For many years, country roads took singer/songwriter John Denver home to Colorado. Born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., Denver loved the state so much that his professional name was inspired by one of its most exalted cities. The Aspen
home he built in 1970, set in the Rocky Mountains, was especially dear to him as he penned the song “Starwood in Aspen” about it and called it his “sweet Rocky Mountain paradise.” Now on the market for $11 million, buyers have a rare chance to own the stunning abode.Clocking in at 7,735-square-feet, the carefully updated modern offers five bedrooms and six bathrooms. When Denver lived there, the rooms matched the wooded grounds with rustic interiors, but the next owners remodeled for a more modern aesthetic in 1985.The current owners made even more monumental changes in 2016 to bring the house into the 21st century while preserving the legacy of the structure. They stuck to the footprint of the home and salvaged original fireplaces, cabinetry, and stained glass windows, but reconfigured the style and layout so that almost everything is brand new. What you see now is wide-open living areas, soaring high ceilings, and walls of windows that highlight mountain views beautifully.With a sleek yet comfortable style, it’s easy to see this house as a dreamy second home or full-time residence. Spaces that will woo buyers include a chic master suite, a guest wing with it’s own living area, a game room with Denver’s original pool table, and three wet bars perfect for entertaining. Ideally located, the 2.61-acre property sits in the exclusive Starwood community, which is just minutes from high-end resorts, restaurants, and shopping.The Bineau Team with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse
has the listing, which TopTenRealEstateDeals.com
first reported is on the market.