Casa Camilla, located
about 6 minutes from Aspen and 10 minutes from Snowmass Village, is
situated on two acres along the banks of the Roaring Fork River on a
narrow lane of 12 private homes. There is a bus stop within walking
This sunny, romantic home features a greenhouse as an entrance, a
library, a large living room with a grand piano at one end and a massive
fireplace at the other. There are ceiling to floor windows and hardwood
flooring throughout with some wall-to-wall Berber carpeting. There is
an open, formal dining room with a 17th-century trestle table and
prie-dieux chairs with heavy velvet cushions.
The 570 sq. foot kitchen is on two levels: the upper portion with
Italian-tiled floors, a pantry and white cabinetry is completely open to
the lower level with views of the Roaring Fork River and Aspen
Mountain. There is a cushioned eating area around an old Dutch
bread-making table that faces a fireplace. Stone and marble counters
extend 13 feet to include a granite farm house sink and a refrigerator
for wine and beer. The far end of this 27-foot room has a massive
bookcase with custom designed cupboards. The cushioned benches and
lounge chair invite one to while away time watching the river, the many
birds at the feeder and the ever changing seasons.
thousand square feet of deck wrap around the outside of the kitchen and
living room. A Jacuzzi for four, an outdoor fireplace and many wrought
iron tables, umbrella and lounge chairs decorate the deck along with a
dozen built in flower boxes - these are part of a built-in seating area
that doubles as a railing.
If one enjoys art, music, books and the good things from life,
this home is filled with "good things:" oil paintings, a 10 foot
tapestry, halberds, delicate chandeliers from Europe, Persian rugs, an
eclectic collection of furniture and artifacts from around the world and
books, books, and more books. Yes. There are lots of over-stuffed
chairs and couches to curl up in and read.
There are two bedroom suites with the possibility of adding the
adjacent private French Apartment, depending on availability and price.
All the bedroom suites have satellite TV's and high speed internet.
The smallest bedroom suite, African in decor and built on two levels,
has hardwood floors, a built-in double bed with a trundle - like an old
Dutch kaas or a ship's bed with curtains. There is a skylight, and a
small carpeted office or living room area with a private French door
entrance, an antique roll top desk, a pot belly stove and lounge chair.
The bathroom, with tub and shower, is just across a hall.
The 875 sq. foot master bedroom, like the rest of the house, is on
different levels: the upper area has a queen bed, hardwood floors, an
opening skylight for star-gazing at night, a large window seat with
cushions, more bookcases and a glass door to a small balcony. An 1890's
armoire from an historic Aspen home - The Floradora - contains the
The private bathroom - with steam shower - has a small vanity area that
looks out onto the River.
The lower area has ceiling to floor windows and white Berber carpeting.
There is a two person, round hot tub with colorful tiling from Mexico
and a glass door leading to a private outside deck over-looking the
River. Relax in the bath to a crackling fire in the elaborate antique
potbelly stove. There is also an office area with views of the River and
gardens at the far end of the room, yet out of sight of the main
the summer, with all of the doors open and the breezes blowing, the
Roaring Fork River will lull you to sleep. In the winter, all outside is
a wonderland of snow, trees and rising mists from the River. On moonlit
nights you may hear coyotes or an occasional owl.
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