What’s the Big Deal: $3.275 million for McSkimming residence
“What’s the Big Deal?” runs Mondays and is based on the most expensive property transaction recorded in Pitkin County through 3 p.m. each Friday.
Price: $3.275 million
Date recorded: March 6
Address: 545 McSkimming Road, Aspen
Neighborhood: Aspen Grove
Buyer: Karing Aspen LLC
Seller: Empire Aspen LLC
Property type: Single-family residential
Year built: 1995
Total heated area: 3,392 square feet
Lot size: 19,100 square feet
Property tax bill: $8,714.16
Correction: “What’s the Big Deal,” in the March 5 Business Monday segment of The Aspen Times, erroneously flipped the identities of the buyers and sellers. The sellers were Aaron and Barbara Fleck. CG Crystal Lake holdings was the buyer. Also, the $19 million purchase included the main house only.
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