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December 22, 2014
The Residences property sells for $16.25 million
The Residences building, located in the heart of downtown Aspen on the corner of South Spring Street and East Hopkins Avenue, sold Wednesday for $16.25 million.
Carrie Wells, broker associate of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate in Aspen, represented the seller in the transaction.
The Residences features two separately deeded homes on a 6,000-square-foot lot, with the distinction of having no retail or office space, according to a statement from the real estate firm.
"This property was an incredibly rare find in Aspen," Wells said. "(It) went under contract and closed in nine days. Interest and activity remain high for unique downtown properties."
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Original property owner Julius Berg was the first confectioner in Aspen. His daughter, Louise, was the first girl born in town and many think the family cow was one of the first to make the trek over Independence Pass, enjoying her years in the custom-built shed that is still a part of the property, the release said.
Constructed in 1885 during the mining boom, the residence housed the Berg family until Louise Berg died in 1971. The second homeowner, Adam Walton, lived at the property until his death in 2009.
Austin Lawrence Partners, a firm known for preserving and redeveloping several high-profile projects in Aspen over the past 20 years, was approached in 2010 by the Walton Family estate to bring the property back to its original charm. Because of its experience within Aspen, the firm was chosen to manage the complex challenges often presented by historic preservations, the release said.
With restoration and redevelopment completed in February, the two residences on the lot include 6,850 square feet of living space.
For more information about the sale, call at 970-948-6750 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coldwell Banker Mason Morse, which has a 54-year history in Roaring Fork Valley real estate, has six offices, 85 broker associates and 20 full-time employees.
Golden Key concierge guide under new ownership
Debbie Pennington, founder and longtime owner of the Golden Key concierge guide, has announced that the guide, website and all associated assets have been acquired by Colorado residents Jim and Sara Hall.
To ensure a seamless transition, Pennington will continue in an advisory role while the Halls assume operational responsibilities. Pennington decided to sell her over 21-year-old business in order to focus her energy and attention on her nonprofit work in India and Asia, a news release said.
"This was not an easy decision, but the right one for me, and I know that the Halls will bring great energy and direction to ensure the needs of the area's businesses and visitors are met," Pennington said.
The sale was managed by John Hornblower of VR Business Brokers in Aspen.
Brewster McLeod has new team member
Brewster McLeod Architects Inc., a boutique architectural firm, announced the addition of Amy Beresford to their team.
Beresford comes to Brewster McLeod with several years of architectural experience, including drafting skills, construction knowledge and an eye for design, a news release from the firm said.
She grew up in Dillon. Following her passion for both art and skiing, Beresford earned her bachelor's degree in architecture in 2009 from the University of New Mexico, where she also was a member of the alpine ski team. Returning to Colorado, Beresford attended the University of Colorado Denver, where she earned her master's degree in architecture in 2011.
Beresford can be reached by phone at 970-544-0130 or via email at email@example.com.
Gundy named chef de cuisine at Limelight
The Limelight Hotel has appointed Jeff Gundy as the hotel's new chef de cuisine.
With 10 years of cooking and kitchen management experience at various establishments, including the past six-and-a-half years at the Snowmass Club's restaurant Sage, Gundy has developed a well-tuned palette as well as excellent restaurant organizational skills, a hotel news release said.
He began his career as the lead line cook at the National Golf Club of Kansas City under the tutelage of Chef Eric Barkly. His career then lead to a restaurant called The Café at Briarcliff Village in Kansas City as the establishment's lead line cook.
In 2008, Gundy moved to Colorado and began working for the Snowmass Club where he climbed the ranks from line cook all the way up to executive sous chef, the release said.
For more information about the Limelight Hotel, visit http://www.limelighthotel.com or call 855-925-3025.
Former Olympian to host for Aspen 82 show
Ten-year U.S. Ski Team veteran and two-time Olympian Kaylin Richardson joins the Aspen 82 team this winter as the new morning show host.
She'll be Aspen 82's anchor host on its morning show, "The Lift," broadcasting from the top of Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Base Village four days per week, the local TV station said.
She joins Aspen 82's weekly programming featuring daily morning shows with a handful of other veteran hosts including Clay Dahlman, Brandon Blocker, Diana Lane and Angela Yosten, along with new correspondent Nicole Berkhold, an editor for Freeskier magazine.
"I am looking forward to being a part of the morning ritual here in Aspen," Richardsond said in a prepared statement. "However, there will be nothing routine about 'The Lift.' Sure, we will give you the pertinent info — snow report, conditions updates — but everyday I plan to embrace the unexpected," she said
Richardson comes to Aspen from Salt Lake City, where she has been residing after moving on from the World Cup circuit in 2010 to winning the Freeskiing World Tour's North American Championship in 2012.
"I have been traveling to Aspen for years, and as a skier there are few places as special as this eclectic mountain town," she said.
Richardson has appeared in the Warren Miller films "Flow State," "Ticket To Ride" and "No Turning Back."
"The Lift" airs daily from Aspen and Snowmass from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. On Saturdays, it will broadcast from the Wheeler Opera House featuring Oliver Sharpe and J-Ray Lieberman, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Aspen 82 is broadcast in Aspen, Snowmass and Basalt on Comcast channel 82 and on the Internet via http://www.aspen82.com.