John Denver’s House In Aspen Colorado

John Denver

Anyone who has followed House Crazy Sarah over the years knows that she is in love with John Denver, even though he no longer walks on this mortal earth *sniff*.  🙁

But it’s okay to love a dead guy. One day they may meet up in heaven. In the meantime, she celebrates her adoration for our dear John by keeping up to date on his former home in Aspen, Colorado.

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

House Crazy Sarah did two posts about the house when it was for sale in the past on her old blog. And guess what? It’s up for sale again and it has been completely remodeled!

Have a look at some before and after pics…

1st time listed on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

2nd time listed on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

3rd time listed on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

It’s almost unrecognizable now! This hurts House Crazy Sarah’s tender heart because John Denver designed and decorated the home himself. Now, most traces of John have been scrubbed right out of the house. 🙁

Have a look at the dining room…

1st time on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

2nd time on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

3rd time on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

From the photos above, you can see that the current owners have removed walls, roof lines and entire portions of the upper level. It is a lot more open, but it just doesn’t feel the same as when our sweet John lived there.

Look at the progression of the kitchen…

1st time on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

2nd time on the market

3rd time on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

The kitchen has been completely transformed! Three times! It went from total 1970’s to 1990’s to 20-teens.

Have a look at the master bedroom through the years…

1st time on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

2nd time on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

3rd time on the market

Notice the entire feel of the room has changed from enchanted dark and cozy, to modern light and airy. But House Crazy Sarah is happy to see that the current owners did keep some of the stained glass work and copper floating wood stove installed by John.

John had a favorite deck built out front where he would get together with friends, play guitar, sing, and get all Rocky Mountain High.

Here are some pics the listing agents have taken of that special spot over the years…

1st time on the market

2nd time on the market

3rd time on the market

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

At least some things stay the same!

House Crazy Sarah’s judge and jury are still out on how she feels about all the changes. The old photos of when the house was sold just after John died really represented his style. But they are also dark and the house felt kinda closed-in.

When it was listed the second time since his death, efforts had been made to lighten things up, mostly with decor. But it still felt like John Denver.

This most recent time on the market, it feels like a whole different house. The spaces have been vaulted and white-washed to the point of being almost sterile. It’s nice to see things lighter and more open, but….. it just feels like any modern home. Not John Denver’s home. 🙁

The added windows, however, do highlight those mountains he so loved!

And there are some rustic touches which pay homage to our dear John – like the large brick kitchen fireplace with copper chimney…

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

Even in the ultra-modern master bathroom reno, some of John’s stained glass was utilized.

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

Probably John didn’t care too much about his closet, but what the current owners have done with it is impressive:

insane walk in closet

Alas, it is the same house but nothing stays exactly the same forever.

John Denver's House in Aspen, Colorado

…except for John’s beloved Rocky Mountains!

What do you think of the changes John Denver’s house has undergone over the years?

Do tell!

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Source:

The Denver Post

[All before and after photos are from MLS listing photos]

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