West Buttermilk Estate Aspen Colorado
An abundance of light & views, seamless flow, perfect proportions & soothing interior palate distinguishes this home. The timeless character of design, style and exceptional finishes are evident throughout this spacious five bedroom, six and a half bath 7,007 sq. ft. custom-built mountain home. This West Buttermilk hillside estate is perched on over five acres with views of Owl Creek to the West sweeping to Independence Pass to the East. This central location, only a mile from the Aspen City limit, and a short five-minute drive to the downtown core, is convenient to Buttermilk Mountain and the Maroon Creek Golf Club.
Each of the five exquisitely appointed en suite bedrooms enjoys spectacular views of the upper Roaring Fork Valley. There are two bedrooms on the lower level, two master bedrooms on each end of the main floor and a fifth bedroom privately located on the third floor, fondly called the "eagle's nest." The spacious master suite and guest master suite feature gas fireplaces, walk in closets, a lounge area, steam showers, dual vanities, grand views, and private balconies. The marble and Italian tiles are of the finest caliber with every detail specifically designed to perfection. In most homes the third en suite bedroom, which includes a gas fireplace, stunning views, and a sitting area, would be considered a master bedroom! All rooms in the home are above grade and four of the five bedrooms enjoy panoramic views of the valley below.
The formal living and dining room share vaulted ceilings with reclaimed oak planks and hand-sanded beams throughout reminiscent of the Old West. Generous windows reveal expansive views of the nearby buttes, Owl Creek, Red Mountain, Smuggler and the Continental Divide up Independence Pass to the east. The oversized gas fireplace, stone hearth and mantel, the rich window coverings, and stately hand-forged chandeliers foster a grandiose ambiance.
The European gourmet kitchen boasts the finest of ranges, a grand Le Cornue, with an oversized fifth central burner, custom designed hood, and a water spigot. With a long, high granite bar and plentiful counter space, 3 ovens, a 48" Sub Zero refrigerator with additional cooling and freezing drawers, and dual sinks, a chef will lack nothing! The kitchen will be your family's favorite meeting room and truly a chef's dream with views overlooking the outdoor stone patio surrounded by a cascading water feature and beautiful landscaping. Across the hall from the kitchen sits the executive office with sensible built-ins. Finishing out the main floor is a library area set above the grand entry and an elegant half bath with deep pantry for storage.
The lower level is the access to the mudroom and three-car, 925 square foot heated garage. The laundry room is one of the nicest you will ever see with granite counters, warm, distressed custom cabinetry, dual stainless washers & dryers, and another refrigerator for additional space. A second over-sized family room with a 74 inch TV, bar, ice maker and wine captain make for a comfortable venue for Sunday football or X Games get-togethers. The carpeted area adjacent to the family room can serve as another office or exercise room. The half bath off the family room includes a steam shower. Beyond the mechanical room exists 999 square feet of storage space. There is an additional 318 square feet of unused FAR.
Not only is this a stunning luxury home, it is also energy efficient. The domestic water is City of Aspen water, while the irrigation system runs off a well, reducing the cost to keep the landscaped areas lush. All the recessed lights are LED lights, and the radiant heat and hot water of the home is solar powered, greatly reducing electrical and gas costs. All insulation, thermostats, windows and most all appliances are energy efficient. The synthetic tile gable roof comes with a 50-year warranty. The home also features forced hot air heating and central air conditioning on the upper floors.
This home is available furnished with a few exceptions. The window treatments, carpets & rugs, hand-forged chandeliers, sconces and lamps, plastered walls, artwork, accessories and furniture embellish the homes elegant, mountain style. Come home to 178 Aspen Oak Drive, a home that balances western style with the epitome of elegance. There's only one Aspen, own this piece of it; you'll love it! Visit www.AspenButtermilkEstate.com for more information or to set up a showing today.