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What’s the Big Deal: Top of Mill house on Aspen Mountain sells for $22.5 million

Staff report

934 S. Mill St.

"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: $22.5 million

Date recorded: Oct. 5

Address: 934 S. Mill St.

Subdivision: Top of Mill

Buyer: SMSA Capital LLC, San Francisco

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Seller: Ian and Isabelle Loring, Dedham, Massachusetts

Property type: Single-family residential

Year built: 2012

Total heated area: 2,938 square feet

Land: 10,806 square feet

Property tax bill: $38,198

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