Upon entering this sumptuous Aspen hideaway, you ascend the gracious stairway to the great room. The cupola crowning this entire space has a hand painted mural around all the high windows above. The living room is surrounded by glass and light with arguably the best vantage point of any Red Mt. home with views of Aspen Mt., Independence, the Bells, and the entire Elk Mt. Range and beyond. There is a giant, welcoming wood burning fireplace, full bar and plush seating for family, friends and guests. Adjacent is the owner’s hunting lodge office with all the technology to do any deal.
It is a very cool floor plan, as the public spaces, office, master suite, dining room, kitchen and casual sitting room surrounding the kitchen are on the main living floor. The 12 chair formal dining room is between the kitchen and living areas. The kitchen is inviting and incredibly well organized, and the outdoor pizza oven on the veranda is just steps away. The family gathering area next to the kitchen with a breakfast nook, comfortable couches and club chairs faces another fireplace, and there are discreet flat screen tv’s located in just the perfect spots, unobtrusive, yet convenient in every room.
As you walk out of this gathering area there is an elevator, which serves all three levels. Above the 4 car garage is a guest bedroom with private bath. The elevator is an added feature, enabling one to move luggage and gear between floors with ease, and giving people of all ages easy access to every level. One can drive right up to this upper level and bring items directly into the same level as the kitchen.
The lower level, which is not below grade, has three additional bedroom suites and the laundry room with two pairs of washers and dryers. On this level is also a media room complete with a pool table. As you enter the house from the main entrance, one can enter on this same level to access these bedrooms and media center, making it so easy for other members of your party to ease into the privacy of their own bedrooms.
The crowning feature is the separate 2000 square foot athletic center with a 20 meter long and 5 meter wide lap pool. There is a complete gym, massage room, steam room and showers. This sports facility is on the south side connected to the porte cocher and has great light and views. One can walk up the outside stairs from the sports center to the gracious patios and lawn areas outside the grand public spaces. One can begin and end everyday in this physical paradise.
It has only been rented once in its 10 year life, and once again the Aspen rental is being offered for Christmas and New Years only. Do not miss this chance to spend the holidays in this beautifully appointed, yet wonderfully comfortable and intimate, Tuscan Hideaway perched above the town of Aspen.
Aspen - Red Mountain
A Tuscan villa, perched on a private knoll located half way up Red Mountain
Five full bathrooms and three powder rooms, views of Aspen Mountain to Independence Pass, Athletic Room, Pool, Temperature controlled Wine Room.