Rare Aspen Compound Asks $39.9 Million

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European elegance abounds at this three-home Aspen compound built into the side of a cliff. Sited on 11-forested-acres, it’s a retreat of epic proportions, affording mountain charm and luxury amidst a thicket of Aspen groves and towering spruce. 

This week’s “What Can I Get” truly is one-of-a-kind.

This Aspen Compound Is Like Living In A National Park

Listing agent Craig Morris of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty told Denver’s 9News, “It gives you the sense that you’re in a national park. It feels like you could be on 1,000 acres in the middle of nowhere. And yet, you’re on 11 acres, three miles from downtown Aspen.”

Available For The First Time In Nearly 30 Years

Currently available for the first time in nearly 30 years, the alluring Rocky Mountain retreat affords three comfortable residences. This includes a richly appointed main house with a sparkling pool. Plus, there are two rustic cabins featuring all the creature comforts for guests.

“There’s no need to venture to the French Alps, the rolling countryside of Great Britain, or even the Amalfi Coast of Italy to find that one-of-a-kind world class opportunity, when there’s one right here in Aspen,” the listing reads.

A Chance To Own A Slice Of Colorado History

And the property is steeped in history. It rests on the site of the famed “Waterfall House,” built in 1961 by Aspen architect and former Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, Fritz Benedict.

The “Edmundson Waterfall House” was modeled after Wright’s Fallingwater and built into the side of the cliff, using excess stone to construct its walls. Later demolished in the 1990s, it is a big part of the property’s lore, as Benedict said, “The house became part of the living rock.” 

Marked By World-Class Craftsmanship And Design

Today, it’s a secluded escape. The opulent main house reflects the finest craftsmanship and design. Plus, there are high-end fixtures and finishes throughout.

It’s also perfect for those looking to put their own stamp on the estate. Approvals are in place for another home up to 2,500 square feet, should you have the desire to expand. This makes it the perfect move-in ready buy for celebrities, executives, or even a company looking for a place to host corporate retreats.

Privately Gated With A Creek, Waterfalls, and Ponds 

Of course, the idyllic mountain lifestyle comes complete with a private entrance and spectacular mountain views. Castle Creek runs right through the center of the parcel, as well as scenic waterfalls, and ponds. Per the listing, they have “enough trout to satisfy even the most earnest fisherman.”

Minutes From Downtown Aspen, Yet Feels Worlds Away

Lastly, it’s just minutes to town for shopping, dining, and entertainment along Aspen’s historic Main Street. With incredible acreage, privacy, and the opportunity to build, this Aspen compound is a rarity indeed.

Craig Morris with Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 202 Midnight Mine Road, Aspen, Colorado for $39.9 million.