Rocky Mountain Modern

Julia_Pic4.jpgJulia Broder -- Happy New Year from The Riverside Realty Group in beautiful Westport, CT! I hope you are having a fantastic time rebounding from the Holiday Whirl.

Great Start! Luxe Property Lovers . . . what a wonderful way to start the New Year. Rates are down, and I know you are figuring out what to do with that bonus you're getting!

My 2008 resolutions include taking this Luxe Properties column to a whole new level! Each week I will showcase a special luxe property . . . luxury properties from the best independent boutique firms, of course! I want you to learn all about luxe areas and beautiful residences that are for sale . . . ready for a wonderful buyer like you. 

aspen_hotel_005p.jpgLet's Go Rockies! Luxe Lovers, I'm taking you to the world-famous downhill skiing town . . . Aspen, Colorado!!! It's easily accessible by private jet or commercial airline . . . and I've scoped it out, just for you! You see, I have exceptional connections all over the world.

Luxe to the Max: What other town had a survey in their newspaper last week, Should Aspen do something to clamp down on the paparazzi? Let’s face it . . . the paparazzi probably want to have a good vacation too! They know a great luxe area of the country to hang out in.

With local celebs like Kevin Kostner, Michael Douglas, Goldie and Kurt, Jack Nicholson, and Antonio and Melanie, part of the fun is dining and dancing with your favorite personalities . . . or falling down the mountain next to an international mogul . . . or taking a yoga class from instructors who are the Best in the West!

ski600.jpgSuch a Hard Choice! Activities? Where to begin? If you lived in Aspen, you could do some world-class shopping . . . drop into one of the best spas . . . the Aspen Athletic Club. Oh, yes . . . you can also go skiing on four mountains at Snowmass! There are amazing things to do all around Aspen . . . filled with Nature's sublime beauty.

Culture Club: Luxe Property Hounds, let's not forget the fabulous Aspen Art Museum . . . The Wheeler/Stallard House Museum, the cultural arts jewel of Aspen . . . the summer world-class Aspen Music Festival . . . the Aspen Institute, site of the some of the world's most amazing and important public seminars, including the Aspen Environment Forum this coming March (sponsored by the Institute and National Geographic).

Go Extreme! Outrageous cool things to do in Aspen . . . paintballing, skateboarding, hiking and mountain biking, fly fishing, hidden cave exploring, camping in the most gorgeous surroundings! Last but not least . . . the world’s highest official Disc Golf course! 

It's About Lifestyle . . . and you will only find the best amenities in Aspen. Are you solo? Are you coupled? Are you an entire family? There's a scene for everyone in relaxed, chic Aspen.


Our Aspen Featured Luxe Property: This week we have a truly extraordinary luxe home (see photo above) . . . it's fantastic inside and out and among the town's finest residences! It was designed by one of Aspen's top West End architects, completed in 2006. 

_MG_7267.jpgIt's a Rocky Mountain Modern turn on the beloved Aspen Victorian. And these luxe digs are sited on a rare historic lot split -- you can build on an undeveloped parcel!

It's a fabulous 4-bedroom, 4-and-a-half-bath home in the Got-To-Live-There West End.

Nothing was overlooked! This home is extraordinary, from the front and back entry terraces and landscaping to the interior construction details.

House Highlights:

4,280 sq. ft. of cutting-edge, innovative design for a comfortable Aspen lifestyle

Open living area

Gorgeous alder wood ceiling detail

Large windows located both in the front and back . . . allowing natural light to drench every room

Three spacious living levels


Stone fireplaces

Beautifully concealed, temperature- and humidity-controlled wine room

Gourmet kitchen with dramatic lighting . . . sophisticated, low-profile cabinetry . . . slab granite countertops . . . handcrafted caramel-colored glass backsplash . . . stainless steel appliances


Bedrooms with custom built-in cabinetry

Surround-sound media system

Lower level home theater for all your private screenings . . . with fireplace and wet bar . . . and soundproofing on walls and ceilings to perfect this special entertainment area


Modern bathrooms

Mudroom with built-in storage


Centrally-located modern, sculptural wooden staircase . . . supported by three individual beams . . . bordered by a wall of large glass windows to help you enjoy the view of the mature landscaping and Aspen's natural beauty

Best in the West! This distinctive home has a fresh, modern perspective . . . exceptional architecture and interior design . . . a prestigious West End address, close to all important Aspen amenities . . . great privacy, drama, ease of living, and luxury. This special luxe property has it all.

Give Me a Call at 1-203-247-7500: Ask for more information about this "Rocky Mountain Modern" luxe property, and I'll put you in touch with a great agent in Aspen! My luxe property network consists of the finest agents and properties in the world!  And call me for advice on how to help you list and sell your beautiful home . . . or help you find a new home for 2008.

Till next week . . . I'm getting my next luxe property ready to showcase, and we'll travel together to another fantastic community!

All the best,

Julia Broder


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