Trentaz Ranch at Starwood in Aspen
A breathtaking thirty-five acre secluded Starwood estate located on a private hillside, bordering the forty acre Starwood Community Meadow. Panoramic views of the Elk Mountains including the Continental Divide, Aspen Mountain, Mt. Hayden, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Tiehack, Snowmass, Capital Peak and Mt. Daly showcase the powerful yet calming nature of this legacy retreat -- a blend of yin and yang. A twelve-foot redwood plank version of Creation by acclaimed British Sculptor John Robinson is raised, so that it floats on winter snows and overlooks the mountains, letting you know that you have arrived in a magical haven.
Wildflowers line the drive and waterfalls and streams flow to trout filled ponds in the pastures below. The barn house is the first building that comes into view. This was one of the first properties developed in Starwood and the original home of legendary Norwegian Olympic Gold Medalist of 1952, Stein Eriksen. Made from native stone brought in from above Ruedi Reservoir the two story studio is the creative sanctuary housing an office, meeting room, gym, kitchen, brick fireplace, and wine room. A cantilevered stone staircase leads to a roof top deck with some of the best views on the property. Adjacent to the barn house are stables, a tack room and a ranch manager's office. A vegetable and herb garden sits on the roof of the stables out of reach from hungry deer. Good feng shui prevails with Waterfalls, ponds and streams throughout the property. Aspen and pine trees, peonies, irises, roses, clematis, sunflowers, poppies, daisies, and gladiolas surround the property. A Colorado sandstone path connects the barn house to the Conservatory.
The conservatory features a treadmill pool for winter months, a relaxing year round sunroom, a full bath with changing room and steam shower and a hidden exterior kitchenette. Between the Conservatory and the main residence sits an oval shaped, outdoor heated swimming pool
A flagstone path winds through an Aspen grove leading to the six bedroom main residence. The front entry is the original hand carved Eriksen family door from Norway. The main residence was designed by Ellie Brickham, Aspen's first female architect, who collaborated with Herbert Bayer and Fritz Benedict to help design the Aspen Institute. She was the original developer of Starwood together with Edgar Stern. According to Aspen Modern "Brickham's projects focus on an impeccable sense of proportion and feeling of lightness." The design is a combination of Bauhaus modern and Wrightian modern design. Walls of glass bring the outdoors into the main residence. An expansive front lawn leads to a stocked trout pond and bridge over the canal. A stacked stone wood burning fireplace highlights the living room. The private two level master suite sits on the south side of the home with a lower level media room/study and gallery. An oversized walk-in closet, and wrap around deck with Jacuzzi tub are found on the upper level master.
Illuminated from the skylight above, the French country inspired gourmet kitchen boasts custom painted cabinetry, a professional six burner Viking gas range, and a wood burning grille. Five en suite carpeted bedrooms are situated on the north side of the main residence as well as a two bedroom caretakers quarters. Connected to the main residence via the mud room is a two-car garage with a second kitchen area for event catering. There is a tunnel connecting the main house to the conservatory and the barn house during winter months, where wine, port, champagne and olive oil are stored. Below the lower garage is the dojo gym, a sacred place for practicing martial arts and tai chi. Above the gym is an additional three car garage. A fire suppression system is located in a shed next to the lower garage. This is the most convenient Starwood site, only a three-mile drive to downtown Aspen. Two more building sites exist in addition to the two already improved parcels. Starwood amenities include tennis courts, Nordic skiing and 960 total acres with equestrian trails and hiking. Starwood is Aspen's only gated community with a round the clock manned gatehouse. This one of a kind Starwood paradise embodies the Aspen ideal, rejuvenating mind, body and spirit.