Secluded estate located on a hillside and encompassing 35 breathtaking acres that border the 40 acre Starwood Community Meadow! The property includes 4 building sites – 2 that are currently improved and 2 that are undeveloped – all 4 of which may be developed up to 15,000 sq ft with TDR’s. The entire property is also allowed the exclusive use of 2 pastural tracts. Panoramic views of the Elk Mountains (including the Continental Divide, Aspen Mountain, Mt. Hayden, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Tiehack, Snowmass, Capital Peak and Mt. Daly) showcase the powerful yet calming nature of this legacy retreat that is a true blend of yin and yang. A 12 ft redwood plank version of Creation by acclaimed British sculptor John Robinson is raised so that it floats on winter snow and overlooks the mountains, letting you know that you have arrived in a magical haven. Wildflowers line the drive and waterfalls and streams flow to trout-filled ponds in the pastures below. The barn house is the first building that comes into view. This was one of the first properties developed in Starwood and the original home of legendary Norwegian Olympic Gold Medalist of 1952, Stein Eriksen. Made from native stone from above Ruedi Reservoir, the two story studio is a creative sanctuary housing an office, meeting room, gym, kitchen, brick fireplace, and wine room. A cantilevered stone staircase leads to a rooftop deck with some of the best views on the property. Adjacent to the barn house are stables, a tack room and a ranch manager’s office. A vegetable and herb garden sits on the roof of the stables. Feng Shui prevails with waterfalls, ponds and streams throughout the property. Aspen and pine trees, peonies, irises, roses, clematis, sunflowers, poppies, daisies, and gladiolas surround the property. A Colorado sandstone path connects the barn house to the conservatory, which features a treadmill pool, a relaxing year round sunroom, a full bath with changing room and steam shower, and a hidden exterior kitchenette. Between the conservatory and the main residence sits an oval shaped, outdoor heated swimming pool. A flagstone path winds through an Aspen grove leading to the 6 bedroom main residence. The front entry is the original hand carved Eriksen family door from Norway. The main residence was designed by Ellie Brickham, Aspen’s first female architect, who collaborated with Herbert Bayer and Fritz Benedict to help design the Aspen Institute. She was the original developer of Starwood together with Edgar Stern. The design is a combination of Bauhaus modern and Wrightian modern. Walls of glass bring the outdoors into the main residence. An expansive front lawn leads to a stocked trout pond and bridge over the canal. A stacked stone wood-burning fireplace highlights the great room. The private two level master suite sits on the south side of the home with a lower level media room/study and gallery and upper level oversized walk-in closet along with a wraparound deck with hot tub. Illuminated from the skylight above, the French country-inspired gourmet kitchen boasts custom painted cabinetry, a professional six-burner Viking gas range, and a wood-burning grille. Five en suite carpeted bedrooms are situated on the north side of the main residence as well as a two bedroom caretaker’s quarters. Connected to the main residence via the mud room is a two car garage with a second kitchen area for event catering. There is a tunnel connecting the main house to the conservatory and barn house, where wine, port, champagne and olive oil are stored. Below the lower garage is a Dojo gym - a sacred place for practicing martial arts and Tai Chi. Above the gym is an additional 3 car garage. A fire suppression system is located in a shed next to the lower garage. Starwood is a private, 24 hour gated community with amenities that include tennis courts, Nordic skiing, equestrian trails, and hiking over 960 acres. This one of a kind paradise embodies the Aspen ideal - rejuvenating mind, body and spirit.