This checks just about every box. Expansive views of Vail’s Game Creek Bowl, Beaver Creek Mountain, the high peaks of the Sawatch Range, and a rolling view over the 5th fairway of the Tom Fazio designed course at the Cordillera Valley Club. Keep your pencil handy, there’s a lot more boxes to check starting with a 7,200 SF mountain modern design that offers a flexible canvas for any decor.
The estate's outstanding architectural elements of steel, wood, stone and copper are a hallmark of the builder-owner’s handsome taste. Extensive outdoor heated patios plus an open floor plan provides seamless indoor/outdoor living at its best. Hand-constructed over two years, not one detail was overlooked. The main level consists of beechwood flooring, Douglas fir beams, wormy maple ceilings, white maple door trim and custom cabinetry made of bamboo and cherry.
Winter snowfalls become magical when snuggling in front of the living room fireplace or the by the double-sided fireplace in the hearth room off the chef's kitchen, fitted with sandstone countertops. The master bedroom suite has two walk-in closets, fireplace, champagne bubble tub and access to an outdoor stainless steel soaking tub. The lower level's family room has custom mahogany cabinetry, an exercise room, intricate ''wine barrel'' cellar with patina copper ceiling, exquisite iron/glass door, and two guest suites with en-suite baths. The whole house features air conditioning, hydronic floor heat, a water filtration/purification system, and a central music/lighting system.
This is one of only three homes in CVC allowed to have a caretaker/mother-in-law suite, and it takes advantage of that distinction with a two bedroom, fully-equipped guest apartment. A favorite for both locals and seasonal residents, Cordillera Valley Club is one of the few neighborhoods with private roadways allowing residents to own and drive their own carts, enjoying a golf cart lifestyle unique in the Vail Valley.
“We knew that the moment we walked out onto the lot we were going to have to build a special house here. There was a great deal of thought but more importantly, a ton of fun put into designing a home that followed the land contours. While you won’t initially see it, you’ll feel something different immediately. Why? Many of the walls are not parallel and some are seventeen degrees different to create a sense of expansiveness, but with a gentle flow into more intimate spaces. It just feels right. When we built it, it seemed that the style of custom homes here was all about looking like a grand mountain lodge. On trips to Italy I was always impressed with Tuscan architecture and, in designing the exterior, channeled those impressions, while still honoring the Rocky Mountain vibe. And while Terry and I lean toward contemporary furnishing, the beauty of this design is that it’s so adaptable. Two years of meticulous attention to detail and a genuine love for the process paid off. This house has been a wonderful chapter in our lives, but as we’ve always planned, it’s time to downsize and travel more.”