$15M "Masterpiece" Aspen Estate Ready for Auction

Photos Courtesy of Sheldon Good Luxury Residences
Sheldon Good Luxury Residences are getting ready to auction two pretty impressive homes in Aspen (one on Clay Lane and one on West Buttermilk Road) on July 30 but only one of them was featured on VH1's Celebrity Real Estate Splurges. The property at 1518 West Buttermilk Road is being called a "masterpiece" by the auctioneer and judging by the photos of the 15,000-square-foot estate, they may be right.

With a minimum bid price of $15 million, the Buttermilk estate (which has never actually been lived in) is apparently "one of the top four estates for sale in the U.S." — according to the VH1 program at least — and is found in the West Owl Creek neighborhood. Sitting on two acres of land, the home overlooks thousands of acres and is adjacent to a 500-acre preserve. A natural stream runs through the entire backside of the property, leading up to a landscaped 30x70-foot pond that features a 15-foot waterfall. There's also 5,000-square-feet of manicured living areas, including a gathering area that features a fireplace, a 625-square-foot arbor, summer kitchen, fire pit, and spa.
Throughout the entire home one will find 10-foot-tall mahogany door and windows with French doors, as well as a master bedroom including a balcony, fireplace, large shower, spa tub, and a ladies vanity. The six guest suites each have a patio, large bathrooms with tubs and showers, and walk-in closets.
What luxury home would be completely without a private movie theater? This one has raised platform seating and features a 120-foot projection and surround sound system. There's also a temperature controlled wine cellar, a custom-wood paneled library with a bar that overlooks Owl Creek Valley, a morning room, two family rooms, two laundry rooms, and caretaker quarters. Five fireplaces are sprinkled through the home, each with "handset limestone facings with true masonry herringbone pattern," and there's an exercise room with a 15-foot-long steam room and shower.
The "live, open outcry" auction will take place in the home itself, giving everyone bidding the chance to see what they're competing over — undoubtedly driving prices higher. There will also be Open Houses on July 16-18 and July 23-25 from 10 AM to noon. Registration will begin on the day at noon, with the auction set to start at 1 PM. If the $17 million Clay Lane property strikes your fancy more, not to worry because the auction for that one will take place at the same time.

Mila Pantovich

Mila Pantovich lives in San Diego, CA with whatever animals she is fostering at the time. With a degree in Literature/Writing and a Minor in Film Studies, she holds a marketing position at a prestigious law firm and has written for several publications, including JustLuxe, Citizine and Huffington Post. In her spare time she writes film reviews for various online publications, works on a creative n...(Read More)

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