Winter is still a ways off, but it's not too early for buyers to be about that Aspen life, with an absolutely splendid lease opportunity from Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas. The photogenic exes are offering their snowy mountain retreat for a eye-popping $65,000 a month!
The Aspen property is a real beauty, nestled on a wooded hilltop that has tremendous views of the mountains. The property consists of a main house, an open-plan guest house, and finally a third structure, a small cabin, all on 12 acres of wooded property – all made complete with its own ski run, according to reports. As one would expect, there are plenty of fireplaces and warming spaces. The outdoor fire pit makes the patio welcoming on nippy nights, a wood burning stove heats a small library and a bedroom, and a double fireplace warms the great room and a breakfast nook.
The bedroom count stands at around seven for the entire property, which also has seven full bathrooms, and a half bathroom. From the stylish master bedroom with its shower stall and hot tub, to the "red" bedroom with its cozy quilts and armchair, almost every one offers views of the mountains and sloping hills below from large picture windows. The "boys' room," with its set of bunk beds and recliner, appear to offer a more modest view of the outdoors. But wouldn't boys rather be outside building forts and racing down the ski run, rather than looking at them? When occupants are ready to prepare a meal, they have several state-of-the-art conveniences, including a cooktop island. Also on site are a pool room, wine cellar and tasting room.
With this listing, the Working Girl star and Desperado hero continue their property purge. In April, they listed their Italian revival estate for $16.1 million. At first, Griffith and Banderas offered the Aspen property for sale at $9.9 million, but they have apparently changed course. Time will tell how long this property generates a handsome income until it hits the market again.