Is the story different for high-end properties in the Aspen area?
It certainly seems to have been for acting couple Felicity Huffman, best know for her role in the now-concluded ABC series Desperate Housewives, and William H. Macy, a marvel as a hard-partying hellion in Showtime's Shameless.
We hope Huffman and Macy will be able to scrape by.
From the look of images in the original listing, the buyer has landed a real gem. While it's not huge by celebrity-home standards (5,000 square feet), the home sits on a glorious 35-acre parcel. The place is gorgeous inside and out.
Check out a sampling of images below, interspersed with details about the property, including a testimonial written by Macy. To see even more photos, and for additional information, click here.
Basalt, CO 81621
$4,250,000 (Price in original listing)
Beds: 6 beds
Baths: 5 full baths, one 1/2 bath
Property Type: Single Family Detached
Year Built: 2006
Garage: 2 Car Garage
We love this house and so do our two girls. We've had the best dinner parties and holiday feasts. Felicity and I love to hike up toward Sopris Mountain, right out the back door. We’ve spent hours on the back deck watching the fantastic color as the sun sets over the ranch. We put a secret door between the kids bedrooms which has been a huge hit. And of course my wood shop where I’ve made some lovely pieces of furniture.
Excellent opportunity to own a spectacular 6BD/5.5BA mountain home located in Sopris Mountain Ranch only 25 miles from Aspen. Enjoy a gourmet country kitchen and two complete living areas with extraordinary workmanship and attention to detail throughout. This beautifully landscaped home is situated on 35 private acres, has fantastic views overlooking the polo field, and includes a spacious woodworking shop. The Equestrian Center accesses over 2,000 acres of national forest and has miles of maintained trials for horseback riding and outdoor recreation. For information on Sopris Mountain Ranch community visit soprismtnranch.net.
Basalt, Colorado is located in Eagle County. Basalt is a suburban community with a population of 4,008. The median household income is $70,499. In Basalt, 51% of residents are married, and families with children reside in 38% of the households. Half the population of Basalt commutes 31 minutes or less to work, with 68% of residents holding white collar jobs and 32% residents holding blue collar jobs. The median age of homes in Basalt, CO is 14 years, with 58% of those homes owned, 32% rented, and 11% not occupied. In the previous year, 91 Basalt properties were sold. The median sale price of a home in Basalt in the previous year was $427,908.