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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE. OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL BRANDS/MOUNTAIN HOME PHOTO (KITCHEN, BATHROOM); STEVE MUNDINGER (FIREPLACE); COURTESY OF DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE (EXTERIOR) "Aspen's real estate market is experiencing an upswing," says Douglas Elliman's Joshua Saslove, who represents 1449 Crystal Lake Road, with Robert Trown–designed main and guest houses totaling nine bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and nearly 15,000 square feet, and with unbeatable views of Independence Pass and Aspen Mountain. SPACE REAL ESTATE STRENGTH IN NUMBERS SIX OF TOWN'S TOP BROKERS TAKE ASPEN'S REAL ESTATE PULSE. BY LINDA HAYES You need only look around to dis- cern that Aspen's real estate market is inspiring confidence. But for a more, shall we say, professional take, we asked a group of the valley's best- selling brokers to weigh in. Their insights? New construction, modern design, a central location, and out- door living spaces are the main factors driving demand. And please, no more log cabins… PENNEY EVANS CARRUTH Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty "Just when you think you've seen the best, another high-end contemporary home comes on the market with unique taste, style, quality. And this is the product most buyers, regardless of age or demographic, are demand- ing. A few years ago, our high-end inventory felt stale. Now we are on the cutting edge. I see this trend con- tinuing, not only in the high-end [market] but filtering down to other price points." SCOTT DAVIDSON Aspen Associates Realty "The core of Aspen, the West End, and Red Mountain should con- tinue to see very good activity, and prices remain strong. A house on Willoughby Way on Red Mountain listed for $36 million is set to close soon. It is modern in style and beauti- fully done, but the lot would not be considered one of the best lots on that street. Modern architecture and interiors [set it apart]." aspenassociates DOUG LEIBINGER The Doug Leibinger Team, Compass "There have been a dozen properties 114  ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM

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