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ONE OF VAIL’S FINEST HOMES

There is no place on earth like Vail, and there is no place in Vail like this residence! Exquisite masterpiece in the center of Vail Village which lives like a single family. Enjoy your private front door entry, stunning fixtures and luxurious designer furnishings. Spectacular, sunny, ski mountain views are captured throughout the home. This custom 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom residence was completely rebuilt in 2010 and is a private and peaceful oasis in the center of the excitement and entertainment of Vail. Offered beautifully furnished at $7,480,000.

EUSTAQUIO CORTINA

970.471.0626 | cortina.eustaquio@outlook.com


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Obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. The information presented herein is proposed and should not be relied upon as a basis for purchasing since all elements are subject to change, refinement or elimination by the developer without notice. Any references to size or square footage is approximate. Verify before purchasing. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time without notice. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail are not owned, developed or sold by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC. RCR Vail, LLC uses The Ritz-Carlton marks under license from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail are being developed and sold by RCR Vail, LLC an affiliate of Vail Resorts Development Company. Designated trademarks are the property of Vail Trademarks, Inc. Š 2014 Vail Resorts Development Company. Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated.


make every m oment count Two luxurious bedrooms offer the ultimate in privacy, separated by a large living room that flows seamlessly into the dining area and spacious chef ’s kitchen. Inspired by the classic lodges of Europe, the residence exudes a sense of calm with a neutral blue palette of colors that can bee seen in Vail in the winter. Surprising and playful furnishings provide each room a visual focal point, including a luxurious sheepskin rocking chair in the living room and metallic deer antlers in the bathroom.

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O N T H E C OV E R More natural light was one of many priorities for this remodel, designed by Shepherd Resources, Inc, AIA. sriarchitect.com Cover photo by Gibeon Photography gibeonphotography.com

hough it’s no secret most local residents “come for the winter and stay for the summer,” the fact remains that winter is the Vail Valley’s raison d’être. Snowfall and après ski, first tracks and busy restaurants — these are all part of Vail’s winter demeanor. Families and friends the world over are drawn to these mountains so they can play, explore and enjoy, all the while filing away memories for later. What started as a pipe dream 50 years ago has evolved into a year-round resort with all the trimmings. We claim a terrific performing arts center, world-class dining options, pristine ski runs and a full fleet of mountain groomers. Concerts, kid-friendly activities, boutique shopping and the best ski school in the world all help make the Vail Valley what it is. It’s enough to make a person loathe to leave and go home — which is why so many visitors end up buying a place to return to again and again, as a fulltime resident or a second homeowner. It’s a great time to be in the valley, as the entire county seems to be experiencing rejuvenation. From Avon’s new pedestrian area to EagleVail’s revamped master plan, there’s an emphasis on lifestyle. It’s a good time to enlist the guidance and experience of a REALTOR. Our organization, its members and partners exist to provide the most informed, ethical and comprehensive options for clients and their real estate needs for both primary and secondary residences as well as rental properties.

Enjoy the season,

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anson Ranch Road is uniquely positioned in the core of Vail and steps to Gondola One. The seven bedroom 8,900 SF single-family residence is a rare opportunity to own the Village’s best location.


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32 DOWNVALLEY Q&A

34 PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

71 REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE

34 PLANT LIFE

50 MARKET REPORT

80 SERVICE DIRECTORY

16 FACTS & FIGURES A quick look at home and homebuying trends.

18 BUNK IT

Bunk-bed rooms offer sleeping solutions for large gatherings.

22 TOYS AND TOTS

How to decorate children’s spaces.

28 BEFORE & AFTER

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SaddleRidge home gets a complete ‘facelift.’

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Six questions with Nicole Magistro of The Bookworm of Edwards. Hassle-free care for holiday plants and trees.

38 FACES & PLACES

Around town at parties, events and more.

44 NEIGHBORHOD SPOTLIGHT

Beaver Creek Mountain’s magical ski-in/ski-out properties.

Mountain Star estate offers privacy and beauty. The local market has proven its stability.

55 RENOVATIONS

With limited undeveloped lots, the Vail Valley is seeing lots of renovation projects.

63 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Holiday entertaining ideas from local chefs.

A selection of some of the best properties on the local market.

An extensive list of local professionals, brokers and REALTORS®.

84 THE VIEW

Vail Village is a jewel in the wintertime.


Trust. Knowledge. Hard Work. Results. LD O S

VAIL: GORE CREEK SETTING This dramatic creekside home was the personal residence of one of Vail’s most acclaimed custom builders. Superb quality, terrific floorplan, and quick access into Vail Village. 5 Bedrooms. 5.5 Baths. | Listed @ $3,099,000

CORDILLERA: 524 RED DRAW Receiving accolades from all who visit, this special home features dramatic architecture, a superb floorplan and excellent craftsmanship. Gorgeous main floor master. Two-bedroom guest suite. Over 1,800+/- square feet of decks and patios, perfect for entertaining. 6 Bedrooms. 5.5 Baths. | $3,385,000 | MLS# 920653 | Co-listed with Pam Horan-Kates.

www.524reddraw.com

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ARROWHEAD: SKI-IN/SKI-OUT HOMESITE One of the only ski homesites currently available throughout the Vail Valley. Direct ski access and huge views. Adjoins +/- 4 acres of open space, providing utmost privacy. A legacy homesite in every way. Plan now for a spring groundbreaking. 2.057+/- acres | $3,500,000 | MLS# V323144

LIONSHEAD: GORGEOUS ARRABELLE PENTHOUSE This outstanding four bedroom penthouse is one of the “keystone properties” in all of Vail. Located front-and-center above the Eagle Bahn Gondola and Chair 8, it offers sweeping views ranging from the Gore Range to the ski mountain and points west. 4 Bedrooms. 5 Baths. | Listed @ $6,750,000

www.2355cresta.com

How’s the Market? In follow up to “How’s the snow?”, this is often the next question we are asked as friends and clients roll into town for the holidays. The answer? Impressive! Highlights from Vail… as of mid-November, sales volume is up $155,000,000 from 2013, transaction volume is up 6%, the average sale of $1,877,765 is up 43%, and our median sale is up 20%, to $875,000. Given how Vail typically sets the bar for the rest of the valley, I expect this activity to flow to other luxury niches such as Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead… a trend we are already beginning to witness.

For more details, including a summary of notable sales, please see my Luxury Market Update at www.ledgardner.com. My personal thanks for this opportunty to be of service, and best wishes for a fun and memorable holiday season ahead.

Led Gardner Trust. Knowledge. Hard Work. Results. 970-376-0223 • Led@LedGardner.com • www.LedGardner.com


DESIGN& STYLE

by KELLI HOLTZ

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Beauty Underfoot BROADLOOM CARPET that resists a host of stains and spills is available in a multitude of patterns and colors from Creative Floors in Edwards. Artful accessories available from Inside Out in Edwards.

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he goal ? easy .

Create a space that the entire family can enjoy. The process? Complicated. How is it possible to please everyone? Let’s start with keeping things clean and simple. Consider a bulletproof carpet that can resist just about any stain. Creative Floors in Edwards carries a “Smart Strand” line that can withstand red wine, mustard and pet stains while protecting against UV fading. Now no one gets blamed for that mystery stain, not even Fido. Flexibility is the next key to our family-sharing success. Your space may be shared with someone who likes to read while someone else likes to watch TV. Providing accent lighting and dimmable lighting will ensure everyone’s viewing comfort. Stop by Vail Lights in Eagle Vail and see their great selection of lamps and lighting accessories. Finally, we all know family members like to stick around so let’s get comfortable. Pillows and throw blankets are always an easy go to but why not make the investment in a new sofa or lounge chairs? P. Furniture in Avon is family owned and operated, making it the perfect place for everyone’s needs. Just remember, all of these updates are priceless if it makes (and keeps) your family happy.


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$3,900,000

4 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 2398sf

TYRA RUDRUD OWNER/BROKER 970.376.2258 TYRA@SREVAIL.COM

COLDSTREAM #4 | VAIL

$595,000

283 ABRAMS CREEK DRIVE | EAGLE RANCH $975,000 5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 4515sf

1 bedroom | 1 bathroom | 733sf

1325 WESTHAVEN DRIVE B101 | VAIL

$2,150,000

3 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 1870sf

119 JUNIPER RIDGE ROAD | CORDILLERA VALLEY CLUB 5 bedrooms | 6 bathrooms | 5465sf $2,950,000

AUSTRIA HAUS CLUB | VAIL VILLAGE

$250,000

3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 1586sf | Fractional Ownership

JENIFER SHAY BROKER 970.376.2752 JENIFER@SREVAIL.COM

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DESIGN & STYLE

Mortal Coil METAL COILED LAMP with textured shade casts a warm glow, available from Slifer Designs in Edwards. Playful pup bookends available from Worth Home in Solaris.

Clean & Cozy MODERN SOFAS come in mix-and-match size and fabric configurations from P. Furniture in Avon.

ABOUT KELLI HOLTZ, A.S.I.D. | Kelli Holtz has enjoyed living and working in the Vail Valley as an Interior Designer since 2003. She creates unique interior spaces and is passionate about all facets of design. Kelli can be reached at kelli@holtzdesignstudio.com

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RIVER OAKS A102 | EAGLE VAIL

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2421 SADDLE RIDGE LOOP | WILDRIDGE

$699,000

124 SPRING PLACE | LAKE CREEK

JUST LISTED!

4 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms | 4239sf | 4.24 acres

4 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms | 2773sf

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CREEKSIDE LODGE B404 | BEAVER CREEK

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2 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 1401sf | Ski In Ski Out, Pool and Front Desk

Duplex on the 12th Tee of the Eagle Vail Golf Course 462 DEER BLVD. | EAGLE-VAIL

$649,000

3 bedroom | 2.5 bathrooms | 2424sf

Remodeled Condo steps to River Walk and the Eagle River RIVER PINES A102 | EDWARDS

$410,000

2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | Heated Garage | 1098sf

ONIE BOLDUC BROKER 970.390.6611 ONIE@SREVAIL.COM

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Contemporary Thinking. Traditional Perspective.

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FACTS & FIGURES

ENERGY USE IN THE RESIDENTIAL SECTOR

19%

AVERAGE ENERGY CONSUMPTION

22%

(BTUs PER SQUARE FOOT)

SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED HOMES BY YEAR BUILT 130.1

124.8

29%

Total energy for HVAC only

120.6

Total energy used

114.7

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100.1

COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL TRANSPORTATION RESIDENTIAL

Before 1950

1950-1959

1960-1969

45.9

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1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

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SOURCE: NAHB tabulation of data from the 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey, Energy Information Administration

From Runways to Rooms September’s Fashion Weeks highlight trends for clothing and home design

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Fun Ideas for Kids’ Rooms Accented ceilings 3D wall art Over-the-top wallpaper Neon accents Tribal and safari prints Stripes on everything

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Cobalt and steep blues

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Black and white graphic prints

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Palazzo di Amore Billionaire real estate investor Jeff Greene’s massive home recently hit the market for

$195 million making it America’s new

most expensive home for sale.

• The residential sector accounts for 22 percent of energy consumption in the U.S. • Combined, all single-family and multi-family housing built in the previous 10 years accounts for 3.2 percent of energy consumption. • On a per-square-foot basis, the newer the home is the less energy it uses. • Homes built since 1999 tend to use the same to slightly less energy than homes built before 1950. • Electricity used for something other than space heating and cooling (HVAC) accounts for more than 70 percent of energy use, irrespective of when a home was built. • Square footage has a very small impact on non-HVAC use. • The energy-use impact of items purchased by the occupants after a home is built can be twice as large as the impact of items typically installed by a builder.

“I TOLD MY MOTHER-IN-LAW THAT MY HOUSE WAS HER HOUSE, AND SHE SAID, ‘GET THE HELL OFF MY PROPERTY.’” JOAN RIVERS 16

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SOURCE: Annual Energy Review 2009 and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the U.S. 2009, Energy Information Administration

SOURCES: FINE HOMEBUILDING, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS, FORBES

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2080 MEADOW BROOK DRIVE | WEST VAIL This beautiful, sunny, 5 bedroom single family home is nestled among a hillside of Aspen groves on a large lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in Highland Meadows. You are sure to enjoy the incredibly private, quiet location adjacent to National Forest land. The living and dining areas have vaulted ceilings, a gas fireplace and large windows for enjoying the beautiful setting. The open kitchen, kitchen family room, dining and living area is perfect for entertaining; and, the backyard patio, with an exquisite water feature and hot tub, is great for relaxing and enjoying the mountain scenery and lush landscaping. The office can be converted back to a 5th bedroom. $2,395,000 For additional information go to www.2080MeadowBrookDrive.com

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HIGHLANDS SLOPESIDE #209 | BEAVER CREEK Ski-In/Ski-Out condo located on Beaver Creek Mountain. The large living and dining area is perfect for entertaining family and friends. As well, the comfortable balcony is ideal for your morning coffee, afternoon cocktails and evening barbeques. After a great day on the slopes relax in the heated pool and hot tubs. Amenities: ski room, common great room, exercise room, underground heated parking and more. Free shuttle service. Good rental property. Great Value in a Great Location! $1,795,000 furnished For additional information go to www.HighlandsSlopeside-209.com

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SIMBA RUN #2208 | WEST VAIL Easy access to Vail Village and Lionshead, from this ground floor, end unit, 2 bedroom and 2 bath condo. One of the few units in the complex with access to a patio and lawn area. Beautifully remodeled kitchen with upgraded cabinets, granite countertops, marble flooring and stainless appliances. Bathrooms have been upgraded with new cabinets, granite countertops, tile surround and marble flooring. Additional upgrades include slate flooring in the entry and the living/dining, hardwood floors in the bedrooms as well as crown molding throughout the unit. Amenities include: pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, tennis courts, fitness room, sauna, steam room, large storage lockers, ski lockers, conference/meeting room, common garage parking and on site management. Good rental potential. $625,000 furnished

Kathy Cole

Broker Associate/Team Leader – Cole Luxury Team Coldwell Banker Devonshire cell: (970) 390-0026 email: Cole@Vail.net web site: www.KathySellsVail.com blog site: http://Blog.KathySellsVail.com

International President’s Elite Award Winner for 2012 and 2014 Top 2% of all Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide


BUNK ROOMS

BUNK IT More than just solutions to large family gatherings, bunk-bed rooms tap into nostalgia by KIMBERLY NICOLETTI

invite intergenerational gatherings, but within their open floor plans, bunk-bed rooms become kids’ refuges. “There’s a place in a lot of people’s hearts when they think about going on a ski vacation — you remember the bunk beds,” says Forrest Watson, project manager of Beck Building Company in Vail. “It’s just a fun environment, and I think it really builds a lot of childhood memories.” More than half of the clients Doug DeChant, president of Shepherd Resources, Inc. AIA Architects, works with, request bunk bed rooms; the trend has been around for a while, and it’s becoming more popular. “For adults, and even children, they just speak to something from our past,” DeChant says. He recently completed a high-density bunkroom, with trundle bunks that stack three kids high, in three different locations. In addition to neatly accommodating a lot of kids, the steps of the bunk beds work double-duty as drawers, with each riser containing a hand pull. Whether the beds are made of dark stained alder or walnut, whitewashed oak, or pinebeetle kill, they emphasize “true wood craftsmanship,” Watson says. “A lot of bunks tend to be rustic in nature; however, there’s an opportunity to have rustic and refined, with well-sanded, furniture-grade material and unique metalwork with custom pulls and grips. “These bunk beds become elaborate jewelry boxes,” he says.

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2080 MEADOW BROOK DRIVE | WEST VAIL

285 ASPEN MEADOWS | CORDILLERA

5 bed/6.5 bath/family room/media room/4551 sq ft/1.47 acre lot Private, quiet location adjacent to National Forest land. Substantial Price Reduction to $2,395,000

Pristine new 5 bed/5.5bath, 5300 sq.ft. custom home on 2 acres with beautiful mountain views and privacy. Features soaring vaulted ceilings, 4 stone fireplaces, Highest quality finishes, 3 car garage. Offered at $2,595,000

KATHY COLE cell: 970.390.0026 email: Cole@Vail.net

DIANA MEEHAN cell: 970.376.1202 email: DMeehan@Vail.net

141 B SADDLE DRIVE | SINGLETREE

WESTWIND #305 | LIONSHEAD VILLAGE

Like New 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Custom Home on Private & Quiet Cul-De-Sac. Sunny Views of Beaver Creek, Arrowhead & Golf Course. Oversized 2 Car Garage. Large Fenced Back Yard. Reduced to $699,000

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath platinum-rated condo just steps from Vail Mountain. Underground heated parking, outdoor heated pool, 2 hot tubs and private ski lockers. Reduced to $1,585,000

PETER PAPANGELIS cell: 970.376.3784 email: PeterP@Vail.net

ASHLEY And STEVE MAcdOnALd cell: (A): 970.390.3868 (S): 970.390.0230 email: SMacDonald@Vail.net

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2568 Arosa Drive • Vail Enjoy astounding views and a convenient West Vail location in this three-level property. The unique configuration of living units is evidenced by proven rental histories. Featuring a renovated upper level with contemporary finishes, new windows, appliances and expanded Trex decking throughout. Offered at $985,000

Compact storage coves become “secret” hiding spots for kids’ iPods, laptops and even books; a side cove near the mattress can hold small toys, while a television screen can pop up from the foot of the bed. “It’s a cool little capsule of creativity,” he says. Curtains allow kids to make their own “forts,” and fabric or wood trim under the beds allow kids to gaze up at something more interesting than just the bottom of a bunk bed. 20

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Other accents, like LED lights installed around the perimeter of beds, emitting a soft glow, tend to take on a life of their own as homeowners infuse their own style into the room. A few people incorporate ski memorabilia into the room or decorate around another favorite sports theme, while others prefer a “straightforward and clean” look. Either way, the wood craftsmanship lends itself to extending the finishes, whether

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it comes in the form of tongueand-groove woodwork carried around the room to produce a true feeling of a “built-in” room or simply wainscoting, baseboard or crown molding. Ladders are also an opportunity to showcase style. One room Watson worked on features wooden stairs, which look like furniture, in the middle of the room; they lead to two top bunks on the right and left. “A big part of it is really

making it feel like a builtin space, not just a couple of components or furniture put together,” he says. Other ladders, made of metal, slide back and forth. “The sky’s the limit,” Watson says. “You can get super creative with these spaces.” “It’s such a broad appeal,” DeChant says. “So many of us have a camp memory … we want to create that retreat sense in our home, (and), of course, it’s great for density, too.”

1550 Diamond Star | Eagle $1,390,000

37 acres on the river with exclusive amenities available

JOSH LAUTENBERG | 970.390.4127

The Sebastian Resort | Vail Village Own at a fraction of the cost and enjoy 5-star amenities! Christmas, New Year’s, President’s, spring break and summer weeks still available 3 and 4 bedroom residences w. pool, hot-tubs, ski-valet, kid’s activities, spa & more!

KARIN MILLETTE | 970.376.0691 242 East Meadow Drive | Vail, Colorado 81657 Just East of Solaris | www.srevail.com

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KIDS’ ROOMS

TOYS and

TOTS Ample storage space in children’s rooms makes life more organized by KIM FULLER

Design by Slifer Designs

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even smaller when they are filled with lots of toys, so integrated storage becomes the key for kids’ rooms. “In these designs, we work with smaller spaces and utilize any availability for storage,” explains Slifer Designs interior designer Frances Karsh. “This lends itself to storage under beds and built-in beds to maximize storage space.” m a l l s pa c e s ca n s e e m


rare & extraordinary properties

red draw ranch, Squaw Creek $5,995,000 72 Acres . Perfect Equestrian & Private Fishing Retreat . Water Rights

25 stag gulch court, Cordillera Ranch $2,395,000 5 Beds, 6 Baths . 5,361 SqFt . Sweeping Gore RangeViews, Stone Terraces

150 greyhawk lane, Cordillera Ranch

$1,950,000 5 Beds, 6 Baths, . Main Level Master & Study . Incredible Outdoor Living

81 ELK RUN COURT, Cordillera Valley $2,900,000 6 Beds, 8 Bath . Exquisite 7,713 SqFt . Stunning SawatchViews

10 sanctuary lane, Cordillera Valley $2,300,000 5 Beds, 5.5 Baths, Study . 5,181 SqFt . Huge Stone Terraces & GreatViews

267 EAGLE RIVER ROAD, Arrowhead $4,595,000 6 Beds . 6,203 SqFt . Stone Terrace with Firepit overlooking Eagle River

gateway land & development

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970.376.5417

Apple@GatewayToVail.com

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KIDS’ ROOMS

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S For these boy and girl rooms, Karsh included creative layouts of open shelves so that storage could double as fun, focal points. The pieces in these rooms were custom designed to fit the spaces perfectly, she explains, and thus maximize storage. “As a parent of two small children — one infant and a two-and-a-half year old, I am now realizing how important storage is,” she says. “Children have so many things, not just toys — diapers, changing areas, play mats, et cetera.” And then there’s the extra et cetera, like fans and humidifiers, which may be both cumbersome and necessary. “It is so helpful to have a place for each item to keep organized,” Karsh says. A lot of kids’ furniture vendors design with this in mind, creating hidden compartments in pieces, storage ottomans that double as tables, art tables with storage and bunk beds for space efficiency. “For me, I have taken inventory of my children’s needs — adding shelves and drawers in closets and baskets on shelves to keep things organized,” Karsh says. “I have also purchased some fun storage ottomans and large colorful buckets for last-minute storage.” Make sure large furniture pieces such as chests and bookshelves can be fastened to the wall so they can’t tip over when weight is added. “Also, if the storage is easy and safe for the child to access that is helpful,” she adds. “That way they can participate in ‘clean up.’”

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The only thing left in this room from the original is an Edward Curtis lithograph on the right side wall. Everything else was replaced, starting with the floor, which became an elm from Arrigoni Woods, adorned with a rug from the Scarab in Minturn. The cabinets are white oak from Wm Ohs out of Denver, and the handles and hinges are from Rocky Mountain Hardware, in bronze. Resting atop the cabinetry is a Koehler sink with boucle tweed design, topped with a bronze Santec facet. The space is illuminated by the “arts and crafts” style sconces, softening the clearcut lines of the bathroom like puffs of powder on shiny skin.

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“This was transformational,” shares Dixon. “The original kitchen was an enclosed room with lots of wood. First, we opened the kitchen to the dining and family room creating a much more open room for entertaining.” The cabinets are Wm Ohs greygreen simple door style, with a touch of glazing. They are complete with bronze cabinet hardware. Dixon says the granite top and fullheight backsplash are the pieces of art in this room, and the pendant lighting is from Holy Hunt. “The counter stools are just funky enough to not get serious,” she adds. 30

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This room started with inspiration from her client’s art collection, Patti says, and was created to be edgy yet simple, sophisticated yet comfortable, as an office, a lounge and a conversation area. “It’s a room of many ‘hats’ with its alpine green influences and earthy texture,” she says. The Barbera Barry rug is wool and silk, and the two matching sofas are Dessin Fournir with Glant fabric and “green olive” chenille. The large anchoring table is Mimi London. Lastly, Dixon says the Indian with attitude painting adds “just a touch of fun from Carrie Fell.”

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SIX QUESTIONS WITH

Nicole Magistro of The Bookworm by PHIL LINDEMAN • photos by JACKIE COOPER PHOTOGRAPHY

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are dying, Nicole Magistro hasn’t noticed. That, or she’s figured out how to help them thrive. As longtime owner of The Bookworm of Edwards, Magistro oversees one of the coziest and friendliest gathering spots in the Vail area. For the past 12 years, the bookstore and attached cafe have played host to countless study groups, work meetings and brainstorming sessions, along with a slew of formal readings and author signings. Like booksellers of old, The Bookworm feels more like a hip urban lounge than a sales floor, with wooden shelves and brick pillars holding up shelf upon shelf of bona fide paperbacks. (Let’s see Amazon bring that interface to a Kindle.)

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But it was time for a change. In the lull between summer and winter, Magistro spearheaded the store’s first remodel since an expansion in 2010. Over a single weekend, she and her dedicated staff shuffled shelves and desks to give the interior an entirely new look and feel — all without breaking the bank. Vail Valley Home caught up with Magistro to get her thoughts on the new look, the elusive bookstore aesthetic and, of course, what she’s reading this winter. vail valley home : The Bookworm just wrapped up a relatively minor remodel, but simply moving the register managed to change the interior flow. Why was now a good time to shake things up? nicole magistro : We wanted to be ready for the holidays, obviously. We expect to be as busy as always through December and the ski season. We’re coming up on the seventh anniversary of The

Bookworm moving to the Riverwalk, so it was also a good time to think about our overall flow. It’s not the first time. When we expended in 2010, we learned that two checkout desks wasn’t the best thing for our customers. They couldn’t get all the services at both desks, like gift-wrapping, and we cut back. We made those changes in the middle of the recession, so we weren’t sure what the economy would do, but we wanted to be responsible about our growth so we could be ready when things picked back up. Who oversaw the décor and design? nm : You know, we’ve always done our construction internally, but we do hire subcontractors for the vvh :

electrical work and all that. We’ve built and designed our space over time with my husband, Zach Locke, who carried out all the construction for this little remodel. It’s really not an expansion — we already had the two desks, so we just took those apart and put them together in a new way. It’s what we’re about: We’re really conscious of waste, so when we did the project, we used existing cabinets and countertops and computers and all those things. We didn’t buy much of anything new — it was more like moving furniture around. As a local business owner and just book lover in general, is it important for a bookstore to look and feel a certain way? nm : Environment is extremely important. I think our customers vvh :


want to come to a place where they feel welcome and comfortable, where the entire family feels that way. It’s not an adult-only environment. That speaks to our mission — to be a community-minded gathering place — and our look is very much a part of that. It’s a mountain bookstore, a resort bookstore, and the quality of our products, from the book side to the café side, all fits into that. I can hear the kids in the background right now — we have two little girls dressed as princesses playing behind me. We want this to be a place where that can happen in one area and a business meeting can happen in another. Do you think customers expect their favorite stores to tackle the occasional remodel? And that goes for any business: booksellers, ski shops, restaurants... nm : It’s super important for vvh :

retailers in general to grow, to stay fresh and relevant. There needs to be a reason for people to come buy books in our store. We really want to provide that warm, welcoming environment, so we’ve gone for more of a loft feel, just because of how our building has the tall, open ceilings, with the exposed ductwork and everything. We wanted to enhance that with natural materials like wood and leather, but we also wanted chalkboards and colorful signage to create, again, that transition space between what can be trendy and what can be family friendly. Again, it’s making sure we’re aligned with what people expect of a community bookstore. Discovery is such a big part of the book world — discovering new characters, new ways of thinking, new parts of history. It all goes together well. Did you model The Bookworm after anything — maybe a café or bookstore

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ENVIRONMENT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. I THINK OUR CUSTOMERS WANT TO COME TO A PLACE WHERE THEY FEEL WELCOME AND COMFORTABLE.” from your childhood? I wish I could say that’s the case. I grew up in the Midwest surrounded by chain bookstores, but when we would go on vacation, we always went to independent bookstores. For me, those were places like The Bookworm is today. I always felt connected with the space. When we came to develop this store, we wanted a place to have a meeting or hang with friends that wasn’t a bar. We built a place that we felt could do that for us, and the hope was it could do

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the same for the community. And, of course, what are you reading right now? nm : I’m reading a really exciting young adult novel written by a woman from Eagle County. It’s called “The View from Who I Was,” and the author is Heather Sappenfield. I have known Heather for years and years through her writing and publishing process. It’s not released yet — I have an advance copy — but it takes place in a fictional Vail, so it’s very close to home. vvh :

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HOLIDAY DECOR

PLANT LIFE Hassle-free care for holiday plants and trees by MARTY JONES

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holidays with live trees and plants can create a special atmosphere that artificial substitutes simply can’t deliver. The smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree or of a blooming paperwhite narcissus bulb adds to a home’s holiday ambience just as much as the smell of freshly baked cookies or the sight of colorful wrapped gifts gathering under the tree. But decorating with live elements also requires some foresight and ongoing maintenance, so unless you want to haul out a brittle, brown tree just days before your big celebration, then follow these tips to make decorating with plants and trees a hassle-free endeavor this holiday season.

Holiday Tree Care While you’ll have many options when it comes time to purchase a holiday tree, Fraser Firs are often considered the most desirable from a decoration and maintenance perspective. Their sturdy branches hold ornaments well, and they have the potential for extended water uptake. But even if you’ve purchased what’s considered an easy-care tree, make sure that you treat it well from the moment you bring it home. Cut approximately one inch off of the tree’s trunk, and then put it in water right away. Don’t drill holes in the trunk of a tree or shave away bark to make it fit within a stand; instead, purchase a stand that fits the tree trunk or use shims to secure it since cutting or shaving the sides of a tree’s trunk can inhibit its ability to uptake water. A cool location that’s not in direct sunlight and away from a heat source is the best location for a tree. Some trees take up more 34

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water than others, but be in the habit of checking your tree daily. Do not let the water level fall below the base of the trunk, as it can seal, which impedes future water uptake. Avoid signs of distress, such as a yellowish-brown color and excessively dry needles, by placing your tree in an ideal location and watering as needed. Balance decorations around the entire tree to prevent it from falling over, which can occur if a tree is weighted unequally. Use LED lights to reduce heat and energy consumption, and turn off lights when you’re not at home. Finally, wait until a tree has thawed out before decorating it, and avoid wrapping lights too tightly around the branches, especially in areas where the branches diverge. Holiday Plant Care Poinsettias and blooming bulbs such as paperwhite narcissus and amaryllis are holiday staples that can add festive colors to any room. Poinsettias grow best in warm, sunny locations, such as near a window where it can receive filtered light. If too close to a window, poinsettias might get too cold, so make sure that the plant isn’t touching the glass, and rotate the plant every few days to ensure optimal light conditions. Poinsettias need to be monitored and watered when they get dry, which could be every other day, depending on light conditions and room temperature. Ensure that the pot has drainage holes, and place poinsettias on a saucer to catch any water that drains off; however, dump off any excess water so that the plant does not sit in it. Poinsettia topiaries, which can be up to four feet tall, are an impressive

live decoration, and they need to be cared for in the same way as other poinsettia plants in pots. Amaryllis bulbs are large and grow best if planted in soil in pots. They produce blooms in a variety of colors, from red--the holiday classic--to burgundy, white, pink, and a striped red and white. Keep plants in a warm location to encourage blooms, and then move to a cooler location to preserve blooms or to slow down the blooming process. Amaryllis blooms may need stakes for support, as they can get quite large. Paperwhite bulbs can be planted in soil in decorative pots, or they can be planted in clear class

containers full of rocks, for an interesting visual appeal. If planted in rocks, bury the bulb halfway in the rocks, and keep the water level just below the bottom of the bulb to promote root growth. When planted in soil, both amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs grow well in a moist, not soggy, environment. As with poinsettias, make sure that pots have adequate drainage. The holidays are a lively time of the year, so it makes beautiful sense to add live plants and trees to a home. Whether you choose a classic or a novel holiday design concept, living elements will surely add to its warm, cozy, or colorful effect.

ABOUT MARTY JONES | Marty Jones is the owner and manager of Colorado Alpines & Wildflower Farm in Edwards. Marty has lived in the Vail area since 1973, and his work with Colorado Alpines & Wildflower Farm has inspired extraordinary landscapes and gardens in the Vail Valley and beyond. Marty can be reached at marty@thewildflowerfarm.com.


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FACES & PLACES VETERANS DAY

Local veterans (including some brokers and builders) visited area schools in recognition of Veterans Day. Students sang “The Star Spangled Banner,” “God Bless America,” “My Country ’Tis of Thee” and “America the Beautiful.” The veterans answered the children’s questions, such as, “What was the hardest part of serving your country?”, “Was it harder going into combat or coming home to normal life?” and “Do you feel proud to be in service to your country?” Some tears were shed, but it was an inspirational event organized by longtime local Deb Robbins and veteran Pat Hammon.

Tell us what’s going on in your world — including special events, occasions, milestones, celebrations, recognitions, achievements — and we’ll share it with the Vail Valley! Send photos with a brief description including who, what, when and where to facesandplaces@vaildaily.com

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LAKE CREEK | 1902 LAKE CREEK ROAD 2.62 Acres | Zoned Resource | $350,000

Call me today for more information on any of these listings or any other property in the Vail Valley.


FACES & PLACES

Hey, Kids The Eagle River Youth Coalition held a student recognition event at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail with presentations, an auction, cuisine from local restaurants and live music.

Pat Mitchell of Gateway Land and Development and his wife, Jean Mitchell with Sonnenalp Real Estate, enjoy an evening out away from their respective offices while supporting the Eagle River Youth Coalition at Donovan Pavilion in Vail.

Kathy and William Des Portes and Kristi and Rob Grems step out to support the Eagle River Youth Coalition whose mission is making youth a community priority.

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Liz Leeds...Others Follow Cell 970-331-1806 | LLeeds@Slifer.net LizLeeds.com | VailRealEstate.com

9 Vail Road Unit #26 in Vail Village $2,495,000 Excellent location right in Vail Village and steps away from shops, restaurants, slopes and shuttle | 1,435 square feet | 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms | Fully furnished | Gas fireplace | Private and only access to commons area | Private underground parking Ski storage and more! Call Liz at 970-331-1806 for a private showing.

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Car Wash Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties hosted a free carwash in Cordillera this summer to raise money for First Tee. After the soap suds settled and the beer and wine were finished off, $869 was raised.

Your Luxury Realtor in the Vail Valley

Living at 9 Vail Road in Vail Village is like being in your own cozy, warm haven. A boutique building just steps away from the shuttle to Golden Peak, Vail Village and Lionshead, this beautifully designed, 4 bedroom/3 bath condo also sports surprising bonus space. Apres ski in front of your gas-burning fireplace while cooking up a fancy feast in your newly remodeled kitchen. Even though kids of all ages will enjoy playing in the onsite pool or sampling nearby shopping and restaurants, you’ll most likely want to snuggle up inside and watch the falling snow mound on your private deck.

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Family Wonderland Experience the magic of Beaver Creek Mountain

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inter is a vibrant, exhilarating time in the Rocky Mountains, and at Beaver Creek Resort, Beaver Creek Mountain comes alive with action. An auspicious welcoming to the season could not be more exciting as the community garners international attention when the Alpine World Cup returns again this December. Beaver Creek plays an

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integral role in the worldwide racing circuit as the best of the best gather to compete against each other, and against the mountain, with the eyes of the world upon them. And word has it that this is the racers’ favorite downhill because it’s steep, difficult and fast. This season’s excitement will reach a new peak when the racers return again to Beaver Creek Mountain in February for the FIS

Alpine World Championships, the Super Bowl of ski racing. Chosen by the Federation of International Skiing from among resorts around the world, this is the second time Beaver Creek has been chosen as host. Over the course of 14 days, the finest skiers in the world vie for the coveted title of world champion. No stranger to international celebrity and significant events, Beaver

Creek has worked 4 years in preparation for this event. They have organized 2,500 volunteers to host 1,000 athletes, 2,000 media people, and thousands of guests arriving from around the globe to experience one of the greatest events in sports. But the mountain certainly is not only presenting awesome opportunities for the pros to find joy in the snow. Events galore dot

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193 ASPEN MEADOWS ROAD • 5 Beds | 5 Baths + 2 half baths | 6,923 sq. ft. Quintessential Colorado Mountain Home | $3,375,000 Furnishings Available

33 EAST TIMBER DRAW • 3 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 4,943 sq. ft. Private alpine setting above active wildlife corridor, Terrific Master Suite | $1,950,000

79 RODEO DRIVE • 5 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 5,052 sq. ft. Panoramic mountain views in a popular enclave, Furnishings available | $1,450,000

317 ELK WOODS ROAD • 7 Beds | 7.5 Baths | 8,586 sq. ft. Log estate just inside the gates of The Ranch, Gore Range views | $2,995,000

18 STAG GULCH COURT • 5 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 5,201 sq. ft. Golf course/Gore Range views, Expansion plans available | $1,795,000 Furnished

8 HOME SITES AVAILABLE • $155,000 to $549,000 1-9 acres, Gore Range and NY Mountain views, Ranch, Divide and Summit locations

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NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT

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JESSE’S PARCEL Excellent development opportunity along the Eagle River between Edwards and Avon. 4+/- acres of south facing riverfront property, adjacent to bike and walking paths. With utilities and public transportation nearby, and less than a mile to the Arrowhead Ski Area and Golfcourse, the property lends itself to a variety of development possibilities. Currently zoned ‘Resource’. With over 500 feet of river frontage and surrounded by existing development, Jesse’s Parcel is a unique opportunity within the Vail Valley marketplace. Price reduced to $3,300,000

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the winter season that entertain and challenge athletes (and non-athletes) of every level. The New Year’s Eve annual Torchlight Ski-Down the mountain is always a special event as the ski school and ski patrol serpentine their way to the base of Beaver Creek. The finale includes an explosion of fireworks lighting up the skies. But families can participate in a similar descent down the mountain in the crisp night air. Every Thursday evening skiers are organized where they, too, can ski down the mountain, just like the pros, carrying glow sticks, weav-

ing across the snow, complete with a background of music. For those who are competitive to the core, enter the 12th annual Talons Challenge. Ski more than 26,000 vertical feet of black and double-black diamond runs on the mountain and when all 14 are conquered you have earned a spot on the Talon Wall of Fame. If you prefer claws to sticks and boards, try the Snowshoe Adventure Series, a season-long race that includes activities for kids, too. Enjoy “Cocoa and Corduroy,” a daily ritual at 9:30 a.m. where people gather to start

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EXCEPTIONAL LIGHTING


BEAVER CREEK MOUNTAIN BY THE NUMBERS:

Colorado Properties

Opened – 1980 Base elevation – 8,100 FT. Summit elevation – 11,440 FT. Vertical rise – 3,340 Skiable area – 1,832 ACRES Trails – 150 19% BEGINNER 42% INTERMEDIATE 39% ADVANCED/EXPERT Lifts – 25 Average snowfall – 323 INCHES

Arrabelle | Residencia No 560 | Lionshead Duplex | 330 Beaver Dam Circle #A | Vail Village $2,800,000 $9,995,000 2 Recamaras | 2.75 Baños | 1,614 Pies cuadrados 5 Recamaras | 7 Baños | 5,855 Pies cuadrados

Saddleridge | Residencia No.1&2 | Beaver Creek $4,750,000 5 Recamaras | 5 Baños | 5000 Pies cuadrados

the day with a communal cup of cocoa and then head up the mountain to be first down the freshly groomed runs. Squeal with laughter on Haymaker tubing hill as kids of all ages plummet down the slope on inner tubes. And the teens are not forgotten: Twilight Snowshoe & Pizza Party is a great event where teens take guided snowshoe treks, complete with headlamps, and party together on the mountain. Park 101 Terrain Park, consisting of small jumps, box rails and stall features, is designed to offer beginner riders and skiers the thrills and spills of the new world on snow of the young. A new beginner ski school for women only brings together women of the same skill level in an encouraging, stress-free environment with an emphasis

on camaraderie. Also, a complimentary women’s-only social ski tour, offered Tuesdays through Fridays, provides women the prospect of learning the mountain, guided by a ski-school professional, in a relaxed and casual manner. Of particular pride is a new combination lift, replacing the Centennial Express lift with a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that offers both chairs and gondolas. And always a crowd pleaser, for years Beaver Creek has made the finish of your ski day a treat, offering fresh-make cookies every day at 3 p.m. — such an enjoyable finish to a day on the mountain that approximately 500,000 cookies are served each year. For more information contact Beaver Creek Guest Service Center: 970.754.4636.

Lion Square | Residencia No. 209 | Lionshead $2,959,000 2 Recamaras | 2 Baños | 1560 Pies cuadrados

Bienvenido Latino America Se habla Espanol

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511 E. Lionshead Circle | Vail, CO | 81657 Movil: 970-331-5092 GerardoAvila@Vail.Net GerardoAvila-Vail.com

Aplicación Gratis! ahora puedes ver todas la propiedades en venta desde cualquier teléfono móvil o tableta. Solo manda un mensaje de texto al 87778 con el texto BHHS336475 DECEMBER 2014 | VAIL VALLEY HOME

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PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

MOUNTAIN STAR

The Privilege Of Privacy Looking at tomorrow’s home today by KATHY FILGO

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eading-edge contemporary design, sleek and unique, all captured in a private setting on over 4 acres — if this sounds like what you’ve been seeking in a home in order to create a lifetime of memories, welcome to 56 Rose Crown in Mountain Star. Located within the 1,300 acres of natural splendor of Mountain Star, where every home boasts a minimum of 2 personal acres, 56 Rose Crown has added an additional lot to

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protect views and privacy. This expansive homesite sits adjacent to 3,572 square miles of National Forest, and this solitude within nature’s grandeur soothes the soul and rejuvenates the spirit. To facilitate privacy inside to match the privacy outside, the home is divided into three connected pavilions, hosting areas for living, guests, and the master bedroom. The vision for this home fits naturally into the mountain setting and emanates the ambiance and character

of the Rocky Mountains. Robert Ziegelman of Luckenback/Ziegelman Architects, a firm with more than 90 design awards as well as national recognition, considers this one of his most “memorable residential designs… developing an innovative modern form emulating its dynamic natural surroundings. The home is comprised of a group of pavilions resembling mountains — a sublime contextual allusion to its breathtaking

natural environment.” “The free-span roof structure creates a powerful structural expression in this mountain setting, supported by clustered wood columns at each corner, reminiscent of the aspens in and around the site… the roof structure became an integral part of a larger volume.” A distinctive roof with a 15-degree rotation to the structure creates rich architectural spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but

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MOUNTAIN STAR: 1,300 acres with only 90 home-sites 75 percent of land preserved Thousands of acres of wildness available for your pleasure Year-round mountain activities within the community Maintained cross-country trails Hiking and biking trails Year-round live-in caretaker Ranch Central – community living room For more information and your private showing contact David and Kenton, or your favorite realtor

PROPERTY PROFILE 56 ROSE CROWN • 10,000 sq. ft. • Bordering White River National Forest • 6 bedrooms/private dipping tub off the master bedroom • 3,000+ bottle wine room • 3 car garage • Designer furnished and decorated • $21,995,000

LISTING AGENTS DAVID MCHUGH AND KENTON HOPKINS 970.376.7171 dmchugh@slifer.net

results in a natural outgrowth of balconies on every side of the home. The expanse of windows, unencumbered by windowcoverings, allows family and friends to thrill to the magnificent views that extend from Beaver Creek to Gold Dust Mountain, and far beyond. A thoughtful design allows each room to drink in every grand view offered by this special site, a major consideration when building the home. Walls of windows can

disappear as they are folded back to truly connect the outdoors to the inside of this home, epitomizing the term of “bringing the outdoors inside.” Indoors, the warmth of the handcrafted woods contrasting with the exquisite sheen of the metals and granites creates a comfortable balance of natural elements that is beyond compare. A glorious, stainless steel fireplace climbs up a vaulted ceiling and anchors the entire main level great

room. The Brazilian cherrywood floors blend with the Honduran mahogany base, door and window trim, and display nature’s elements at their finest. This is a home that is as unique and refined as its owners; a home in the private, gated community of Mountain Star that has the convenience of being minutes from Vail Village and Beaver Creek; this is a home to be experienced — so come to 56 Rose Crown and feel the magic. DECEMBER 2014 | VAIL VALLEY HOME

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MARKET REPORT

BY THE NUMBERS

The Vail Valley Spirit Prevails Again The local real estate market has proven its stability in the past year; with beautification and infrastructure improvements up and down the valley, now is a good time to invest in the Vail Valley lifestyle

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who helped the returning World War II soldiers, like Pete Seibert Sr., realize a vision of the world’s best ski resort. Whatever the motivation, the Vail Valley community seems to thrive on challenge and, more importantly, seize opportunity whenever presented. And, a stable real estate market combined with the continued low interest rates presents enough foundation for our community to recognize favorable circumstances and run with it. In addition to our stabilizing real estate market, there are many other noticeable improvements throughout the valley representing a recognizable momentum. From new construction to property upgrades to landscaping and infrastructure improvements to bigger names in entertainment, across the valley, energy is building. Stability in the numbers Although we have seen a dramatic rise in median sales pricing in Vail Village and Beaver Creek Resort, neighborhoods that have essentially skewed the market report, the rest of the valley is normalizing at a more realistic pace. 2014, in general, has shown us consistent signs of ongoing strength and the October numbers represent this. The median sales price was up 0.5 percent for single family/ duplex homes and up 4.4 percent for multi-unit properties. New listings continued to be a challenge in October for single family/duplex homes; however, they did increase approximately 25 percent for townhouse-condo

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properties. Another highlight, pending sales increased 43.2 percent for single family/duplex properties and 24.4 percent in the townhouse-condo market. Again, the communities in closer proximity to the resorts drive many of these numbers. But, this also shows us that lifestyle is important and, in particular, the Vail Valley lifestyle is in demand.

Onie Bolduc, Vail Board of REALTORS® Chairman of the Board reflects on the October numbers as well as those yearto-date to base an opinion of confidence in continued growth moving forward into 2015. “In reviewing the October numbers, I remain excited and confident about Vail Valley real estate activity in 2015. Interest

rates remain at all-time lows making the American and, more importantly, the Vail Valley dream of owning a home attainable,” says Bolduc. Adding, “Even though the average sales price for single family/duplex homes was down in October specifically, the high-end market continues to gain in strength over time showing sustained


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35 ACRE HORSE ESTATE 2505 Rule Road • Eagle, CO Only 4 miles from Eagle and located in a quiet valley with excellent views. The property includes a log and frame home with in-floor heat, 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths, large indoor arena with attached 6 stalls, wash area, heated tack room, outdoor arena and irrigation rights for pasture irrigation. $2,250,000

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THE MARKET FOUNDATION REMAINS SOLID. DESPITE A DECREASE IN OCTOBER MONTHS SUPPLY, THERE IS CONTINUED STRONG DEMAND FOR ALL PROPERTY TYPES.� growth of nearly 25 percent year-to-date over 2013, while the median sales price has more sustained growth.� Additional stability indicators focus on Months Supply of Inventory. Bolduc substantiates this by adding, “The market foundation remains solid. Despite a decrease in October Months Supply, there is continued strong demand for all property types. The National Association of REALTORSŽ considers a stable market to have six months of supply while our valley has 10.5 in the category of single family/duplex and 7.6 in townhouse-condo properties. Of course, our valley is so diverse between refined local markets and geographical locations, potential buyers and sellers should contact their preferred REALTORŽ for a market recap specific to their selling area or buying area of interest.� More than meets the eye When considering real estate, it’s always a good idea to observe what’s going on in a community in addition to analyzing the numbers. For instance, if you have spent much time out and about, you will notice a lot of positive activity right now. Yes, we have healthy inventory but we also have a renewed vigor and pride for our communities and this shows in our preparations for not only the upcoming FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February 2015, but also throughout the rest of the valley. Corey Lamothe, Vail Board of REALTORSŽ board member points out a host of improvements that she has seen throughout the valley,

particularly in the town of Avon. “Sustained growth presents itself in so many ways. Take a look around us. We have updates to the Avon infrastructure with the newly finished pedestrian Main Street. Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate has filled most, if not all, of their retail space in the Chapel Square buildings and other Avon locations by improving those properties. And there are more improvements to come. Look at the landscaping in roundabouts that had been left untended for too long; they have been addressed and beautified. Christy Sports is getting a complete facelift. Beaver Creek Resort has revamped its infrastructure with a new plan. And, the community of EagleVail is also carrying out a solid master plan of improvements. “The visual impact of our communities reflects our pride and tenacious spirit,� Lamothe adds. “Homeowners are updating and improving their homes. Construction is buzzing. This renewed vigor compounds with entertainment and culture as well. Vilar Performing Arts Center is bringing in bigger names and more exciting performances. It’s an energy that you can feel in our local community that reinforces the lifestyle. People come here for the recreation, then they see the lifestyle and decide, ‘this is for me,’ which fuels their desire to own property here.� Now is the time to follow the unstoppable spirit of this valley and make dreams a reality. Contact a local REALTORŽ to discuss your Vail Valley real estate opportunities.


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MOUNTAIN MEDITERRANEAN Impressive 5-bedroom, 5.5 bathroom custom residence with high-end finishes situated at the top of El Mirador. This is the last home adjacent to one of Cordillera's popular trail-heads, with a multitude of world class recreation opportunities and amenities at your fingertips.

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RENOVATIONS the wave of the future

With so many prime locations built out, people are opting to buy and renovate, rather than build new homes. by

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Striking steel, wood and stone improvements provide foreground to the large, open glass walls that invite residents outside. (Previous page) The addition of new windows cause the roof to float upon the stone foundation and introduce considerable natural light into formerly dark interior spaces.

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$7 million home, characterized by multiple gables and an oversized cottage feel, in need of “rescuing,” but gutting the interior and redesigning the roof is exactly what Vail Architect Douglas M DeChant, AIA of Shepherd Resources, Inc/ AIA envisioned when he looked at a recently purchased Vail Village property. Small and poorly arranged windows barely revealed the extensive river bend the house sat beside, and views of the ridgeline were nonexistent. The buyer knew he wanted to remove the stucco and repair roof leaks. What he didn’t realize is how a team could transform his purchase into what many consider to be one of the best properties in Vail. R E N O VAT I O N S R E V U P As the economy strengthens, more and more homeowners are choosing to renovate, and in the real estate market, “buyers put a huge discount on properties that are sold unrenovated — if they will even buy it,” says Diana Meehan, a Coldwell Banker Realtor. “For the most part, people want and expect it to be staged, or at least have new paint and carpet; the ones that are selling are the ones that are renovated.” Even multi-million-dollar homebuyers, and current owners, are willing to put tens of thousands of dollars into ski-area properties to create more contemporary homes.

“There’s only one Vail Mountain and one Beaver Creek Mountain, and there’s a lot of interesting homes that were built in the ’70s and ’80s, so the properties are glorious, but the homes are dated, so there’s motivation (to renovate),” says David Hyde, president of Shaeffer Hyde Construction in Vail. And because remaining lots are very limited, “a lot of remodel projects are the wave of the future,” says Forrest Watson, project manager of Beck Building Company in Vail. In addition, more energy efficient materials fuel the desire to upgrade homes, through such products as: higher insulation value (and often larger) windows, better wall insulation, solar panels, and more efficient boiler systems and appliances. W H E R E TO B E G I N Hyde prefers his clients to live in their homes for at least a season and notice how they use it, and what they want. Then he looks for missed opportunities in layouts. “We walk through all the spaces and kind of develop a shopping list of exactly what we want to accomplish,” he says, “and as you go through that process, it evolves into a bigger, grander vision of what it could be.” Ryan Wolffe, senior associate at Shepherd Resources Inc., usually begins with sketches of “things (homeowners) haven’t even thought about to explore all different kinds of opportunities,” because as he says, “if you’re going to do this, now’s the time to make the biggest impact on the property.” Of course, that doesn’t mean everything must be done in one fell swoop. In fact, more and more homeowners opt to renovate in phases, often while they are away from their properties, in the off-season, Hyde says. “It’s taking smaller bites out of the apple,” he says, “(and asking) what’s most important?” However, major remodels, especially those requiring roof redesigns or complete gutting like the home in Vail Village, are best done at once.

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THE ONES THAT ARE SELLING ARE THE ONES THAT ARE RENOVATED.” – DIAN E M E E HAN , C O LD WELL BA NKER REALTOR

Builders removed the roof from the riverfront home, knocked down walls to create an open floor plan, and constructed a wall of glass doors, which runs parallel to the river, allowing the home to come into harmonious relationship with the river, rather than blocking it. “(When planning renovations), we need to listen to the client, and we need to listen to land,” DeChant says. “What are these two essential elements saying to us?” The Vail Village home “didn’t function well in terms of light and the view of the creek,” Wolffe says. “The rooms were cut up, and there was no alternative energy, so we added solar PVs and additional sunlight.” They also replaced the stucco exterior with maintenance-free reclaimed wood, copper and stone. BIGGEST BANG While many people don’t launch into the extensive kind of remodel like the Vail Village gabled cottage, which transformed into a contemporary, sleek home, they do go for the two “biggies” of renovation: kitchens and baths. Kitchens are usually the place dollars pay off the most, but many homeowners like to renovate bathrooms as well, since these are two rooms people spend a majority of time in. “You can’t do much for under $20,000, (but) absolutely, you will get it back, because the amount of money a purchaser will take off is more in their mind than it is to fix it,” Meehan says, adding that, of course, homeowners must be wise in how they spend their dollars renovating. For example, cabinets don’t always need to be replaced; sometimes, tasteful painting can change the entire look. Kim Toms, project manager for Slifer Designs,

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is transforming a Beaver Creek kitchen by adding a white finish with a glaze that complements the rustic timber and log home. She suggests changing out faucets with more water saving, stainless steel faucets and upgrading countertops to more custom granites — like the geode pattern she chose for the Vail Village home — or upscale composite stones like Neolith. “Granite today, versus 20 years ago, is more interesting,” she says. “It’s more like a piece of art.” And, energy-efficient stainless steel appliances are something “everybody wants to see,” Meehan says. Bathroom remodels range from painting cabinets and walls, replacing brass faucets with brushed nickel, and perhaps adding thin veneer porcelain tiles to shower enclosures, to replacing toilets with higher, water-saving products, removing bathtubs (down to one master bath, as the new trend prescribes,


The original patio and exterior stair were replaced by an enlarged patio with fireplace and cantilevered steel stair.


RENOVA according to Toms), and hanging vanities on walls and installing LED lights below to create a greater sense of spaciousness. “Usually, when you get into bathroom remodels, people go for a lot,” Toms says. “If you’re going to do it, just go for it; Band-Aids only take you so far.” E X T E N T O F R E N O VAT I O N S Overall, renovated properties on the real estate market account for about 60 percent of the current inventory, Meehan says, but the upgrades range from simply new paint and carpet to complete overhauls. Homeowners are even opting to remodel condos they changed up 10

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years ago, Toms says, explaining how people are going for a lighter, brighter, less bulky and more clean-line look by hanging vanities, opening up kitchens and living rooms and even introducing more space for beds by opening up hallways or simply removing excess furniture. Whether it’s a multi-million-dollar home or a small condo, Wolffe says the principles are universal: in general, it boils down to how you’re using your home now and what you’re seeing as missed opportunities. Those may come in the form of reclaiming unused outdoor living space, building dormers for more light, or adding an addition by enclosing a deck.


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NEED TO LISTEN TO THE CLIENT, AND WE NEED TO LISTEN TO LAND. WHAT ARE THESE TWO ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS SAYING TO US?” D OUGLA S M D ECH AN T, AIA OF SHEPHERD RE S O U RCE S, IN C/ AIA

In the end, homes are places for families and friends to reconnect and appreciate mountain living. In the Vail Village home, the design team accomplished this by dismantling, then reassembling, the structure in a more contemporary form, which allowed the river to shine — as well as literally sound — into the new, open floor plan. In smaller homes or condos, installing a wood floor can change the entire look and feel. Whether large-scale or small, renovations allow homeowners another chance to personalize their home, often with more sustainable, environmentally friendly materials. Stone, copper and reclaimed European wood replaced the original stucco façade.

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VAIL, COLORADO. $2,900,000 Surrounded by mountains on three sides, listen to nearby Buffehr Creek while enjoying your own natural private pond with water feature. The lovely landscaping and charming 5 bedroom home boasts one of the most impressive lots in the Valley. Visit the listing website for additional photos and property details:

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VAIL, COLORADO. $1,595,000 FURNISHED This is the nicest townhome-style unit ever listed in the Potato Patch area with epic Vail ski-slope views. This end unit has been fully renovated by Nedbo Construction in 2009, has an amazing master suite with office, plus 2 large bedroom suites with balcony. Approx. 916 sq ft may be added. Visit the listing website for additional photos and property details:

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Having grown up in the Vail Valley, Malia is a local expert eager to share the Colorado mountain lifestyle with her clients. She is a former managing owner of one of the largest property management companies in the Vail Valley and currently owns a luxury residential general contracting company with her husband. Malia provides her clients with the benefit of a locally diverse real estate background in conjunction with the global reach of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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or local chef Allana Smith, the holidays mean good food, incredible company and pink applesauce. And no, the pink applesauce isn’t some gourmet preparation Smith dreamt up in the Larkspur kitchen, her culinary home for the past 15 years. It’s more a testament to her grandmother’s root cellar: Come Christmastime, Smith remembers bringing out everything the family canned that fall — peaches, apples,

all manner of veggies — to make sides for a traditional turkey. The pink tint came from the apple skins — nothing more, nothing less. These days, Smith spends the holiday season prepping meals for her new private chef service, Foodsmith. The pink applesauce is gone, replaced by organic mushroom stuffing, cranberryclementine sauce, sweet potatoes gratin and roast duck from Sonoma County Poultry, the same supplier for The French

Laundry in Napa Valley. But the holidays are more than gourmet grub, and Smith knows it. Even though she has spent nearly two decades cooking for others on Christmas — she and her husband usually ring in New Year’s Eve at 2 a.m. with champagne and oysters — she still has a soft spot for pink applesauce. It’s a family tradition on par with leaving cookies for Santa Claus, and during the holiday season, even small traditions form the

backbone of an unforgettable celebration — particularly when you’re far from home. “So many people come here to visit their second home and just want to enjoy it while they’re here,” says Smith, who began taking holiday meal orders in October and will likely be fully booked by early December. “It’s a vacation place — they don’t want to leave it every second for the grocery store or the wine or anything, but they want it to feel like home.”


Chef Christian Apetz, 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill

A family affair Like Smith, chef Christian Apetz of 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill thinks of family at the holidays. His mother was Finnish and his father married into a Sicilian clan, so Christmas meant a bustling kitchen with aunts, uncles, cousins and his four brothers. “I was the chunky little fat kid who had my fingers and hands in everything,” laughs Apetz, whose family also canned everything from peaches to asparagus. “I loved food, and I loved trying to learn the simplicity of grinding and pickling.” That simplicity translated into a traditional dinner at Christmas: Sicilian-style tomato sauce, or gravy, made with plum tomatoes crushed and canned at home. Prepping the meal was a daylong affair, but family recipes demand little more than a few simple ingredients and plenty of love. “Christmas was when all the hard work we did during summer and fall would come out,” Apetz says. “I appreciate the most simple, straightforward foods, because I really know how much hard work and labor goes into them.” For his wife and two children, Apetz spices up a traditional holiday meal with outstanding side dishes, like his gourmet twist on down-home grits.

Bacon and bleu cheese bring a touch of savory flavor to the recipe, and it can easily be tweaked for large groups. For brunch, Apetz suggests eggs benedict and a homemade Bloody Mary. His mother’s family occasionally gave the dish a Finnish twist with smoked salmon or cod, but it was always paired with pickled asparagus. “I can remember it vividly: My dad was stirring asparagus into his Bloody Mary and we were putting it into the eggs benedict,” Apetz says. “Asparagus and the holidays always go together.”

The kids’ table As parents, Apetz and Smith both know any holiday meal should be made with children in mind. A gourmet dinner is well and good, but sometimes even the finest ingredients don’t earn the youngster seal of approval. When Smith cooks privately for families, she always makes dishes that can easily be tweaked. Take something simple like chili: She makes a mild batch — spicy food doesn’t always sit well with young tummies — and includes hot sauce with grilled jalapeños on the side. And almost anything can be made with the whole family in mind. Try separate “kid” and “adult” batches of stuffing or sweet potatoes, and put out

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Recipes BACON BLEU CHEESE GRITS From chef Christian Apetz, 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill in Beaver Creek ingredients

• 4 strips high-quality bacon, roughly chopped • 2 shallots, finely diced • 1 quart half and half • 1 cup stone-ground white grits • 2 tablespoons butter • ½ cup water • ½ cup bleu cheese crumbles, preferably Gorgonzola • 1 cup scallions, chopped • Salt and black pepper to taste method

1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, render chopped bacon by stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the bacon just begins to turn crispy (about five minutes). Remove the bacon and reserve the fat. 2. In the same saucepan, warm 2 tablespoons bacon fat over medium heat. Add shallots, stirring constantly until shallots turn translucent. 3. Add half and half. Bring to a boil. 4. Add grits and turn heat to low. Stir constantly until grits thicken to an oatmeal consistency (about 7 minutes). 5. Add butter and water to grits. Bring back to a simmer over medium-low heat. 6. Stir in bleu cheese, bacon and scallions. Allow mixture to thicken for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

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CHOCOLATE FONDUE From chef Allana Smith, FOODsmith personal chef in Vail ingredients

• 14 ounces TCHO SeriousMilk Cacao chocolate bar (53 percent cacao), or a combination of your favorite highquality milk and dark chocolates • 1 ½ cups light cream • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract method

1. Break the chocolate squares into small pieces and drop into fondue pot. If you don’t have a fondue pot, place on the stove a metal bowl over a large pot filled with water. Heat the water gently over medium heat to melt the chocolate. This mixture may need to be returned to the stove occasionally to gently reheat during service. 2. Heat cream in a separate pot until simmering. Add cream to chocolate, which prevents chocolate from going lumpy, and stir gently but constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth. 3. Add vanilla extract to mix. Stir. 4. Try dipping crisped rice squares, graham crackers, mini gingerbread men, marshmallows, cubed pound cake, pretzels and just about any fruit.

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HOLIDAY WINE CELLAR Wine pairing is an art. But when your head is wrapped around entertaining a crowd of 20, your inner sommelier has no time to shine — and that’s where pros like David Courtney come in. The wine expert from Beaver Liquors in Avon enjoys big, bold wines during the chilly holiday season, yet when it comes to pairing, he follows a simple mantra: Drink the wine you like with the people you love. Simple enough. TWENTY BENCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON ($24.99)

plenty of healthy finger foods like carrots, tomatoes, celery and nuts to munch before the main meal. For very young kids, take a cue from fine dining and split dinner into two parts. Serve a round of kid-friendly dishes in the late afternoon, and once they’re fed and happy, clear the table for the adults. It takes a bit

“I’ve found that a lot of kids who live in this valley are welltraveled and they’re open to new dishes.” of legwork, but it’s perfect for large families with lots of tykes. Over the years, Smith has noticed an interesting trend: families now replace traditional dishes like turkey and ham with steak or oysters. The shellfish are tough to come by in the mountains, but private chefs like Smith can work with suppliers to bring them into local 66

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homes. Steak is much easier to come by, and it’s a simple way to please kids who’d rather munch on burgers and fries. “I’ve found that a lot of kids who live in this valley are welltraveled and they’re open to new dishes,” Smith says. “As long as the sides stay fairly simple, a kid will try steak. He’ll even like steak — maybe he doesn’t want the veal demi-glace served with it, but that’s for the adults anyway.” For Smith and her husband, fondue at Christmastime is a must. They invite family friends to bring kids and a batch of fondue, turning their kitchen into a holiday buffet. Kids have a blast dipping different breads and meats, while parents have just as much fun doing the same with a glass of champagne on the side. No one is forced to sit at a table, and over the years, the low-key atmosphere has become part of the Smith family tradition. “You can make fondue as an appetizer, something to throw pieces of bread in, or you can make it the whole meal,” Smith says. “That can be a lot of fun for the kids because it’s interactive, and for our family it’s become a tradition.”

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BEAVER CREEK 278 Borders Road $6,925,000 A truly remarkable mountain setting of hundreds of aspen trees envelopes this beautiful ski-in home. Two masters, media room and a lovely wine room - this amazing residence is the epitome of a true Colorado mountain home retreat. Excellent floor plan with 6 bedrooms plus a fitness room (or 7th bedroom) and an outdoor living experience that feels like your own private forest. Incredible! Easy access to Beaver Creek village another plus.

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BEAVER CREEK Highlands Westview 307 $1,550,000 Offers a phenomenal ski in/out location and a fun and fresh remodel that makes great use of the space. A large loft functions as a second living area/4th bedroom, complete with 4 log bunks, sofa chairs, game table, media and your own sauna. This home is designer furnished and sold turnkey, perfect for those who want both location and amenities.

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BEAVER CREEK Village Hall $1,299,000 Located in the very heart of Beaver Creek Village and at the base of Centennial. Perfect for 2015 World Championships! Convenience to chairlift, shops, restaurants and Vilar. One level throughout with views directly to BC Village bridge, Strawberry Park. Spacious living room/great room. Amenities include a ski locker, 2-car assigned parking garage and access to room service from Hyatt.

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CORDILLERA CORDILLERA 541 Saddle SaddleRidge Ridge 541 $3,195,000 $3,495,000 Commanding Gore Range & Sawatch Mtn Commanding Gore views create the perfect Range & Sawatch Mtn backdrop for this views create the perfect magnificent 5 bedroom backdrop for this residence situated on magnificent 5 bedroom 1.4 acres & adjacent to residence situated on 1.4 open preserve. Found acres & adjacent to open only minutes inside preserve. Found only Cordillera’s private minutes inside Cordillera’s gate, superior attention private gate, superior to detail is evident attention to detail is throughout the generous evident throughout the 6300 SF floor plan. generous 6300 SF floor plan.

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VAIL VILLAGE Vail Gateway GatewayPenthouse Penthouse Vail $4,495,000 European romance and European romance and style exude from this style exude from this lavish penthouse int he lavish penthouse in the core of Vail Village. Natural core of Vail Village. Natural sunlight floods through sunlight floods through skylights spanning the skylights spanning the gracious and open living gracious and open living areas. Four bedrooms, areas. Four bedrooms, a lofted study and a a lofted study and a great room designed for great room designed for entertaining have been entertaining have been thoughtfully decorated by thoughtfully decorated by Venetian designer Katia Venetian designer Katia Bates, winner of TLC’s Bates, winner of TLC’s Four Houses. Four Houses.

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VAIL The Tyrolean Residence #3 $1,450,000 Located on Gore Creek, the Tyrolean Residence #3 is a beautifully remodeled 2-bedroom, 3-bath condominium steps to Terra Bistro and the Vail Athletic Club. Featuring designer décor, air-conditioning, humidification and secure underground parking, this is a rare opportunity just a short walk to Vail Village and the ski slopes.

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RED SKY 199 Lakeside Trail $3,295,000 New construction! Generous ranch-style floor plan by Turnipseed. Expansive glass allows one to capture majestic Red Sky views from every room. Impressive great rm with vaulted ceilings opens to formal dining rm. Kitchen adjoins hearth room and offers Wolf, Sub-Zero, fabulous granite and stainless finishes. Glass sliding wall opens to covered outdoor living, perfect for entertaining. Spacious master w/ lavish bath. Large family room/exercise room.

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HIGHLAND MEADOWS 2076 Vermont Rd $1,425,000 Wonderfully maintained four bedroom Mediterranean style single-family home in the coveted Highland Meadows neighborhood. A dedicated lock-off with kitchenette, balcony and private garage is perfect for guests. Soaring ceilings, natural light and privacy are complemented by manicured grounds. Enjoy the convenience of being only minutes from Vail Village in the comfort of your own retreat!

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SINGLETREE 1081 Singletree Road $1,395,000 Fantastic custom home with open floorplan, gourmet kitchen, gorgeous views of Arrowhead Mountain, large deck, spacious rooms, lots of light, master suite on the main level, two 2-car garages, 2-bed, 2-bath lock-off with sitting area for family or guests, additional 2-bed, 2-bath suite upstairs.

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RED SKY 114 Aspen Bluff Lane $4,450,000 Presenting spectacular new construction in Red Sky Ranch. Grand double doors introduce the great room with picture windows framing perfect golf course and mountain vistas. A generous floor plan encompasses 7990 SF accompanied by an oversized 3-car garage and 700 SF of extra heated storage. Five fireplaces grace multiple living areas, including the covered deck adjacent to the kitchen and hearth room. Revel in astounding views and light throughout this 5 bedroom, 7 bath home.

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With over three years in planning, design and construction, this exceptional estate is now available. The impeccable custom home was built by renowned Vail Valley homebuilder, John Boles and thoughtfully positioned on over 170 acres in the Brush Creek Valley. Overlooking a breathtaking lake and sweeping meadows, with creeks fl owing through the property and bordering BLM and Forest Service Land, the secluded setting is ideal for nature enthusiasts and casual lifestyles alike. The property boasts a private reservoir, renovated cabin, water rights, and access to endless hiking, horseback riding, and off -roading. Within thirty minutes of the Vail Valley Jet Center, allow yourself to be transported to the tranquil lifestyle of this exceptional estate.

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High Life Properties, LLC (970) 926-6097 Highmark Real Estate (970) 343-0703 Hoffman West Real Estate (970) 926-6000 J.F. Real Estate (970) 904-2002

North South Properties Inc (970) 328-6258 One Premier Properties Limited (970) 290-3000 Parliament Properties (970) 470-2384 Patricia Nixon RE Sales & Rent (970) 476-7582 Peak Service Realty & Mgmt. (970) 949-4886 Ranch Creek Land Company (970) 390-0830 RE/MAX Vail Valley (970) 766-7355

Minturn Real Estate & Dev Renee Wettlaufer, Broker (970) 376-2167 (970) 390-0292 Morningstar Mountain Resort Development Prop. LLC Marketing (970) 328-3456 (970) 376-0708 Mountain Living Realty (970) 331-9560

James Trudeau, Appraiser Mountain Properties Real Estat (970) 390-0961 (970) 949-5474 Jeffrey Meier, Broker Mountain Valley (303) 404-2888 (970) 926-5692 John Krueger, Broker Mountain Valley Property (970) 926-1858 Manag Jon Reid Lindner Real (970) 390-9664 Estate Mountain West Real (970) 331-6111 Estate Katherine Dodds, Broker (970) 476-0500 (970) 390-8981 Mountain West Real Katherine McCarty, Estate Serv Broker (303) 715-8719 (970) 471-2276 My Mountain Realty, LLC (970) 477-1984

Richard Howard, Broker (970) 926-8328 Robert I. Law, Inc. (970) 390-0900 Robert Kendall, Broker (970) 470-3953 Robinson Mitchell & Assoc. LLC (970) 477-2153 Rocky Christopher Real Estate (970) 476-7990 Rocky Mtn. Valuation Services (970) 390-5143 Ron Amass, Broker (970) 390-5827


Beaver Creek Bear Paw Lodge D5 Slope-side with magnificent views

$2,095,000 4 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | 2,630 sq. ft. Page Slevin, 970-390-7443

Beaver Creek 50 Bachelor Gulch Road On the 7th fairway of the Beaver Creek golf course

Bellyache 514 Jouflas Ranch Road Eleven-acre mountain retreat

$2,395,000 4 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | 4,934 sq. ft. Andrew Keiser, 970-331-4695

Beaver Creek Elktrack No. 7 Exceptional ski-in/ski-out location

$2,175,000 6 Bedroom | 7 Full/3 Half Bath | 9,178 sq. ft. Craig Denton, 970-376-0087 | Kyle Denton, 970-393-2154

Beaver Creek $2,285,000 Ironwood No. 3 4 Bedroom | 3 Full/2 Half Bath | 2,949 sq. ft. Ski-slope and picturesque views to the valley below Marla Hillerich, 970-390-7049

$2,250,000 3 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | 2,507 sq. ft. Marla Hillerich, 970-390-7049

East Vail $1,650,000 4256 Columbine Drive 3 Bedroom | 4 Bath | 2,560 sq. ft. Highly desirable Gore Creek location Craig Denton, 970-376-0087 | Kyle Denton, 970-393-2154

The Divide at Cordillera 267 El Mirador Luxurious mountain living

$2,349,000 4 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | 5,212 sq. ft. Michael Budd, 970-376-4511

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Ron Byrne & Associates R.E. Slifer Smith & Frampton/ (970) 476-1987 Charte (970) 845-3815 Rossi Realty (970) 376-4269

Sandy Apps, Broker (970) 390-0100 Savage Appraisal Services (970) 845-2200 Scanlan Real Estate Group, LLC (970) 331-4292 SkyHigh Properties (970) 331-1181 Slifer Management Co., Inc. (970) 926-7911 Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Arrowh (970) 926-3000 Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Avon (970) 845-2000 Slifer Smith & Frampton/ BC (970) 949-5811 Slifer Smith & Frampton/ BG (970) 845-2300 Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Bridge (970) 476-2421

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The Valley Home Store, LLC (970) 328-8776 Thurston Real Estate (970) 471-3444

Tim Cashin, Realtor, Inc. (970) 390-8462

Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Hyatt (970) 845-9400

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Vail Village 330 Beaver Dam Circle Unbelievable Gore Creek/pond location

Arrowhead 14 Cabin Creek Lane New Custom log home on McCoy Creek

$4,495,000 3 Bedroom | 4 Bath | 2,241 sq. ft. Page Slevin, 970-390-7443

Beaver Creek 349 Borders Road Nestled amongst the aspens with grand views

$9,995,000 5 Bedroom | 5 Full/2 Half Bath | 5,855 sq. ft. Tommy Gregg, 303-916-2622

$5,600,000 5 Bedroom | 4 Full/2 Half Bath | 7,641 sq. ft. Jacquelyn Northrop, 970-390-2315 | Page Slevin, 970-390-7443

Beaver Creek $8,995,000 43 Borders Road 6 Bedroom | 8 Full/2 Half Bath | 9,847 sq. ft. Luxury finishes throughout Jacquelyn Northrop, 970-390-2315 | Page Slevin, 970-390-7443

$4,995,000 6 Bedroom | 7 Bath | 5,035 sq. ft. Craig Denton, 970-376-0087 | Kyle Denton, 970-393-2154

Beaver Creek $5,995,000 276 Borders Road 7 Bedroom | 6 Full/2 Half Bath | 6,759 sq. ft. Idyllic views from every window Jacquelyn Northrop, 970-390-2315 | Page Slevin, 970-390-7443

Beaver Creek 153 Village Walk Ski access with Creekside outdoor living

$7,200,000 5 Bedroom | 6.5 Bath | 5,411 sq. ft. Mark Weinreich, 970-376-3204

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