Friday, September 30, 2011

214 W. Cooper Ave., Aspen, Colo.

Image: Aspen home

Price: $6 million

Features: Back in 2008, the previous owner of the 4,849-square-foot home attempted to sell it for $11.5 million before filing for foreclosure. The contemporary-style home has an elevator, floor-to-ceiling windows with mountain views, a billiards room, five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Neighborhood: The home sits in the middle of downtown Aspen, the glitzy ski town that has drawn rich and famous residents like Charlie Sheen, Lance Armstrong, Goldie Hawn and Mariah Carey. While the rest of the nation’s housing markets tumbled, Aspen remained resilient — until recently. One the priciest places to live in the country, Aspen's average single-family home price dipped this year by 13 percent to $4.285 million. This Cooper Avenue home is the most expensive bank-owned listing to hit the market, says Kim McKinley, an Aspen real estate agent who specializes in foreclosures.