Dream Big

A Peek at Five of Aspen's Most Exclusive Homes

When amenities like a private labyrinth, indoor bowling alley, and private ski lift are on the wish list

By Cindy Hirschfeld June 4, 2018 Published in the Summer 2018 issue of Aspen Sojourner


Four Peaks Ranch, Snowmass


Craig Morris, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Square footage: 18,000

Lot size: 876 acres

The details: Built in 2007 and designed by Aspen-based Poss Architecture; seven bedrooms (each with a steam shower); eight baths; three half baths; home gym; 2,500-bottle wine cellar; billiards room with bar; staff quarters; sold furnished

Wow factors: Aspen’s highest-priced home on the market; 15 miles of private hiking/biking/equestrian trails; private labyrinth; stocked pond with private beach, cabana, and volleyball court; chipping and putting green; expansive outdoor decks with six outdoor fireplaces/fire pits, two hot tubs, two outdoor kitchens, and brick pizza oven; home theater with mini stage; glass-enclosed elevator; massage room with chromotherapy tub, vitamin D–infused sauna, and steam room; indoor/outdoor saline pool with grottos and waterfall; approved plans for caretaker quarters, barn, tennis court, and equestrian facility


Downtown Aspen


Bob Bowden, Coldwell Banker Mason Morse, and Andrew Ernemann, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Square footage: 18,943

Lot size: 0.75 acres

The details: Built in 2011 by developer Leathem Stearn; seven bedrooms; seven baths; four half baths; two elevators; commercial-grade kitchen; sauna; 1,500-bottle wine cellar; four bars; billiards room; bocce court; caretaker quarters; home gym; sold furnished

Wow factors: Indoor saline pool with a 30-foot waterfall; movie theater; two-lane bowling alley/shooting range designed to look like a mine shaft; putting green; spa with salon and treatment rooms; three tennis courts that convert into an ice rink in winter; five-car underground garage with turntable; oh, and Rihanna celebrated her 26th birthday here


McLain Flats


Michael Latousek, Douglas Elliman

Square footage: 11,880

Lot size: 83 acres

The details: Built in 2009 and designed by John Gassett of Connecticut–based Shope Reno Wharton; seven bedrooms; seven baths; two half baths; sauna and steam room; home gym; caretaker quarters

Wow factors: Ample amount of acreage within two miles of downtown Aspen; unique views of the upper Roaring Fork Valley; Sunnyside hiking trail runs through part of the property; home theater with adjacent full-size bar; 3,000-plus-bottle wine cellar and tasting room; huge outdoor swimming pool and hot tub; incudes development rights for an additional 8,500-plus-square-foot residence


Top of Brush Creek


Steven Shane, Compass

Square footage: 9,834

Lot size: 36 acres

The details: Built in 2016 and designed by architect Seth Hmielowski of Aspen-based Z Group Architects; six bedrooms; seven baths; two half baths; hot tub

Wow factors: Mountaintop privacy; huge glass pocket walls slide open to allow seamless indoor/outdoor living; views that encompass the Elk Mountains and the Continental Divide


The Pines,
Snowmass Village 


Leah Moriarty, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Aspen Snowmass Properties

Square footage: 5,478

Lot size: 1.56 acres

The details: Built in 2000 and designed by Aspen architect David Finholm; four bedrooms; four and a half baths; heated driveway and extensive patios; hot tub; sold furnished

Wow factors: Ski-in/ski-out access via a private ski run and poma lift reserved for Pines homeowners; oversized, floor-to-ceiling windows embrace up-close views of the ski area and surrounding national forest


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