Pitkin County's J.M. Dixon House Sets The Record Straight

By Christine Benedetti | January 6, 2020 | Lifestyle


The house is named after miner J.M. Dixon, its original owner, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

When a 6,500-square-foot Victorian near Aspen’s downtown core sold in January for $21.95 million, it not only set the record for the highest residential sale in Pitkin County in 2019 (to date), but it also set a record for the highest price per square foot paid, ever, at $3,396. The charming seven-bedroom residence, named the J.M. Dixon house, was built in 1888 and renovated in 2004, earning an award for historic preservation. Sold by Carrie Wells, of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse, the home is a few blocks from the base of Aspen Mountain, where single-family homes aren’t commonplace. Earlier this year, a land sale on Red Mountain of 4.4 acres did fetch more, at $24.4 million, but it’s currently undeveloped.


Photography by: Steve Mundinger/ Courtesy of Carrie Wells