By Nancy Kane
More visitors to Aspen are opting for a seamless, turnkey approach to their extended stays. The go-to in town for short- or long-term luxury accommodations is Tracy Sutton, a full-service real estate broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Signature Properties, and the owner of Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals. Here are a couple of properties, both built by Quinn Garvick Construction, that deliver sustainability and wellness for the planet and the tenant, who only has to bring his or her toothbrush…and snowboard.
Located in Aspen’s “core”—a short walk to the slopes or the shops—Sutton’s Modern First Street Contemporary offers Aspen’s first Loxone home-operating system, completely controlled by your smartphone. One block from Paepcke Park, the fully furnished 4-bedroom contemporary is designed with open spaces to bring in natural light. Ignite the DaVinci multicolor fireplace and take in spectacular views of Aspen and Shadow Mountain, while additional full-wall windows open to a gorgeous deck, perfect for outdoor dining and having a zen moment in the rooftop hot tub. Every detail—down to Frette bedding, Saatva organic sheets and organic Turkish towels—has been thoughtfully provided.
In the same centrally located neighborhood, The Eco-Friendly West Side Victorian—a Dutch dormer built in 1891 as a miner’s cabin—has been lovingly restored. This beauty features reclaimed timber framing, oak flooring, wool carpeting and state-of-the-art appliances. Dine alfresco on the front stone patio, accessed through French doors off the gourmet kitchen. An open great room with exposed wood beams, an iron chandelier, a gas fireplace and an eight-person dining table make entertaining easy. All materials as well as cleaning products used are eco-friendly and organic.
Both homes bear the unique imprint of acclaimed local architect Gretchen Greenwood, who restored the West Side Victorian and designed the First Street Contemporary. The residences subscribe to the low-VOC construction requirements for all materials, inside and out. aspensignatureproperties.com