What’s the Big Deal: $6.25 million for Fox Crossing home in Aspen
Editor’s note: “What’s the Big Deal?” runs Sundays and is based on the most expensive property transaction recorded in Pitkin County through 3 p.m. each Friday.
Price: $6.25 million
Date recorded: March 6
Address: 552 Walnut St., Aspen
Neighborhood: Fox Crossing
Buyer: STK Partners LLC
Seller: GD Aspen Partnership
Property type: Single-family residential
Year built: 2006
Total heated area: 4,627 square feet
Land: 6,607 square feet
Features: Five bedrooms, six baths
Property tax bill: $11,114.84
• The city of Aspen’s Finance Department last week reported that February’s real estate transfer tax collections were down 33 percent for the affordable-housing fund and 31 percent for the Wheeler Opera House account.
For January and February, collections are up 28 percent for the affordable-housing fund and 29 percent for the Wheeler, the city said.
• At least two real estate-related firms will be shaking things up during next week’s World Cup Ski Finals.
The Gorsuch Haus development team will be in Wagner Park to hand out cowbells for racing fans and share information about the latest changes to its hotel proposal for the Lift 1A base area.
Gorsuch Haus is a Silver Queen Sponsor of the World Cup Finals and will have a tent set up in World Cup Village in Wagner Park for the duration of the event, which runs Wednesday thorugh Sunday.
Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design also is a Silver Queen Sponsor.
“We are so excited to once again champion this outstanding World Cup event and to support all the amazing athletes who will be competing on Aspen’s world-class race course,” said Izzi Wagner, Rowland+Broughton director of culture.
• Basalt Realty recently added Cathy Markle as a broker associate.
Markle has more than 25 years as a business owner and resident of Aspen. She currently lives in Emma and volunteers on the Basalt Chamber board of directors and Roaring Fork Valley Eagle County Planning Commission.
She also has served on the Wheeler Opera House board and is a past president of Hunter Creek Phase II HOA and the Aspen Women’s Forum.
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