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One of Aspen’s Founding Families Is Selling Its Mountain Mansion

The contemporary house is on the market for $18 million.

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The industrialist Walter Paepcke is best known for founding the Aspen Institute with his wife Elizabeth in 1949. They developed the downtown through the Aspen Skiing Co., and were largely responsible for putting the former mining town on the map.

But the family’s time in the area was also occupied with more bucolic pursuits. “My mother loved nature and wildlife and flowers,” says Paepcke’s daughter, Paula Zurcher, now 90. “We all hiked all over the mountains.”