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What’s the Big Deal: $8.9 million for West End home

Staff report
805 Roaring Fork Road

“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: $8.9 million

Date recorded: July 18

Address: 805 Roaring Fork Drive, Aspen

Neighborhood: West End

Buyer: Charles B. Moss Jr. and Ann H. Cook

Seller: Plaza LLC

Property type: Single-family residential

Year built: 1983; remodeled in 1997

Total heated area: 4,170 square feet

Land: 19,279 square feet

Features: 4 bedrooms, 31/2 baths, sauna, three-space carport

Property tax bill: $19,190


Renovation of the historic Mesa Store building on Main Street starts this fall.

Construction begins in October and is expected to be done in October 2018, announced Rowland+Broughton Architecture/Urban Design/Interior Design, which will occupy and design the new space

“As we embrace the opportunity to control our own destiny, it is an honor and privilege to work on a project with so much restoration and preservation complexity,” Rowland+Broughton principal John Rowland said in a statement. “The Mesa Store has been our favorite Main Street building since the day (wife) Sarah and I first drove into town, and to be able to shepherd it into the future is something we don’t take lightly.”

The Mesa Store is a historic and iconic Old West structure from the 1890s. Built as a general store with a shopkeeper residence above, it includes a two-story, false-front facade with large storefront windows at street level, double-hung windows along the upper floor, and a hidden gable roof beyond. The signature covered front was originally designed to protect a typical Old West boardwalk.

As part of the construction, a 3,500-square-foot addition will be connected by a transparent one-story linking volume. Above the addition, a new 1,250-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bath residence will include a 550-square-foot, walkout roof deck for outdoor entertaining.

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