The Aspen Buzz

The Aspen Buzz – December 2015

The town is getting ready for the biggest few weeks of the year!

Dreaming of a white Christmas?
Over a foot of snow has fallen with more on the way!

Dear Clients and Friends,
I sit at my desk looking up at Ajax with sore quads and a full heart after a big storm dumped over a foot of snow and I got to spend the day skiing powder with my son on the backside of Aspen Mountain. What more could I ask for?
With over a foot of fresh snow on the ground and more on the way, there’s no doubt it’s going to be a very white Christmas. While the rest of the country ponders unseasonably high temps and no snow, the streets of Aspen could not be more festive, blanketed in white with holiday lights ablaze and good cheer in the air.
We are so excited for the holiday season. And with record breaking sales still on the rise in downtown Aspen, 2016 promises to be a very good year.
As always, call us for all of your sales, buying or rental needs.
Please stop by if you are in town. We wish you a joyous Christmas and a happy, safe, and healthy New Year.
My best regards,
Lorrie B. Winnerman
Lorrie B. Aspen Real Estate
600 E. Hopkins, Suite 305
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-0020
C: (970) 618-7772
Quality time and turns with Patrick Gurrentz, my son Tony and Aspen Powder Tours.

Out with the old, in with the new: the old double chair finally gets an upgrade.
Sure, the old double chair is always good for resting the legs, quality conversation and a little posterity, but the new High Alpine lift at Snowmass is an upgrade that was probably long overdue and will greatly improve the skiing experience in the High Alpine area. The 30-year old fixed grip lift was replaced with an $8 million high speed quad that cuts the ride time in half, from 11 minutes to 5.6 minutes. The new lift has been realigned to allow guests to ski from Rock Island, AMF, and the Cirque without dropping to the lower mountain to access the High Alpine area and provides easy access to Green Cabin.

The Lorrie “Bee” Buzz
The inside line on Aspen Real Estate with best buys in every price range.
Lorrie B’s top market picks, based on location, price per square foot and move-in-ability:
Trust me when I tell you slopeside properties on Aspen Mountain are few and far in between, and this one is spectacular, a real one-of-a-kind showstopper. This 19,000 square-foot home, located on the side of Aspen Mountain, features elegant suites plus a separate two bedroom “apartment” within the home. Indoor bowling alley, shooting range, theater, pool. Walk to the Aspen Gondola! Quietly listed for $45,000,000!
OVER $10,000,000:

649 RED MOUNTAIN ROAD: 9,013 square feet, $13.950,000 = $1,552.76 per square foot. This home was custom built by a local high end builder. The views are outstanding from the top of Red Mountain. It could not be duplicated at this price.

ASPEN CLUB HOME ON THE RIVER: 7,976 square feet, $13,000,000 = $1,629.89 per square foot. On one acre lot, on the river. Needs updating, but very difficult to find this piece of land again so close to Aspen Mountain and the core of town.

400 WEST HOPKINS SPECTACULAR PENTHOUSE: 5,140 square feet, $10,950,000 = $2,130.35 per square foot. Completely remodeled and furnished. On a quiet street about 5 blocks from restaurant row. Compare to the immediate core selling at $2,600 – $3,000+ per square foot.


42489 HIGHWAY 82: 5,903 square feet, $6,399,000 = $1,084.03 per square foot. Brand new contemporary home designed by David Johnston Architects located just a ½ mile from downtown Aspen.

63 SMUGGLER GROVE ROAD: 6,131 square feet, $7,975,000 = $1,300.77 per square foot. Private and quiet, yet only five minutes to downtown Aspen.

$3,000,000 – $6,000,000:
202 PROSPECTOR ROAD: 4,945 square feet, $4,500,000 = $910.01 per square foot. A newer ski-in/ski-out townhome at the Highlands.
42701 HIGHWAY 82, UNIT A: 4,016 square feet, $4,200,000 = $1,045.82 per square foot. Quiet and private with views over the Preserve, yet only one mile from the center of Aspen.
1225 SNOWBUNNY LANE #1: 3,408 square feet, $3,500,000 = $1,027.00 per square foot. Located on a beautifully landscaped lot – includes both air conditioning and an elevator.
1495 HOMESTAKE: 4,410 square feet, $5,500,000 = $1,247.17 per square foot. Located on the Aspen Golf Course with views of Pyramid Peak.
UNDER $3,000,000:
CHATEAU ROARING FORK #22: 1,594 square feet, $2,495,000 = $1,565.24 per square foot. A 4-bedroom condo on the river in town.
LARKSPUR: 1,440 square feet, $1,900,000 = $1,250.00 per square foot. Located on E. Hopkins Avenue just a few short blocks to the Gondola.

RIVERBLUFF: 1,805 square feet, $2,695,000 = $1,493.07 per square foot. 3-bedroom townhome walking distance to town with Aspen Mtn. views and a 2-car garage.
We still think the best values can be found in the Mountain Valley neighborhood, which is just east of downtown (with free door-to-door shuttle service courtesy of RFTA). Also, the areas just west of the West End has incredible values. Snowmass is also considered a very fair buy. Your choices are many: just give us a call!

Reuben Sadowsky and Joey Stokes of Gravity Productions plan a full month in January to entertain and delight us in the former Crystal Palace, starting with A Pretty Darn Good New Year’s Eve Party at 9 p.m. December 31. Next up on Jan. 6th at 6 p.m.: No Man’s Land – Adventure Film Festival with An Art Opening with Hannah Stouffer at 9 p.m. We have three surprise TED Talk Speakers the last week. And that’s only the beginning: Click here for more info and schedule of events.
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