Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Lists Renowned Former Home of John Denver for $11M
January 8, 2019
ASPEN, CO – Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate, the #1 independently owned and operated Coldwell Banker office in Colorado, proudly announces broker associates Jim Bineau and Anita Bineau of The Bineau Team have listed the former home of legendary singer-songwriter John Denver for $11 million. Recently restored by its current owners, the renowned Aspen property is located at 570 Johnson Drive within the gated Starwood neighborhood.
Originally built in 1972, the “sweet Rocky Mountain paradise” was John Denver’s home for more than 25 years and served as the inspiration behind his famed song “Starwood in Aspen.” The current owners, Kelly and Denis O'Donovan, longtime Aspen locals, preserved the legacy and uniqueness of the home while updating it to appeal to today’s discerning buyer. A self-described “labor of love,” the O’Donovans’ extensive renovations focused on retaining the home’s elegant features, salvaging the original beautiful stained-glass installations, copper sinks, handles and faucets, as well as repurposing the cabinetry and upgrading the home’s four wood-burning fireplaces, pool and viewing platform.
“The house was an as-is purchase – no inspection and a leap of faith,” said Kelly O’Donovan of when she and her husband bought the home. “We were house shopping and it was in the right price range. My husband is from Ireland and I’m from Texas and we both grew up listening to John Denver.”
“This property is one of the most cherished residences in Aspen with its rich, storied history unique to the area,” said Jim Bineau. “Remodeled down to the studs, the new owner will enjoy the modernity of new construction married with the satisfaction of owning the home of one of Aspen’s most notable icons. This rare mountain retreat offers upscale sophistication matched with casual comfort, the utmost privacy and tranquility, and embodies all that epitomizes the perfect Aspen home.”
Located just minutes from town and all four ski mountains, the home offers a large wooded lot, big mountain views, large outdoor spaces to unwind and plenty of interior space for entertaining large groups of family and friends year-round.
Comprised of 7,735 square feet of secluded mountain living, the relaxed modern residence now offers a more open floorplan with a lofty ambiance and vintage industrial touches throughout. Featuring five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half baths, the home features panoramic mountain views tucked away along the neighborhood’s country roads, immortalized in a number of Denver’s hit songs. Additional standout features of the home include an art studio/office, three wet bars, four-plus car garage, a swimming pool, multiple water features, a fire pit with lounge area and a viewing platform.
Denver was one of the world's biggest stars in the 1970s, recording numerous top-selling songs including "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," “Sunshine on My Shoulders” and "Annie's Song."
For more information on Coldwell Banker Mason Morse, please call 970.925.7000 or visit www.masonmorse.com. To contact The Bineau Team, please call 970.920.7369 or visit www.aspengloballuxury.com for additional information.
About Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Mason Morse is the #1 independently owned and operated Coldwell Banker office in Colorado, with a 57-year history as one of the leading real estate firms in the Roaring Fork Valley. With six offices in Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, Carbondale, Redstone and Glenwood Springs, the company has 100 broker associates and 17 full-time employees. Coldwell Banker Mason Morse is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and is the exclusive Regent in Aspen and Snowmass to LuxuryRealEstate.com. For more information, visit www.masonmorse.com.