Couple & Harmonize

A retrospective look at the Ruwitch Residence

  • Project

    Ruwitch Residence

  • Status

    Completed, 2016

  • Location

    Telluride, CO

  • Services

    Architecture, Interior Design

Influenced by Telluride’s mining history.

[Harmonize] two existing layers into one spacious ‘mountain modern’ lair, strategically detailed by regional influences and historical hues of Telluride, Colorado.

• Inspired by the locational depth of character.
• Underpinned by influences of an old mining town.
• Splayed out over decompartmentalized dual structures.

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Harmony is struck by nestling into what was, while adjusting into the new nature of things.


We’ve harmonized the former framework between two individual condominium units on separate floors into a coupled structure of steel and revitalized spaces. Also unified are the kitchen, dining, and living areas complimented by views into the adjacent master suite. An operable wall partition offers the option of complete privacy for the master bedroom or open views of the main space

Project Details

  • Size
  • Completed
  • Architect
    [STRANG] Design
  • Team
    Monica Arrivillaga, Alexandra Mangimelli, Matthew Slingerland, Max Strang
  • Interior Design
    [STRANG] Design
  • General Contractor
    Cobra Construction
  • Photography
    Scott Rhey

We captured the space formerly occupied by a public stair that connected the two separate units. This space was given to the 'great room’ to enhance the overall design.