Friday, March 16, 2012

Jack Nicholson Lightening Aspen Real Estate Load

SELLER: Jack Nicholson
PRICE: $15,000,000
SIZE: 5,780 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Three-time Oscar winning Tinseltown icon Jack Nicholson is well known both as a ladies man and for his bulging property portfolio that until recently included a near-legendary, non-contiguous 4-parcel compound above Mulholland Drive in the Beverly Hills Post Office, a small house tucked into the hills above L.A.'s Laurel Canyon he's owned since the 1970s, a 70-or-so-acre spread in the mountains above Malibu (CA), a few acres with a wee residence in the unlikely northern California town of Shasta, a 5 bedroom/3 bathroom bay front house in Kailua on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, and three separate residence in Aspen, CO.

Last September Mister Nicholson sold his Malibu property for, according to listing information, $3,500,000 and thanks to Charlie Chatterbox we've come to learn he's looking to lighten his real estate load a little more and recently hoisted his historically designated Victorian manse in Aspen, CO on the market with Rocky Mountain high asking price of $15,000,000.

A few quick clicks and clacks of the nearly worn-out beads on Your Mama's bejeweled abacus show that it's current price is a staggering 27-time more than the $550,000 property records we peeped indicated Mister Nicholson paid for the place back in January 1980.

Listing information for the house itself is slim and shows little more than it was built in 1895, remodeled in 1988, measures 5,780 square feet, and includes 5 bedrooms and 6 full and 2 half bathrooms.

We don't know barely a thing about Aspen except it's hideously expensive, insanely beautiful and popular amongst the world's richest and most famous who scoot around the picture perfect town in down coats, diamonds and Chewbacca–esque aprés-ski boots.

According to Charlie Chatterbox, Mister Nicholson's Victorian is located on the most highly desired street in the highly desired West End part of town known for it's tree-shaded streets, big ass Victorians and easy-peasy walk into the hustle-bustle of the downtown core.

Other residents in the West End area, according to Mister Chatterbox, include professional bicyclist Lance Armstrong and both of the low-profile and very rich Koch brothers. Just a few short blocks away from Mister Nicholson's nest is the (in)famous yellow Victorian where Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller had their Christmas Day domestic blowout in 2009.

Other home-owning Aspenites include songwriter Kevin Costner (who installed a baseball diamond on his gigantic ranch —a field of dreams, if you will), Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell (in Snowmass), and Spanish hottie Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith (near Woody Creek), and lavish living songwriter Denise Rich (on Red Mountain), the woman real estate watchers surely recall who recently listed her epically-scaled New York City triplex a couple months ago for a mouth-drying $65,000,000.

listing photos: Joshua & Co.


Anonymous said...

No. Just No. 15 Million for this?

Anonymous said...

Does the house have any view? I think I would prefer Wildcat Ridge if I were compelled to live in Aspen.

Anonymous said...

I live close enough to Aspen that I could drive there on a whim, but I don't Aspen. Aspen was ruined years ago, IMHO. There are so many places so much more beautiful than Aspen and without the drama and BS.

My late father was an early skier and I proudly restored and have a pair of his first "store bought" skies. A pair of wooden Harvey Dodd Supers. I also have the bamboo poles that he used with them. In the 40's, houses in Aspen were selling for back taxes and, being a skier and seeing the future, my dad urged my grandfather to buy property there. He didn't. Had my grandfather listened to my dad, I could afford to live in Aspen right now; it's the last place I would want to live.

StPaulSnowman said...

nice to see a pure Victorian house listed for that price. His ownership must account for fifty percent of price and location another forty-five percent. My neighborhood is replete with houses of this sort from 1894-1905 and the detail work, from when we still had true craftspeople, is beautiful. These list here for about $700,000. I know, I know, it's St. Paul, Minnesota but a house is a house and the Guthrie is just a stone's throw away.

Anonymous said...

I live in Northern California and I never heard that Jack had a place in Shasta. Clint Eastwood rumors, yes.

Anonymous said...

$15 million for this????


New York Apartment Hunter said...

Even though it is shocking to see some highly priced places that are in most views to be overpriced, it's not surprising.

Anonymous said...


nursedeb said...

yeah, seems a bit steep, even for jack's house.

Anonymous said...

The townhouses in Aspen are selling well. People are getting away from the hilly estates ie snow and difficulty getting in and out of those property when it snows so much.

Anonymous said...

YoMa, Muh Hadid is in WSJ. Your fave. Anthony Pritzker was too, but you said nothing.

Anonymous said...

Aspen shows that there are still plenty of people with mega-bucks to spend for a home they use 2-3 times a year.