WHAT: Completed in 2013, 278 McLain Flats Road is a seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath contemporary home located on four acres in Aspen. There is a guest house and small barn on the property.
PRICE: $12.75 million.
SIZE: 9,524 square feet. $1,338 per square foot.
LOCATION: An eight-minute drive from downtown Aspen, the residence is in McLain Flats, an enclave of homes situated on 4-to-11 acre lots on the eastern side of the Roaring Fork River. With an elevated perch up a long driveway, the setting provides 270-degree views from Independence Pass to Mt. Sopris.
ABOUT THE HOUSE: Designed by Aspen’s Z Group Architects and built by C. Barnes Construction, the modern structure features soaring windows and clean lines. The scale and scope of the great room provides ample space for entertaining, and allows “you to see the sun rise and set in the same room,” according to listing agent Jill Shore.
A large V-shaped island anchors the adjoining kitchen, and includes an induction and gas cooktop, steam oven, custom European cabinets and breakfast area. A butler’s pantry, which can be hidden behind a door during parties, contains an additional prep space, cooktop and wine fridge.
The master suite includes a custom wood platform bed and a triangular tub that faces the mountains.
Custom finishes include rift sawn oak flooring, Caesarstone counters, Savant smart system and triple glass windows. Shore says she has fully feng shuied the home.
The spaces are multifunctional, depending on how you live, Shore says. Art collectors may appreciate the natural light and airy spaces. Families with children could use the loft for a playroom. Bedrooms could be converted to a media room or gym.
The way the home is built into its landscape allows almost every room to have outdoor access. Patios and balconies offer views from the nearby ski areas to the Aspen airport, where you can watch the planes takeoff and land.
The one bedroom guest house was original to the property, but has been fully renovated to the same standards, Shore says. There is also a two-stall barn, which can house horses or be used as an art studio.