Most Expensive Zip Codes: 81611, Estate of the Day
For the next couple of weeks we will be checking out some homes in the most expensive zip codes in the United States, up today, 81611 . This zip code encompasses the perennially fashionable ski town of Aspen, Colorado and has a median price of $1,630,000 with an appreciation rate of 184% since 1990. This scenic town caters to the some of the wealthiest snowbunnies in the world. It was in the real estate spotlight in 2006 when a Saudi prince put his home on the market for $135 million (he sold off smaller homes and later pulled his Hala Ranch off the market).
Today's home is listed at less than half of that estate and is still one of the most expensive in the nation. Elk Song Ranch is 67 acres of property that offers the ultimate in a quiet mountain getaway.The property includes a large pond and trails for horseback riding, snowmobiles and cross-country skiing. The home itself is 20,000 square feet with seven bedrooms, a large grat room with sunken bar, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, exercise room, game room and a master suite that includes his and hers bathrooms, an office and outdoor space with a hot tub. The outdoor patios are large enough to host a wedding and as you might imagine, the views are tremendous. This home is listed at $$58 million.