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Historic Erickson Ranch: The Border House

  • 5.5 BATHS
  • 11.8 ACRES

About this Property



A History of Beauty: Live where the families who founded Aspen have lived and chosen to call home since the late 19th century.  Entrepreneurs Elizabeth and Walter Paepcke, co-founders of modern-day Aspen and the Aspen Institute, were among the few who have treasured the privacy of this exquisite land.  These twelve acres boast unrivaled vistas South and Southwest from Highlands bowl to Mount Sopris.  The 6,400+- square foot home made from wood, stucco, metal, and glass is set at the base of Aspen’s Red Mountain.  The contemporary design of the elongated residence is perfectly positioned and designed to pull in the astounding panorama to combine nature and living in one.

Designed by award winning architect Harry Teague, whose projects also include Harris Hall and the Benedict Music Tent, this 7 bedroom, 5 and one half bath home lives incredibly efficiently, with a majority of the entertaining and living areas on the main level.  Banks of voluminous two-story windows flank the living room while all seven bedrooms are above grade and each create their own feel and distinct view of nature.  The beaver and trout ponds, the elk habitat, the natural springs, the tranquil stream, and the Aspen and Spruce forests — all located throughout the property — create an eternal state of tranquility.

In addition to the 12 acre lot, the backyard consists of an additional 50 acre meadow shared with three neighboring parcels; coupled with the diverse terrain of the neighboring Hunter Creek Valley, this environment provides ideal trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and unbridled exploration.  Also included on the property are two shared amenities: A horse/barn facility, and a recently remodeled Ranch Manager’s quarters reminiscent of old Aspen Pioneer Days. Senior water rights help irrigate the entire ranch, which along with the other three lots, makes up over 100 acres of Red Mountain.  A quick ride down the mountain and you are in the heart of Aspen.

Type: Single FamilyHalf Baths: 1Garage: 2 Car
Bedrooms: 7Sq. Ft. 6400Jacuzzi
Bathrooms: 5Acres: 11.8Year Built: 2002
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