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Inside John Denver's Studio, Guesthouse in Aspen, Now on Sale for $8.5 Million

The singer built the studio and guesthouse in 1975 adjacent to his primary home in Starwood, which sold in 2016 for $2.75 million.
The nearly 3,000 square-foot home sits on five acres of land.
The nearly 3,000 square-foot home sits on five acres of land. Michael Brands/Mountain Home Photos
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The 2,900-square-foot property on five acres in Aspen that was once the studio and guesthouse of the late John Denver is for sale for $8.495 million.

Located at 580 Johnson Drive in the exclusive Starwood neighborhood, the property is just twenty minutes outside of downtown Aspen and close to the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport for easy access via private jet. Denver wrote the song "Starwood in Aspen" about this home and the neighborhood.
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The view from one of the patios is of the Aspen Highlands Ski Area.
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The property has sweeping views of the Aspen Valley and the surrounding mountains, as well as five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a hot tub and multiple outdoor entertainment spaces. According to Christie's International Real Estate, there's an option to expand the building to nearly 10,000 square feet; the studio has already been largely absorbed into the guesthouse.

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., who was raised in Tucson (the house where he grew up was sold this spring and is now a vacation rental listed under johndenverhome.com), changed his stage name to John Denver in 1963, inspired by the capital of his favorite state. A decade later, he was a big star who'd moved to Aspen — specifically Starwood, a gated community with 24/7 security.

He built the studio and guesthouse in 1975 adjacent to his primary home at 570 Johnson Drive, which sold in 2016 for $2.75 million.
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There are multiple outdoor entertainment spaces in at the home.
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Before Denver died in a plane crash in California in 1997, the Grammy award-winning artist recorded nine top hits and fifteen platinum albums.

A statue of the singer stands outside the entrance to Red Rocks. Along with that venue, John Denver was a member of the first class inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2011.

For more looks at the property for sale, keep reading...

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The modern kitchen has amazing views of the Aspen Valley.
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The main level has a sprawling open floor plan.
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True to Colorado, there is no shortage of exposed wood in the home.
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The home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
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