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The Abundance of Aspen

Maroon Bells ASPEN / COLORADO 

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Originally named for the abundance of aspen trees in the area, Aspen’s abundance has grown exponentially in terms of luxury, from fine restaurants and world-renowned ski resorts to some of the most artistic and culturally stimulating experiences. These aspects and more are appealing to buyers and continue to shape Aspen’s diverse, high-end lifestyle.

Though the market is plentiful with a large inventory of luxury property options, the Aspen market is finite due to local and state development rules that restrict building in certain areas of the town, according to Craig Morris of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty. “Supply and demand are always in favor of our sellers,” he says, but adds that what people want is nearly always achievable. These demands result in an interesting balance of both classic, historic homes with original architecture, and newer construction primarily built on “teardown” properties.

This interweaving of old and new structures is special to Aspen, says Carrie Wells of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate, as it further adds to the character of the town and continues to bring in affluent buyers seeking luxury amenities. She notes that particularly in downtown Aspen, the “core,” new residential developments are not permitted and current properties have become more valuable. Wells, and other agents like Robert Ritchie of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, say buyers have grown to cultivate lifestyles in Aspen to fit their own needs. Bespoke estates are either renovated internally, increasing their worth, or new homes are being built more beautiful and upscale than the last. Though Aspen seems to be constantly changing, Ritchie says changes help “shine it up” and ultimately makes the town look good.

And truly, “looking good” is an understatement when considering the luxury and culture that exist in every corner of the city. From an exclusive G650 club and top-rated restaurants to a variety of world-class ski resorts and outdoor amenities, Aspen’s elite can find their true home in a place like this. Whether you hit the slopes or visit the Aspen Music Festival every year, Aspen is a place that can fit any lifestyle, which to buyers is often a priority. “We live in our own little fantasy world and people often suggest that living here is not ‘the real world,’” Morris says. “It’s the ‘real world’ to those that decide to put living and lifestyle at the top of their list, and when they do, they never look back.” 

Colorado

Carrie Wells

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate

970.948.6750

carrie@carriewells.com

www.CarrieWells.com

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Colorado

Craig Morris

Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

970.379.9795

craig.morris@sothebysrealty.com

CraigMorris.com

AspenSnowmassSIR.com

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Colorado

Robert Ritchie

Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

970.379.1500

Robert.Ritchie@sothebysrealty.com

AspenValues.com

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YOTEL is a pioneer in modular building with a signature design concept that centers around transformative spaces with multi-purpose furniture and convertible configurations to maximize interior space along with built-in technology and a modern minimalistic design.

 

The property will implement the newest technologies, such as robot butlers making in-PAD deliveries and a robotic luggage concierge, as well as an interactive app offering ski and car valet, check-in, keyless entry, on-demand Fix-it (IT) and Cabin (housekeeping) Crews, mobile dining orders, Amazon lockers, and more. PADS (condos) range from 410 to 629sf and start in the $300,000s. The property will also unveil the brand’s new DOMO concept with 21 townhomes offering 1,503sf of living space that can sleep up to 10, priced from $1.5 million. Owners will have access to:The Terrace social hub with a bar, numerous fire pits, year-round pool and hot tub, a dog park, a dedicated area for yoga, table tennis and bocce ball courts.

 

The community fireplace lounge will have the first-ever YOTELPAD bar that connects the outdoor social spaces with the indoors. KOMYUNTI will serve as a multi-generational space, offering a place for guests to warm up fireside, mingle at the bar, dine at the on-site restaurant or takeover the fully-equipped kitchen available to owners.

Little ones will be plenty occupied with endless activities in dedicated zones for kids and teens, and other amenities in and around MISSION CONTROL (the central lobby area) will include a 24/7 gym, steam room and GRAB+GO light bites. Gear storage, as well as bike storage, will be available to owners seasonally.

Photos courtesy of YOTELPAD Mammoth.

They’re going fast! Mountain Shadows’ new resort condominiums and suites are flying quickly off the market, with only 13 of the 42 units remaining. These brand-new condos in the luxury wing of Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley, Arizona mark the completion of the $100 million new-build resort in March 2018.

 

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Photos courtesy of Mountain Shadows

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Cross Mountain Ranch, one of the largest and most ecologically diverse recreational and operating ranches in the nation, spanning four counties in Northwestern Colorado near Steamboat Springs is on the market for the first time in nearly 3 decades. Listed for $100 million, the Ranch is one of the largest and most diverse ranches on the market in the United States and features 20 miles of river frontage.
The family homestead of development tycoon Ronald Boeddeker, Cross Mountain Ranch is the confluence of history, nature, recreation and agriculture.
In addition to a working cattle and sheep ranch, the property offers a range of recreation options including trophy hunting, fly fishing, snowmobiling, whitewater river rafting and kayaking.
“Cross Mountain Ranch is an incredible legacy ranch and investment,” says listing broker Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group. “On their own, components such as water rights, hunting and recreation offerings and agricultural operations make for a strong investment opportunity, but linked together, as they are at Cross Mountain Ranch, it creates a property with invaluable potential. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase one of the most significant and diverse properties in the west.”
Cross Mountain Ranch consists of two distinct ecosystems stretching across four counties, abutting thousands of acres of national forest, BLM, state and park service land and rising more than 2,500 feet in elevation. The Upper Ranch, with alpine landscapes, rich game and rushing rivers includes the historic Pyramid Peak Guest Ranch, a former stagecoach stop at the base of the 13,000-foot Pyramid Peak. The Lower Ranch encompasses the genesis of western ranch settlements including the historic Victorian Sevens Ranch.

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  • World-class hunting with unlimited big game hunting, an abundance of fly fishing rivers and several stocked trout ponds
  • Valuable and historic water rights that irrigate hundreds of acres of meadows and pastures that rest alongside the rivers
  • Close proximately to Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley Regional Airport
  • A commitment to the conservation of America’s rich western heritage in the form of a 16,000-acre conservation easement
  • Shared borders with hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands including the acclaimed Dinosaur National Monument, Flat Top Wilderness Area and the Routt National Forest

The perfect blend of agriculture, livestock, hunting, fishing and recreation, Cross Mountain Ranch is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the historic Great American West.

Photos courtesy of Mirr Ranch Group.



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