Raifie Bass : Sotheby's Realty


1345 Mountain View Drive, Aspen, CO 81611

A five bedroom West Aspen home was built by a long time local realtor with a history of development and a growing family. He carefully and creatively designed every inch of the home as a culmination of years of trial and error building spec homes in the valley, with a real eye for detail. Considered as Aspen’s favorite family neighborhood, the West Meadow subdivision is maintained by one of the oldest and most established home owner’s associations in town. Single family zoning is protected on the cul de sac. Cemetery Lane bike path and the free shuttle which runs along the lane to and from town are two of the perks of living on this kid-centric street. Open floor plan on the upper level living area provides a nice flow from kitchen,indoor and outdoor living spaces and dining room.

Kitchen was designed with dining counter at table level which seats four. Winter views of Aspen Mountain from the upper living spaces are framed by a roaring fire in the main living room. Summer leaves offer a tree house feel from Kitchen, Living and Master Suite. Interior natural stone floors at the entry level are warmed with radiant heat as are the reclaimed oak floors on the main living level. With kids and dogs in mind an integrated vacuum system was designed with a built in kitchen “dust” pan that sucks the dog hair right up.
Aspenites relish the outdoors and have always sought to master the art of outdoor living. Nowhere has this been better accomplished. Just off the kitchen/living room the local bears are no match for this sunny, upper level, living space just off the kitchen with barbeque, dining area and plenty of room to lounge. Built in perennial flower beds are irrigated, stained stamp concrete patio has snowmelt and drainage system for spring clean up and the stone fire pit will take the chill off cool Aspen nights. Neighbor kids will flock if you supply the s’mores. Back yard lawn area off the main level family room is a great option for more rough shod play.
Designed on three levels there is flexibility of the floor plan at every turn. The Existing main level office is an ideal work space with ample space for file storage and office machinery but for those needing an additional bedroom plumbing for a shower was roughed in pre-construction in the existing Powder Room.
A well thought out utility room is accessed from the interior of the home or from an exterior stair well so visiting service providers don’t have to enter the house to maintain the homes high tech mechanical systems. The exterior stair well also serves a lower level bedroom suite, ideal for Nanny or visiting guests / in laws.
Not everyone requires a custom, museum-grade collections room with a professional revolving dry cleaners rack encased in glass…this lower level room offers all sorts of options ….theater, game room, gym, additional bedroom OR bring your own collection and move right in.
Aspen, as one of the world’s unique resorts, has long been known for a diversity of distinctive architecture. 1345 Mountain View integrates Aspen’s ranching /mining heritage with more contemporary “Aspen Mountain” finishes. Longevity, durability and maintenance free materials were among the goals when considering the exterior finishes. Siding of reclaimed barn woods and roof of rusted, corrugated tin (in parts) provides an interesting palate of texture and color and provides a sense of permanence to this coveted family home. Lush, mature landscaping carries through the 15,000 foot single family lot which is bordered by storied Aspen and Spruce trees.


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Raifie Bass | Aspen, Colorado 81611 | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty