“In between the cabin’s journey from the site of what is now the Timbers Club at Snowmass Village to the hill above Heron Park, it came under the care of influential Aspen architect Fritz Benedict, who rescued the then-deteriorating structure in the 1970s, moved it to his Stillwater Road property east of Aspen and had it restored.“, writes owner Jeffrey Schoaf.
ASPEN REAL ESTATE – An early Scandinavian immigrant’s cabin that was originally built near today’s Owl Creek Road in Snowmass in the 1880s, and is now a restored structure on Neale Avenue in Aspen, could become a historic landmark…“In the early 1970s, Fritz and Fabi Benedict decided that the cabin was architecturally and historically too valuable to just let go to waste or be turned into firewood like so many other beautiful and historic cabins of the valley, and it was clearly in the path of future development where it was,” the cabin’s current owner, Jeffrey Shoaf, wrote in a letter to the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. Shoaf met with the commission Wednesday to discuss the cabin’s potential worthiness as a historic landmark.
By Curtis Wackerle, Oct. 27, 2011
MLS #122121 at 117 and 119 Neale St, Aspen, CO For Sale (Link is valid for 30 days until 11/17/11)
The broker writes, “Enjoy the best ever in-town river site with expansive South facing views of Ajax and over ¼ mile of Roaring Fork River…Yet very private and surrounded by parks. Near downtown Aspen location. Live in the 4 bedroom 4 bath existing house. Bonus ADU one bedroom one bath 1800”s historic cabin in an idyllic setting. Great opportunity for in -town compound and redevelopment. Above Herron Park and only a short stroll to downtown. You must see special one of a kind property.”