Sophistication. Scale. Presence. Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and nestled within the breathtaking Colorado landscape, this contemporary tour de force is framed by award-winning gardens and fuses elements of sustainability through a natural use of materials and a modern aesthetic. A timeless sanctuary of ambient architecture, Gan Aden (Hebrew for “The Garden of Eden”) harmoniously blurs the lines between interior and exterior with soaring, glass-walled interiors, celebrating the scenery at every turn.
Gan Aden was designed by architects Sarah Brown and Chris Davis. Attention to every detail is characterized throughout the approximately 10,000-square-foot home, and begins before you ever step foot into the home. A spectacular outdoor courtyard with stunning reflection pool and waterfall surrounds the dynamic entrance, setting the tone for the rest of the home. The driveway was designed so that it has maximum solar exposure for natural snow melt (and is provided with a radiant heating system).
The home’s unique, intelligent and sensitive entryway into (and through) the home establishes a real connection to the site, and a strong dialogue with interior spaces throughout the house. Stairs are interesting, well designed, and generous in width. Walls have been thoughtfully articulated for the display of art throughout the house. Fireplaces have been incorporated into several of the living areas throughout the house. Wine is featured and stored in a unique fashion, central to the entry foyer.
Indoor Meets Outdoor
The home is designed in subtle zones, allowing for privacy and smooth transition between the public and private spaces. It’s sophisticated architecture creates a seamless connection between interiors and the beautiful spaces outside — blurring the line between indoors and outdoors — and emphasizing a real commitment to sustainability through the use of natural materials and organic design that seem to rise out of the surrounding landscape. The result fosters the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living, capturing the essence of the incredible gardens, designed by Martin Mosko of MARPA Landscape Design Studio. The Interior Designer is Richard Lee of Richard Lee Interior Design. Natural daylight has been manipulated and maximized to create vibrant space with well-crafted vignettes that include warm, wonderful living everywhere.
Eleven-foot ceilings effortlessly heighten the open, contemporary aesthetic on the home’s main floor. Several living spaces welcome intimate entertaining with fireplaces and carefully planned design that maximizes daylight and centers views on the estate’s incredible natural splendor.
The richly-appointed living room and dining rooms are separated by floor-to-ceiling Hopes pocket doors that open spaciously and effortlessly for entertaining on grand scales. European fireplace mantles and surrounds dominate the spaces, a tribute to historical craftsmanship.
The handsome dining room offers grand proportions and is matched by a spacious and functional kitchen that is superbly equipped with professional-grade, custom-selected appliances, clean-line bamboo cabinetry, ample counter space and an informal eating area. Complete with ample closet and pantry storage to allow for function and convenience for the serious culinary artist, it is a place that is designed for both cooking and entertaining, a place of gathering for friends and family.
Adjacent to the kitchen is an open-air breakfast patio that notably increases the depth and experience of the home, all while capturing gorgeous sunrises from the eastern morning sun.
Two half baths exist within the house, on the main level (perfect for entertaining). Both powder rooms contain linen storage and are concealed from view of the primary adjacent public spaces, maximizing privacy.
Complete with a smart home system with touch-screens in every room that control every amenity imaginable with a tap of a finger, the energy-efficient home includes warm, sumptuous living spaces at every turn. Tucked away in its own wing, the master bedroom suite is a private, spa-like retreat of pampered luxury with a plush lounge area and glorious sunset views from floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to an expansive private terrace with intimate views to the gardens, tea house and koi pond beyond.
There are two separate and spacious bathroom suites, each with enormous walk-in closets, soaking tub and steam showers and vanities.
Separated from the master suite by a wondrous aquarium, a private office is ideal for quiet reading or study.
Separated from the master suite by a wondrous aquarium, a private office is ideal for quiet reading or study. A guest wing of the home includes two additional bedrooms and bathrooms with sitting areas and direct access to the exterior decks.
Further amenities include a full gym, temperature-controlled wine room with stunning red leather flooring, mudroom, laundry room and spacious storage and mechanical rooms.
Garden of Eden
The design of Gan Aden was site specific to the spectacular gardens designed by Martin Mosko. The home is surrounded by an earthly paradise of terraced landscaping, rock formations and verdant gardens. A Japanese ceremony house, or teahouse, stands beside a tranquil pond in the shape of the Japanese character for “heart”, each secluded and meditative. The walls of the teahouse are removable, enhancing the connection to the gardens and pond. The plantscape is indigenous to the Colorado native community of Castle Pines Village.
About the Area
The approximately 40,000 people who call Castle Rock home treasure its historic downtown, charming ambiance and plentiful parks, not to mention breathtaking views of the Front Range mountains. A prime location at 6,202 feet in the East Plum Creek Valley near I-25 places Castle Rock at the halfway point between Denver and Colorado Springs. Castle Rock has dramatic vistas and elevations as well as every shopping experience imaginable with a lively downtown district boasting several historic buildings, boutiques, and more than 40 restaurants to satisfy every taste. Located in Castle Pines Village, the property is part of a gated residential community that boasts two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. Recreational enthusiasts revel in the area’s more than 16 miles of trails, 1,500 acres of open space, and seven landscaped parks offering tennis courts, outdoor pools, sports fields, and playgrounds. Hiking and wildlife programs can be found at nearby Castlewood Canyon State Park and Hidden Mesa open space.
Gan Aden Features
- 10,027 sf // 3 bedrooms // 6 bathrooms
- Approximately one acre in Castle Pines Village
- Modern, sophisticated design inspired by the lush surroundings
- Named “2012 Home of the Year” by Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
- Architect: Chris Davis
- Marpa award-winning landscaping designed by Martin Mosko
- Interior design by Richard Lee of Richard Lee Interior Design in New York
- Ceremonial Teahouse
- Koi ponds
- Exquisite zen gardens
- Water and fire elements throughout
- Temperature-controlled wine room
- Attached three-car garage
- Elements of sustainability through a natural use of materials and a modern aesthetic
- House composed in zones for maximum privacy
- 8-foot water wall beside the stairway that descends through a grove of chanticleer pear trees
- Glass railing
- Floating stone steps
- Integrally colored board-framed concrete walls
- Driveway designed for maximum solar exposure
- Cementitious stucco
- Exposed steel framing
- Zinc trim
- Horizontal shiplap cedar siding
- Horizontal shiplap CVG walls
- Textured stone floors
- EPDM rubber membrane roof
- Spectacular gardens
- Terraced landscaping
- Rock formations
- Verdant gardens
- Plantscape indigenous to Castle Pines Village
- Hand brushed level 5 walls
- Quality hardwood floors
- 11-foot ceilings
- Gas boilers and radiant heating system
- Floor to ceiling Hopes pocket doors
- Kitchen with professional-grade custom selected appliances, clean lined cabinetry, ample counter space, large walk-in pantry and appliance garages
- Several dining spaces including a breakfast patio off the kitchen as well as indoor/outdoor cooking and dining
- Spacious family room
- 2 bedrooms with bathrooms, sitting areas and outdoor spaces/decks
- Master suite with 2 full bathrooms with vanities, large walk-in closets, soaking stubs and steam shower
- Adjacent to master suite is a private office/reading area separated by a breathtaking salt-water aquarium
- Living room offers 20th century design with tributes to
- Europe’s Renaissance // Cast glass screen refracts
- Colorado’s abundant sunshine
- Spacious storage room
- Generous mechanical room
- Full height crawl space
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