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