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Fifth Avenue Unit 204, Behind the Lens

Posted: 16 Jan 2012

This week, Frias Properties staff photographer Kevin Burton continues his blog series called "Behind the Lens," detailing recently photographed Aspen condos managed by Frias Properties. In this installment, Kevin focuses on Fifth Avenue #204, a standard 3-bedroom condominium in the Galena Street Neighborhood.

Just the other day, I had the opportunity to visit and photograph Fifth Avenue Unit 204, a 3-bedroom, 3-bath standard unit. This vacation rental condo has a lot of new improvements and features, and makes a great addition to the Frias vacation rental inventory.

The Fifth Avenue condominiums are located at 800 S. Mill St., in what is known as the Galena Street Neighborhood. Here, you find a collection of properties managed by Frias Properties of Aspen that encompass the location in and around Galena Street. If you are unfamiliar with Aspen, Galena Street is a main north-south street in the heart of downtown Aspen. Complexes that are part of the Galena Street Neighborhood include Fifth Avenue, the Fasching Haus, the Durant Condominiums, Alpenblick and the Mountain Queen, among others.

Walking toward Fifth Avenue #204, the first thing you notice is the ski lockers conveniently located at the bottom of the stairs. No need to carry them up! After a long day of skiing, that's a reward in and of itself. The ski locker can hold several pairs of skis or snowboards, and there's even a lock and key for security. The unit sits on the back side of the Fifth Avenue complex, facing south and toward Aspen Mountain. Partial mountain views and plenty of sunlight highlight the deck by the front door. Even from the outside, you can see plenty of sunlight beaming through the large windows near the door.

When you walk in, the first thing you notice is the light ... and the space. Massive vaulted ceilings shoot upward, and with light pouring in through the south-facing windows, the whole living area comes to life. Switching on the house lights adds even more allure to this spacious, open, yet affordable unit. The living area features a new sectional sofa and ottoman, and a new gas fireplace in the corner. There's also a brand new 50-inch flat screen TV in the living area with HD cable and Apple TV.

The fully equipped kitchen is just off the living area and features a stove, microwave, dishwasher and a number of household appliances, including a full set of dishes. How about breakfast before a big day on the slopes? There's a great breakfast bar with plenty of seating.

Off to the left of the living area are stairs leading to the master bedroom. The master bedroom has an en suite, full bathroom and a deck with views of downtown Aspen and Red Mountain. There's also plenty of closet space and a dresser for storage, plua a flat screen TV. The owner recently upgraded all the linens in this unit as well! After a long day out, return to Fifth Avenue #204 and sleep in peace in the plush bedding.

Off to the right of the living area and directly in front of the front door, are stairs leading to the first guest bedroom. This loft-style room has a window that runs the length of the room, allowing light from the living area and vaulted ceiling windows to come in. There's also a flat screen TV, chest of drawers and full en suite bathroom.

Just off the kitchen are stairs leading down to the second guest bedroom, which has two queen beds, its own en suite bathroom, and a flatscreen TV with cable. Another great aspect of staying at any Fifth Avenue unit is having access to the Durant Condominiums pool and hot tub, which is very close by. There's also laundry facilities on-site for those who need it. In addition, guests at Fifth Avenue also receive free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi.

Guests who stay at the Fifth Avenue, check in at the Fasching Haus, which is directly across the street, which makes check-in a breeze. As always, any guests who stays with Frias Properties of Aspen will receive complimentary health club passes.