America’s most expensive ski town just got a little pricier; the highest sale on the Pitkin County recorder’s office list of recent transfers was a three-bedroom townhouse condo at the base of Aspen Mountain, which has been sold for $8.73 million, according to the Aspen Daily News. Interestingly enough, tax records show, the house-sized condo also traded hands in October 2020, for $7.6 million, so the transfer represents a nice profit of over a million bucks in just a year for the seller.
Even more interesting, this is where Hollywood A-lister Leo DiCaprio likes to stay when visiting Aspen, according to local lore. (Oh, dear. Where will “The Revenant” star, his model-actress girlfriend Camila Morrone and pals such as Lukas Haas stay now?)
So what does one get for almost nine large in Aspen? The location is great, right next to the slopes, so easy to escape the paparazzi on skis if necessary. The home features three bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,758 square feet contained in a charming and heavily embellished Victorian style building. There’s tons of intricate millwork and lots of fabulously detailed hardware and other wrought-iron embellishments, as well as an elevator for quickly whisking between the home’s four floors. Also pap-proof is the residence’s huge 2,500 square foot underground parking garage with a heated driveway, which are hard to get these days in Aspen.
The living room is spacious and boasts 18-foot ceilings; there are six private balconies to take in the stunning alpine views; and there are three fireplaces to take the chill off after a long day of winter sports. And, in case the fireplaces don’t quite do the trick, there is also a 1,200-bottle wine cellar for warming the insides with spirits. Each of the guest bedrooms boast a private bath, while the ground-floor primary suite — that would Leo’s room — has a fireplace for romantic evenings, two walk-in closets for designer ski duds, and a steam shower and whirlpool tub to ease those sore muscles.
The property was listed by Matthew Holstein of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty.