This Is What a $100 Million Home Looks Like
This post was originally written by Melissa Allison for Zillow.
Fossil-fuel baron Bill Koch’s homes tend to make the news: at his Palm Beach mansion, the billionaire finally broke bread in 2001 with his far richer and better known brothers, Charles and David, whom he’d sued and publicly called crooks. His summer compound on the Nantucket Sound is the reason Koch has fought construction of a wind farm nearby, and people acting on his behalf are accused in a lawsuit of holding a former employee captive at his replica of an Old West town near Paonia, Colo. (Koch denies the allegations.) Now, Koch has listed his 82.6-acre spread near Aspen for $100 million, making it one of the most expensive listings in the country. The price includes furnishings, but not art, artifacts, collectibles or personal items.
Keep scrolling to see the gargantuan space.
Called the Elk Mountain Lodge Properties, the mountain compound includes a nearly 15,000-square-foot main lodge built of stone and giant logs, plus single-family homes and historic cabins. Altogether, it boasts 28 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, 5 half bathrooms, an entertainment hall and an indoor basketball court.
Luxury amenities include multiple spas, a four-car heated garage, a carriage house and a walk-in wine room that’s temperature and humidity controlled, according to the listing and a Forbes report last year.
Bill isn’t the only Koch brother with an eye for real estate. His fraternal twin, David, paid $9.5 million for the Fifth Avenue apartment of the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1995, gutted it, then decided it wasn’t big enough, he told The New York Observer. He sold it for $32 million in 2006 and moved to Park Avenue.
The listing agent for the Elk Mountain Lodge Properties is Craig Morris of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty.
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