There’s no denying that Colorado is known for spectacular mountain ranges, amazing views, and of course, being one of the first states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. What you may not know is that Colorado is also one of the top-performing states in the United States in regards to the economy. This is why it should come as no big surprise that the state is also home to several multi-million dollar mansions that seem intent on outdoing each other.
From custom-built mansions that offer more than 15,000 sq. ft. of living space, which includes every inside extra you could possibly dream of to homes built using materials handpicked from overseas and homes sitting on acres of prime real estate, here are the 20 most expensive homes in Colorado. (You’ll notice that quite a few of them are located in Aspen.)
This list only includes single-family homes, so you will find properties that are more expensive in Colorado. However, these properties, such as Elk Mountain Lodge, operate as lodges and hotels where guests are invited (in other words, charged) to stay.
20. 107 Rockledge Rd., Vail, CO – $28 million
Built in 2007 and named Mountain Living’s 2010 Home of the Year, this 11,509 sq. ft. home sits on just over ½ an acre of land. The home boasts an impressive 42-foot high glass entry hall that allows for exquisite views of the forests, as well as seven bedrooms and eight full/ 2 half-baths. The home features tons of little extras that bring nature indoors, such as the rock-crystal chandelier that sits in the entryway, wooden beams, rock walls, and birch tree finishings. It also provides ski-in/ ski-out access, includes a massive wine room, and has multiple fireplaces. Of course, everything, including the appliances, fixtures, and flooring, is top of the line.
19. 301 Lake Avenue, Aspen, CO – $28.75 million
Despite being a new house, the photos available don’t quite do this home justice. The 9,527 sq. ft. home was constructed using a combination of brick, steel, and wood. Inside, there are five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a huge great room (43 x 43) that is perfect for entetaining. Many of walls are equipped with lift and slide doors allowing for true indoor/outdoor living, which is perfect for taking full advantage of the 750 sq. ft. sunken garden that sits in the middle of the home. The home also features a rooftop lounge that provides views of Aspen Mountain and Triangle Park.
18. 1195 Via La Favorita, Vail, CO – $29.5 million
Referred to as “II Podere,” this almost 13,000 sq. ft. Italian-style villa sits on 230 acres of land, providing 360 degree-views of Vail Valley. In addition to the seven bedroom, eight bathroom main residence, a one bedroom, bathroom bathroom guest house sits on the property. The custom-built home features materials handpicked by the original owner, Dick Rothkopf, during multiple trips to Italy, giving it plenty of authenticity. Thanks to its remote location, the property includes a 1.5 mile driveway that took a team of engineers two years and $1 million to build. And, of course, there are plenty of extras, including an outdoor pool with sauna, spa, and pool house, tennis courts, a lake and pond, a billiards room, indoor basketball court, home theater, and gym.
17. 851 Wilson Way, Telluride, CO 80435 – $29.5 million
Built in 2015, this ultra-modern, 12,452 sq. ft. home sits directly in front of a reflective on 35 acres of land that includes 14,000 ft. mountain peaks and rolling meadows. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, residents can take advantage of the spectacular views from almost anywhere within the six bedroom, eight and ½-bath home. A home theater, spa, fully equipped fitness room, fire pit that overlooks the mountains, and a wine cellar and wet bar are just a few of the things that make this house stand out.
16. 135 Miners Trail Rd., Aspen, CO 81611 – $29.5 million
Custom built in 2016, there was no expense spared or detail forgotten when designing this 8,200 sq. ft. home. For example, it has stainless steel Hope’s windows that offer front row views from Shadow Mountain to Independence Pass, pearl limestone walls, and high-end finishes, including marble, walnut, and crystal white quartize. The five en-suite bathrooms even have custom designed linen. Outside, there is an open concept theater that incorporates the indoor game room and bar, as well as a hot tub with water feature and fireplace.
15. 36 Glen Garry Dr., Aspen, CO 81611 – $29.9 million
Touted as a ‘one-of-a kind Aspen estate,’ this almost 14,000 sq. ft. home includes eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a media room, wine cellar, and two separate bedroom/ living rooms for plenty of privacy. Inside, there are timber trusses, cathedral ceilings, and tons of floor-to-ceiling windows that make it easy to gaze out over the 2.15 acres that includes a large pond, pool, children’s play fort, and exquisite mountain views. Despite its hidden location, the home is within walking distance of the world-class Highland Ski Area and the Aspen District Theater.
14. 651 Pfister Dr., Aspen, CO 81611 – $32.5 million
Built in 2016, this 13,701 sq. ft., contemporary-style home sits on 3 acres of land in the Maroon Creek Golf Course and is not far from the Tiehack ski lift. It includes seven bedrooms and eleven bathrooms spread across four stories. There are very little details available about this home, although it is said to boast breathtaking views of the Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Red Mountain, Tiehack, and Hunter Creek. As an added bonus for golfers, it overlooks the course designed by Tom Fazio, a renowned golf course architect.
13. 705 Whiskey Ridge, Edwards, CO 81632 – $33 million
Designed by renowned architect, Annabelle Selldorf and built in 2009, this Thoreau-style home is known as Walden House and is considered “an architectural piece of art.” Sitting on more than 100 acres, the 11,819 sq. ft. home consists of a single-story pavilion and three-story tower surrounding a garden. To allow nature indoors and give residents the change to capture amazing views, the walls are made of glass. Inside, there are seven bedrooms, nine full bathrooms and one ½ bath, while outdoors there is an adjacent pond, pool, barn, chicken coop, greenhouse, and two bedroom caretaker’s cottage.
12. 333 Beaver Dam Rd., Vail, CO 81657 – $34 million
Built in 2011 along the banks of Gore Creek in the exclusive Vail Village neighborhood, this 11,007 sq. ft. home was constructed using a combination of oak siding, massive limestone elements, and black and copper-zinc panels. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure residents can take advantage of the mountain views, while the Geo-thermal heating makes it easy to stay warm. The home includes five bedrooms, seven full and three-half bathrooms, high-end furnishings, an outdoor pool and hot tub, a wine cellar, gym, and game room. Despite being hidden away on 0.87 acres of land, the home is within walking distance of all the village amenities and the slopes.
11. 455 Sunnyside Lane, Aspen, CO 81611 – $36 million
Built in 2014, this 14,017 sq. ft. home, referred to as Sunnyside Ridge, sits on 5 acres of land in Aspen’s exclusive McLain Flats neighborhood. Although it is valued at $36 million, this eight bedroom, eleven bathroom home was recently on the market for a mere $24.4 million. Best of all, it comes fully furnished! Of course, it has plenty of luxury extras, including both an indoor and outdoor pool and spa, a full outdoor kitchen and dining room, wine cellar, home theater, and a one bedroom guesthouse for visitors you prefer to keep out of the monstrous main house.
10. 41 Popcorn Lane, Aspen, CO 81611 – $39.5 million
Situated on just over four acres along the banks of the Roaring Fork River, this 13,000 sq. ft. home includes five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and three ½ baths. Of course, there is also a two bedroom guesthouse, along with a separate one bedroom caretaker’s cottage. It also features a top-of-the-line six car garage with “opulent finishes of reclaimed Belgian black stone flooring and blue Bahia granite,” a walk-in wine room, and media room. Floor-to-ceiling windows make it easy to view the river, which is literally right outside the front door. As an added bonus for interested buyers, this home includes “classic antique treasures collected worldwide specifically for their placement in this rare Aspen gem.”
9. 109 Willoughby Way, Aspen, CO 81611 – $39.75 million
Although this 11,437 sq. ft. home is a bit older than the others on this list (built in 1991), it is no less spectacular. It sits on 2.45 acres of the most coveted land in Aspen and offers views of the city of Aspen, Aspen Mountain, a waterfall, pond, and stream. Referred to as ‘The Pond House,’ the six bedroom, eight bathroom home features stone walls, intricate wood carvings, and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer mesmerizing outside views. Outside, residents can take advantage of the pool, spa, and hot tub while relaxing in the tranquil setting.
8. 14 N 2941 County Rd., Kremmling, CO 80459 – $39.8 million
Better known as ‘High Plains Ranch,’ this 14,566 sq. ft. home sits on more than 6,000 acres of land in the Colorado Rockies and boasts amenities that are rarely seen with single family homes. For example, it offers private ski slopes, a 10,500 sq. ft. barn, and a ski cabin for nights you just don’t feel like going all the way back to the main house. (By the way, the ski cabin is nicer than most of our everyday homes.) The house was built in 2002 and includes five (absolutely huge) bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, and a spectacular interior that features wood beams, stone walls, and what appear to be several trees growing through it.
7. 343 Willoughby Way, Aspen, CO – $42.5 million
Right down the road from the 14th house on this list, this 5-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home was constructed from Epay wood and Spanish stone. Sitting on an acre of land, you’ll find everything from a home theater, 2-story great room, and 2,000 bottle wine cellar to an exercise room and a spa with sauna and steam room within its 9,613 sq. ft. of living space. Just like the other homes, the floor-to-ceiling windows are an absolute must for taking advantage of the views of Aspen Mountain. Unlike the other homes, it features a “disappearing glass wall” that opens onto a patio complete with fire pit, pool, and hot tub. In other words, it is ideal for anyone who likes to bring the outdoors inside.
6. 565 Midnight Mine Rd., Aspen, CO 81611 – $42.5 million
Part of what was once known as ‘Jigsaw Ranch,’ this 12,247 sq. ft. contemporary-style home includes six bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a one bedroom, one bathroom gatehouse. Essentially a private alpine village, it sits high up on more than forty acres of land, looking down on Steeplechase, Aspen Highlands Bowl, and the upper Castle Creek Valley. The details concerning this house, built in 2010, are scarce. Listings simply state there are “too many world-class amenities to name.”
5. 2900 W Buttermilk Rd., Aspen, CO 81611 – $50 million
Built in 2006, this 15,664 sq. ft. home includes seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and three ½ baths, as well as a 2,000 sq. ft. caretaker’s home. It boasts every conceivable amenity, including a theater, billiards room, private pub, private ski run, outdoor pool and hot tub, and a 3,000 sq. ft. vehicle maintenance center. Inside, there are vaulted ceilings, beautiful wood accents, and a main living area that extends outside and includes a fireplace, heated and covered dining and lounging space, and a hot tub that looks out over the ski slopes. With 61 acres of land, this is the only property in the area that offers ski-in/ ski-out privileges. (For anyone that doesn’t know, this means that you don’t have to walk to the slopes…they are right outside the front door, allowing you to ski-out in the morning and ski back in at the end of the day.)
4. Undisclosed Address, Woody Creek, CO 81656 – $52 million
Very little information is available about this 7,649 sq. ft. home that includes seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. What is known is that the 813-acre property features a home with a farmhouse-style design that was built in 2009. It is billed as a working ranch and luxury getaway that features Argentine maroon leather flooring, Navajo blankets covering the media room ceiling, reclaimed antique wood, a copper bathtub, and outdoor hot tub. At one point this house was on the market for $88 million, but over the years it has been reduced to the current asking price of $52 million.
3. 1000 1220 Watson Divide Rd., Snowmass, CO 81654 – $58.5 million
Built in 2007, this seven bedroom, eleven bathroom home with 18,000 sq. ft. last sold in 2016, so you shouldn’t expect to see it on the market anytime soon. This home, which sits on 876 acres that includes fifteen miles of private horseback riding trails and offers spectacular views of Capital Peak, Mt, Daly, and Mt. Sopris, has everything you could possibly want or need. This includes a private beach with a grotto and waterfall that cascades through three different pools (one is inside and has a planetarium-style roof), four fire pits, two outdoor fireplaces, two full outdoor kitchens with a brick pizza oven, putting green, and a furnished teepee with gas heat for those nights you feel like roughing it outdoors. Inside, you’ll find a movie theater with stage for karaoke, vitamin D-infused sauna, climate controlled wine room, and massage room with a chemotherapy tub. (Even after consulting Google, it is not immediately obvious what a chemo tub is, but the listing agent obviously thinks it is worth mentioning.)
2. 115 Francisco Way, Telluride, CO – $59 million
Designed and owned by Tom Cruise, this 289 acre property is considered to be one of the most exclusive estates in Telluride. The 10,000 sq. ft. main house was built in the 1990s, although it has been updated many times since, and offers seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It was constructed using native stone and white bleached cedar timbers and boasts plenty of extras, including a fitness center, library, rec room, and private elevator. For easy access, a helipad is situated on the property, as is a 1,600 sq. ft. guesthouse that offers an additional three bedrooms and three bathrooms. If you’re interested, the property has been on the market for several years, so you just might get it for a little less than $59 million.
1. 155 and 200 Sabin Dr., Aspen, CO – $65 million
Built on six acres in 2010, this 18,000 sq. ft. home, often referred to as ‘Summit House,’ includes seven bedrooms and seven full and four ½ bathrooms, as well as a gorgeous glass/ wood staircase, lounge with wet bar, game room, media room with wet bar, and of course, floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allow for unrivaled views of the Rocky Mountains. Outside, there are multiple decks that also ensure great views. One thing this property has that others don’t is a 4,150 sq. ft. guest house. Yes, most of the others on the list do have a guest house, but not one that is bigger than the average American home’s 2,600 sq. ft. The property sits atop Aspen’s infamous ‘Billionaire Mountain.’