Living Aspen Magazine Summer 2021

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Summer 2021 | Presented By Chris Klug




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I hope you are enjoying a great start. Welcome back to the Roaring I hope you are enjoying great 2021 so far. Thankand you second for picking up our latest edition of are Living ForkaValley to our guests home owners. Things starting Aspen Magazine. I hope you enjoy it and find it to be a helpful resource. We are proud to to look more normal in our valley with the return of musical, showcultural case Klug and culinary activities and some of our favorite events. I am excited Properties exclusive finest Aspen Snowmasswith properties. tonew seecollection you, andofsothe grateful to reconnect our clients, friends and While partners again. I am also very proud ofwinter, our community, our It was an historic 2020! the pandemic paradigm continues this fortunately the company and our Klug Properties Team for navigating the past end is in sight. I am confident we will get there together, and I am grateful to be weathering theyear storm in this valley.successfully. Thank you to our clients, friends and community members for your strength and perseverance as we navigated yearour together. 20202021 turned out toAspen be an unusual I am delightedthe topast share Summer Living Magazine, ride, but one that also brought cherished family time, new adventures in our own backyard,Fork and which includes our exclusive collection of the finest Roaring the opportunity to reflect on what is most important in our lives. It was amazing to witness the Valley homes. I’m proud to introduce some spectacular new creativity and resourcefulness by so many ofphotography. our communityThank members toto getour propertiesdemonstrated with beautiful summer you through the challenges of of thephotographers, past year. I am also very grateful to all ofand those on thethat fronthelped lines team designers, writers, artists and in the medical profession helping to keep us all safe and healthy. us produce this latest edition. I hope you enjoy it and find it a helpful resource. In a summer of unprecedently inventory, we’ve got some The Roaring Fork Valley Real Estate Market exploded in 2020 as alow result of the great great new opportunities to share with you. COVID-fueled migration and an urban exodus to the suburbs and resort markets. 2020 was a record-breaking year forbeen Aspenan Snowmass Real Estate. After the liftsFork closed in mid-March It has historic past year for Roaring Valley Real 2020 and most pending sales at the time imploded, we were just hoping and praying Estate. Compared to this time last year, there is about halfallthe spring that we would even haveavailable a summerinselling season. At the1/3 end in of June 2020, a Village, switch inventory Aspen and about Snowmass got flipped, and weyet, entered what would become the most active summer selling season thisto demand remains strong. It has never been more important valley has ever seen. It has been all-hands-on-deck since. Inventory down throughout have a broker that studies the market dailyisand knows aboutthe offvalley and demandmarket continues! Working with a team that studies the market every day and has opportunities. Now is the time to be in front of buyers if unparalleled insights about off-market opportunities is more important than ever! you are considering selling! Please let us know if you would like a complimentary, in-depth of your property today. Klug Properties delivers proven results from ouranalysis one-of-a-kind, winning formula that combines Sotheby’s International Realty’s global reach, Klug Properties marketing horsepower Klug Properties had a record breaking 2020 selling over $206 million (which includes theand most expansive media platform in the local brokerage community), finishing associal the #44 broker in the country. Thank you to our and Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s market dominance for the past two decades! A 31% clients, partners and friends for making this possible. I lovemarket what I do, share means moreand positive PRthis and community. more traffic forI feel your like listing. I love I have won the lottery getting to work,new andfamilies raise my family in the Roaring Valley. We were honored tolive, welcome to our community and help Fork so many friends take the next step in their lives in the past year. I love what I do and I love this community. It is&an With the unofficial kick-off to the summer season, The Food honor to share my Wine passion, experience and insights with my clients and friends every day. Classic, moved from its traditional third weekend in June Thank you for yourto support and for this helping us the sell over $200celebration million in 2020. are more September year, summer willWe continue; committed than ever to helping our friends their like goals. We again are here full-time readyThis to is September is going toachieve look more July this summer! help you. Let us know if you would like a going to be the busiest summer ever in Aspen Snowmass, so jump on complimentary in-depth analysisand of your property anytime. a We-Cycle leave your car behind. I wish you a fun and safe 2021!

Chris Klug

Please let me know if I can be of help in anyway. We’re here full-time, ready to help you. I look forward to seeing you again.

Chris Klug | 970.948.7055

The Finest Aspen Estate There’s a reason Starwood founder Edgar Stern chose 1020 Carroll Drive; it is simply the finest Aspen estate. Enjoy end of the road privacy and top of the world Elk Mountain views on six Starwood parcels totaling 115.7 acres. The 13,175 sq. ft. main house was designed by Thomas Kligerman of Ike Kligerman Barkley with an arts and crafts style on a Rocky Mountain scale. The vaulted great room ceilings are accented by artistically formed structural trusses creating light filled spaces with perfectly framed Mt. Daly, Capital Peak, and Snowmass Ski Area views through the Case Teak Windows and exterior doors. Book matched full length Claro Walnut paneling adorns the great room. Nine woodburning fireplaces warm the main house including the impressive Colorado dry stack moss rock fireplace found in the living room. A sitting area next to the fireplace is a favorite après ski winter hangout.

17 BR | 19 BA | 23,077 SF | 115+ Acres $46,000,000

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Built by Hansen Construction with the finest materials with the majority of millwork by Kol Industries including: wide plank European White Oak flooring from Germany, petrified wood bar and Douglass Fir and Pacific Yew in the family room, and California Bay Laurel and Myrtle in the dining room. The entry, chimney caps and sills are covered in Carmella Sandstone from Oklahoma. The generous main level master suite looks out over the upper pond. Four en suite bedrooms, an office, library, and two powder rooms complete the upper level. The lower-level consists of laundry room, office, powder room, storage, kids’ playroom with wood burning fireplace, and an approximately 1,750 bottle wine room with additional 900-bottle case storage. An expansive Colorado buff sandstone front patio extends from the main house, taking advantage of all day sunshine and endless sunset views. | 970.948.7055

A hidden snowmelt path leads to an oversized outdoor spa set amongst massive sandstone rocks. There are two ponds on property, both are aerated and stocked with trout. A guest house with four en suite studios and 3 woodburning fireplaces is adjacent to the main house. Two 3-bedroom caretaker’s homes plus a 3-bedroom apartment, offices, garages and maintenance facilities are situated below the main house. There is a beautiful lakeside site, ideal for a pool and a yoga studio gym or additional guest housing to create a family compound. Access Shadyside and Sunnyside trails directly from the property. Starwood is Aspen’s only gated community with 960 total acres, x-country ski trails, tennis courts and on-site fire station. Red Mountain ditch provides excellent water rights. This is a one-of-a-kind private Rocky Mountain legacy estate with every amenity, direct USFS access, and forever views.

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The Quintessential Aspen Ski Chalet When you dream about living in the mountains, this is what it looks like! This ski chalet is situated on 48 acres on a private ridge on the backside of Aspen Mountain at the confluence of Little Annie’s Basin and Midnight Mine Road. Ski home from the Sundeck and Silver Queen Gondola or ski tour Little Annie’s out your front door. Timeless woodworking and custom craftsmanship distinguishes the 3,461 SF irreplaceable main | 970.948.7055

house with an open great room, library, den/ media room, main level guest master suite, 4 en suite bedrooms plus gym library/den, patio and hot tub. Floor-to-ceiling, southfacing windows capture perfectly framed mountain views. There is also a 2-bedroom guest house, caretaker’s studio, garage, shop and solar system with back-up generators.This is the ultimate Aspen Mountain ski retreat surrounded by White River National Forest.

7 BR | 8 BA | 4,885 SF | 48+ Acres $18,500,000

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Spectacular Two Lot Parcel Situated at the end of private Lazy Chair Ranch Road and course-side at the Maroon Creek Club, this two lot parcel, totaling 4.4 acres, overlooks the 8th green and 9th tee, has expansive views to downtown Aspen, Thunderbowl and Tiehack, and is primed and ready for immediate development. With plans by Bill Poss Architects for an 8,952 SF contemporary home on Lot 2, much of the heavy lifting has already been done. The sunny and private site is just minutes from downtown Aspen and convenient to skiing, the Maroon Creek Club and Pitkin County Airport.

4.4 Acres on 2 Lots $14,950,000 | 970.948.7055

Traditional Meets Contemporary This stunning West End home is located on a large 6,018 SF corner lot with views of Aspen and Shadow Mountain. Every room connects to the outdoors with almost 1,000 SF of decks and patios. Enjoy large vaulted ceilings and skylights, a glass elevator, a renovated main level master suite, a onebedroom guest/caretaker suite, gym, mature landscaping and a hot tub. A 2-car garage is permitted from the alley. It is located only a few blocks from the Aspen Institute, the Benedict Music Tent, the Aspen Golf Course and the Aspen core. You can’t beat the quality and location of this home!

5 BR | 5.5 BA | 5,327 SF $12,250,000

conceptual rendering of great room

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One Snowmass East 801 One Snowmass East is the highest, best situated and most luxurious ski-in, ski-out penthouse in Snowmass Base Village. The top floor corner location boasts floor-toceiling glass and unparalleled, perfectly framed, views of Mt. Daly and The Snowmass Ski Area to the south, Snowmass Rim Trail and Wildcat views to the east and Brush Creek Valley views to the north. The largest storage unit with custom shelving and a 5-bike rack is included as well as two ski storage lockers. Strong rental history and the best location in Snowmass Village!

4 BR | 4 BA | 2,442 SF $7,500,000 | 970.948.7055

Luxurious Horse Ranch Home Conveniently located one mile up Horse Ranch Drive from Brush Creek Road and the north entry to the Snowmass Club this spectacular home is surrounded by aspens and blue spruce trees. It features large southfacing windows that look out on all four area ski mountains, an entire upperlevel master suite, marble finishes throughout, main level office, 50-bottle wine cooler, a large wood-burning seethrough stone fireplace, downstairs game room, exercise room, deck around the main level, outside patio and spa and 2-car garage. Enjoy direct Rim Trail and Seven Star singletrack access from Horse Ranch. Ride or walk down to the Snowmass Rec Center and Snowmass Club. A free skier shuttle runs regularly summer and winter back and forth to the mountain.

6 BR | 5.5 BA | 5,225 SF $5,650,000 Furnished

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Perfect Downtown Aspen Living This remodeled 4-bedroom downtown Aspen townhome is located on a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to the Roaring Fork River and walking distance to the Silver Queen Gondola and all of Aspen’s best shops and restaurants. It features an open floor plan, great room with vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace, private patio with sunny Aspen Mountain views, office/library loft, spacious master suite with private patio, and family entertainment room. The entry mud room with built-ins has direct access to the 1-car garage with storage for bikes, skis and gear.

4 BR | 5 BA | 3,146 SF $5,650,000 Furnished | 970.948.7055

Pueblo Style Custom Home Pueblo style custom home all above grade on a private south facing 2.44-acre hillside covered with piñon pine and old growth junipers and exceptional views of the Roaring Fork and Crystal Valley, Chair Mountain and Mt. Sopris. Enter this sanctuary through an impressive custom colored and brushed aggregate concrete drive that winds along junipers and piñon pines to a circular drive revealing the home and grand entry staircase. An open, yet intimate and private, floor plan with expansive windows, passive solar energy and radiant heat, and multiple balconies that connect to inspiring views and nature. A freshly remodeled kitchen with central island seating and new baths offer a clean, updated appearance.

4 BR | 3.5 BA | 4,134 SF | 2.44 Acres $1,950,000

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Private & Natural Basalt Setting This is a quiet end of the cul-de-sac location surrounded by nature in Old Town Basalt with absolute privacy and big south facing mountain views. A beautiful brand-new mountain contemporary Graeme Means Architecture designed three-bed, three and a half bath open and airy main house plus a 640 sq. ft. ADU with private deck overlooking cattails from the spring-fed pond. Enjoy all day sunshine from the elevated site and expansive southfacing deck from the main level of home. Great access to nature and downtown Basalt from this private and natural setting.

4 BR | 4.5 BA | 3,810 SF $3,875,000 | 970.948.7055

Aspen Square Condominium Hotel Aspen Square is Aspen’s best located condominium, only 60 steps to Silver Queen Gondola, in the heart of downtown Aspen. It is the perfect choice for great memories any time of the year. Enjoy views of upper Little Nell and Aspen Mountain. Walk to all of Aspen’s best shops, art galleries and restaurants. First-class services and amenities include pool, hot tubs, firepit, front desk and concierge, daily housekeeping, and garage parking.

Views of Aspen Mountain This Aspen Square condo features a wood burning fireplace, a new kitchen with stainless appliances, new bathrooms, all new paint and furnishings throughout, and a private patio overlooking Little Nell. An owner’s lock-off closet provides additional storage.

2 BR | 2 BA | 836 SF $2,595,000 Furnished

Upgraded Fireside Studio This Aspen Square studio features a wood burning fireplace, high-end fixtures, new contemporary furnishings, maple cabinetry, upgraded u-shaped kitchen and a private balcony with spectacular Hunter Creek Valley views.

Studio | 1 BA | 496 SF $1,150,000 Furnished 970.948.7055 |

Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen Enjoy ideal, fixed spring skiing week(s) at Hyatt Grand Aspen, right in the downtown core. Excellent amenities including gym, pool, hot tub, fire pit, business center, seasonal wine bar, and valet garage parking. Hyatt members enjoy ten float days per interest as well as Marriott benefits at other Hyatt Properties. #47AB: Weeks 9,10 & 11 | 2 BR | 2.5 BA | $495,000

#50: Week 10 | 2 BR | 2 BA | $150,000

Testimonials from my clients…

I have recently worked with Chris and his uber-efficient support team both as Seller and Buyer. He proved to be the ultimate professional on both transactions, which had to be conduct-ed at warp speed in this current market. He priced each property accurately, called in local inspection and repair teams at short notice to overcome potential deal breakers, prevented me from overpaying in price negotiations and reached agreement with the other brokers to achieve my objectives in both cases. He enabled two complex transactions to be completed with simplicity and relative ease. I cannot recommend him more highly – appoint him to represent you and let him show you his class! – Richard C.

Chris Klug and his team were essential to the success of selling our family home in Snowmass Village. Chris was always responsive, knowledgeable, and attentive. Every aspect of the list-ing, showings, negotiations, contract, due diligence, and most importantly closing were han-dled by Chris and his team with the utmost professionalism and care for our family. Chris comes highly recommended from all of us. – Brian R.

We were able to purchase our home within weeks -- not easy coming from another state, and not easy during Covid! Chris was always available, seemingly in the middle of the night at times, to review options, set appointments, and make sure we understood the process and market. Even after signing our contract, we had an incredibly tight window to close. Chris had a great set of local vendors, inspectors, and other pros to pull everything together on time with zero slips. He was also able to negotiate meaningful concessions from the Seller after the pre-purchase inspection. Chris knows the market and understood how to navigate it. To do all of this, in a matter of weeks, during very difficult circumstances was quite a feat. He has our highest recommendation! – Matt A.

Chris actually helped us buy two homes in Aspen though before we bought the first, he showed us homes throughout the entire Roaring Fork and adjacent valleys so I assure you he knows the entire market - not just Aspen. Chris is one of those few brokers who you actually see and feel working for you - there is meaningful, value-add effort on his part at every step of the process. We work in real estate in Chicago and have dealt with brokers for decades and can recognize those that earn their commissions and Chris absolutely does - and he’s a great, fun person with whom to team up for the adventure. – Jeff G. & Jon F. | 970.948.7055

Top Ten Reasons

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to choose Klug Properties & Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty to sell your property.

Market Knowledge:

I am an expert on the Aspen Snowmass Real Estate Market. I study the market every day; this is not a hobby for me. I produce a monthly market snapshot and a quarterly in-depth Aspen Snowmass Market Report at I have been doing so for the past decade. In 2020 I sold $206 million finishing as the #5 broker overall in the Aspen Board of Realtors 2020 rankings based on production.

Availability & Support:

Three full-time licensed real estate professionals born and raised in Colorado and the Roaring Fork Valley with over 25 years of combined real estate success and over $500 million in career sales. We love this community and what we do, and are passionate about sharing it and giving back through Chris Klug Foundation and other local non-profits that we support.

Global Reach:

With 1,000 offices in 75 countries and 24,000 brokers worldwide we will get the word out in all of our feeder markets and beyond. I will leverage all of the Sotheby’s International Realty marketing tools including the number one real estate website in terms of time spent on site, and the largest audience in the real estate industry at


I personally share my exclusive listings with the top Sotheby’s International Realty brokers across the country through my Sotheby’s Market Leaders membership at, and Colorado Ski Towns partners,

Social Media & Database:

I maintain the most expansive social media platform in the local brokerage community with over 30,000 subscribers or followers. Klug Properties sends a bi-weekly digital newsletter with the latest market stats, insights and Aspen Snowmass happenings to our sphere of over 2,000 buyers, sellers and Aspen Snowmass influencers.

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25 years of broadcast experience as a professional athlete has allowed me to be comfortable in front of the camera, while focusing on messaging and details that matter. We will create a professional video tour of your property including aerial drone footage and share it at,, and I will also film a virtual open house tour of your property.


Your property will be featured on the home page of, the #1 broker site in the local brokerage community with 8,000 average monthly users. Your property will have its own custom one-stop-shop website that includes photography, video, virtual reality tour, map, description and due diligence documents, so buyers and brokers can easily access the information they need to take the next step.

Negotiation Expertise: I am a Certified Negotiation Expert. I will represent your interests first and foremost, while working collaboratively with fellow broker partners to help achieve the best possible result for you in the most efficient manner possible. Honesty, Integrity and Commitment are my mantra. I will work hard to get the job done for you without compromising my ethics or professionalism. I bring the same positive attitude and determination to my real estate practice that made me an Olympic Champion. 970.948.7055 |

Testimonials from my clients…

Meet the Klug Properties Team

Expertise, Experience and Local Advantage

On or off the sports podium, it comes down to hard work, honesty & integrity.


s a long-time Aspen local, I have deep ties and firsthand knowledge of this spectacular valley both on and off the slopes. Aspen’s unique character is defined by a love of the outdoors and access to year-round cultural activities. Attaining Body, Mind and Spirit actually happens here, everyday. My appreciation for the quality of life the mountains offer provides me with an intuitive approach when pairing clients with their homes. There are so many parallels between elite level competition and being the best Realtor in Aspen Snowmass. Training and competing at high-level athletics taught me what it takes to get the job done.

As a 3-time Winter Olympian, a Bronze Medalist Snowboarder in 2002 and an eleven-time US National Champion, I bring to my real estate clients the same positive attitude, grit, and determination that I gave to sports. It’s just who I am. I’m fortunate to have an extensive network of contacts. Twenty-five years of broadcast experience equipped me with a competitive marketing edge involving traditional print advertising, video, photography and social media. My exclusive team of photographers and videographers are world class. We will create stunning and unique marketing materials that tell your home’s story. With the most expansive social media platform in the local brokerage community I will get the word out about your property. I sold over $200 million in 2020 and 2021 is off to another successful start. I am again one of Aspen’s top Realtors. In 2000, after six years on a waiting list, I received a life- | 970.948.7055

saving liver transplant. In 2003, grateful for this gift of life, I founded the Chris Klug Foundation, to help those in need of a transplant and a second chance. I also helped create the Aspen Summit for Life – an uphill snowshoe race to the top of Aspen Mountain – to celebrate life and to help raise awareness and funds for organ donation. It’s a joy to show the world what’s possible after a transplant.

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