Amid Aspen’s Market ‘Frenzy,’ a Modern Mountain Home Lists for $37 Million


Enthusiastic entertainers, Mark Iola and Sarah Clark have hosted more than 200 guests at their Aspen, Colo., home in a single winter. Now the lawyer couple is putting their home on the market for $37 million.

Measuring 12,000 square feet, the seven-bedroom house was built with guests in mind. On a lower floor are four bedroom suites, two of which have doors that can be closed to create private apartments. A fifth bedroom comes with built-in bunk beds.

“We both come from big families,” said Mr. Iola, who has represented plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuits. “We like to have a lot of people around.”


An Aspen Retreat Built with Guests in Mind

Made of steel, concrete and glass, this contemporary home comes with vast entertaining spaces and lots of amenities for visitors.

A contemporary home in Aspen has gone on the market for $37 million.

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Made out of steel, concrete and glass, the house has vast entertaining spaces, including an outdoor kitchen and lounge area, and direct views of Independence Pass and Aspen Mountain. There are five fireplaces, a bowling alley, theater, game room and wine room. Two outdoor stairways are each flanked by their own reflecting pool.

Adjacent to the house is a separate space that can function as caretaker’s quarters or an office, with a sitting area, full bathroom and kitchen.

The couple paid $3.2 million for the nearly 5-acre property in 2009, property records show. Mr. Iola said the house took around 31 months to build, and it was completed in June 2018 for around $1,000 a square foot, or around $12 million.

In Aspen, the luxury market has been firing on all cylinders. “Starting last summer, there was a frenzy of people just wanting to be here,” said Jennifer Engel of Douglas Elliman, who listed the property with colleague Marian Lansburgh.

The house emptied out abruptly when the pandemic hit, prompting the couple to re-evaluate their needs. Now, Mr. Iola said, they are looking to build a “forever home” that will meet their needs as they age. “We are project-oriented people,” he said. “We’ve got some other properties in the Valley that we’re interested in purchasing.”

Write to E.B. Solomont at eb.solomont@wsj.com

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