Record-Breaking: Aspen Home Sells for Highest Price-Per-Square-Foot

Explore the beautiful Victorian home that broke records

Aspen has long been known for its ski resorts and hiking trails, but it’s now gaining recognition for its real estate market as well. Case in point: in February 2019, the property at 135 E. Cooper Avenue sold for $21.95 million, meaning it closed for a whopping $3,396 per square foot.
“This is the highest price-per-square-foot sale for a single-family home in the central downtown area of Aspen,” realtor Carrie Wells, an agent with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate who represented the sale of the home, told The Denver Post at the time. She noted that the home’s location (near the base of Aspen Mountain and Main Street) contributed to its remarkable sale price.
Known as the J.M. Dixon house, this historic Victorian home is equipped with seven bedrooms (five in the main house and two in the guest house) and seven bathrooms. Glass windows and a wraparound porch give the home an old-world aesthetic that will make residents and guests alike feel like they’re stepping into yesteryear.
According to Wells, Aspen’s Historic Preservation Committee typically requires there to be a staircase in the Victorian portion of a home. However, because the guest house also has a staircase, they voted to eliminate the two separate staircases in favor of connecting them. Because Victorians are preserved in Aspen, the home can never be torn down—which means this beautifully-appointed historic home can be enjoyed for decades to come.
Contact Carrie today if you’re interested in setting up a tour of the home or learning more about the Aspen real estate market. Whether you’re looking for Aspen luxury homes for sale or less expensive Aspen real estate that fits your budget, she can answer any questions you have and help you find a home that matches every item on your checklist. She might even be able to help you find a Victorian home of your own.


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