with modern landscaping.

Aspen 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.

Aspen Porch with pretty flowers

Lovely hanging baskets and potted plants.

Aspen Home with Frosted Gate

The mailbox looks like a leather clutch. Anyone else think so?! I love the copper details around the home.

Aspen trees and pretty landscaping

A set-back contemporary style home.

Aspen Trees lining the entry to CO Home

I love the sweet fenced in side yard and the abundant Aspen trees that flank the property.

Beautiful Aspen Home

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!

Contemporary Aspen Home

A mix of texture. I admire the wild landscaping in the yard that makes the house have a softer edge.

Cottage Contemporary in Aspen CO

This photo does not do this house justice. It truly is the perfect juxtaposition of old and new.

Distressed Wood Aspen Home

A distressed wood house. So unique!

Contemporary Lined Aspen Home

Super contemporary, but I love the rock landscaping in the grass.

Flower Potted Entry in Aspen

Beautiful barrels of potted flowers line the steps. Summer here is magical for growing.

Green and Brown Aspen Home

A perfectly styled mountain home.

Ivory Covered Aspen Home 2

I adore the wall of green on this home. The windows are the perfect fit as well.

Large Garden in Front of Aspen Home

A larger Aspen Victorian. The front garden is charming.

Modern Aspen Home

Such a cool home. The gorgeous purple flowers lining the steps soften the home’s sharp lines.

Picture Window in Aspen Home

A large picture window provides the picture-perfect mountain view! What a great porch for entertaining.

Stone Aspen Home

A perfect Aspen home.

Potted Flower Entry in Aspen Home

A great use of stone on the front pillars. The potted plants really add a nice element to the entry.

Yellow Aspen Victorian

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.

Window Boxed Fence in Aspen

Another fabulous piece of property that has an equally beautiful home. This is the gate surrounding the property. Those flower boxes are spectacular!

Aspen_Woody Creek

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.