Amidst the many lodge-style Aspen luxury villas, “V” Villa Silvia features an Asian design sensibility that makes it stand apart from traditional Aspen aesthetics.
When it comes to luxury destinations like Saint Tropez, Miami Beach, and Aspen, there is usually one architectural and design motif that dominates the luxury villa market there. The “luxury look” of an Aspen villa has always been a rustic charm: stone, wood, exposed beans, vaulted ceilings, and large hearths with roaring fires.
Every once in a while, however, a luxury villa comes along that sheds some new light on traditional designs. In Aspen, that luxury villa is “V” Villa Silvia.
Unlike the many lodge-inspired Aspen luxury villas out there, “V” Villa Silvia features an Asian-inspired look both inside and out that is hard to miss. It’s layout evokes the look of a symmetrical, Japanese-styled furoba, with two large wings on each of the house. Unlike most Aspen villas, which feature a predominance of stone face, “V” Villa Silvia utilizes a predominance of rich, cedar siding, with a flagstone base that completes a wide terrace overlooking the rugged vistas of Aspen.
But while the exterior of “V” Villa Silvia still evokes the general trappings of an Aspen luxury villa, it is the interior that truly departs from the “Aspen ordinary.”
From the onset of entering Silvia’s entryway, you are met with creamy, bright earth tones, modern furniture, and Asian art prints around every turn. The living room, a complete deconstruction of the traditional Aspen “great room,” trades in a stone hearth and exposed wooden beans in a vaulted ceiling for a modular look that incorporates marble, wood, and large floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the splendor of Aspen’s landscape.
The living room flows effortlessly into a comfortable dining room and gourmet kitchen, which is perfect for serving guests at a dinner party as well as a simple, intimate dinner at night. A roomy, well-appointed office rounds out the lower level, offering an incredibly professional workspace for executives who are looking to have a “working vacation” while in Aspen.Upstairs, “V” Villa Silvia delivers on it’s Asian vibe once again, with five cozy bedrooms, each with ultra-modern, spa-inspired en suite bathrooms. Unlike the rustic approach of many Aspen luxury villas‘ bedrooms and bathrooms, the bright, airy bedroom decor in Silvia maximizes the bright, sunny days of Aspen, and lends a unique warmth to even the coldest, snowiest days in winter.
Not everyone who visits Aspen comes for the snow and skiing. In recent decades, Aspen has become a true cultural mecca for the culinary arts, shopping, nightlife, and health. If you’re coming for any of these other diversions, then “V” Villa Silvia may be the perfect choice for you.