Richard Shaw

Photo by: D.A. Horchner

The irony in building a home on a steep hillside is the difficulty in carving out the footprint of the structure without damaging the natural beauty that inspired the construction. But when landscape architect Richard Shaw of Aspen-based Design Workshop approached this project in the Rocky Mountains near Woody Creek, Colorado, working closely with Poss Architecture + Planning, he knew there was a way to minimize the impact while maximizing the views and assets of the surroundings.