Rocky Mountain High: John Denver’s Aspen Estate On the Market

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While the house itself may look a bit different from when John Denver and his wife Annie bought it in the 1970s, the Colorado estate still has the views that inspired him to write “Starwood in Aspen.”

The local couple that bought the home in 2016 put the home on the market last month, after doing extensive remodeling, telling the Denver Business Journal that they installed new floors, and replaced the windows and the roof. They took pains to save the fireplaces, stained-glass work, copper sinks and fixtures, and the cabinetry, which was refinished and, in places, repurposed.

Denver purchased the home and expanded it while he lived there.

Denver built the house during the pinnacle of his fame — it was one of the first structures to be erected in the gated community located between Aspen and Woody Creek,” the Aspen Times said.

His frequent references to the town in interviews and songs is credited for helping turn Aspen into a popular Colorado destination for celebrities and the well-heeled. He died in 1997 when his plane crashed in California’s Monterey Bay.

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Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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