How do you make something old, new again?
Hidden away high on the forested slopes of Prospect, the Tipple House is a unique residential project built to capture the imagination and spirit of the new Crested Butte. Built from materials reclaimed from a 19th century mine, the building embraces the character of it’s rich mining heritage and brings it up to date with the benefit of innovative architectural and environmental design.
The name “Tipple House” is based on the style of a traditional mine where miners would push carts full of minerals and tip them over to be loaded into trucks. Using the miner theme, we created an identity and collateral for the home which was to be sold to a single family who appreciated craftsmanship, sustainability and retaining history. We wanted to carry on the theme of “a piece of history”, so we used actual pieces of wood from the original bunkhouse of the 1880s mine as part of the collateral that told the story.