ASPEN REAL ESTATE: A real estate website has ranked the country’s top 10 ski homes and the number one and two spots were awarded to Aspen mansions. According to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, a house on Red Mountain is the No. 1 ski home in the country. The “Compound on the Ridge” is a nine-bedroom, nine-bath “luxury compound” on two acres listed for sale $35 million. The property includes an 11,300-square-foot main house and 4,178-square-foot guest house, and claims to be certified “built green” even though it has four fireplaces, three washers and dryers, resistance pool, air conditioning throughout, and multiple decks and patios that are likely snowmelted. The compound is highly visible from Aspen as it faces Aspen Mountain with unobstructed views and has a large swath of denuded earth around it.The number-two home is at 900 S. Alps Road, nearly underneath the Aspen Mountain gondola with direct ski access. The 9,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom, 10-bath home is listed for sale for $24.95 million. With six gas fireplaces and snowmelted decks, driveway and walkways, among multiple other amenities, it does not claim to be green.
By Staff, March 13, 2010 Aspen Daily News

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