SECRET SOURCE: Krista Klees, Founder of Palladium Properties, On the Best of Aspen

By The Editors | April 22, 2019 | People

In each issue of Aspen Peak, we tap three Aspen experts to give their insider tips on the best of Aspen. Here, Krista Klees, founder of Palladium Properties, talks Aspen real estate, design, skiing, etc.


Who: Krista Klees, Founder of Palladium Properties, @PalladiumProperties

Good design to me is: Where anyone feels at home.

Hot neighborhood for real estate right now: The place that feels right and makes you content—there are no bad places in the Roaring Fork Valley, hence the reason we were all drawn here.

Favorite example of Aspen architecture: Historical Aspen.

Favorite Bauhaus legacy: Gunta Stölzl—The most amazing textiles ever!

Favorite restaurant interior: L’Hostaria, Jour de Fete, Shlomo’s, Meat & Cheese, Kenichi, Element 47, Pine Creek Cookhouse, Prospect—too many to name!

Jerome or Nell? Chicken Noodle soup at the Jerome, Chicken Tortilla soup the Nell, no need to choose!

Favorite warm-up ski/snowboard run: Face to 6 to Bear Paw

Most looked-forward to event of the winter season? Wintersköl

The gondola is for… Recuperating from the warm up run my husband and friends make me do—catching my breath and getting my legs back.

Best place for a nightcap: Casa Klees with close friends.

Would you describe your desk as organized chaos or clean and controlled? Controlled, W.C. Fields style.

First app you open in the morning? Slack.

First news source you go to? My customized news feed.

Print or iPad? Print—anything in hardback; always appreciate turning a page.

Photography by: MarySue Bonnetti