ASPEN REAL ESTATE – Less than six months after it was put on the market, a McLain Flats spec home is being sold at auction.The choice to put the 6,750-square-foot “Vision House Aspen” up for auction reflects a small but growing auction trend in the Roaring Fork Valley.Listing broker Wendy Lucas said that while there has been interest in the Vision House — which is the valley’s first LEED gold-certified residence — auctioning the property was a clear choice to speed up the process in a sluggish market.“There’s no real urgency in the real estate market right now,” said Lucas, who said it was her recommendation to the owners to go the auction route.The live, on-site auction takes place on Jan. 28 and there is no minimum bid. The house, which sits on 2.2 acres in the W/J subdivision, was originally listed for $13,975,000.
By Catherine Lutz, Jan. 15, 2011 Aspen Daily News

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