Serial luxury-house-buyer-and-seller Russ Weiner is at it again. The billionaire founder of Rockstar Energy Drinks has flipped an ultra-modern mansion in Aspen, Colo., on the market at $39.75 million, nearly twice the $21.7 million he paid for the nearly one-acre Rocky Mountain spread in December 2020. Repped by Carrie Wells at Coldwell Banker Mason Morse-Aspen, the property is also available as a high end rental at $20,000 per night or a cool quarter million bucks a month.
And what a stunner it is. Designed by Aidlin Darling Design and built in 2014, the stone-and-steel structure boasts floor-to-ceiling glass to make the most of the panoramic views to Aspen Mountain. The 9,641-square-foot house also seems ideal for entertaining, with an expansive great room that overlooks the 80-foot-long lap pool and natural stone hot tub. The sleek kitchen and adjoining dining space also have wraparound forest and mountain views. There are seven bedroom suites upstairs, and on the lower level, there’s a bar and lounge, a wine room, a yoga room and spa, and a home theater. There’s also an outdoor kitchen and dining area for taking the party outside.
With a net worth in excess of $4 billion, real estate junkie Weiner is well known for his frequent buying and selling of lavish homes in Los Angeles as well as south Florida. Last year Weiner ditched his beachfront house in Hermosa Beach, Calif., for $14.3 million and earlier this month took in $29.5 million on the sale of a Beverly Hills home that previously owned by Madonna. However, he still owns two mansions in the tony Beverly Park enclave above Beverly Hills, one acquired in 2007 for $15 million and the other purchased in early 2015 for $18.6 million. The latter is currently for sale at $27.9 million.
In south Florida, Weiner’s property portfolio is slightly dizzying. Last year, the trophy property collector paid Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren almost $33 million for two Palm Beach properties that he flipped a month later to billionaire Robert F. Smith for $48.2 million, but he still owns an oceanfront place in Delray Beach bought in 2009 for $11.6 million, and another waterfront showplace in Miami Beach he scooped up in 2016 for $19.5 million. Both properties were put up for sale in 2019 at about $35 million apiece but neither were sold.
Just last week it emerged that Weiner plunked down $35 million for two properties along the same Miami Beach street, one a vacant lot of about 1.5 acres and the other on almost two acres with a large house and several outbuildings. A third property of almost an acre sits between the two properties but the divorcing owners are reportedly facing foreclosure and it seems quite likely Weiner will move to acquire it, if he hasn’t already.
Sheesh, Weiner, slow down and maybe ease up on the energy drinks since property gossips across the country are having a tough time keeping up!