These condominiums had not been maintained or updated since they were built in 1977. The owners wanted to update the exterior to bring the building into the 21st century–and increase their resale value. We used clean horizontal and vertical siding, replaced the windows, and added metal roofing to update and improve this gem in the heart of Aspen, Colorado
The view of the back of the apartments before renovations
The view from the back of the apartment building after renovations
The original design concept
New siding, windows and trim help to bring this complex into the 21st century
The initial design concept. We worked with the exiting forms of the condominium complex in order to keep the costs down.
Vertical and horizontal wood siding works with the existing forms
We replaced the wood shingles on the curved fascia with a new metal fascia. The original roof material over these curved portions was also wood shake. This was replaced with metal roofing.
Before and after. We removed the shingles and curved details--especially the curved "weatherboard" detail which accomplished little more than capturing snow.
One of the many ubiquitous curves in the original design. The top of this collected snow and created water issues. Note the rotting boards under the deck.
Poor detailing and a lack of maintenance caused severe water damage and gave our structural engineer a heart attack. He was able to easily put his hand through this 5 1/8" glu-lam. All of the existing decks throughout the complex needed to be replaced.