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These 5 Winter Wonderland Homes Will Make You Love The Cold

By Matthew Frankel, CFP® - Feb 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

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The winter storms might not seem so bad in one of these spectacular mountain homes!

It seems like every day this winter that you can't turn on the TV without hearing about the next big snowstorm that's on its way -- or even worse, waking up to another foot of snow outside of your front door! However, I'd be willing to bet that if you had one of these winter wonderland dream houses that you might feel differently about the long winter that the groundhog predicted.

1. Sprawling Aspen, CO Estate: $28,000,000
Aspen is the most expensive town in the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal.  In fact, the average home price in this city is over $6 million!

That actually makes this estate look pretty reasonable, considering that you get almost 22,000 square feet of living space and more than 21 acres of land. The property includes a 13,000 square foot fitness facility (for when you get tired of skiing) which features a full-size basketball court and an indoor track for jogging on those cold mornings.

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2. Beautiful Aspen Views-$15,400,000
Not only does Aspen have some of the finest homes in the country, but the town is right in the middle of some of the best skiing in the world, so it makes sense that two homes from here made the list. 

This 7,862 square foot home has 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, and some of the most gorgeous mountain views available from its floor-to-ceiling windows. The home was redone in 2003 with some of the best materials available, and has terraces with excellent views off of almost every room in the house.  There is also an elevator to get to all three of these beautifully crafted floors.

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3. Oregon Mountain Estate: $9,950,000
This Bend, Oregon masterpiece features excellent views of the Cascade Mountains, but the real story here is the list of features inside. Within its almost 15,000 square feet spread over four stories, this home has 7 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, and has such amenities as a temperature-controlled wine room, indoor half-court basketball court, movie theater, pool with two hot tubs, a putting green, and garage space for seven cars.  On a 10-acre lot in a private gated community, this impressive estate offers just the right amount of privacy.

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4. Asheville, NC Chateau: $10,750,000
This home in North Carolina's mountains is one of the most visually stunning and imposing homes I've ever laid eyes on. The home features five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, but the other features of the home are nothing short of amazing. Wind down from a day of exploring the mountains in your own full Roman spa. Entertain your guests in the card room, wine tasting room, or full theater. Cook a meal in any of the four full kitchens, or park your car in any of the four separate garages on the property!

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5. Bozeman, Montana Craftsman: $7,800,000
This four bedroom custom home has incredible attention to detail throughout. The features include five fireplaces, a wine room, home theater, custom bar area, and a guest house. The house comes with more than 40 acres of land, five of which are a fenced tree farm. There is also a separate heated garage that looks more like a showroom, and a beautiful and relaxing pond. Of course, the mountain view and the nearby skiing are pretty nice, too!

Source: Trulia

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