US firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson are best known for their work with Apple, as the masterminds behind the tech brand’s iconic glass cube design on Fifth Avenue in New York City. They have now come together and developed a project labelled Stellar Residences and Townhomes, designed to provide residents with full access to the slopes of Carson Range – a modern reinterpretation of the classic ski chalet.
The architects stated that this was, “Conceived to be smartly efficient and compact in plan, these ski-in/ski-out homes are designed around social spaces that take advantages of breath-taking views to the slopes, Carson Range and beyond.” There are six private residences of 316 square metres, and 11 townhouses of 204 square metres that were included in the design. The private residences each consist of four bedrooms and the townhouses have three bedrooms, and two additional sleeping nooks.
Access to the private residence is through the upper floor that is tucked under an extended roof overhang, where the dining, kitchen and living spaces are integrated. This leads to an outdoor terrace overlooking the stunning ski slopes. The master bedroom is also situated on this level, where it has floor-to-ceiling glass that wraps around three sides and is immersed in sunlight. The lower floor has three additional bedrooms, a media room and a mud room for removing ski gear.
The townhouses are located slightly uphill from the private residences, where the architects have spread out the layout to maximise privacy, with all vertically and horizontally offset.