The Strata House is notably unique. Strata means "horizontal layer" from the Modern Latin 'stratum' meaning "thing spread out". In geology, a 'stratum' (plural: strata) is a layer of sedimentary rock or soil, or igneous rock that were formed at the Earth's surface, with internally consistent characteristics that distinguish it from other layers. The home has been dug into the hillside revealing one of these layers and the floor plan has a horizontal layering effect to it. Located high in East Aspen, we've stepped this 40 foot tall home deep into the hillside. It’s a large home on the inside. However, it is nestled into the hillside working with the landscape and conforming to its slope to capitalize on the higher valley views. Indoor/outdoor living is unexpectedly tied into the main floor with the front of the home on an elevated deck. Then it wraps around the living room to a grassy patio.