Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Aspen Mountain Moderns Are All The Rage

Splurge: 102 Wood Duck Lane Aspen, CO is currently listed for $39,500,000 by Maureen Stapleton of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty. 

We love brining you the hottest properties on the resort market and this week we are pinning two extraordinary Mountain Moderns against each other from one of the most sought-after ski destinations in the world – Aspen, Colorado. Both afford expansive open floor plans and exquisite modern detail, but with price points that are vastly different. This Splurge vs. Steal is one for the books.

Splurge: Ultra-Luxury Retreat on Sought-After Hallam Lake  

One look at this head-turning modern gem and you’ll never want to leave. It’s expertly designed to maximize the views, and comes well-appointed with the highest level finish-out for an ultra-luxury escape, ideally located on breathtaking Hallam Lake in Aspen.

For those who have a penchant for modern design, this 8,465-square-foot masterpiece is tough to beat. It affords an impressive balance of natural wood and stone, glass and metal, warmth and sophistication, coupled by clean lines that are sleek, refined, and dramatic.


The property description calls it, “Absolutely the best of the best, from the finest materials and finishes to the magical location on Hallam Lake. Newly constructed six-bedroom (potentially seven-bedrooms), eight-and-one-half-bathroom home in the West End is stunning, with spacious yards, patios that overlook 40-acres of the most pristine and protected land in all of Aspen.”

We cannot get over the floating glass staircase, the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace statement wall, and the out-of-this-world gourmet kitchen. It’s the type of listing that sticks with you — one that once you see it, you’ll never forget. Built for the discerning buyer who wants it all, this is a splurge-worthy second shelter indeed.

102 Wood Duck Lane Aspen, CO is currently listed for $39.5 million by Maureen Stapleton of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty.

Steal: Magnificent Modern Minutes From Downtown

Steal: 20 Maroon Court Aspen, CO is currently listed for $7,250,000 by Steven D. Shane of Compass Colorado LLC. 

This week’s steal is a contemporary five-bedroom, five-full-and-two-half-bathroom stunner that is said to “check all the boxes for modern-aged buyers.” We love its position in Aspen’s desirable Clasen-Pecjak subdivision just minutes from all the shops and restaurants downtown. Another incredible feature – it boasts “exhilarating views of Aspen Highlands, Maroon Bells, and the surrounding mountain ranges.”

Much like our splurge, this home offers ample beds and baths, and a spacious 5,139 square feet built for hosting a crowd. The stainless steel gourmet kitchen is ideal for a home chef, while the comfortable living and dining spaces affords walls of glass framing exceptional nature-filled views that bring the outdoors in.

Built-in modern fireplaces create great focal points in both the living and master suite, which includes a fabulous spa bath that will make you feel like you’re at a five-star resort.

An artful wine wall and statement-making wood staircase add to the design. Plenty of space for those who enjoy the finer things in life, this incredible retreat makes us swoon.

And to confirm our designation as a “steal” the description calls it “a value alternative from the central core or West End asking just $1410 per square foot.”

20 Maroon Court Aspen, CO is currently listed for $7.25 million by Steven D. Shane of Compass Colorado LLC.

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