A Rare Chance For New-Construction in Aspen’s Sought-After West End
6,000-square-foot Smuggler Street home, just listed for $28.5 million, to offer contemporary architecture, beautiful views and top of the line amenities
Some might say that Aspen’s West End is one of the city’s only true neighborhoods. A 14- by six-block area with historic homes, tree lined streets and parks, the location attracts celebrities and the well-heeled looking for a small-town residential feel and proximity to Aspen’s legendary slopes, shops, restaurants and cultural venues. However, given Aspen’s strict new tear-down regulations, which limit demolition permits to six per year, new-construction homes are seldom available for purchase anywhere in town, much less the West End.
As the only new-build single-family home currently under construction in the West End, 810 West Smuggler offers a truly rare chance to enjoy all of the modern amenities of a brand-new home in this desirable enclave. This nature-inspired home offers contemporary architecture, beautiful views and a complete list of features, for the perfect Rocky Mountain retreat. Priced at $28.5 million, 810 West Smuggler is exclusively listed by Jennifer Banner and Mark Haldeman of Christie’s International Real Estate Aspen Snowmass.
“From the ground up, 810 West Smuggler has been designed with immaculate attention to detail everywhere you look, from custom millwork and amazing picture windows with breathtaking mountain views, to bespoke conveniences including a humidification system and snowmelt driveway,” said Banner. “It’s truly a turnkey home in every regard, with an unmatched location in one of Aspen’s most sought-after neighborhoods.”
Spanning 6,000 square feet, the residence offers five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, two half-baths and private outdoor living areas on two levels. Impressive features include wide-plank white oak floors and white oak paneled ceilings in the great room and primary suite, a floating architectural staircase and custom hand-crafted Quantum windows.
The open main level is ideal for entertaining, featuring a great room with 21-foot ceilings; a kitchen with two extra-large islands and high-end Miele, Sub-Zero and Bosch custom-paneled appliances; a double-sided six-foot-long net-zero water vapor fireplace; and a dining room with a dramatic backlit stone wall. A walkout patio off the kitchen includes a built-in grilling station.
The primary suite occupies the entire upper level, for the ultimate in privacy. The bedroom boasts 16.5-foot ceilings, oversized windows framing panoramic views of Aspen Mountain and Shadow Mountain, and a private outdoor terrace. The en suite bath includes radiant-heated floors, Waterworks fixtures, a free-standing soaking tub and large steam shower. A dedicated office rounds out the upper-level owner’s suite.
The lower level features casual space for entertaining and relaxing. A bar area is paneled in white oak and includes an essential complement of Sub-Zero, Scotsman and Miele appliances. It adjoins a comfortable media room built around another six-foot water vapor fireplace set into an Italian-tiled wall with recessed light niches. A glass-walled exercise room is the perfect place for a pre-ski workout.
Each of the four generously sized guest rooms includes an en suite bath, two of which are configured with a freestanding tub and separate shower. All are outfitted with Waterworks fixtures and wall-hung Toto toilets.
Several other well-thought-out features include an elevator; Lutron lighting system; humidification system; front-loading washers and dryers on the lower level and in the owner’s suite; a mudroom with built-in storage; automatic shades throughout; and a snow melting system for the driveway, front walkway and dining patio.
The home enjoys a prime location, just a five-minute walk to the Benedict Music Tent, a 10-minute walk to the Hotel Jerome and downtown Aspen, and a five-minute drive to Aspen/Pitikin County Airport.
Although Aspen’s luxury real estate market has contracted from pandemic levels, Aspen and surrounding areas continue to experience a healthy demand for high-end properties. This high demand, coupled with continual low inventory, continues to drive prices up, with the average home price per square foot increasing 6% over the last year. Christie’s International Real Estate Aspen Snowmass has seen 13 sales of over $20 million since January 2023, compared to just four in 2019, and currently have 15 properties listed for more than $30 million.
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