James Koster Architect was retained to provide high-end residential consulting services for this proposed luxury mixed-use development at the foot of the Mountain Village gondola in Telluride, Colorado. The Silverline project was to break new ground for luxury development in the Rocky Mountains for embracing a modern style throughout and for the kinds of units and level of amenity that would have been offered.
Several schemes were developed, some more ambitious than others. The scheme shown here would have included 370,000 built square feet including 170,000 square feet of residential units centered on this plaza shared by the town gondola stations. 45,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space would have also fronted on this plaza, and a 100,000 square foot parking garage was to be hidden below the complex.
Mr. Koster's expertise with luxury multi-family residential development was well known and made him central to the planning and detailing of the residential spaces and many aspects of the exteriors. He also consulted on the general level of finish and amenity throughout the project.