This Colorado mountain getaway takes the log cabin to new heights.
The woodsy-inspired nine-bedroom house at the base of Aspen Mountain hit the market on Friday asking $45 million, ranking it among the priciest homes for sale in the tony ski town—which was blanketed in eight inches of snow on Tuesday.
The ski-in, ski-out house features the rustic charm of a ski lodge, with hulking, exposed log beams brought from Montana and stone fireplaces, plus the added comforts of a luxury megamansion. There’s a multi-level home theater, multiple bars—including one beside the rooftop hot tub—and a game room.
By square footage, it’s the fourth largest house listed in Aspen at the moment, clocking in at nearly 14,000 square feet.
The home opens into a foyer with a sweeping spiral staircase up to the main level, an open living and dining space with vaulted 30-foot ceilings. An array of entertainment amenities were built into the ground level, including a cinema with tiered seating, built-in billiards tables and a large wood-paneled bar, according to pictures of the snow-draped home.
The doors to the joint game room-theater were designed to minimize noise—a plus if there are children sleeping, said Heather Sinclair , founder and managing partner at The Agency’s Aspen office.
“Everything in this house was built and designed around family,” said Ms. Sinclair , who’s co-listing the property with Lisa Hatem , Chris Flynn and Allie Lutz , also from the Agency.
Of the nine bedrooms, there are five primary bedroom suites, large rooms with en-suite bathrooms, walk-in closets and fireplaces. One of those is self contained and includes its own kitchen. Those large private bedrooms make the home well suited to a large family with grown children or college age students—something for which Ms. Sinclair said she’s seen a lot of interest in the wake of the pandemic.
“There’s a demand for these compounds right now because you need to be able to entertain everyone and house everyone and be on Zoom,” she said.
It’s hitting the market for the first time since it was built in 2006. The sellers, who could not be reached for comment, bought the land underlying the mansion in 2003 for more than $5 million and set to work building the lavish ski lodge, property records show.
The home is built on an area that was once base camp for silver miners and included a horse tramway that led up the Aspen Mountain Road toward the mines, the agents discovered in historical records. By contrast, today, the enclave, known as Top of Mill, includes only a handful of luxury estates, Ms. Sinclair said.
The home comes to market amid a flurry of high-end deal making in U.S. second-home destinations. It’s driven record-breaking prices in some Rocky Mountain towns over the past six weeks, including in Bozeman, Montana, and Park City, Utah, Mansion Global previously reported. Another Aspen-area mansion recently sold to media entrepreneur Byron Allen for $27 million—a major deal for the area, The Wall Street Journal reported in July.
“We have people coming who are fleeing California, New York—the market’s been very busy,” Ms. Sinclair said.