June 24, 2021 | Gary Feldman Group

Passing a Coveted Multi-Generational Home on to Another Family: Beautiful Adirondack-Style “Nest in the West” Estate in Aspen Listed for $16 Million

Multi-generational homes hold a special place in the hearts of all who spend years making beautiful memories there. An example of this is the stunning Adirondack architecture-style estate located at 1440 Red Butte Drive in Aspen, currently owned by Donald and Judy Lefton. We at the Gary Feldman Group at Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty are honored to list this coveted home, which the Leftons designed more than 30 years ago, for $16 million.
 
Affectionately known by the Leftons as “Camp Lefton” and “Nest in the West,” the rustic yet refined home is situated on the beautiful Roaring Fork River. Having lived in the home for more than three decades, the Lefton's are selling their beloved multi-generational home to another family to enjoy. Don Lefton is founder, co-owner, and vice-chairman of the Continental Companies (T.C.C.), formerly Carnival Resorts and Casinos, a Miami-based hotel development operating company.
 
Situated on a breathtaking 31,978-square-foot pie-shaped parcel, the 4,963-heated-square-foot estate is the ideal camp-style home, with large gathering areas, and quiet spaces indoors and outdoors. The private parcel becomes larger at the riverfront, and there are no neighbors across the river. Aspen is only a 1-mile walk or bike-ride away on the Rio Grande Trail.
 
The home features six bedrooms, a den, six bathrooms, and one half-bathroom. This includes a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom caretaker unit over the 2-car garage.
 
Unique and timeless features are abundant throughout the home. These include a 19-foot floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace in the living room with a large hearth for seating. Gas fireplaces are located in the principal bedroom and the kitchen.
 
All cabinets are made of recycled wood. The home’s salvaged, treated and milled wood beams are from Yellowstone National Park in Montana. Antique pieces such as a collection of large, jailhouse-type keys used as cabinet pulls, are integrated into the home.
 
Buyers desiring an ideal place to enjoy the sounds of the river at night and not worry about bears roaming below will enjoy the large deck/balcony off the principal bedroom. Plus, the principal bedroom offers an indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi.
 
In the true spirit of camp-style living, the home boasts a fire pit, gazebo with a table for eight, many patios and relaxation spots along the river’s edge, and landscape lighting accents. A large 25-foot totem pole and prominent bugling elk bronze statue both stand at the home’s entrance.
 
We at the Gary Feldman Group are happy to represent our longtime friends Don and Judy Lefton in the sale of their treasured home. As part of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, our team has helped clients buy and sell more homes than any other real estate company in the Aspen/Snowmass area for more than 35 years.
 
Whether you’ve lived in your Aspen-area home for decades or months, contact the Gary Feldman Group by calling 970.948.3737, emailing gary@garyfeldman.com, or visiting our website. We are happy to help you sell or purchase a home in the beautiful location of Aspen and its surrounding areas.

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