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The Aspen House at Summit Sky Ranch
Silverthorne, Colorado

  • project The Aspen House at Summit Sky Ranch
  • architect Craine Architecture
  • photographer Sam Koerbel
  • representation The Lighting Agency

Summit Sky Ranch is a devel­op­ing com­mu­nity of 240 single-family homes located in the Blue River Valley, 2 miles north of Sil­ver­thorne, Col­orado. The goal of the com­mu­nity devel­op­ers is to create homes with clean lines that meet organic shapes, allow­ing the archi­tec­ture to fit in with the land­scape rather than alter­ing the land­scape for the archi­tec­ture. Owners are able to con­nect with nature with active moun­tain lifestyles.

When owners are not out explor­ing Col­orado, they will have the finest ameni­ties to pro­vide their fam­i­lies out­door expe­ri­ences to trea­sure for­ever. The Aspen House at Summit Sky Ranch will be cen­tral in the com­mu­nity and will serve as the social and recre­ational cen­ter­piece, and will include ameni­ties unlike those found in other com­mu­ni­ties. These ameni­ties include a pri­vate 20-acre lake with beach, an obser­va­tory, pri­vate Blue River fish­ing access, com­mu­nal gath­er­ing areas offer­ing yoga, a fit­ness center, hot tubs, fire pits and an out­door swim­ming pool, and nearly unlim­ited access to the heart of the Col­orado Rocky Moun­tains, which includes mul­ti­ple world-class ski resorts, along with biking and hiking trails.

The Selux Inula Bol­lard was chosen for the Aspen House at Summit Sky Ranch due to its sophis­ti­cated, clean lines, com­ple­ment­ing the design lan­guage of the com­mu­nity. With no up light, the IDA Approved Dark Sky Friendly” Inula is an envi­ron­men­tally con­scious light­ing fix­ture, keep­ing light on the paths rather than in the sky. Com­bin­ing full four-quad­rant light engines with others depend­ing on the need and loca­tion, allowed dif­fer­ent light­ing pat­terns to be achieved on forest path­ways and park­ing areas.

  • The Inula Bollard and Column are sophisticated and environmentally friendly pathway and area luminaires with no up light. The proprietary optic provides clean lighting patterns with no striations. A recessed LED light engine, convex cone shaped light chamber, and matte Black finish provides a BUG up light rating of U0. In combination with the First Light Technologies solar package, the Inula Solar bollard is the premier choice for off-grid applications. The 4W Solar system and 3000K and 4500K LED light engines are complemented by a high efficiency Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controller. The entire system is designed to automatically manage the light output based on environmental conditions and lighting requirements. Different run profiles allow for optimal performance based on location.
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