A New Look for Chateau Eau Claire

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Homeowners at the Chateau Eau Claire condominiums, 1034 E. Cooper Ave., are proud to announce a number of recent renovations to the exterior of the property, including the addition of a captivating glass elevator that has spectacular views of Aspen Mountain.

According to the Associations’ Property Manager, Paddy Allen of Frias Properties, the new glass elevator gives the complex – located right on the Roaring Fork River – even more attitude and appeal.

“The color scheme of the building has changed,” Allen said. “There are more earth tones.”

In addition to the new elevator, there are other additions, including new railings and two new stairwells, Allen said. Other cosmetic improvements included adding brick on the north and south sides of the building as well as to the chimney chases.

For the railings, Allen said the choice was made to use ipe wood, a large tropical hardwood that grows abundantly in Central and South America. Ipe wood is prized for its durability, strength, natural resistance to decay, wet conditions and insect infestation. Famous for being used on the Atlantic City, N.J., boardwalk, ipe wood is rapidly becoming a top choice for commercial and residential decking and other outdoor use. In addition to its strength, it has a beautiful dark color and a tight grain that gives it very consistent coloring.

Allen said the homeowner’s association hired R.A. Nelson & Associates of Avon, Colorado, as the contractor for the renovations. Founded and headquartered in Vail Valley, R.A. Nelson & Associates have helped build some of the most noteworthy resort communities in the Colorado, including Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Vail, as well as in Lake Tahoe and Mammoth, California.

According to the R.A. Nelson website, the company focuses on “taking care of the communities where we live and play: building sustainable structures with the knowhow of a local.”

The project began on May 7, 2011, and continued until Dec. 21, 2011.

Allen said other minor improvements will continue into the spring, including enhanced landscaping and possibly renovations to the on-site hot tub.

We currently offer 13 units at the Chateau Eau Claire condominiums, ranging in size from 1-3 bedrooms, rated standard to deluxe. You can view all of our Chateau Eau Claire units online to see furnishings and check availability for when you want to visit!

The Chateau Eau Claire sits in a great location in east Aspen overlooking the majestic Roaring Fork River and only five blocks to the Silver Queen Gondola. Even closer to downtown! The complex also sits on the free local bus route, with access to all four ski mountains and all of downtown Aspen’s shops, restaurants and entertainment!

Chateau Eau Claire amenities include free Aspen airport transfers; on-site free parking; free wireless internet access; and an on-site hot tub. Guests here also have access to a heated pool, additional hot tubs, a workout center and a conference room directly across the street at the Chateau Roaring Fork.

All Frias Properties of Aspen guests also receive complimentary passes to the Aspen Club & Spa, the valley’s premier full-service spa and workout facility.

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