Location: 916 Hunter Creek Road, Aspen, CO

Square Footage: 7,896

Bedrooms & Bathrooms: 5 bedrooms & 9 bathrooms

Price: $12,900,000

Chateau Elan is a mountaintop stone home located at 916 Hunter Creek Road in Aspen, CO and is situated on 2/3 of an acre of land. It was designed by architect Charles Cunniffe and built in 2002. It features approximately 7,896 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 4 half bathrooms, 2-story foyer with curved staircase and domed ceiling, 2-story formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, paneled home office with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and vaulted beamed ceilings, game room with wet bar, wine cellar, billiards room with fireplace, home theater, gym, sauna, 3-car garage and more. Outdoor features include balconies, patios, fireplace and a jacuzzi.

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  • Daniel

    It’s a nice house but I prefer the more contemporary homes Aspen seems to offer. As expected, the view is glorious.




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  • Grrrowler

    Normally I’d love this kind of house, but this one isn’t doing it for me. The exterior is nice enough, and of course the view is beautiful. But, the interior feels like the McMansion version of a chalet. It has no feel of authenticity to it; change out a few of the furnishings and get rid of the cuckoo clock, and this could be a SoCal mock-Med.




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    • Teddi

      Couldn’t put my finger on what was bugging me (other than the animal heads and disappointing kitchen), but yep, that’s what it is. The decor is very much McMansion-esque.

      I hold Colorado mansions to a higher standard. Or it could be that “House of Cards” has made me loathe anything that looks as if it belongs in a Sarasota McMansion.




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      • Grrrowler

        I thought the kitchen was the only room with any character. Don’t get me wrong; I sort of hate it. I think it’s cluttered and crowded, but it also looks like the only room upon which any creativity was expended.

        To my eye it looks like the yellow pottery is levitating, and who wouldn’t want a kitchen with levitating crockery?!




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        • Teddi

          Yellow possessed pottery notwithstanding, it’s too monochromatic, not enough contrasting colors amongst the main elements. And it’s too narrow. Not to mention the two-seater breakfast bar. Seriously? Two seats???

          FYI the metal squirrel above the range I think beats out the pottery.




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          • Grrrowler

            Oh dear…those do appear to be squirrels. I thought they were more of the ubiquitous kitchen roosters (those things must breed like rabbits), but they do look different. They do have awfully large tails for squirrels, so maybe they’re some sort of weird metal animal hybrid, such as a squooster.




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  • stuart

    It does not look like a place people actually live in. That is my number one problem with many of these homes, they do not look like homes. Perhaps people build and buy them for the wow factor. Or, they have no taste of their own and pay an Interior Designer to go hog wild.




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