Owl Creek: organic architecture in corten and wood

Perched on the hillside, with panoramic views of Snowmass Mountain, in Colorado, the Owl Creek Residence was built by Skylab studio - a band of makers, architects, designers, creators and entrepreneurs - on the idea that a physical place can deepen the connections between friends, families and the natural world. Initial site challenges and slope constraints were solved by anchoring the structures directly into the landforms.

At Owl Creek a single shared, stand-alone home was built for two families. Additionally, a collection of lodge-like communal areas are clustered together, creating a space that is both intimate and open.

Natural light was a constant consideration, with every effort made to minimize visual separation from the outdoors. This all-weather mountain retreat is designed for recharging social relationships and renewing connections to the rugged Rocky Mountain landscape.


  • Location: Snowmass, CO, USA
  • Size: 4,200 sq ft.  
  • Architects: Skylab
  • Collaborators: Mountain Design Group, Artifex Landscape Architecture, Lighting Workshop, Ambient Automation, Studio Lambiotte Interior Design Furnishings