A hearty congratulations to our own Scott Smith who earned an Aspen Historic Preservation Commission Award for restoration of a historic home at 202 North Monarch Street in Aspen, Colorado. The home, built in 1866 is one of the few large Victorian homes remaining in Aspen. This prominent home, located behind the Hotel Jerome, was a “Bayer blue” color for many years. It reflected one of the paint colors selected by artist Herbert Bayer that was distributed for free by Walter Paepcke in an effort to beautify the town in the early years of the “Aspen Idea.”
In 2005, after being in the same family’s ownership for 88 years, the house was sold, and the process of restoring it back to its original appearance began. This Victorian is once again one of the most ornate historic homes in Aspen. Recognition for this project is given to: Stage Fine Homes, Scott Smith Architects, JD Black Construction, Shannon Murphy Landscape Architects, Lacroux Streeb, Lynni Hutton Inc., and KL&A Structural Engineers. Well done!