Aspen, Colorado's First 'Green' Luxury Home to be Sold at Auction Through Concierge Auctions on January 28

No minimum bid required to participate in auction of 6,750-square-foot residence that combines luxury living with green efficiencies

PR Newswire
ASPEN, Colo.
Dec 21, 2010

ASPEN, Colo., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision House Aspen, Aspen's first Gold LEED- certified home that pairs environmentally friendly features with luxury mountain living, will sell at a live, on-site auction on January 28, Concierge Auctions has announced. Originally listed for $13,975,000, there is no minimum bid required to participate. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with listing agent Wendy Lucas of Wendy Lucas Aspen.

"Vision House is not only breathtaking in design, but it's also arguably the most eco-friendly residence in Aspen. From the visible finishes on the interior and exterior to the unseen features behind the walls, every element was precisely planned," Lucas stated. "My clients are the most motivated sellers in Aspen and are committed to finding a new owner on January 28th. Interested buyers should call the auction hotline or visit the open houses daily from 1pm to 4pm. This is an opportunity that shouldn't be missed."

Vision House Aspen is Aspen's first Gold LEED-certified home and beautifully melds the exacting standards of luxury living with green materials, engineering, products and efficiency. Located at 101 Byers Court, the residence is a 6,750-square-foot two-story design, entirely above grade, and contains six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and one powder bath. The property sits on 2.33 acres in the elite W/J Subdivision on McLain Flats, with 360-degree views of Aspen Mountain, Snowmass Mountain, Capitol Peak, Mt. Daly, the Upper Roaring Fork Valley and hundreds of acres of adjacent dedicated open pasture lands.

The living room is the centerpiece of the home, including custom metalwork by Bridger Steel, native rock from the Telluride Stone Company and earthen plaster by American Clay. NanaWall sliding glass doors form two opposite walls of the room, granting expansive mountain views and the ability to remove the barrier for nice weather days.

Occupying nearly one third of the first floor, the master suite is a luxurious retreat, complete with a spacious walk-in closet, spa bathroom with custom, sunken soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower and expansive mountain views. The upper level is an ideal layout for entertaining, comprised of four bedroom suites and a media room surrounding a spacious game room and bar.

Contributing to an enjoyable living environment are the dozens of unseen energy-efficiency building techniques behind the walls: spray-in foam insulation, geothermal heating and cooling, flyash concrete mix, below grade insulation, rigid insulation, Low-E windows, specialty entryways and window walls and Timberstrand engineered framing systems. Similarly, on the exterior: reclaimed beetle kill siding, solar hot water panels, steel standing seam roofing, ice and water shield, and local aggregate for random mitigation.

"As one of the most sought-after resort locations in the world, Aspen is destined to forever remain a premier place to live, visit and enjoy," stated Mike Russo, Vice President of Project Management for Concierge Auctions. "Our business development team canvasses the nation to identify opportunities that best fit our platform - premier properties owned by the most motivated sellers. We are very specific about the assignments we accept, and Vision House fits the mold perfectly. Buyers who take a 'wait-and-see' approach will soon learn they have missed a tremendous opportunity to own one of Aspen's finest homes for a great value."

The live, on-site auction of Vision House Aspen will be held on January 28. There is no minimum bid required to participate. Absentee bidding is available via phone and Internet, and a 3% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. The property is open for preview daily from 1pm to 4pm and by appointment. To schedule a preview call 877-463-5280, or for more information visit

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide. A leading provider of services for individual and institutional owners of luxury residential real estate, Concierge Auctions is revolutionizing the industry by offering an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a determined time frame. Building on a centuries-old method for selling the finest art and antiquities, the company combines the latest technologies and marketing programs with experienced personnel to generate the maximum value for the most premier properties in an open, competitive forum. As a preferred auction provider to Sotheby's International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms, the company has executed auctions throughout the country, from New York to Hawaii. The company's database includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

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