ASPEN, Colo. and SNOWMASS, Colo., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Resplendent with grandeur reminiscent of national park lodges, landscaped to perfection and set against red rock spires in Snowmass Canyon, the magnificent Meanwhile Ranch will sell at a live auction Without Reserve on June 21st, NYC-based Concierge Auctions has announced. Located just minutes from world-class skiing, fly-fishing and mountain biking — and only 13 miles from downtown Aspen — the sprawling 56-acre property is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts and carries a robust history, while still offering every modern amenity imaginable. Located at 1621 Lower River Road, Meanwhile Ranch is currently listed for $27.5 million and will sell to the highest bidder in cooperation with Joshua & Co., an exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, with a pre-sale estimate of $10 million to $20 million.
"Meanwhile Ranch is an exquisite taste of western life, with beautifully-preserved, luxurious accommodations," stated Joshua Saslove, broker/owner of Joshua & Co. "The estate can never be replicated under current zoning policies, making it a truly unique Aspen property. I had the pleasure and excitement of representing a successful buyer at a prior Concierge auction of Fox Crossing in Aspen, and I look forward to working with Concierge Auctions on the selling side with this transaction."
An architectural masterpiece, the main residence spans 12,000-square-feet and offers four bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms. Evoking the feel of a national park lodge, this timeless treasure is characterized by a clean, Adirondack-style log design and spectacular living spaces that marry vintage western style with the antiques and souvenirs of the owner's far-reaching travels. Introduced by a grand entry with a fireplace, the home also features a great room inspired by Yosemite's Ahwahnee Lodge and Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn; a large, commercial-grade kitchen complete with antique San Francisco street lamps; a dream cineaste's theater; and media, game and wine rooms. The stunning two-story, 3,000-square-foot great room features a 35-foot-high ceiling anchored by a six-by-eight-foot chandelier and a dramatic, six-foot-high fireplace crafted of multiple-ton boulders. The library runs along a three-sided balcony overlooking the great room, offering views of the beautiful beamed ceiling.
"Meanwhile Ranch is located on 'the gold coast' of the Aspen-Snowmass area, surrounded by the red mountains known in this part of the valley. Not only is it positioned for fun up-valley and down, but it also has access to world-class fly fishing on the Roaring Fork River, a bike trail that runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs just outside the ranch gate, and of course skiing and snowboarding at a number of nearby mountains. With the finest dining only 15 minutes away in Aspen and the historic town of Basalt only 5 minutes away, it's the best of all worlds," stated the seller, Cindy Culpepper. "I recently purchased another property through auction, so I'm familiar with the process. I believe it's the most effective approach to produce the highest, fair market price for unique assets, and I'm confident in our partnership with the Concierge team."
Among the estate's many delights are two caretaker apartments with two and three bedrooms respectively, as well as a one-bedroom settler's cabin, built in 1888. Additionally, a new 3,000-square-foot guest home has recently been completed on the site of the original c1911 guest quarters.
A horse-lover's dream come true, the property also offers a new, 7,000-square-foot equestrian facility, a three-stall barn with tack room, a 1,000-square-foot workshop and auto showroom and other ranch buildings including a silo, a hay barn and multiple loafing sheds. Completing the ranch are fenced grazing pastures, an outdoor riding ring and roping pen, a tree-lined entry and senior water rights for irrigation and the care of ranch animals.
"I know Aspen/Snowmass very well, having lived in the area for six years. The region has many amazing ranches, but when it comes to privacy, luxury and equestrian amenities, Meanwhile Ranch one of the best," stated Mike Russo, Chief Operating Officer of Concierge Auctions. "This property is particularly exciting for our firm, as not only is it the type of top-caliber asset we choose to represent, but we also have specialized experience with luxury ranch estates and a strong track record throughout the Rocky Mountains. We know how to pinpoint the best buying opportunities and to place them in the hands of new, qualified owners."
The auction of Meanwhile Ranch will be held live on June 21st. A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property is open for preview daily from 1 to 4pm by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit AspenRanchAuction.com, call 888.256.2806 or join the social discussion at #MeanwhileRanch.
About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to luxury brokerage firms nationwide, the company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit ConciergeAuctions.com.
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