Novawest built this 7,000 square foot home in Five Trees, one of Aspen, Colorado’s exclusive residential communities. This spec home featured custom, hand-crafted finishes provided by local artisans. Hand-hewn timber beams and decorative painting details conspired to give a European feel to the residence. Chateau Elan was delivered to the market during the panic and lull following September 11, 2001. In order to increase market exposure and generate cash flow, Chateau Elan was rented and made available for special events, including the filming of one of the final episodes of the original season of ABC’s “The Bachelor”. The home was sold for nearly $1,000 per square foot as market activity returned to the high-end single-family product in Aspen.