Melton Ranch is The Place to Buy in Snowmass Village

September 22, 2014
posted by Greg

Melton Ranch in Snowmass Village has seen a lot of real estate activity in the past year, and it keeps getting better. Located on the sunny side of Snowmass, this single family subdivision has large homesites, access to the Rim Trail and other open spaces, and views of the Snowmass ski area that can’t be beat. Since September, we have had the privilege of selling 2 of our listings in the Melton Ranch area. Now, it’s your turn to get into this amazing location by purchasing 167 Sinclair Lane.

Luxury Snowmass Home

This Snowmass home is perfect for people who want to feel like they live outdoors while inside their comfy-cozy home. The home décor has recently been updated with a cabin-chic feel, offering cozy spots to read a book and elegant open spaces for entertaining. The master suite, complemented with an office (or a fifth bedroom), is on the uppermost part of the house. There is the indoor hot tub off of the master bathroom and a private deck. The middle level is perfect for dining with friends-inside and out-with a dining area, gathering area with two-story high ceiling,  gas fireplace and a bedroom ready for use or conversion to guest master suite. Lower level has the third and fourth bedrooms, separate mud room which can be locked off for owner’s storage, and easy access to the two-car garage.

Gas Fireplace, Amazing Patio, Beautiful Snowmass Home   adjacent to Open Space, Rim Trail Access    hot tub room Mirror of Mountains

The views and vitality offered by this home located on the “Sunny Side of Snowmass” cannot be overlooked. It’s just a short walk to the school bus/shuttle stop and it’s in the Aspen School District! Listed under $2,000,000 do not miss this opportunity to join the other new homeowners in Melton Ranch.

 

Dream Big In Horse Ranch at Snowmass Village

July 28, 2014
posted by Greg

If you are looking for the perfect canvas for your Aspen luxury home, look no further than 180 Saddleback Lane in Snowmass Village. This 1.25+ acre view lot in Snowmass Village is zoned for a 5,000 square foot home or exercise the options from the Town of Snowmass Village for even more square footage.

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Your luxury home in Horse Ranch will have views of Snowmass Ski Area, Elk Camp, Burnt Mountain to Loge Peak and onto Sky Mountain Park. The dedicated easement that is in place offers easy access to this lot and the world-class hiking/biking Rim Trail is within walking distance.

The building envelope is staked already, there is a $15,000 credit towards the tap fees, and the utilities are to the lot line–all that is missing is your vision of the perfect ski home in Snowmass Village!

Contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly for more details on this property and any questions about Snowmass/Aspen real estate.

Prepare to be amazed in Snowmass Village!

view of Snowmass ski area, flagstone patio, outdoor living in Colorado

Horse Ranch offers some of the best views of the Snowmass Valley and this home captures them from every level. Situated at the end of Saddleback Lane, this home is adjacent to the Rim Trail and Town of Snowmass Open Space. The extensive landscaping, stone façade and tall entry doors welcome you home. The entry and walkways are snowmelted but the system is used only sparingly since the direct sunlight does the job better. The best seat in the house isn’t even inside—the outdoor living spaces accessed from the kitchen and great room offer a private viewing of one of the best ski areas in North America.

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Custom metal work accent the spiral staircase, the great room’s woodburning fireplace, and exterior railings around the large deck. Fireplaces are in the master and guest master bedrooms, upper and lower gathering spaces, and office. A full-size elevator and a dumbwaiter access every level of the house, including the garage. Air conditioning units are installed and a humidification system throughout. Don’t forget the outdoor kitchenette with its built in grill and refrigerator, the manmade waterfall, and large grassy area perfect for impromptu picnics.

Homes for sale like these are very hard to find in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly for more details on this property or to find your dream home in the Snowmass/Aspen area.

Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly are proud to share with you the newest Joshua & Co. Property Collection.

homes for sale, luxury homes for sale, Aspen homesClick on the image above to see the guide in detail.  This beautifully bound book of  Aspen/Snowmass properties for sale, including our luxury rentals and concierge services, is being distributed throughout the Roaring Fork Valley as we speak.  See it in person at our locations in Aspen, Aspen Highlands, and the Snowmass office located next to the post office. Better yet, have it delivered to you with the Aspen Sojourner magazine.

If you would like your property showcased in this publication, contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly for listing details. They can give you a specialized marketing program detailed for your Snowmass/Aspen property, including an opinion of value for your property, and an overall feel for the Aspen/Snowmass  real estate market.

Or if you would like more information on any of these homes for sale or services, please give Greg and Stacey a call. They can get you the details or find the best property for your Snowmass/Aspen vacation home.

Find your direction on top of the mountain…18 Pine Lane in Snowmass Village, CO.

Great Room, Fantastic Views, Privacy

Located on the top of Woodrun subdivision, this home has the privacy, easy ski access and views that can only be found in Snowmass Village. Over four thousand feet of living space on two levels, all above grade, is laid out for gracious entertaining with two separate gathering areas. The ceiling-to-floor windows in the great room and master bedroom are reminders of why this setting is above compare.

Ski access is via Green Cabin which directly across the street, or adventure into the woods behind the property that lead to Adams Avenue ski run. The dry stacked stone exterior and towering windows greet you as you wind down the driveway. The oversized garage and snowmelted walkways offer convenient ways to remove ski gear after a day on the mountain. The deck outside the kitchen is perfect for your private apres ski party or to watch the setting sun over the wildlife below.

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If you have questions about this Snowmass home or any other homes for sale in Snowmass Village or Aspen areas, please contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly.

Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly are pleased to announce the sale of their listing located at Lichenhearth 13 in Snowmass Village.

Lichenhearth Condominium, Snowmass Condos for Sale

With direct ski access to Fanny Hill, this condominium complex is located immediately above Base Village. Great property managment,  heated pool, hot tub, and a covered assigned parking space makes this property an excellent rental. This top floor studio condominium is rated “standard” and has valley views. The vaulted ceilings and bonus bunk room gave this unit a spacious feel.

Lichenhearth 13 sold for $325,000 and the Buyer paid the full special assessment for the extensive exterior remodel that is currently underway. At the time of this printing, this was the last Lichenhearth available in the Aspen MLS.

Contact us if you would like an opinion of value on your  property in the Aspen/Snowmass area, or if you would like to purchase a great property like this one.

Make your first move in Snowmass real estate with the team that makes you the first priority.

Future of Snowmass Up for Discussion

May 27, 2014
posted by Greg

Recently the Town of Snowmass Village had a very familiar conversation with Snowmass Acquisition Company LLC (aka Related Colorado), the developers behind Base Village, with a different approach. Instead of Related Colorado proposing ideas or plane and the Town Council or Planning Commission voting yes or no, a dialogue began to find the best solution for all parties, The best part is that the public is encouraged to join the conversation.

Feeling more like a group project from a Business 101 class, Dwayne Romero presented the history of the Snowmass development. In addition, he gave some ideas to new options for the developer to consider since Aspen Skiing Company decided to put its plans to build a Limelight Hotel and 20 private residences in Snowmass Village. This is the first of three meetings in a month timespan involving the town council, planning commission, general public and the developer. The second meeting will involve smaller groups having round table discussions on the future of Base Village. The third is a TBD topic.

The Town of Basalt is trying to move forward with its own questions by openly inviting the public for ideas. There has been some criticism lately since the Town of Basalt had to forcibly remove inhabitants from the Pan & Fork mobile home park for the betterment of the community and to avoid any potential flood issues. Five parcels in Old Town Basalt have been “whited out” on a town map to allow community members a chance of creating a new blue print. Some of the parcels are privately owned still, but were still included in the process to see if the ideas  that came up were a better use (for the town and the owners).

Overall, this is a very exciting discussion and time for Snowmass. The Snowmass real estate market has seen a renewal of activity, but it is in a very delicate increase. The Limelight Hotel showed great promise, but the decision to not go forward with that Snowmass project has been detrimental for the entire community. Now is the chance for the whole community to work together for a solution for all parties. Julie Ann Woods, Community Development Director has been spearheading this project for the Town of Snowmass. She was quoted “Opening lines of communication and finding areas of common ground are critical to moving this project forward successfully.”

Now is a great time to look at buying Snowmass and Aspen real estate. The real estate sales have increased, but the best buys in Aspen and Snowmass are still available. Contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly for a personalized experience in buying real estate in the Aspen/Snowmass area.

It is always rewarding to have a property sell, but even more rewarding when clients are happy enough to share their positive experience with the world. The owners of Country Club Townhome #58 located at the Snowmass Club in Snowmass Village just closed on their property this morning that was listed with Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly. They had this to say about their Rulon/Kelly real experience:

“Very professional. This was the sixth real estate transaction we have been involved in nationally and it turned out to be our best experience. Rulon and Kelly are honest, knowledgeable, and most importantly, are excellent communicators.”

Country Club Townhome #58

This three-bedroom plus loft end unit has an over-sized back patio surrounded by beautiful gardens and just steps from babbling Brush Creek. Recent exterior upgrades, including new roof, and the impeccable upkeep of this townhome reassures care-free ownership for the new owner. Listed at $1,795,000 and sold for $1,615,500.

Make your first move in the Aspen/Snowmass real estate market with the team that makes you the first priority.

Following the directives of a federal law passed in the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011, Forest Service lands have new opportunities to utilize ski areas in the summer. Instead of asking for exceptions to the rules, ski areas such as Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Vail and Breckenridge will have the right to create summertime activities on the leased lands that are used during the winter.

What’s the catch? The new activities have to follow the guidelines per the press release from US Forest Service published on April 15th. In essence, any activity that is “natural resource-based, encourage outdoor recreation and enjoyment of nature” will be allowed.

The hope is to increase the activity and use of these areas to turn these winter resorts into year-round destinations. The Denver Business Journal quoted Colorado Senator Mark Udall as saying “”a great win for Colorado’s mountain towns. … We’re helping ski towns and resorts create hundreds of jobs and bolster communities during the shoulder seasons.” We can’t agree more!

If you want to make Aspen/Snowmass your year-round destination for fun, contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly. They have helped many  clients find the perfect property to enjoy in every season.

1500 Ridge of Wildcat–What Will You Call it?

April 8, 2014
posted by Greg
Aerial View

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The first time Greg Rulon sold 1500 Ridge of Wildcat, his client remembered the property 18 months later by Greg’s description of “Nearer to God”. The second time he sold the property to the client who was looking for “Shangri-La”.

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Located behind a gate on over 200 acres with 360-degree views of the Aspen/Snowmass area and at 9,400 feet above sea level, 1500 Ridge of Wildcat is a stunning home perfect for entertaining two to 100 guests. The 12,836 square feet of living space includes seven bedrooms, six full baths and four powder rooms, indoor oversized jacuzzi,  two elevators, and a double-sided 20-foot fireplace.

1500 Ridge of Wildcat great room         Snowmass Views            1500 Ridge of Wildcat guest bedroom

French doors throughout the home embrace the breathtaking vistas and abundance natural light from the 300+ days of sunshine that Colorado has every year. Minutes from world-class skiing at Snowmass Village and Aspen, this elegant home is part of the prestigious gated community of Wildcat Ridge and enjoys end of the road privacy.

Recently reduced to an asking price of $24,750,000, this one-of-a-kind property is available for purchase, water rights included. If you are ready to call this property “yours”, contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly, the real estate team that makes you the priority.

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