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Jun. 16th, 2011

Aspen Mansion Next Door to Abramovich for Sale at $36 Million

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Photo Courtesy of Christie's International Real Estate
Anastasia Pines, a sprawling estate in the Aspen, Colorado enclave of Snowmass next door to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's "ranch" has been listed for sale via Christie's International Real Estate for $36 million.

Privately situated on nearly 200 acres, the estate sits at the top of a ridge at an elevation of around 9,400 feet and affords 360-degree views of the Roaring Fork Valley from nearly every room. Part of the prestigious gated community of Wildcat Ridge, the 12,800-square-foot chateau-style residence includes seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three powder rooms.

The elegant residence with an emphasis on bespoke craftsmanship and luxury finishes is the result of a collaboration between architectural firm Eric Smith Associates, builder Mark Norris of Weitz-Norris Custom Homes, and famed interior designer Charlotte Moss of New York. The luxe décor is a modern version of French country style. Completed in 2001, details include elegant stone and woodwork, an indoor spa pool with wet bar, large outdoor terraces, several fireplaces, a media/game room, and more.

At the same price, square footage and acreage as Ambramovich's property, it is sure to put a new owner on an equal footing with his famous neighbor. Though the seller's identity has not been released, the name Anastasia is a very popular one in Russia, echoing that of the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, among others. That at least would indicate the current owner is a fellow oligarch; the epic scale of the estate is certainly suitable for one of the world's top tycoons.






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