Posted on January 22, 2021 by Chris Klug
Happy Friday from Aspen Snowmass! I hope you are doing well and staying healthy and safe. January is quieter than normal in Aspen Snowmass without our Brazilian and Australian friends, but there is still lots of excitement brewing in Snowmass, specifically at Base Village. Snowmass Base Village was completed a few years ago, and has been a vibrant area in the village ever since. I was sitting in the hot tub at the Snowmass Mountain Club at The Limelight Hotel last weekend with my kids looking out at ice skaters circling the rink and families huddled around the fire pits having fun and enjoying treats from the Creperie, Sundays, drinks from Mix Six. It was a fun scene. Even in a pandemic, it’s a great place to hang out and enjoy family time after a great day on the hill. Read on to find out why this is such a special place, and only getting even better!
Snowmass Base Village offers fun activities for kids and adults alike. Snowmass Ski Area is renowned for its world-class terrain for all skiing and boarding ability levels and great on-mountain facilities. The ice rink providing après ski fun in the heart of Base Village in winter, turns into a turf field for soccer and games in summer. Year-round appeal includes wonderful restaurants, the Limelight Hotel, and The Collective - which offers family-friendly programming, Mix6 Bar and Restaurant, and even a kids’ game lounge. This is the place to be, summer and winter!
All of the action in the new Base Village is complimented by some beautiful new contemporary residences at Lumin, Limelight Residences and One Snowmass East and West. Most of this new inventory is sold out. As of today, there are only a few developer units left at One Snowmass East and a few resales at One Snowmass West and Lumin. Two new residential projects in Base Village will break ground this spring. These incredible and totally unique new projects are The Havens at Fanny Hill, and Electric Pass Lodge.
Havens at Fanny Hill include ten single-family homes conveniently located directly on Fanny Hill across from the Village Mall and in front of Woodrun Place, just below Woodrun V. Location is everything with Havens. This is fall-out-of-bed ski access; it doesn’t get better! Because of this unique and special location, these will be the only ten single-family homes ever available in the new Base Village collection designed by Lake Flato Architects out of Texas. Havens is a fully managed property, with three and four-bedroom layouts. This project will be completed in 2023. However, it is not too early to own your Haven! Registration is open and three units are already pending sale, 3-bedroom unit #4, and 4-bedrooms #7 and #8. These are listed between $5 - $8 million. Please call or email me today if you would like to learn more about this exciting project in Snowmass Village.
Electric Pass Lodge is comprised of 52 two and three-bedroom residences located just to the east of One Snowmass East and Limelight Snowmass, across from the new Snowmass Clinic, where my good buddy Dr. Jon works. These will be brand new ski-in, ski-out residences that will offer the first large saltwater pool in Base Village, which will make the Haden and Capital Peak owners very happy! Beyond these amenities, Electric Pass Lodge will be 100% electric and 100% sustainable. Not only is this project unique in its sustainability, but so is the sales process. Much like the Tesla model, at noon on Tuesday, January 26th, interested parties can sign up for priority reservations with a fully refundable $1,000 deposit for their own Electric Pass Lodge unit, which is also slated for completion in 2023. Please call or email me today for more information on this next generation project and sales process. The deposit is refundable and it saves your priority spot in line, so if you’re considering it, let’s get you registered, so you have an early pick for the best location in the new building. Remember there are only 52 units in total at Electric Pass Lodge and they will be more affordable than One Snowmass, Lumin or Limelight with pricing starting at $1,400,000. Viceroy Tower 2 will be a hotel and not a condominium project. With the other high-end buildings effectively sold out, it’s a good bet that Building 12 will also be more expensive. With Haven’s starting at $5 million, Electric Pass fits a niche for a great eco-friendly complex with a more competitive entry pricing strategy and excellent amenities right in the middle of Base Village.
With record-low condo and single-family inventory in Snowmass Village, especially for new contemporary product, these two new condominium projects are exciting opportunities to be a part of the energy and fun of the new Base Village. Construction is set to start in Spring 2021. If you’re interested in learning more about Havens, Electric Pass Lodge, or any Snowmass Village condo or single-family opportunities, please contact me today. We are here full-time, ready to help you! Have a fun and safe weekend! Do your snow dance! Hopefully winter is returning this weekend! X Games Aspen is coming to Aspen next weekend! We will share some tips next week on how to take part in the action even though spectators will not be welcomed this year in person to Buttermilk!
Posted on March 6, 2020 by Chris Klug
It has been a slower start to 2020 for the Snowmass Village single-family market with only one single-family sale so far this year at 150 Baby Doe, a Sweeney Redevelopment, that sold this week for $7,050,000, $1,373 sold $/SF after 235 days on market. There are currently 72 active single-family listings in Snowmass Village available today. Two homes are pending sale at 462 Maple Ridge Ln. asking $2,575,000 and 432 Fairway Drive at $1,995,000. We just put 776Divide.com under contract as well, which makes three. Unfortunately, our WildridgeSnowmass.com property at 104 Wildridge fell out of contract earlier this week. We’ve been showing it multiple times a day; I’m confident we will get it back under contract soon and sold this spring. The entry level below $3 million single-family market remains the most active in Snowmass Village with locals moving up the market and second home owners needing more space and wanting to spend more time in Snowmass Village, perhaps upgrading from a condo.
Forty-five single-family homes sold in Snowmass Village the past year at an average sold price of $3,869,057, 91% sale/list, $909 avg. sold $/SF and 403 ADOM. There is currently a 19.2-month supply of single-family inventory in Snowmass Village. Over $4 million there are 47 active listings with only one pending sale. Twenty homes over $4 million sold in Snowmass Village the past year. There’s a 28-month supply of $4 million plus priced product in Snowmass Village today. Lots of options for buyers today! With all of the investment at Base Village, and the future of the Town Center and the Snowmass Club I’m very bullish on the future of Snowmass Village. I think part of the problem is that a lot of the existing inventory is dated. There are only three completed homes available today built after 2015. Our 1627WoodRoad.com and 353Terrace.com sales support that new contemporary product that checks all of the boxes is moving in Snowmass Village.
With an average single-family home price in Aspen of $7.523 million today, Snowmass represents a great value at almost half the average sold price. The future is bright and there’s lots of great options, especially if you’re not afraid of a remodel. There’s no more vibrant neighborhood than Melton Ranch I, II and III and Wildridge and Fairway Drive. If you’re looking for a ski-in/ski-out single-family property, of which there’s not a lot in Aspen - outside of Highlands, Snowmass offers some great opportunities. Call or email today if you’d like to go take a look at a few of our favorites.
Posted on March 1, 2019 by Chris Klug
The snow is coming down hard in Aspen Snowmass today! I am excited to share a few of my March top picks for best real estate deals in Aspen and Snowmass. 71 Pitkin Way is a great lot opportunity on lower Red Mountain, sold with CCY plans to build and 8,600 square foot home. Permits ready to pick up and break ground, saving a buyer about two years of designing, planning and approvals. 50 Pine Lane, listed by Coldwell Banker Mason Morse, is a fantastic ski property at the top of Wood Run. 174 Twining Flats is also one of my favorite riverfront properties. This 2.6 acre lot to include the plans from KA DesignWorks for for a 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 4,245 sq. ft. residence with a 923 sq. ft. 3-car garage and detached barn. For a few ski-in/ski-out condo opportunities, check out 130 Wood Road Unit 341, Unit 716 and Unit 506.
Please call or email anytime if I can be of help. I study the market every day. I'm here full-time, ready to help you. It's going to be a great spring season ahead with more powder days to come! Have a fun weekend. I hope to see you out racing the Power of Four!
Posted on January 23, 2019 by Chris Klug
Since the ribbon was cut at the grand opening celebration of the long-awaited Snowmass Base Village (SBV) development on December 15, 2018, to a jam-packed plaza, the excitement has only intensified.
In the two days that followed the festivities, the Aspen Times reported that nine deals closed — eight in the Limelight Hotel Snowmass and one at Lumin — amounting to $23.7 million in sales volume. Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty’s resident market research expert, broker Andrew Ernemann, attributes the spike to “the psychological influence of Base Village.”
It’s a promising start to a much-hyped project that has been decades in the making, which while officially open for business, still has to put the finishing touches on its last project. Upon completion, SBV’s residential offerings will include One Snowmass with Inspirato along with the Limelight Hotel Snowmass, Lumin and Residences at Viceroy Snowmass.
Ranging in price from below $500,000 at the ski-in/ski-out resort-style Residences at Viceroy Snowmass, up to $6,300,000 for a penthouse overlooking the Elk Camp Gondola at Lumin, an SBV address accommodates every type of mountain lover.
However luxurious each residence is on the inside (also armed with varying levels of amenities like a membership to the new, ultra-exclusive Snowmass Mountain Club), it’s what lies just steps outside each front door that is another major draw.
In the center of it all is an ice rink open daily from noon to 9 p.m. with complimentary skate rentals available to check out from a funky 1958 Airstream. Surrounded by fire pits, SBV provides a much-needed, year-round public gathering place, which will transform into an events lawn in the summer for outdoor concerts, a farmer’s market and more.
Fuel up for the day with a fresh doughnut from Sweet Coloradough’s stand or try The Crepe Shack, our beloved local chef Mawa McQueen’s third restaurant concept in the area. Limelight Hotel Snowmass is already headquarters for après ski with an extended happy hour and live music five nights a week. Also at the Limelight, you can’t miss the five-story climbing wall (one of the largest in the state!) encased in glass, making it a focal point of the SBV plaza. Dreamt up and executed to resemble sections of natural rock on Independence Pass by Boulder-based Eldorado Climbing Walls, it is available to everyone weighing 25 pounds and over. The climbing wall is $10 for 30 minutes and $5 each additional 30 minutes, with staff on hand to help you plot your way to the top. Four Mountain Sports in the Lumin building will have all of your gear and equipment rental needs covered whether you’re hitting the slopes or the Snowmass Bike Park.
And last but not least, the Collective Snowmass has immediately morphed into a community hub offering an ongoing calendar of programming and pop-ups featuring local businesses and nonprofits from a winter artisan market and yoga classes to kids camps and art workshops. A new bar and restaurant is planned to open later this year along with a new-and-improved Snowmass Discovery Center, which highlights the area's legacy where the Mastodon once roamed. Click here for the complete schedule of events through the season.
Whether you’re in search of the ski town vacation home or have yet to experience what all of the buzz is about, this winter in Aspen Snowmass is all about Snowmass Base Village — the ultimate basecamp for the entire family.
To take a tour and learn more, stop by the SBV Real Estate Experience office at the base of the Elk Camp Gondola: 110 Carriage Way (Unit #3104), 970.924.9100, allinsnowmass.com
Blog Credit to Katie Shapiro, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's Elevated Living Blog
Posted on June 28, 2018 by Chris Klug
Below average snowpack has raised wildfire concerns and increased the associated risk this summer throughout Colorado and the West. Your home insurance policy does cover you for wildfire, but some carriers offer complimentary Wildfire Defense Services. Please take the time to review your policy and make sure that your home or condo policy offers the necessary coverage to rebuild your home if you have a total loss. Construction costs have increased substantially in the valley over the last several years. Check out some information Here on how to protect your home. For more information, you can contact Clifford Hansen, the Principle at Roaring Fork Insurance.
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Posted on April 4, 2018 by Chris Klug
Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's has been compiling exclusive data on the buyers we represent. I am excited to share the report from our company's research. The report will show you what their primary use of the property will be and what state they come from. Click here to view the full report.Disclaimer: The data shown here is derived from the Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty Post-Closing Survey, an optional survey our brokers have been filling out upon closing since December 2016. The data shown here does not represent all closings in the MLS, only those within Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty and furthermore, not all closings within our company. The information provided by the brokers does not disclose any personal information about our clients; just the demographics the broker may be aware of.
Posted on March 8, 2018 by Chris Klug
I am proud to have put one of the Limelight Snowmass Penthouses under contract. The more I learn about Limelight Snowmass, the more I like it. Limelight Snowmass is a 99-room hotel property with 11 whole ownership two and three-bedroom condominiums for sale. Ownership at Limelight Snowmass includes: Snowmass Mountain Club Gold Membership, two annual Premier ski passes, underground secure garage parking when on property, access to the OneSnowmass gym, daily breakfast, strong rental potential when not occupying unit, discounts at other Limelight properties, and great Limelight amenities including two oversized spa pools, 5-story glass climbing wall - the largest in Colorado, front desk and concierge services, ice rink in winter, and entertainment venue in summer in front of the hotel, click-in/click-out ski access, gym and yoga studio and daily shuttle service. Here is is an FAQ document for your review. I also recommend checking out www.AllinSnowmass.com. Only six of the Limelight Snowmass condominiums remain available as of today. There are only two 3-bedroom units left at Limelight Snowmass and three 2-bedroom units. Seller has serious interest in #506, so about to be only two 2-bedroom units left. Here’s a link to the five currently active Limelight Snowmass two and three bedroom properties.
Posted on February 15, 2018 by Chris Klug
I am proud to present Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty's 2017 year-end Resort Report! Our luxury resort market provides an unique aspect to the real estate world. The report compiles data from 12 prominent resort communities throughout the western half of the United States in order to provide pertinent market information regarding the overall housing market in each area to help consumers make informed buying and selling decisions. Check out the Full Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's Resort Report Here.
Posted on December 8, 2017 by Chris Klug
Klug Properties is thrilled that our SnowmassRanch.com video at 6401 E Sopris Creek Road is featured on the New York Times home page! Check out the NY Times Link Here!
Posted on November 15, 2017 by Chris Klug
It has been a great 2017 for real estate. I wanted to share the active listing numbers with you from January 2016 through October 2017. We started off 2016 strong with the number of Aspen single family active listings the lowest in January, February and April. The start of 2017 was a little slower but finishing strong, as we are seeing all time highs in the Aspen single family home market. Check out the active listing graphs below for Aspen and Snowmass. Have a great weekend ahead!