Singer John Denver’s Rocky Mountain estate lists to the tune of $11 million


A Rocky Mountain property once owned by the late folk singer John Denver has come on the market in Aspen at $11 million.

Built in the early 1970s, the main house was remodeled in 1985, according to the Denver Post. The modern retreat has been further refurbished and updated since it changed hands in late 2016 for $2.75 million. That purchase and the current listing do not include a guest house, which served as the singer-songwriter’s recording studio and has another owner.


The recent renovation work included adding a bedroom and raising the kitchen ceiling. Also new are the roof, the electrical, the plumbing, the floors and the windows.

Among salvaged items kept in the house are the stained glass, sinks and four wood-burning fireplaces. A brick fireplace in the center-island kitchen is freestanding.

The 7,735 square feet of open-plan living space includes three wet bars, an office, a workout room, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two powder rooms.

Views from the 2.6-acre lot take in the forest, the mountains and nearby ski slopes.

Denver, who died in 1997 at 53 while piloting an experimental aircraft, wrote the song “Starwood in Aspen” about the mountain home. Among his approximately 300 recorded songs were the hits “Take Me Home, Country Roads, ” “Rocky Mountain High” and “Sunshine on My Shoulders.”

The Bineau Team with Coldwell Banker Mason Morse-Aspen has the listing.

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