With a minimalist profile and a tranquil relationship to nature inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s iconic book, the Walden House is a seven bed, nine-and-a-half bath masterpiece. Designed by renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf, main house is a series of living pavilions arranged around a central courtyard, with a three-story tower of bedrooms topped by the master suite. This tower commands incredible views of the manmade pond by New York celebrity landscape architect Edwina von Gal, the surrounding national forest, and the Gore  and New York Mountain ranges. Meticulously placed beetle kill pine creates the home’s façade, and winding glass-walled central corridor connects the different functional spaces throughout the home. These spaces are wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass that creates an effortless flow between indoor and outdoor living, enhanced by an infinity pool, in-ground spa, and home gym as part of the amenities. Hand-dyed lamb’s wool imported from Holland gives a cozy accent in both the study and master suite, a stark contrast to the utilitarian and gleaming kitchen with concealed appliances and stainless-steel countertops. Incredible views are offered in every space in the home, and materials throughout such as copper, field rock fireplaces, and log-pole siding (along with the beetle kill pine) keep the home rooted in the mountains. Included on the property are a pool house, boat house, barn/garage, and a caretaker’s cottage.


Lake Creek, CO


8,531 sq ft

Interior Design

Selldorf Architects