Retired professional road cyclist Lance Armstrong has put his retreat in the West End neighborhood of Aspen up for sale for $14.5 million. Armstrong has owned the uniquely affecting property for about ten years.
The house was built in 2008, and contains five bedrooms and six baths in its 5,915 square feet of living space. It’s an exceedingly refined home, with exterior architecture and design that voices manor and arts and crafts styles, along with a hodgepodge of flourishes that includes a neoclassical pediment above the front entrance and a barn-inspired garage.
The interiors feature Aspen-style coziness, and a clean, traditional feel that is very warm. Honey-toned plank hardwood, French casement windows, tile, period-style lighting, segmented arches, and tongue-in-groove ceiling accents are a few of the home’s details. Amenities include a games room, a wine room, and a media room. The kitchen, with its expanse of shaker-style cabinetry, is an incredibly inviting room, completely charming but not effusive in the least.
Exterior spaces in the house include a terrace off the master bedroom that is currently purposed as a spa deck. A garden patio with a lounge and fire feature, which is protected by privacy walls, is an ideal respite in warmer weather. The property also boasts panoramic views; its location surveys the Aspen Mountain Highlands, and the wildlife-rich Tiehack trail on Buttermilk Mountain.