An elite alpine getaway seeks a deep-pocketed, snow-loving buyer—one who might break a major record in the process, no less.
One of only five homes at the top of Colorado’s Aspen Mountain is on the market for a sky-high price that, if the seller can score anywhere close to that, will make it “the most expensive home ever sold in the prestigious area.” TopTenRealEstateDeals.com,
Indeed, for $100 million, ultra-high-net-worth house hunters have this glam pad as an option to consider — should they need a luxe home on prime slopes primed for next season’s ski days in the winter months should be spent in search of
(The current local record is held by a mansion that sold for $72.5 million, the outlet reported.)
Built in 1979, the 14,000-square-foot property has long been owned by Detroit manufacturing entrepreneur Joel Tauber, who purchased the property in 1996 for a little over $9 million. The Wall Street Journal reported Last summer, when the 10-bedroom was listed for sale.
The grandest of a handful of Aspen Mountain residences, the home features more than “a football field of true ski-in, ski-out ski access,” according to listingWho has been replaced by Steven Shane of Compass.
The three-story residence has three fireplaces, a gym, a formal dining room, a game room, a bar, an office, and a ski room with gear. It is fully furnished, including contemporary artworks and a large outdoor sculpture.
To enter the villa, guests take the elevator to the second-floor bridge, which leads to the front door and a grand, two-story, chandelier-adorned foyer.
Situated on 1.4 acres about 100 yards from the Little Nell Ski Run’s gondola, the mansion underwent renovations in 2015, and now has nearly 5,000 square feet of deck and patio space and two kitchens. There’s a stonework exterior and many skylights—including a stained glass number—hardwood floors and oversize windows.
As for the area, it was formerly a mining town—but today is better known as a ski retreat for A-listers: the late journalist Hunter S. Thompson was a longtime resident and John Denver was inspired by the area to write the songs “Espenglow” and “Starwood in Aspen.”