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Aspen Peak - 2016 - Issue 2 - Winter

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE WORLD IN HDR/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM (HOUSES, PINE TREES); GREG NEWINGTON/GETTY IMAGES (AERIAL); GUADALUPE LAIZ/GL PHOTOGRAPHY (DAVIDSON); JIM PAUSSA PHOTOGRAPHY (TURCHIARELLI); LEFT_COAST_PHOTOGRAPHER/ GETTY IMAGES (MAROON BELLS); LINDY HICKMAN PHOTOGRAPHY (RIBS); STEVE GOFF (AJAX TAVERN) Vertical integration. "On the close East Side, there are smaller plots of land, so people make use of the space and are a little more vertical." Ajax Tavern, at The Little Nell (685 E. Durant Ave., 970- 920-6334; "It's great in the summer when you can look up at the mountains, and in the winter as a gathering place at the end of a ski day." Second home owners. "As you get further east, you've got bigger properties with bigger homes. They've all got lots of sun and great views." Extended sunlight. (Aspen's West End is shadowed by—wait for it—Shadow Mountain.) "I think one of the great attributes is more sun and hours of natural light. That means longer on the slopes and longer outside!" Independence Pass. "That's the main big mountain range looking to the east. You can see everything." "There are some beautiful homes that have a rustic contemporary feel to them, with more contemporary features." Hickory House (730 W. Main St., 970-925-2313; "This longtime local barbecue joint has one of the best breakfasts in town—not to mention some really amazing barbecue!" "Locals year-round. The West Side is made up of the original neighborhood of the West End. It is a wonderful mix of historic Victorian homes and modern homes by some very famous architects." Access to the mountains. "The [drive] to Maroon Bells has to be one of the most beautiful in the state." Pyramid Peak. "It's such a stunning mountain. You really get the best views of it from the West Side." VS B E ST E AT S H O M E D E S I G N I N H A B I TA N T S B E ST A M E N I T Y V I E W S West Side East Side SMALL-TOWN STATUS DOESN'T PRECLUDE ASPEN HAVING DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS WITH DIFFERENT FEELS. BREAKING TOWN DOWN INTO WEST VERSUS EAST, TWO OF ASPEN'S TOP REALTORS CELEBRATE THE DIFFERENCES. BY TIM LATTERNER A TALE OF TWO CITIES SPACE OUTLOOK Scott Davidson, Partner and Broker Associate, Aspen Associates Realty Group. 510 E. Hyman Ave., Ste. 21, 970-948-4800; Lisa Turchiarelli, Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker Mason Morse. 514 E. Hyman Ave., 970-920- 7386; 144 ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM

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