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Aspen Peak - 2017 - Issue 1 - Summer

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL BRANDS & PETR WIESE/MOUNTAIN HOME PHOTO Design for now: The only things not "mountain modern" at 720 Willoughby Way are the views. Replacing the high-country look is sleek contemporary design, including a tiled fireplace in the 18-foot-high living room. THE NEW WAY A RESIDENTIAL STUNNER ON WILLOUGHBY WAY OFFERS A CONTEMPORARY BENCHMARK FOR THE ASPEN LIFESTYLE. BY LINDA HAYES Along a flat bench at the base of Lower Red Mountain—a neighborhood described by Forbes as Aspen's billionaire haven, "whose phone book reads like a Davos VIP list" —Willoughby Way has recently become the darling of the luxury homeowner set. "It's the choicest property for the really affluent buyer," says listing broker Gary Feldman of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty (970-948-3737; "It captures everything they want—views of the four Aspen ski areas, all-day sun, and you can eas- ily walk or bike to town or to the Rio Grande Trail." Since last April, three properties on the street have sold for north of $25 million. Center stage in the 'hood— at 720 Willoughby Way, to be exact—a seven-bedroom, 9,049-square-foot, $32.5 mil- lion home by Aspen architect David Johnston (970-925- 3444; speaks to the contemporary archi- tecture and design sensibilities that are also in high demand in Aspen these days. "It's a unique house," he says. "The idea was to put a lot of programming into a tight, linear house ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM 111 SPACE REAL ESTATE & DESIGN

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