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John Denver's Aspen Home Has $10M 'Rocky Mountain High' Price

By    |   Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014 11:04 AM

John Denver's former Colorado residence in Aspen where the popular 1970s singer lived until his death in an air crash in 1997, is up for sale for  $10.75 million.

The property includes a six-bedroom home and a five-bedroom guesthouse on 7.61 acres of land in Aspen's gated community of Starwood, according to the Aspen Times. The compound was bought in 1999 for $3.68 million.

Carol Dopkin, a longtime Denver family friend with Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty, told the Wall Street Journal that the current owners no longer use the property now that their children are grown and moved away. Dopkin handled the original property sale in 1999.

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Dopkin told the Journal that the main house has 4½ bathrooms, four wood-burning fireplaces, an outdoor swimming pool, and decks to take advantage of the mountain views. She told the newspaper that the master suite was "very John Denver," with a fireplace and curved walls of custom-made stained glass.

She said the guesthouse was also used partly as Denver's recording studio. She said the property also included outdoor fireplace and barbecue area.

Born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., Denver was known for such folky songs like "Rocky Mountain High," and "Take Me Home Country Roads," which drew a huge crossover audience in the 1970s. "Rocky Mountain High" became the official state song of Colorado while in March, the West Virginia legislature named "Take Me Home Country Roads" as its official state song, according to West Virginia Metro News.

His first big musical break came in 1967, when the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary recorded "Leaving on a Jet Plane," a song he wrote, according to Biography.com.

Denver made a splash in the movie industry in 1977, starring opposite George Burns in the motion picture "Oh God!," which was nominated for a best screenplay Academy Award. "Oh God!" made $41 million at the box office that year, according to Box Office Mojo.com.

An environmental activist and founder of the World Hunger Project, Denver, 53, died in October 1997, when his experimental aircraft plunged into the Pacific Ocean, according to the Aspen Times.

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