This is a “Best” Aspen properties list in noteworthy categories on the market summer 2012. It is not a complete list and there will be properties not mentioned here that should be. As the Aspen Snowmass real estate inventory turns over, the list will change. For more information on these or other great properties, and for fantastic deals…email me or call me at 970.920.7387.

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Best Soft Contemporary In-Town Family Home Priced $8M – $10M

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Broker’s comments are “Situated in a quiet neighborhood, this elegant property offers stunning views from Independence Pass to Mt. Sopris and beyond. Mountain style family home with top of the line finishes and exquisite craftsmanship. Features include exposed beams, walnut floors, picture windows, large patios and decks. Enjoy a sophisticated private master suite. All lower level bedrooms walk-out to patios. A separate guest/caretaker house is cozy and fully-equipped. Just a short, 10-minute walk to downtown Aspen and easy access to the Hunter Creek Trail. Lives and shows beautifully.”

MLS #: 119388 Address: 705 S. SpruceStreet Price: $9,875,000.
Built/Remodeled: 2004

Price/Sq Ft: $1,236 Bedrooms: 8 Baths: 6
Sq Footage: 7,988

Location: Aspen/Smuggler Area Courtesy of: Joshua & Co. Contact Tim Estin 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best Value Bank Sale: New 2010 Green Construction Home


Broker’s comments are “Unlimited views. Living areas connected by artful stairways with the family room on the upper level allowing for light and views. A stylish bar with built-in media center plus a theater-style media room entertain with ease. Outdoor living is as elegant as inside with its built-in barbeque and stainless cabinetry. Featured in Green Builder Magazine, the home is a “glamorously green showcase … demonstrating resource efficiency, durability and cost effectiveness through sustainable design and construction practices.” Features include security system, stereo/intercom throughout, Lite Touch, Smart House system, geothermal/solar heating system, custom lighting, Electrolux central vacuum, reclaimed siding and flooring, internal fire protection system, heater gutter system.”

MLS #: 123118 Address: 101 Byers Court
Price: $7,500,000
Built: 2010

Price/Sq Ft: $1,038
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 6
Sq Footage: 7,220

Location: Aspen W/J Ranch Courtesy of: Chaffin Light RE Contact: Tim Estin 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best Knollwood Family Home $4M – $6M


Broker’s comments are “Fabulous luxury custom home crafted of the highest quality materials and a perfect floor plan. Views of Independence Pass and Difficult Valley. Special features include reclaimed timbers, spacious master suite with steam shower and soaking tub, spectacular landscaping, gourmet kitchen, wood floors, electric shades, great media room, oversized 2-car garage, and snowmelted drive. Great home for entertaining indoors or out!”

MLS #: 119723

Address: 18 Westview Drive
Price: $5,750,000
Built: 2004

Price/Sq Ft: $1,135
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 4
Sq Footage: 5,064

Location: Mtn Valley Area
Courtesy of:SDS RE
Contact: Tim Estin at 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best In-Town Value: New Contemporary Home under $6.5M


Broker’s comments are “Located directly across the street from Snyder Park and just a 5 minute walk to the gondola, this brand new home offers convenience, privacy and a warm contemporary design. The open floorplan is well suited for both intimate gatherings or large parties. Soaring ceilings with large, expansive windows make this a bright and cheerful home while also embracing the wooded feeling of the surrounding property. Quality features include a Chef’s kitchen, custom 700 bottle wine room, exercise room and a huge family room with media center and billiards area. Fine finishes include, black walnut floors, polished granite countertops, integral plaster walls, Lutron lighting system, Sub-Zero, Bosch & Wolf appliances, master bath with steam shower and jacuzzi tub. All audio/visual equipment is included.”

MLS #:118846

Address: 1215 E. Hopkins Ave Price: $6,495,000
Built: 2009

Price/Sq Ft: $1,241
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4
Sq Footage: 5,233

Location: Aspen Core/Smuggler
Courtesy of: M&F, Sotheby’s Contact: Tim Estin at 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best Newer Zen-like Contemporary Home Under $15M


Broker comments are, “A dramatic setting of Aspen trees & mountain views surround this stunning contemporary estate that is warm, comfortable, & suitable for a large family, yet charming, intimate & completely private. 6 bedrooms (including a caretaker apartment), floor-to-ceiling windows, stone fireplace in the great room, fantastic kitchen w/stainless appliances, grand master suite w/gas fireplace & large walk-in closet, office, family room, recreation room, exercise room, elevator, hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, stone & wood accents throughout, A/C, radiant heat, 3 car garage, circular entry drive, reflecting infinity pond, multiple stone patios, beautiful landscaping, built-in outdoor BBQ, & excellent indoor & outdoor entertaining areas. Located on nearly 8 acres with ski-in/out access to Buttermilk.”

MLS #:122402 Address: 300 Eagle Pines Drive Price: $14,995,00
Built: 2001

Price/Sq Ft: $1,094
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 6
Sq Footage: 13,699

Location: West Buttermilk
Courtesy of: M&F, Sotheby’s

Contact Tim Estin at 970-920-7387 for more details..

Best Newer Maroon Creek Contemporary Under $20M


Broker’s comments are “As featured in the Summer 2009 issue of Aspen Magazine, this home is a contemporary and technological marvel. No detail is overlooked from the home spa complete with waterfall, to the home theater with 170 inch screen, a 2,800 bottle temperature controlled wine room and an open living area leading out to a generous courtyard with outdoor fireplace, grill, oversized lounge couches, a hot tub, reflecting water feature and an outdoor movie screen. Perfect for intimate entertaining or for a large gathering, this home is truly a work of art. Designed by Tim Hagman and decorated by Michael J O’Malley, with furniture from Milan based Pro Memoria. Geothermal field with 19 wells, radient heat, ultra violet air cleansers, and beyond state of the art technology. Beyond compare.”

MLS #: 111524

Address: 196 Pfister Drive Price: $19,950,000

Built: 2008

Price/Sq Ft: $2,028 Bedrooms:6
Baths: 6
Sq Footage: 9,835

Location: Maroon Creek Sub.
Courtesy of: Chaffin Light RE Contact: Tim Estin at 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best Red Mountain Contemporary Under $20M


Broker’s comments are “An architectural masterpiece incorporating high-end finish materials with an intelligent floor plan designed by Charles Cunniffee Architects. This new home features six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and four half baths home with panoramic views of the majestic mountains from Independence Pass to Mt. Sopris. Views also include all four ski mountains and downtown Aspen. Notable highlights of this property include: grand scale living areas open to 2,013 square-feet of outdoor entertaining spaces, infinity-edge pool, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, BBQ area, waterfall, and large blue stone terraces. Addendum: The entertaining features of the home include a media room, wine room, exercise and wet bar. The family level provides guest suites, pool-side lounge, family room and office that opens to the stone terraces and lawn areas.”

MLS #: 103103

Address:1375 Red Mountain Rd Price: $19,950,000
Built: 2007

Price/Sq Ft: $1,918
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 6
Sq Footage: 10,398

Location: Aspen/Red Mountain
Courtesy of CB Mason Morse
Contact Tim Estin at 970-920-7387 for more details..

Most Beautiful Aspen Starwood Home with Character Under $9M


Broker’s comments are, “Stunning dramatic views of all four ski mountains and Elk Mountain Range. Beautiful landscaping with appealing water features enhance the panorama of mountain views and serene privacy. This home provides opportunities for entertaining on a grand scale in and out, yet is designed to exude warmth, intimacy and an inviting special character. True Dimensions: 7,805 SF res + 523 SF garage + 253 SF studio + 335 SF storage + 3,334 SF decks/terraces.”

MLS #: 121654

Address: 156 Eppley Drive
Price: $8,495,000
Built: 1974/Remodel: 1992

Price/Sq Ft: $1,088
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 6
Sq Footage: 7,805

Location: Aspen/Starwood Courtesy of: M/F, Sotheby’s Contact: Tim Estin at 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best Starwood Contemporary Home Under $20M


Broker’s comments are “This is a stunningly beautiful new “barn-like” contemporary Starwood home with gorgeous high finishes.”

MLS #: 122752

Address:456 Kessler Drive
Price: $19,500,000
Built: 1986/Remodeled: 2009

Price/Sq Ft: $1,921
Bedrooms: 8
Baths: 5
Sq Footage: 10,148

Location: Aspen Starwood Courtesy of: Joshua & Co. Contact: Tim Estin or 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best Charming Family Aspen Home Under $3M (in Starwood!)


Broker’s comments are, “Located on 3 private acres with meandering garden paths & a meadow filled with wildflowers, this European inspired home was designed by Al Beyer and constructed with care. Features include 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,548 square feet, office/4th bedroom/2nd family room, antique heart pine flooring & cabinetry, reclaimed Douglas Fir beams, vaulted ceilings, custom iron hand railings, French doors in the living room, wood-burning fireplace, 672 square foot two car garage with built-in shelving & 672 square foot storage loft above, authentic cobblestone auto court, patio, sauna & hot tub. The gated subdivision of Starwood features tennis courts and numerous hiking & cross country trails. A true retreat.

MLS #: 122405

Address: 889 S. Starwood Dr Price: $2,975,000
Built: 1993

Price/Sq Ft: $704
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3
Sq Footage: 3,548

Location: Aspen/Starwood Courtesy of: M/F Sotheby’s Contact: Tim Estin or 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Condos In Aspen Core: $2M-$3M

Broker’s comments are,”All new kitchen – Summer 2010. Sophisticated 2-story townhome – renovated in 2007 and fully furnished/accessorized in a contemporary style. Views of Ajax from master bedroom, A/C in master. Beautiful grounds. Small, quiet complex. Adjacent to Glory Hole Park. Walk to gondola, town center, Aspen Club easily. Pool, spa, resident manager.”

MLS #:119104

Address: 625 West End #13 Price: $2,700,000
Built/Remodeled: 1976/2010

Price/Sq Ft: $1,490 Bedrooms:3
Sq Footage:1,812

Location: Aspen/Central Core Courtesy of: B.J. Adams Contact Tim Estin 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Condo In Aspen Core: $2M – $3M

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Broker’s comments are “Owner says sell. Further $250,000 reduction. On Aspen Mountain, this luxury townhouse is both private and exclusive (no short term rentals). 1,911 sq.ft per assessor of open plan, top floor living with an elevator. Very peaceful yet central to the core, it is close to all town activities while providing direct mountain access. Big views of Shadow Mountain, Red Butte and beyond. The light sun-filled living areas and separate office are complemented by 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Additionally there are useful utility room and storage spaces. Both the exterior and interior have been recently remodeled to a very high standard. Shares a swimming pool and hot tub with just 5 other owners. Furniture negotiable.”

MLS #:122616

Address:701 S. MonarchSt. Price: $2,745,000
Built/Remodeled: 1973/2010

Price/Sq Ft: $1,436 Bedrooms:3 Baths:3
Sq Footage:1,911

Location: Aspen/Central Core Courtesy of:R. MacGregor
Contact Tim Estin 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Condos In Aspen Core $2M – $3M

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Broker’s comments are, “Lovely, designer-furnished (some exclusions) river-level condominium at Chateau Roaring Fork. Enjoy the sounds of the river from your deck. Three bedrooms. Turn-key, with excellent rental potential. Kitchen was just redone. Popular complex with pool and other amenities. “

MLS #:121391

Address: 1039 E. Cooper #13-A Price:$2,695,000
Built/Remodeled: 1969/2011

Price/Sq Ft: $1,815 Bedrooms:3
Sq Footage:1,485

Location: Aspen/Central Core Courtesy of: M&F, Sotheby’s
Contact Tim Estin 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Condo In Aspen Core $1M – $2M

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Broker’s comments are, “Remodeled with a mountain zen décor by Mountain Resort Interiors, this sophisticated ski-in/ski-out corner condo features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1242 square feet, floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views, wood-burning fireplace, complex pool & hot tub, on site management, ski storage, and rooftop access. Walk everywhere.”

MLS #:122227

Address:738 S. Galena St #6C Price: $1,595,000
Built/Remodeled: 1969/2005

Price/Sq Ft: $1,284 Bedrooms:3
Sq Footage:1,242

Location: Aspen/Centrral Core Courtesy of: M&F, Sotheby’s
Contact Tim Estin 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best 2 Bedroom Condos In Aspen Core Under $1M

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Broker’s comments are, “Immaculate 2 bedroom townhome with views of Aspen Mtn and Independence Pass. Exterior remodel completed and paid for by Seller. Storage unit and two assigned parking spaces. Short term rentals and pets allowed. A delight to show.”

MLS #:119625

Address:108 W. Hyman #4 Price: $759,500
Built: 1969

Price/Sq Ft: $999 Bedrooms:2
Sq Footage:760

Location: Aspen/Central Core Courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Mason Morse RE
Contact Tim Estin 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best 2 Bedroom Condos In Aspen Core Under $1M

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Broker’s comments are, “Wonderful, newly remodeled and one block from the core. Backs up to the river w/views of Aspen Mtn. Exceptionally well maintained, smaller complex. Low dues. No pets, no short term rentals. Buyer who appreciates hhassle free Aspen property. HOA dues are $700/qtr + approximately $300/qtr for insurance.”

MLS #:104109
Address: 630 E. Hopkins Price: $998,000
Built/Remodeled: 1976/2007

Price/Sq Ft: $1,040 Bedrooms:2
Sq Footage:960

Location: Aspen/Central Core Courtesy of: M&F, Sotheby’s
Contact Tim Estin 970-920-7387 for more details.

Best 2 Bedroom Condos In Aspen Core Under $1M

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Broker’s comments are, “Just around the bend on Waters Avenue! Two bedroom 1.5 bath condo remodeled with high end finishes and lovely furnishings. Wood burning fireplace enhances the atmosphere. This unit comes with a deeded one car parking space, storage and a ski locker. Easy to show.”

MLS #:123119

Address:914 E. Waters Avenue Price: $745,000
Built/Remodeled: 1998/2008

Price/Sq Ft: $956 Bedrooms:2
Sq Footage:779

Location: Aspen/Central Core Courtesy of: SDS RE
Contact Tim Estin 970-920-7387 for more details.