A Forest Meander Leads To This Picturesque $17,950,000 Estate

  1. Jeremy
  2. March 12, 2019 3:01 pm

A Forest Meander Leads To This Picturesque $17,950,000 Estate

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A peaceful drive through tall aspen and pine trees ends at a striking abode of old barnwood siding combined with rusted metal (a homage to Aspen’s mining of the past). The beautiful mansion is further embellished with two-story walls of glass and stucco, with a singular curving roof flowing to mimic the curve of the Red Mountain in the background. The seven-bedroom residence was designed by award-winning architect Harry Teague and is being offered for US$17,950,000.

The home is designed in three integrated modules which meld into its setting rather than dominate it. This allows for an epic living room with impressive two-story walls of windows, unique in that they meet at the corners to offer an uninterrupted 180-degree view of the majestic beauty right outside. There is also a dining room with a lowered ceiling to accommodate easy conversation and a long gallery for art that ushers one to a private office nook and the master bedroom.

The ranchland was originally purchased in the 1940s by industrialist Walter Paepcke and his wife, Elizabeth, when Aspen was a Western outpost after the mining bust. The Paepckes were mesmerized with the area’s rugged beauty and, through their philanthropic efforts, helped define Aspen as a desirable cultural and world-class skiing destination.

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