It's been more than a year since we checked in on themost expensive properties for sale in Aspen
, and a lot's changed since then. Of our top five from last year listed on the indispensable
website, only one remains on the market, and its price has dropped by a substantial $8 million. Moreover, it had been the fifth-most expensive property available -- but now, it's tenth! We've included it just for fun.
As for the new top five, rest assured that they're breathtaking. Check them out below, featuring sample photos and text from the site -- and be sure to click on the links to take a longer tour.
See also: Photos: Five Most Expensive Properties for Sale in Aspen, published April 2013
Number 5: McLain Flats -- $35,000,000
One of Starwood's finest estates within the exclusive and gated community overlooking Aspen, Star Mountain Ranch is a supreme blend of sophistication and alpine delight. Interior finishes and amenities include French limestone floors, LCD glass in pool area for privacy, Italian hand-carved limestone mantle, white oak paneling, AMX integrated audio control system, full commercial kitchen, hand-etched glass shower, indoor pool, steam room, hot tub, juice bar, exercise room, and two elevators. The exterior includes custom copper shingles, granite water features with reflecting pools and water wall, reclaimed aged-oak timber siding and mature landscaping with irrigation system.
Continue to keep counting down the five most expensive properties in Aspen. Number 4: Carbondale Rural Farm/Ranch -- $37,500,000
Ty Bar Ranch is nestled in the Crystal River outpouring along Prince Creek at the foot of Mount Sopris in the Elk Mountains. This beautiful ranch is a continuous agricultural area 10 minutes above Carbondale. Surrounded by ranchlands and BLM with connectivity to the extensive White River National Forest. the historic Ty Bar Angus cattle ranch approximately 780 acres mostly in Pitkin County, 123 acres in Garfield county. Very private and quiet. home to abundant wildlife with spectacular alpine and valley views. located four miles from town and easily accessible. This ranch is ideal for numerous recreation and business opportunities, secluded, yet close to town.
Continue to keep counting down the five most expensive properties in Aspen. Number 3: Red Mountain -- $41,250,000
This spectacular property is situated on the most desirable street in aspen at the base of Red Mountain -- famous for its ski resort and exclusive homes. The beautifully maintained 2.5-acre parcel is nestled between a pond and multiple dramatic water features that gently flow down the side of the main residence. Offering ample room to relax and entertain, the spacious family home has six bedrooms, with a children's wing and staff quarters, and a large screening room. the living room, dining room, sitting room, and recessed bar flow harmoniously around a grand central stone fireplace and all boast breathtaking views of aspen mountain through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Continue to keep counting down the five most expensive properties in Aspen. Number 2: West Buttermilk -- $46,000,000
Nestled high on Buttermilk Mountain, this nearly 45-acre property represents a rare and very special opportunity to enjoy unobstructed and expansive views of Red Mountain, Continental Divide and Mt. Sopris. Permitted plans include a 13,500 sq. ft. mountain contemporary main residence (currently under construction) with seven bedrooms, seven full baths, two gracious master suites and sitting rooms, wine cellar, exercise and spa rooms, media room, tennis courts, multiple decks and patios, and beautiful outdoor spaces. A picturesque 1,800 ft. long driveway connects the main residence, caretaker dwelling unit (CDU) and stable. Construction of the CDU and stable has been completed in the finest of finishes.
Continue to keep counting down the five most expensive properties in Aspen. Number 1: Red Mountain Ranch -- $65,000,000
Set high atop prestigious red mountain and overlooking aspen and all four ski areas, the summit house lives up to its name on many levels. As one of the most magnificent homes ever built in Colorado, the irreplaceable size, premier location, expansive views, and numerous amenities are unrivaled in aspen. Beginning with a private six acre site, the 18,000 square foot main home is accommodating in every regard, yet an additional building right of nearly 4,150 square feet plus deck space allows for an expansion to complete a compound that even the most worldly would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. The size of this home cannot be duplicated under current land use codes, making this legacy home a rare commodity indeed.
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Bonus property: Number 10: Woody Creek Farm/Ranch -- $29,500,000 (previously $37,500,000)
The last remaining original Aspen ranch! 245 acres (95 irrigated), substantial water rights, over a mile of ownership of collins creek and woody creek, backs up to national forest. flying dog ranch offers two separate development parcels with large development rights: up to 15,000 square feet of far on the main parcel, in up to 3 homes plus barns; 10,750 on the 59-acre east parcel in one home plus barns. two other parcels allow barns only. approvals vested until 2023. huge views and extreme privacy.
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