Redstone Castle

Redstone, CO

Luxury Auction® Date

October 2016

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Property Specs

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

24BD / 16 BA / 3 Half BA (total)

+/- 23,000 sf (main residence)

+/- 4,792 sf (12-stall carriage house)

Built: 1902

Lot Size: +/- 150 acres



Inquiries? 800.262.5132

The Property

SOLD!  Welcome to Redstone Castle, a turn of the century jewel completed in 1902 for industrialist and coal magnate John Cleveland Osgood. At the time, Osgood was one of the wealthiest people in the United States (purportedly ranking 6th), and rubbed elbows with the likes of John D. Rockefeller, J. Pierpont Morgan and Teddy Roosevelt (who all spent time at the estate). In 1978, Jimmy Buffet was married at the castle – while The Eagles played live on the front lawn – and in 2006, the Property was used in the filming of the Hollywood movie The Prestige. It is also known as Osgood Castle and Cleveholm Manor.

The Castle can serve as a private, single-family residence, or can be repurposed for various commercial uses. For example, the estate was once operated as an upscale bed and breakfast, and its currently open to the general public for regularly scheduled historic tours, performed by the Property’s live-in caretaker (who has resided there for 17 years). Other potential uses may include a restaurant, educational facility, or other type of hospitality venue.

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, the Castle provides a unique glimpse into the personal styles and social culture of America’s elite at the turn of the 20th Century. Built in the Tudor style, the Castle is filled with the finest furnishings of the period: wooden paneling designed by Gustav Stickley (famed for his work in the American Craftsman style), intricately cast brass globe lights created by Louis Comfort Tiffany (of the Tiffany & Co. family), and countless pieces of furniture and artwork collected by the Osgoods on their frequent trips to Europe still decorate the halls.

The main residence offers +/- 23,000 sq. ft. of living space, with 42 rooms that range from an English-style Great Hall and a Russian-inspired formal dining room to a delicate Ladies’ Drawing Room decorated in the French style of the era. Oversized claw-foot bathtubs grace the bathrooms, and Persian carpets embellish


the floors. The ceiling in the Great Hall boasts a unique feature as well: a special “peeping window” through which the original owner could view her guest’s attire – and adjust her own accordingly – before making her grand entrance.

Several outbuildings remain on the Property’s 150-acre parcel, including a 3-bedroom carriage house offering nearly 5,000 sq. ft. of interiors, with 2 full and one half baths. There is also a charming gazebo from which incredible views of White River National Forest and the Snowmass Wilderness can be enjoyed.

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Property listed and offered for sale by Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty. Listing Agents Ted Borchelt (Lic# FA100004523) and Jana Dillard (Lic# FA040034016). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC performed auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and did not perform any real estate brokerage services. Sotheby’s International Realty, the Sotheby’s International Realty logo and affiliate logos are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Neither Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, nor any of their affiliated companies is providing any product or service in connection with this event other than as required by applicable law.


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