Ah, Aspen, a SecondShelters.com paradise of stunning ski homes owned by some of the world’s wealthiest and most glamorous travelers who desire the pleasure of a winter retreat in the snow.
This dramatic vacation home was previously owned by newscaster Paula Zahn and real estate magnate Richard Cohen who sold in 2007 for $14.5 million as part of their divorce but bought the property for just $3.8 million in 2000. The transaction was one of the 10 biggest deals in Aspen in 2007.
Zahn and Cohen remodeled the home down to the studs in 2003. Interior designer David Easton designed this modern homage to Aspen living, using his custom furnishings, carpets and fabrics, wall coverings, cabinetry and hardware. Easton is more generally known for his classic style but for this home his style was refined into a contemporary showcase for art and an understated elegance.
All done up in the finest materials, lighting and sound, this home’s architecture and design is fine art. The great room features French Oak herringbone floors.
The six-bedroom home is perfectly situated above a flowing stream and aligned with a Southern exposure plenty of sunlight. There are panoramic views from nearly every room including the master suite which has a terrace for warmer days and a fireplace for cozier ones.
Just about every angle of this home looks like it belongs in the pages of a glossy shelter magazine. It was listed at $16.9 million about a year and a half ago but has had a $3 million price reduction.
This home is listed for $13.9 million with Shane Aspen Real Estate.
Deidre Woollard is a real estate publicist who founded Luxist.com (later part of AOL.com), realtor.com, and is now a leading real estate publicist achieving placement for agents and properties in Architectural Digest, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Curbed, and more. She’s passionate about the intersection of branding, marketing, and writing, something she’s been able to pass on while teaching at UCIrvine Extension in their Digital Journalism program. In her spare time, you can find her under a tree reading on her iPad. Explore more stunning properties on LeverageRE.com.