Structural Associates Company, luxury custom home builders with 33+ years’ experience constructing fine homes, ranches, and commercial buildings in the resort mountain communities of the Rocky Mountains, has completed an exclusive estate that includes two homes on the Roaring Fork River outside Aspen, Colorado.

Glenwood Springs, Colorado May 28, 2015


Structural Associates, a custom builder located in Aspen, Snowmass, Vail, and Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is putting the finishing touches on what has been a special build for this accomplished company. The evolution of this project is a pure and organic strand woven into the larger captivating story of a famous small mountain town: Aspen, Colorado.


In 1970 local Aspen pioneering developer Nick Coates made his first trip to see a 2.5 acre parcel on the Roaring Fork River near the small community of farmers and ranchers known as Woody Creek. Formerly owned by Doc Henry, Aspen’s first dentist, it was love at first sight and Coates bought the property immediately. In the early 1980s he purchased the adjacent 2.5 acre parcel, creating the current estate now at five full acres. Sitting on a broad river bench just minutes away from downtown Aspen, the grounds feature an elegantly landscaped yard with a 1/3 acre pond, a bridge, a waterfall and over 560 feet of Roaring Fork River frontage.


“We are building two riverfront homes here,” said Kim Coates, Nick’s daughter, “and I am thrilled that we picked Structural Associates to do our job. These guys are responsive and patient, and they consistently show amazing attention to detail.” The contemporary main residence is four bedroom suites with a design that emphasizes the special connection to the river. Nearby is the intimately scaled rustic-style fishing cabin with three master suites. “This is a multi-generational retreat where families can gather to fully enjoy the diverse Colorado experience,” Kim explained.


The creation of the extensive infrastructure necessary to improve the Coates property, now known as Waterstone Way, combined with the high levels of craftsmanship expected for a project of this caliber, has allowed Structural Associates to display the broad abilities of their long-tenured team members. “It has been my distinct pleasure to have been part of the Structural Associates team which recently completed the Waterstone Way project in Woody Creek. Building two custom-designed luxury homes on five acres adjacent to the beautiful Roaring Fork River was a rewarding experience and one for which I will always be grateful,” said Maurice Gillming, Project Superintendent and Structural Associates team member for over eighteen years. While Waterstone Way was a demanding project that required an expanded and multifaceted approach, the ability to meet these demands fell well within the capabilities of SA and was not dissimilar to other successful projects that SA has delivered.


About Structural Associates

Structural Associates is a premier builder with offices located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With a primary focus on high-end custom residential, they have been creating projects located in Aspen, Snowmass, Vail, and Steamboat Springs spanning the last 33+ years. While the aesthetic of the product they build has varied from traditional to extremely modern homes, they are able to achieve consistency across these different genres through a scalable methodology and detailed process. As a highly adaptable company, they have been constructing extraordinary living spaces, ranches and commercial properties since 1982 and offer extensive maintenance services for the life of the buildings. This has been performed while sustaining an adherence to schedule, respect for the client’s budget, and ensuring that optimal value is achieved. They have been at the leading edge of sustainable technologies and building science for over thirty-three years. Structural Associates is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), and a proud professional affiliate of AIA Colorado.


Media contact:

Sabra Wiethoff
Structural Associates Company
4185 County Road 154
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601




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