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REAL ESTATE & MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLES | January 2014

High Drama

From spiral staircases to massive front doors, striking design elements make a statement

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and grandeur with distinctive mountain charm.

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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. 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 2013 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 .


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OFFICERS Mike Budd Chair Onie Bolduc Chair Elect Julie Retzlaff Past Chair Led Gardner Secretary / Director Jim Pyke MLS Director DIRECTORS Bethany Boston-Johnson Dana Correia Liz Leeds Michael RoutH Crissy Rumford Valerie Valene Affiliate Liaison John Kirkutis CEO Amy Reid

HIGH DRAMA

FROM SPIRAL STAIRCASES TO MASSIVE FRONT DOORS, STRIKING DESIGN ELEMENTS MAKE A STATEMENT

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ON THE COVER A spiral staircase, topped with a Dale Chihuly chandelier, delivers both tension and release for a striking ambiance. Photo courtesy Slifer Designs

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REAL ESTATE & MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLES | JANUARY 2013

is the season to ski, play and be merry. Locals throughout the county will tell you the true reason they stay in Vail is summertime. But before they discover summer’s expansive gifts, most everybody comes for winter’s bounty: skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dining, entertainment and shopping all take place against a background of energy and excitement. During these winter months, the Vail Valley truly comes into its own with powder days on the mountains, world-class entertainment on the Vilar’s pristine stage and scrumptious cuisine in any of the valley’s excellent restaurants. Whether you’re feathering your nest to make it more comfortable or are looking for a place to call your own, now is a good time to settle in and get a feel for this Rocky Mountain wonderland. Read about dramatic home elements, media rooms, cozy bed linens and personal wine cellars. Check the market update section and read about our local real estate inventory. The number of available properties is increasing healthily, as are the number of completed sales. It’s a good time to enlist the guidance and experience of a Vail Valley 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 investment properties.


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The number ONE reason to work with Realtor Liz Leeds: She lowers your risk. When you are represented by a Realtor, it helps assure that you are buying a home that is safe, sound and priced fairly. When you work with Liz Leeds, you’ll get the best strategies and proposals to land you the right property at the best price and terms. Read Liz’s Top Ten Reasons to Work With a Realtor at LizLeeds.com. Then call Liz.

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12 DESIGN & STYLE Unique finds for the home. 16 Facts & Figures A quick look at home and homebuying trends. 18 Going Bold

with Rentals

Vail property management company provides long-term solutions.

22 Luxurious

Linens

New listings of townhouses and condos decreased in October.

What’s new in high-end bedding.

26 Aging

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Gracefully

Home cellars help wines age properly.

30 At home in the

Master Suite

Spacious bathrooms help make bedrooms areas of peaceful retreat. 34 Faces & Places Around town at parties, events and more. 40 NEIGHBORHOOD

SPOTLIGHT

Fractional ownership offers high-end properties for travelers.

44 Property

Spotlight

This East Vail compound includes a free-standing guesthouse as well as two barbecue areas. 52 MARKET REPORT Sales are up, but inventories are tight.

58 Lights.

Stairs. Drama.

Make a statement with your living space.

66 Virtually Vivid The home theater is markedly improved. 78 Real Estate

Showcase

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

91 Service

Directory

An extensive list of local professionals, brokers and REALTORSÂŽ.

94 The View Beaver Creek is a festive wonderland.


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goRe cReek place #13 Listed @ $5,850,000

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Seeing Red Re-purposed, vintage and reclaimed pieces include headdresses, baskets and other treasures. The Scarab - Minturn

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What makes a unique space? Is it the integrity of architecture, unusual objects and decor, or perhaps one extraordinary detail that defines an entire room? Is there a formula or recipe to follow, like baking cookies? Two parts color, mixed together with texture, creates the perfect harmony? Well, as unique is defined in Webster's Dictionary as being "distinctively characteristic,� I wonder if there is a clear and concise formula to creating a unique design. However, sometimes the answer can be found in the question. Designing a unique space can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Through the design process, designers get to know their clients on a very personal level, which is why designing the perfect space can be so challenging. Thankfully we have great resources in the valley such as The Scarab in Minturn. Not only do they carry a rich assortment of rugs, but also their home accessories and decor are hand picked from all over the world. From a beaded wedding basket handmade in Bali to an inviting old milking stool from a remote provincial village, The Scarab defines the word unique.


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LEDYARD

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“Thank you for your interest in these distinctive, one-of-a-kind properties. I look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.” Led

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Edwards MagnificEnt 35-acrE EstatE

A massive building renovation and perfect, ski-to-the-door convenience highlight this terrific slopeside residence! Sweeping ski slope and mountain views. Rich in amenities. Excellent rental history. When opportunity knocks, answer! 4 Bedrooms. 3 Baths. $3,250,000 | MLS# 917555

909 Ute Forest Lane is widely acclaimed as one of the most sophisticated and imaginative estates in the Vail Valley. Designed and created as a full time residence by one of our most prominent families, it welcomes you with stunning architecture, extraordinary views and a wealth of truly exceptional touches throughout. Private, serene and secure, the home is situated on 35 magnificent acres, serving as a treasured spiritual retreat from the everyday world. $8,995,000 | MLS# 915107

www.lsl325.com

www.909uteforest.com

Professional video available upon request.

lionshead steps to the gondola Beautifully remodeled condominium featuring walls of windows, vaulted ceilings and ski slope views. Only steps to the ski lifts. Heated pool and spa area. Strong rentals. 3 Bedrooms. 4 Baths. $1,795,000, fully furnished | MLS# 916821

www.montaneros404.com Professional video available upon request.

BACHELOR GULCH RITZ-CARLTON PENTHOUSE #902 One of the Vail Valley’s premiere penthouse residences, with perfect ski-in/ski-out access, stunning views and elegant décor. All the luxuries and unparalleled services of the Ritz-Carlton, which itself has recently undergone a $15 million renovation. Bachelor Gulch Club Membership included! 3 Bedrooms. 3½ Baths. $2,995,000 furnished | MLS#912510

www.ritz902.com

Professional video available upon request.

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


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Old Becomes New Re-purposed: vintage and reclaimed pieces include old toys, figurines, artwork and mining paraphernalia. The Scarab - Minturn

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G lo bal lig h t

Funky Finds Unusual decor pieces, including a cardboard globe light fixture and branch-embellished pouring beaker are available to the trade by HABITAT.

Eclectic designs by Holtz Design Studio featuring tile from select Surfaces - Avon.

Photo: mellisa boyd / vail.beaver creek magazine

Surface Beauty

970.845.9104

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

91 Beaver Creek Pl | Avon, CO 81620

970.328.1664

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HOMEFRONT

FAC TS & FIGUR ES

pantone's palette for spring 2014 Placid Blue

Hemlock

Sand

Cayenne

Radiant Orchid

Violet Tulip

Paloma

Freesia

Celosia Orange

Dazzling Blue

Trend Watch Asian accents are still in. But the up-and-coming influencers are Africa and Mexico. Think energetic, colorful and eclectic.

up next

up & down

Dishwashers are being installed 6 inches higher, while microwaves are getting lower. The reason for both? Eliminate unnecessary bending and stretching.

What homeowners want The National Association of Home Builders released the results of its study on which features are important to homebuyers.

1. Kitchen with a warming drawer 2. Two-story family room 3. Kitchen with a wine cooler 4. Outdoor kitchen 5. Two-story entry foyer 6. Elevator 7. Wet bar 8. Exercise room

Paper Carpet. It’s exactly what it seems to be:

carpet made from paper. Coated with a protective foil, it is easy to clean and stays relatively safe from dirt and grime.

9. Home in a golf-course community 10. Game room

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An Arrowhead Jewel 201 Castle Peak Gate

It is rare that a home like this comes on the market in Arrowhead. Enjoy

6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, with the master on the main living level as well

as Jr master and another guest suite. The house opens up beautifully with french doors for indoor/outdoor entertaining. There is an elevator, large media room, pool table and family room, wine cellar, 2 hot tubs, 2 decks/patios with multiple seating areas, 3 car garage, 1 office/bedroom with own entrance, and a circular drive.

Tours available weekdays upon request. ramsey flower buyer’s investment group ramsey@bigrealestate.net 970-331-3799 Video: http://viewpure.com/53VbwwXEjs4


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Going Bold with rentals and home care Vail property management company has new leadership but decades of proven success

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Finding a weekend rental in Vail is not difficult. There are a dozen companies with hundreds of properties to offer at shortterm rates. Landing a comfortable place to rent for a season — or for several years — is a different story. Not many local businesses specialize in long-term rentals in addition to detailed home care and maintenance, but the valley is home to one such one-stop shop.

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Recently taken over by East Coast transplants Adam Savin and Chris Tanis, Bold Property Management Solutions offers more than 150 long-term rentals and boasts a 30-year history of dedicated private home care, association management and maintenance. “We have a well-respected, tenured and mature staff here,” says Savin, adding that Bold

Solutions founder Rick Bolduc is still involved in the company in an advisory capacity. “We manage associations on a higher level in that we provide maintenance and if necessary, construction. We produce minutes for their meetings and send them to homeowners electronically. We spend a lot of money to have the latest and greatest technology. All of our inspections are done

on iPads and reports and photos are all electronically transmitted back to homeowners. Our home care is super detailed. For our high-end homeowners, we’re in there every week. We make sure every detail is perfect so when they come in, it’s like someone has been there all along taking care of their home.” This means that if your home’s Wi-Fi has been de-ac-

photo by Onie Bolduc, Bold Property Management Solutions

By Shauna Farnell


World Class Properties srevail.com | 970.477.5300 | Vail VillaGe

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Gary Pesso | 970-331-6927

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tHe SeBaStian #503 | Vail VillaGe | $195,000

636 Saddle ridGe looP lot#3 | Cordillera | $375,000

2BR | 3BA | 2 consecutive summer deeded weeks including July 4th

1.33 acres | Panoramic Views!

Karin Millette | 970-376-0691

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24 SeVen HerMitS | eaGle | $899,000

71 neilSon GulCH road | eaGle | $459,000

4 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 5039 sf

3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms | 2080 sf

linda Miner | 970-390-4658

Krista Behr | 970-376-8085


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Build your dream home on nearly 5 acres, with the best views in Lake Creek. Small guest cabin with high end finishes. Call Spencer Crick to view this or any other properties in the area.

Spencer Crick

970.393.5086

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So close yet so far……

tivated while you’re away, Bold’s home care managers will reactivate it. If you’ve left a car there, the manager will make sure snow tires are on it for your winter visit. “We’ll make sure every detail is perfect,” Savin says. “We’ll make sure the house is winterized, that the heating service in driveway is done. Everything will be immaculately clean and the pillows will be plumped.” As for long-term rentals, Bold’s offerings range from small studios in Vail to trophy homes in Cordillera. “We definitely have the largest pool of long-term rentals in the valley,” Savin says. “The advantage of coming to us is that we have the inventory, and we’re the first spot people check for what’s available.” All long-term tenants are screened and credit-checked. The demographic is expansive, but is mostly comprised of young professionals new to the valley who need a

clean, comfortable place to rent while they’re shopping for something to buy. “I’d say the average tenant lives in our units for threeand-a-half years,” Savin says. “They are good, stable tenants. A lot of our seasonal renters are Denver folks who come up frequently and want to have a home here. Occasionally we’ll get a family from elsewhere that wants a place to store their stuff because they’ll be out here for six to 10 weeks.” For property owners wanting to rent long-term, Bold Solutions strives to eliminate unnecessary worry. “We do background checks, call references. We photograph the unit periodically to make sure it hasn’t been changed or damaged,” Savin says. “We’ll be the rent collector. We’ll take care of all the accounting and replace appliances if necessary. We provide home owners and tenants a nice, seamless system.”

photo by Onie Bolduc, Bold Property Management Solutions

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Ski-In

St. James Place #R-127, Beaver Creek

Townsend Place #B-106, Beaver Creek

Offered at $1,145,000 | 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

Price reduced - $459,000 | 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathss

The best priced condo in St. James and a gross rental income of over $50,000!! Ski into this gracious 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath condo and enjoy all that Beaver Creek has to offer. Just steps to the main Beaver Creek Plaza. Features include a great floor plan, large private deck, fireplace and underground parking. St. James Place was recently renovated and now offers a stunning common area, indoor pool, indoor/outdoor hot tubs, sauna, steam room, fitness center and ski lockers. This one is a gem! MLS# 916856

The best priced condo in Townsend Place! Ski into his great 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Beaver Creek condo. Terrific location with ski in/out access via Elkhorn and Strawberry Park. Enjoy the privacy of this well maintained, creek facing condo with features that include a wood burning fireplace, 2 full bathrooms, a spacious living room, covered parking and much more.

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2530 Old Trail Rd – Snowberry Townhomes, Wildridge

Offered from $382,500 | Each is 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths 4 homes are available for purchase. All feature 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, an oversized 2 car garage, beautiful Beaver Creek views Some of the homes have been renovated, others are ready for you to add your personal touch. The investor buyer can purchase the entire 4-plex and have a great rental property – purchase options from $1,499,000

3230 Katsos Ranch Rd, #1, Vail

Offered at $2,675,000 | 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Stunning Booth Falls duplex! Unique pre-construction opportunity. This spectacular residence boasts top of the line finishes. Features include knotty alder doors & trim, Wolf gas range stove, Sub-Zero fridge, Asko dishwasher, stucco and timber exterior, air-conditioning, humidification, Ecostar roofing, gas fireplaces, an oversized 3 car garage and much more. Financing is available through FirstBank. Call listing brokers for additional information.

Erin McDonalD & KEvin KuEbErt the vail valley Home team a top Producing team in 2012 & 2013 Erin: 970-471-9100 | Erin@vailvalleyHometeam.com Kevin: 970-471-0205 | Kevin@vailvalleyHometeam.com www.vailvalleyHometeam.com


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Luxurious Linens Cozy up to the best bedding

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As winter creeps in, finding the warmest, most cozy bedding becomes a priority. But some people put up with the hot and cold syndrome: When they first jump under the covers, they’re cold from the chill of winter nights, then, once they warm up within low quality sheets and comforters, they overheat. And so the nightly dance begins, one that involves madly

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kicking off covers, then grasping for them with cold hands. Quality sheets and comforters can make the difference between a good night’s sleep and a restless night’s one. But finding quality linens isn’t just a matter of looking for the highest thread count or fill power; in fact, these buzz words have become marketing ploys meant to sell consumers low quality bedding through

numbers that mean little to nothing. Finding true quality comes from knowing manufacturers and understanding what characteristics contribute to mediocre vs. luxury bedding.

Not by the numbers

Some consumers think that a high thread count number printed on a package will result in silky sheets, but as it turns out, there are many

more factors, including how fine the yarn is and how the manufacturer cleans and finishes the yarn. High-quality manufacturers brush out short staples, which results in not only silkiness but also durability and a lack of lint. Reputable companies use a longer, single ply of yarn and avoid a double or triple twisted ply, the latter of which can artificially increase the thread count and result

Photos Courtesy of Renata's Linens

By Kimberly Nicoletti


The most spectacular home in East Vail! This stunning log home sits on nearly 3 acres abutting Forest Service land and enjoying incredible privacy at the end of the cul-desac with an exclusive path to the waterfall above. Owner could build on the remainder of the lot. A water feature and lovely landscaping accent this home perfectly. Incomparable Gore Range views from the Great Room, an indoor lap pool, movie theater and an elevator are just a few of this home’s special features.

3838 Bridge Road | East Vail Offered at $6,950,000

Josh Lautenberg | 970-390-4127 josh@srevail.com | www.SkiVailHomes.com

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Potato Patch #40 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms 1345 Westhaven Circle | Vail | $6,995,000 6 bedrooms & 5.5 bathrooms

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Potato Patch #28 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms


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in a less silky sheet. Renata Rusinova, owner of Renata’s Linens in Edwards, purchases thread counts in the range of 310 to 600, and she ensures the sheets are made from long staple Egyptian cotton yarn woven into single ply. She avoids 1,000 thread counts, only because it results in a denser, less breathable sheet. However, a high quality, 1,000-thread count can feel very luxurious; it simply depends on the manufacturer. “There are so many companies that aren’t putting out good products,” said Amy Joersz, manager of The Linen Kist in Vail/Beaver Creek, adding that if you want a good night’s sleep, go with a reputable company.

Wood fibers

When green living became all the rage, consumers began paying attention to bamboo fabrics. For some, the idea of wood netting such a soft product seemed foreign, but as it turns out, bamboo isn’t the only wood fiber Europeans have been sleeping with. Rusinova likes both bamboo and beechwood, while Joersz prefers aspen to beechwood, partially because we live among aspens. Bamboo is the least expensive of the three materials, and it offers a silky feel while regulating body temperature well — plus it’s antimicrobial. But, budget aside, Rusinova 24

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would choose beechwood over bamboo any night; the fabric is lighter and feels “almost like the finest silk,” she said. “It’s like sleeping in Heaven. Once you go that route, you never go back.” However, some of the best bamboo sheets (king size) cost $225-$500, while beechwood and aspen sheet sets run about $1,400-$1,500.

Finding the best comforter

Some people think they are allergic to down comforters, but it’s really the low quality they’re allergic to — cheap comforters contain feathers rather than down, and manufacturers often use heavy chemicals to treat the filler material. Rusinova allows her customers to return down pillows and comforters, and of the people who’ve claimed they’re allergic to down, no one has returned a single product in the 14 years she has owned her store, she said. Down is pricier because it comes from under the wings of geese, and it’s a lot of work to

pluck, Rusinova said. The comforters are usually imported from countries like Poland, Austria and Hungary and come with high fill power. Joersz likes the company Scandia, which washes its down nearly a dozen times and offers at least 650 fill power. But, again, numbers can mislead. Rusinova suggests a simple rule: “The lighter, the fuller, the better.” The best quality comforters have “absolutely no weight but have loft,” she said.

Trends

The most important thing, beyond quality, is that bedding makes you feel happy, and trends can only go so far to field pleasure. But, if you want to follow trends, you might be glad to know that 10-15 pillows piled over duvet covers are no longer the norm; about four will do. And, speaking of duvet covers,

more and more people desire lighter weight washables, following the higher-end hotel look. In terms of color, the Vail Valley has always attracted rich colors like reds, oranges, golds and greens, since these colors contribute to the warmth of a room. However, Joersz is seeing more serene colors, like blues, come into play, as well as neutrals. People have always leaned toward white or off-white sheets, but the monochromatic scheme seems to be more popular in duvet covers as well. But when it really comes down to it, bedding is an intimate choice, whether it’s related to budget or style. “It shouldn’t be driven by trends,” Rusinova said, “but rather be a reflection of one’s lifestyle.” Hopefully, a lifestyle that doesn’t run hot and cold.

Photos courtesy of Renata's Linens

Buying linens from a reputable source helps insure that you're buying quality, not buzz words. These styles are available at Renata's Linens in Edwards.


Beaver Creek | Beaver Creek Lodge #604 5 Bedrooms | THE Premier Penthouse in Beaver Creek Village!

$3,695,000

Vail | Arrabelle Residence 522 3 Bedrooms | 4 Baths | Incredible Views | Designer Furnished

$4,495,000

Beaver Creek | McCoy Peak Lodge #406 Ski in/Ski out 4 Bedroom Penthouse

$2,991,500

Vail | 1699 Buffehr Creek 4 Bedrooms | New Construction | Gore Range Views

$2,595,000

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Aging Gracefully Give your wine a room to grow in

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A shallow pool of Burgundy is swirled atop a thin Riedel stem, leaving the wine’s long legs to rest on delicate curves of crystal. The dance continues, combining unique elements of style and form to create an experience of individual interpretation — the story of a wine’s heritage and harvest; the dynamics of its flavor and variety of its complements. The familiar romance with

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this perfect pour is only one rendition of what can become a wine lover’s lifelong commitment — an undying infatuation kept in the cool and dim corners of a heart in the home. “The reason to have a wine cellar in your house is because you have a passion,” explains Allan Dibben, manager and wine director of Vail Fine Wines. “If you love wine — all its story,

history and geography — then you can be a part of its continually evolving world.”

Cellar Collection

Cathy Cohn, owner of Vail-based Cellar Consulting, said one of the biggest benefits to having a home cellar is the ability to age wine. She explains that although you can buy older or library wines in the open market, it can

be extremely expensive, and the quality and storage of those wines can be questionable. “Another great reason is simply so that you can store hard-to-get wines — the Sine Qua Nons, First Growth Bordeaux and DRCs (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti) of the world — that might not be available for purchase on a regular basis,” Cohn says. “Having your own wine room

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or cellar also insures that those wines are going to be stored at the correct temperature and humidity levels, which is absolutely integral to the preservation of not only collectable wines, but all wines.” Dibben explains that beyond a fun hobby or pure passion, collecting wine in your own home is truly an investment opportunity. “I know people who have bought wines in the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s, and some of those wines are worth three times, or even tenfold, what they originally were,” says Dibben.

“When you are sitting around with friends, or even strangers, and enjoying wine together, you already have that in common. What a great place to begin for ultimate enjoyment and hospitality.”

Quality Control

Cohn gives five recommendations for starting and maintaining an in-home wine cellar space: 1. Temperature and humidity control is an absolute must. Wines (red, white and Champagne), need to be kept at a stable temperature — right around 55 degrees Fahrenheit — and with a humidity level around 70 percent, which will keep corks from drying out. Also, keeping wine on its side allows the wine to keep in contact with the cork, which also helps to keep it moist. 2. Keep everything organized and easy to find with a binning system, even in a smaller closet-style cellar. Dibben says a rule of thumb is to

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first arrange by whites and reds, then to divide by country and subdivide by region or varietal. He says some people organize by country, weight, and how they might pair the wines with food. 3. People should generally work with a variety of racking sizes. Cohn says you’d be surprised by how many people don’t realize the variety of sizes and shapes that wine bottles come in, until after their oversized pinot noir bottles are delivered and they don’t fit in the prescribed spaces. In addition, she

says, it’s nice to have space for large-format bottles and also sometimes drawers for wooden boxes. 4. Keep a good, up-to-date cellar tracking program that is frequently updated. There are software packages available, as well as online resources like Cellar Tracker. Cohn says tracking should be kept up on a monthly or quarterly basis. 5. Direct light and heat can negatively effect wines, so keep dim to dark lighting in the space for long-term storage.

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He says that if you want wines to properly age, they need to be properly stored. “If you buy the right wines and you are smart with storage, then you do create a good possibility of getting a return on your investment,” Dibben explains. Dibben says that for many, wine is the one of the things that can truly make a house a home. “When you are sitting around with friends, or even strangers, and enjoying wine together, you already have that in common,” Dibben explains. “What a great place to begin for ultimate enjoyment and hospitality.”


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34 whiskey ridge, Lake Creek $12,750,000 12,521 SQFT . 10 DisappearingWalls of Glass . Separate Guest Home

47 WINDERMERE Circle, Arrowhead $3,850,000 6 Beds, 7 Baths . 7,080 SQFT . Sweeping Views over CCR Fairways

240 elk springs trail, Cordillera Ranch $2,495,000 4,998 SQFT . Wrap-Around Deck with Fairway & Gore Range Views

10 sanctuary LANE, Cordillera Valley Club $2,300,000 5 Bed Suites . 5,200 SQFT . Unequalled Views acrossValley & Mtns

308 Bearden road, Cordillera Ranch $4,995,000 10,900 SQFT Legacy Log Estate . Screening & Poker Rooms, Outdoor FP

285 little andorra, Cordillera Divide $4,000,000 7,413 SQFT . 4.5 Acres, Stone Patios, Fireplace . Exquisite Finishes

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At Home in the Master Suite Think a door on the bathroom is a given? Not when you’re creating a master suite – where the bedroom and bathroom merge into a relaxing retreat.

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Miss Manners might tell you it’s rude not to close the bathroom door before slipping into a bubble bath for a long soak. But in this case, her well-meaning advice would be a tad behind the times. Doors and walls are no longer a given when it comes to the dividing line between the bedroom and bathroom. In some homes, these two spaces are merging to create the perfect spot to unwind after a long day at work. The new master suite brings spa features home – and right into the bedroom. So let’s get back to that hot bath. After adjusting to the water, you could have a conversation with your spouse as he or she watches TV in bed. No shouting required. Don’t feel like talking? Just tune into your favorite show on the TV near the tub. If this sounds like a vacation at an upscale resort, there’s good reason. “The hospitality industry is having a huge influence on what people want in their personal bathrooms,” says Alan Hilsabeck Jr., a designer at Premier Kitchens & Baths, Dallas. “People will say, ‘I just got back from the W Hotel and I want my master suite to mimic what I saw.’” This means waving goodbye to the lonely showerhead and featureless tub. While amenities vary

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Designed by Douglas Miller DeChant Architects, the glass dividing wall separates the bath from the dressing area and closet. Bath fixtures and other elements are designed and arranged like furniture.

as widely as tastes and budgets, a typical master suite includes an oversized shower, fancy tub, and his and hers vanities. Addons range from morning kitchens and workout rooms to seating areas with upholstered furniture. Often, the shower is big enough for two, and there’s a wide range of choices for water delivery, including dual showerheads, hand showers, overhead rainfall heads or a full-body spray. “There might be six nozzles shooting out at you from different heights,” says Lori Carroll, an interior designer at Lori Carroll and Associates, Tucson, Ariz. “It’s kind of like a car wash.” When it comes to tubs, there’s a trend toward bubbler models over whirlpool versions. The former can be more relaxing with warm air bubbles that rise from the bottom of the tub, creating a more calming experience than powerful jets. For the visually inclined, there are chromatherapy tubs with soothing, colorful lights built-in to brighten up the water. Bathers can choose their favorite hue or let the tub automatically cycle through a rainbow of choices. While spa and luxury features are one of the strongest trends in bathrooms, there’s more of a mixed response to open floor

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199 east lakeside drive, Red Sky Ranch $3,395,000 5 Beds, 7 Baths . 6,788 SQFT . Gorgeous New Construction Estate

red draw ranch, Squaw Creek $5,995,000 72 Private Acres . 1860s Restored Cabin . Water Rights, Ponds,Waterfalls

SETTLERS LODGE #203, Bachelor Gulch $1,395,000 3 Beds, 3.5 Baths . Ski-in/out w/ Amenities . South Facing SlopeViews

267 EL MIRADOR, Cordillera Divide $2,395,000 4 Beds, 5,212 SQFT . Extraordinary Patios, Gardens, Hot Tub & Fire Pit

133 SOUTH FAIRWAY, Beaver Creek $3,475,000 6 Beds, 7,289 SQFT . Private,Wooded Lot . Great Entertaining Spaces

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In this Douglas Miller DeChant Architects design, the dressing area is open to the bath and includes easily accessible storage furniture.

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plans. Hilsabeck says homeowners who fully embrace the concept might use the tub or vanities as the transition between bedroom and bath. The shower typically offers partial privacy while the toilet resides behind a partition or in its own small room. “I would definitely say there’s less modesty for the society as a whole,” he says. “Look at the entertainment industry. What used to be R is PG-13.” In some cases, however, there’s still a need for seclusion. Holly Rickert, a designer with

Ulrich in Ridgewood, N.J., says one factor is a couple’s age. Families with young children, for example, may want to stick with a door in order to create much-needed private space. Luckily, it’s not an all or nothing proposition. In some cases, there’s simply an open passageway between the bedroom and bathroom. Other homeowners opt for half-walls or even French doors with frosted glass. “Visually you’re disconnected, but there’s still light transfer,” Rickert says about the latter option.

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Located in the coveted Bishop Park neighborhood within the Vail Village, is this tastefully remodeled and furnished two-bedroom residence. Enjoy south-facing views towards Vail Mountain from every room, a large front patio, and the sounds of Gore Creek from an additional, spacious, side deck. A graciously sized main living area with both patio and deck access provides ample room for entertaining and enjoying the mountain lifestyle with family and friends.

Schrage has seen homeowners add meditation or relaxation rooms, separate makeup areas and even enclosed showers that double as steam rooms.


DiscoverRed Cliff But open or closed, bathrooms are growing in size and now feature almost every perk imaginable. One of Rickert’s clients opted for a large waterfall within the

What vail wants Douglas Miller DeChant, owner of the custom residential firm has been helping people build their dreams for more than 25 years. “Openness, transparency and light,” he says. “That’s what we want in all our rooms. But the twist for the master bath is we also need privacy.” DeChant says what people are asking for in a master bath isn’t drastically different from what they wanted a decade ago, but priorities have changed a bit. Here’s what his clients want in their master bathrooms these days: 1. The ability to step outside to an adjacent terrace, possibly with an outdoor shower. 2. Multiple showerheads, as well as steam. 3. Jetted tubs or direct access to a private outside hot tub. 4. Showers with linear drains and no curbs. 5. Bathroom fixtures arranged like furniture. 6. Semi-separate areas for husband and wife, especially toilet compartments; sometimes two entirely distinct master baths. 7. A bath that communicates directly with dressing area and closets, and arranged to allow for bath/dressing activities without returning through the bedroom.

shower for ambiance rather than bathing. Water runs down a copper face, into a trough and then re-circulates. It provides a focal point while showering or pleasant background noise while standing at the sink. Other upgrades include heated floors, flat-screen TVs and sound systems. To increase the comfort level even more, some homeowners choose to add sofas, chairs or benches in the bathroom. Carroll usually opts for vinyl fabric to stand up against water. Then there are more specialized touches. Schrage has seen homeowners add meditation or relaxation rooms, separate makeup areas and even enclosed showers that double as steam rooms. For the fitness minded, a small workout room with a maximum of three or four pieces of equipment can be incorporated. Those who want sustenance without trekking across the house add morning kitchens, with coffee makers, small refrigerators and sometimes even another small sink. Think you may need an upgrade of your own? Before you start buying fixtures, Hilsabeck says it’s important to make sure your house can handle the water needs of those new products. A plumber or designer can make sure you’ve got the pipes and water pressure necessary to handle special tub and shower features. His other advice: Choose a design professional who specializes in bathrooms. They’ll have a better handle on what’s available and know how to solve any bathroom-specific challenges. He also recommends heading to your designer’s office with pictures from your favorite home-design magazines in hand. They’ll give the designer a good feel for your style and preferences – and you’ll be happier with the finished product. © CTW Features

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Full Bellies 6th Annual Salvation Army Food Drive. Jeffrey Cloonan, Mallie Kingston, Pete Denise, Laurie Slaughter, Rick Messmer, Valerie Valene, Joy Ortiz, Dave Ortiz and Sally Darlington participated at the Eagle City Market.

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Close to all that is Exceptional Far From ordinary

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VAIL | 1385 WesthAVen CIrCLe

Premier location in the heart of Vail Village. $4,700,000

magnificent european style home nestled on the banks of Gore Creek in the exclusive Glen Lyon neighborhood. $5,495,000

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VAIL | 1255 WesthAVen CIrCLe

Beautifully situated in the pastoral and private setting of Creamery ranch. $2,495,000

exquisite home nestled on the banks of Gore Creek in the exclusive Glen Lyon neighborhood. $3,600,000

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VBR Installation Dinner Affiliates and friends came out in force for the Vail Board of REALTORS 速 Installation Event at Vista in Arrowhead.

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1183 Cabin Circle | Vail Golf Course When you see the views from this residence, it is no wonder why it was the chosen location for one of the first Vail Valley homesteads and original site of the Pulis cabin. Located on a rare and large lot at nearly .75-acre, with breathtaking down-valley views across the Vail Golf Course to expansive views of the Gore Range Mountains, this home sits on a private cul-de-sac near only 3 other homes. Despite being just a short walk/bike ride to Vail Village, you can also hop on the free shuttle and in just two stops be dropped at right at the slopes in Golden Peak. An additional 2,400 square feet can be added to the existing home or take advantage of a wonderful redevelopment opportunity to build a palatial retreat of over 10,000 square feet. This a rare opportunity for the right buyer.

sinGle family | $950,000 Price reduction 6 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 6,263 sq ft | .72 acres | Web iD: 20791517 $4,950,000

Vail Golf Course Townhome #64 (1738 Golf Lane)

1931 Paintbrush | Mountain Star Mountain Star is known for its big views and secluded wooded settings. This beautiful single-family home has contemporary influences incorporating extensive interior and exterior stone with expansive exposed wood trusses. With an emphasis on sun and the gorgeous wooded location, this property has mature and easy to maintain landscaping with a wonderfully large yet subtle fenced back yard. With many covered and uncovered exterior outdoor living spaces, this 2.14-acre property boasts various garden areas and abuts National Forest for the ultimate private location. This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to own this luxurious home at such a remarkable value.

sinGle family | amazing opportunity abuts forest 5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 6,001 sq ft | 2.14 acres | Web iD: 20791330 $2,950,000

Vail Golf Course Townhome #62 (1738 Golf Lane)

With its premier location within the Vail Golf Course Townhomes, beautifully renovated stone bathrooms, lovely hardwood floors and renovated kitchen with slab granite, this home is a huge value. The new owner has a great opportunity to add value and enjoyment with the addition of a back deck and outdoor living area. This unit is just far enough away from the pool and golf course clubhouse to avoid noise but provide great access, and the free golf course shuttle offers convenient and direct transportation to the slopes.

This condo has a beautiful location, Gore Range views, and a lovely renovation in popular Phase IV of the Vail Golf Course Townhomes. It is located on the free Town of Vail Golf Course shuttle that has only five quick bus stops to the slopes. It is only one mile from Golden Peak, which makes summer walks and bike rides to town a delight for owners and guests. This unit is just steps from the beautiful pool area, open in the summer months. Fully furnished.

Vail Golf Course | unique Bus Drop-off right at the slopes 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 2,724 sq ft | Web iD: 20852968 $1,500,000

Vail Golf Course | unique Bus Drop-off right at the slopes 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 2,673 sq ft | Web iD: 20791206 $1,550,000

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225 Daisy Lane | $729,900

Vail East Lodging #32 | $299,900

4 bed | 4.5 bath | 3186 sf

2 bed | 1 bath | 865 sf

2308 Garmisch Dr. #15D | $729,900 2 bed | 3 bath | 2140 sf

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1475 Buffehr Creek 190 Bunkhouse 1900 Lake Creek Rd. Meadow Creek J3 Brooktree D220 Sunriver F202

$2,300,000 $660,000 $595,000 $501,000 $310,000 $272,000


38 Aspen Bluff lAne - Red sky RAnch

MountAin hAus 223 - VAil VillAge

This newly constructed custom mountain modern home is situated on a large private lot within the gated Red Sky Ranch community.

This nicely finished and tastefully furnished two bedroom residence is located in the heart of the Vail Village right on Bridge Street.

1905 West goRe cReek dRiVe - VAil

1356 lAke cReek RoAd - edWARds

On Gore Creek, this interior and exterior remodeled duplex provides the perfect Vail setting.

This beautiful single family home is located within the Lake Creek Valley, one of Vail Valleys most sought after neighborhoods.

4 bed, 6 bath, 4,640 sq.ft. $2,700,000

3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,211 sq.ft. $1,195,000

340 elk spRing - coRdilleRA 5 bed, 7 bath, 5,525 sq.ft. $1,790,000

This private five bedroom home, situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and on the 12th fairway of the Cordillera Mountain course, lies just beyond the Ranch Gate and is minutes to the clubhouse.

2 bed, 2 bath, 1,036 sq.ft. $1,110,000

4 bed, 4 bath, 3,460 sq.ft. $1,275,000

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Fractional Ownership

‘Mountain Beachfront’ Luxury living at a fraction of the cost. By kathy filgo

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Vacation homes are luxuries that foster unforgettable experiences and memories that last a lifetime. However, studies show that many second homeowners occupy their homes approximately four to six weeks a year. And because surveys also reveal that approximately 80 percent of buyers are looking for superior service and ameni-

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ties when purchasing a vacation home, fractional ownership could be a perfect option. Fractional ownership has evolved over the years to one that now reflects a sophisticated and elegant lifestyle choice. Today, deeded property ownership of fractional properties indicates exquisite environments that provide the finest of

amenities and services fit for a king. In fact, many owners are so enthralled with the extraordinary properties available to them they purchase more than one fractional ownership opportunity at the same property. Tisa Olsen of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, one of the Valley’s fractional ownership experts, says that buyers are looking

for the “lock and leave” appeal of this real estate choice. “Among the greatest attractions is the affordability of an opulent lifestyle in conjunction with the marvelous amenities and services that can be offered. The new properties have very professional, highly-trained staff that is there to serve and indulge the owners every need.” And she highlights how luxurious

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165 Forest Road | Vail

This beautiful mountain chalet sits prestigiously along Vail’s famed Forest Road, within walking distance to the slopes, Vail Village, and Lionshead. Built by Shaeffer Construction and artfully designed by architects Snowden and Hopkins, this 5-Bedroom, 5.5-Bathroom residence includes the space, ambiance, and unique elements expected of a home with such a coveted address. $8,695,000

Luxury living at it’s finest

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Plan Your Luxury Vacation With Us Today Leave The Details To Us. When you stay with Luxury Home Rentals, service is our specialty. All of our guests receive their own personal Vacation Consultant to help plan before, during and after their vacation.

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Christina Lodge #210 | Vail Village 56 Hanson Road | Located adjacent to Gondola One in Vail Village… Remodeled 2 bedrooms/3 baths-1,234 sq.ft. one level, excellent rentals Hard wood floors, granite counters, new appliances offered furnished Best location in Vail

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and grand both the property and amenities can be. Fractional buyers are looking for a turnkey home that makes the most of something in short supply: time. Maintenance-free and worry-free vacations, coupled with a location and amenities that maximize a lavish vacation experience, is first and foremost for buyers. Fractional home owners can expect such amenities as luxurious spas, exercise rooms (complete with the finest of equipment and personal trainers), 24-hour room service, hot tubs, swimming pools, onsite restaurants, concierges, transportation service and ski tuning, as well as such exceptional services as pre-stocking the kitchen with your personal grocery choices prior to arrival and placing your own personal items back into your home so that when you walk in the door,

you truly are coming home. “We have been experiencing an extremely active time recently for buyers looking for fractional ownership, and we’ve sold those in a wide range of prices from $35,000 to over $500,000,” says Steve Cardinale, branch broker for Slifer Smith & Frampton’s Beaver Creek offices. “Highend with a great location is predominantly where the interest lies — I call it ‘mountain beachfront.’ Typical of our buyers, they often have a second home that is within driving distance of their primary residence, but they want a shorter term, mountain home too that they don’t have to worry about.” Resort living takes on new meaning when ownership doesn’t simply offer very personal, individual accommodations, but also presents trading options to selective

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West Vail

2275 Alpine Drive • $1,095,000 • Quiet living off end of cul-de-sac in upscale neighborhood! Build with views looking into the trees and/or overlooking the Vail Valley. This home site is zoned for a large single family home. Just minutes to world class skiing, shopping and dining in Vail!

West Vail

Lodges at Timber Creek D25 • $448,500 | Incredible opportunity to own a duplex in Vail with a large, heated 2-car garage. This one bedroom + loft log home is located in quiet West Vail and close to the bus stop. Keep your car snow free and still have room for all your toys! Decks! Quality construction! Gas Heat! Washer/Dryer!

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Four Seasons; St. James during the summertime; Hyatt residences

residences in other areas of the country or even the world. This type of flexibility is a unique opportunity for those looking for a variety of

NG I ND E P will be welcoming them at the exchanged location. And what is the number-one piece of information that Olsen stresses for those

“Work with a professional, licensed realtor who is familiar with this type of purchase; do not be lured into making an impulse purchase for ‘a deal that can’t be refused’ from someone walking on the beach in Cabo!” experiences with the security of consistently superior service and amenities. Olsen emphasizes the value of the ability to trade properties with the confidence that a comparable quality property, and one that meets the owners’ same expectations,

considering a fractional ownership purchase? “Work with a professional, licensed realtor who is familiar with this type of purchase; do not be lured into making an impulse purchase for ‘a deal that can’t be refused’ from someone walking on the beach in Cabo!”

West Vail

1787 Alpine Drive • $2,695,000 • Spacious 5 bedroom + loft + family/media room/5.5 bath single-family home. Newer, quality-construction with gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, snow-melt driveway and entry! Just a short walk to the Vail bus and minutes from the world-class skiing, shopping, culture and dining that Vail has to offer!

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Vail Golf Course Townhome P54 • 3 bedroom/3.5 bath Vail Golf Course Penthouse! Underground heated garage with elevator! Spacious great room with vaulted ceilings and river rock fireplace! New kitchen w/slab granite and SS appliances! Other features include wet bar with ice maker, hardwood floors, new carpet, wine chiller and gas heat! TOV bus route! Views!

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legacy estate

Exquisite family compound on Vail Golf Course

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A rare opportunity to own one of Vail's truly exquisite family compounds, this is a gathering place for family and guests that offers the most welcoming of home-and-hearth for the most discerning of owners. Providing the finest of comforts, 1119 Ptarmigan Road estate is located on the Vail Golf Course — in walking distance to Vail Village and conve-

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niently located on the bus route. The home boasts a completely separate four-bedroom guesthouse (which can be sold separately) as well as a one-bedroom caretaker’s apartment. The privacy element at this location, so close to the heart of Vail Village, is impressive; open space borders on the south, the wild views of the Gore Range

are to the east, and the emerald elegance of the golf course lies to the north, in addition to the enclave of huge evergreens that border the property. The sense of seclusion with the proximity to Vail Village creates a delicious sense of privacy that only a select few can enjoy. A very special element to this estate is the outdoor living space.

In the summertime, relax around the swimming pool, complete with diving board and slide, in the extensive outdoor living and entertaining spaces. Two beautiful outdoor barbecue areas make entertaining for family or 150 guests an outdoor delight. Vail's premier estate offers tasteful mountain modern living in an interesting, well-designed

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If you have been following the changes in the Vail Valley’s real estate market over the last few years, you have no doubt recognized that the resorts and surrounding areas have been exhibiting signs of a recovering market. The Vail Board of REALTORS® (VBR), the area’s REALTOR membership organization, tracks monthly and quarterly data on 13 crucial data points and overlays each reporting period over the previous year’s and previous month’s data to help paint an accurate picture of market trends for its members and their clients. VBR’s October 2013 Monthly Indicators Report, which also serves as Q3’s Quarterly Indicators Report, contains data that

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further inspires confidence in area REALTORS ®, VBR board members and will surely help direct the decisions of both buyers and sellers as the area marks the beginning of a new ski season and ushers out 2013. In short, the report’s executive summary states that, “This year has been spectacular for residential real estate.” “For me, the biggest takeaway from this most recent report is a marked increase in consumer confidence,” says Onie Bolduc, local REALTOR® and Chairman Elect of VBR’s board of directors. “I am positive about our valley-wide real estate market and the area’s future. The report only solidifies opinions and philosophies that I’ve maintained for some time;

foremost is the belief that the Vail Valley is an extremely desirable place to own a primary residence or ancillary home. That desirability stands the test of time. People want to be here and that creates value in our real estate market.” In October of 2013, New Listings were up 31.3 percent for single family/duplex homes. There was, however, an 11.9 percent decrease in new listings qualified as townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales decreased by roughly 39 percent for single family/duplex homes and roughly 18 percent for townhome-condo properties. “Clearly our biggest challenge right now is in inventories,” adds Bolduc. “In recent history it was

the willingness to lend and the speed which lenders could close on a mortgage. We’ve seen that speed up from what was roughly 60 days to close a year ago to about 45 days to close today. In some cases even more quickly.” Bolduc attributes the shorter timelines for closing as one of the key reasons why closings were actually down in October of 2013 when viewed year over year with October 2012. “October has traditionally always been a slower month in our real estate market,” he says. “October 2012 saw a higher number of closings than this October because homes that went under contract in August were taking about two months to close. This


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year homes that went under contract in August and September, traditionally the end of the summer buying season, had already closed by October since lenders have been closing more quickly.” Active listings in October were down more than 15 percent year over year in 2013. Also down was the amount of time that homes spent on the market. Bolduc believes that this is a good indicator of an increasingly healthy market and further points to a rise in consumer and lender confidence. “Well priced homes are staying on the market for less time and there is less competition from properties of similar types. Additionally, more and more sellers are realizing that they can list their homes for comfortable prices and in some cases make a profit. That’s the good news for sellers. The good news for buyers is that interest rates are still low today, though the National Association of REALTORS®

expects increases in the not-toodistant future. The bottom line is that if you have been thinking about buying or selling a home in the Vail Valley, this is arguably the best time to get in the game

tion, buyers and sellers should reach out to a REALTOR and put the valuable information that they have to work for you.” The Vail Board of REALTORS® recommends that

“The good news for buyers is that interest rates are still low today, though the National Association of REALTORS® expects increases in the not-too-distant future.” in recent years,” Bolduc adds. As buyers consider mortgages it is important to remember that a one percent rise in interest rates diminishes their buying power by about 10 percent. “All of the member REALTORS® of the Vail Board of REALTORS® have access to our monthly and quarterly reports,” adds Bolduc. “For more informa-

interested buyers and sellers of real estate contact a REALTOR® in order to get more information from the most recent Monthly and Quarterly Indicator Reports. Available to the public through Vail Area REALTORS®, this Monthly Indicators Report combines year-over-year and monthover-month Eagle County data in addition to detailed reports on

20 specific neighborhoods. The reports demonstrate market trends and provide detailed information about the market. The monthly reports published by the Vail Board of REALTORS® are compiled from local MLS residential listings. To find a Vail Board of REALTORS® member visit www.vbr. net . For more information about the Vail Board of REALTORS® contact Amy Reid, Association Executive for VBR at 970-766-1031. The Vail Board of REALTORS® (VBR) is a professional membership organization dedicated to the successful practice of the real estate profession. VBR seeks to provide continuing education, technology, networking opportunities and business resources to its Members. VBR upholds the highest standards of integrity and professionalism by insisting that members conduct themselves by the standards of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics.

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Drama.

Lights. Stairs.

Make a statement with your living space By kim fuller

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Striking staircases, such as this spiral staircase, can be the focal point of a home.

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Dynamic lighting and light-filled stairways can deliver a real impact.

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A home holds your every sensibility — an accumulation of your acute perceptions and desires, enveloped by a combination of design interpretations. It’s your eyes and your ears, your sense of smell, art of taste, and your every touch. What is dramatic in your home, therefore, is dramatic in your heart, bringing passion into what is the essence of your existence.

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Front doors are getting larger and more spacious.

Vicki Glotzer, design director at WORTH HOME in Vail, Colorado, recommends creating balance in your home, even amidst the more contemporary and unique elements. “Dramatic statements must be thoughtfully paired with more subtle details in order to create a balanced and harmonious space,” says Glotzer. Light Up A Room Natalie Andl, interior designer at Natalie Smith Design & Andl Interiors, says she also strives to create a sense of balance in design, developing ideas from the foundations of symmetry, as well as contrast. “To make a statement, I like to use juxtaposition,” she says. “I will work with what’s there, and then make everything seem a little more cohesive to bring a room together.” Andl says she likes to try simple strategies, like adding accent pillows, to tie it all in. “Accent pillows are great for

Instead of being walled in, a lot of stairs are open to the windows, so you feel like you are right in the trees, walking through the woods.

anywhere — an entry bench or a lounge chair, the bedroom or living room,” she says. “Anything that has great color can be good to use as a statement piece.” Ambient lighting, Andl says, also can draw awareness to a space. Even with a more restricted budget, homeowners and designers can do a lot with creative light, lamp and chandelier additions. “Say you have a room with just general lighting,” she explains. “Try adding a pair of lamps on a sofa table or next to a chair, and you are creating both ambient and task lighting.” Glotzer says a more dramatic light fixture can completely change the energy and focus of a room, creating a romantic mood in a master bedroom, or adding a fun and playful vibe to a game room. Contemporary

chandeliers are made with a variety of materials, including glass, iron and lanterns. “A statement chandelier, whether in an entry, dining room, or great room, is an easy way to add drama to an otherwise simple space,” she explains. “And can also help to anchor a large room.” Andl recommends always having a dimmer switch for overhead light fixtures, simply so you can adjust how much light is being shed. Stairs In The Sky Stairs serve a specific purpose in their connection to upper and lower levels in a home, but stylish staircases are now becoming an important feature of interior design. Sarah Carr, owner of Sarah Carr Design, says she has recent-

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Floating treads with open risers make stairs an architectural focal point.

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ly used a lot of floating treads with open risers — stairs with minimal visual support that give them a modern and minimalist look. Carr says she usually works with a metal (commonly stainless steel) frame, which is attached to floating wood treads. Stone wall backdrops and glass-plated railings are often used to make the stairs an architectural focal point. Yvonne Jacobs, president of Slifer Designs, agrees that those who are designing more modern-style homes are incorporating floating stairways with slabs of tread made of wood, metal or glass. The typical stairway backdrop is also becoming more open, seeming to rise straight up into the sky. “Instead of being walled in, a lot of stairs are open to the windows, so you feel like you are right in the trees, walking through the woods,” she says. Jacobs says in more traditional, chalet-style homes, she is seeing a more classic look of curved stairways. Ornate iron can be used to make the feature both functional and artistic, as well as elaborate step illumination. “Stair lighting is usually in the wall, and placed very strategically, so you have this nice glow in the middle of the night to prevent you or someone else from stumbling,” she says. Art Of The Entrance Jacobs says many people are able to use their front door


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Foyers can set the stage for the whole home.

to make a statement — to tell a story about their family and distinguish their home from other houses. “You can have a little more fun and think outside the box with your front door,” says Jacobs. “I think in years past, front doors have definitely been a little more ornate, but what people are doing here in the mountains now means using big, over-scaled pieces, with more clean lines,” she says. Metal doors are popular, especially here because of the material’s durability throughout seasonal weather shifts.

Jacobs says wood tends to fade, so steel and bronze doors are more and more becoming the norm. Ornate designs are often included on these pieces of ultimate guest visibility. “Decorative metal doors incorporate designs like aspen trees, for example, and I have also see a lot of pretty glass with etched mountain landscapes,” she shares. “Some are left clear, just to have a more visual, inside-outside look to the door.” Carr says she has also seen a more streamlined style on front doors, and she mentions that a new entrance trend has to do

Doors now don’t all have hinges on the side. Instead, there are hinges on the top and bottom of the door so it pivots, which is a really new and unique way to enter a home.

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with how a front door opens. “Doors now don’t all have hinges on the side,” she said. “Instead, there are hinges on the top and bottom of the door so it pivots, which is a really new and unique way to enter a home.” Along with glass and metals, Carr says mixed grains are being incorporated into a slab front door — one that has clean 64

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lines and does not incorporate much added molding. She explains that big handles on the side of doors are popular as well, offering a dramatic piece to add artsy flair.

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vivid a s r e al life Technology keeps bringing better theater experiences home – by Kimberly Nicoletti


it used to be so simple: a few basic television channels, some Jiffy Pop popcorn — or popcorn out of an air-blown machine, if you really lived high on the hog — and a 1970s-era pit couch. Then, the VCR and cable turned everything on its head. And now — why, now, home entertainment is simply mind-blowing. Home theaters and every component that contributes to the designated rooms, or to all-purpose media rooms, continually change. The upside: Images and sound are becoming so realistic, it’s actually a reasonable idea to pass on those $500 front-row concert tickets, because with the right equipment, you can see nearly every pore on your favorite vocalists’ faces, and you can literally hear the breathiness as they sing. The downside: Technology changes so often that it can become obsolete within a couple years.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the plunge. Quite the opposite, really. Because if you purchase a quality television and sound system now, by the time your wow factor fads, chances are the price tag on somewhat newer technology will have decreased. For example, home projection systems that debuted at $35,000 to $45,000 have dropped to $3,000 to $3,500 for the same, or better, performance. “They’ve gotten a whole lot better and a whole lot cheaper,” said Earl Bidez, owner of Custom Audio Video in Minturn.


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Visuals The latest televisions sport a thinner profile — so thin that they slide into a cabinet or recessed floor, or homeowners hang artwork over them when not in use. Two main technologies that provide amazing visuals are 4K (or Ultra HD) and OLED (organic light-emitting diode). Both deliver visuals that go well beyond ordinary high-definition televisions. “When you put them (4K vs. 1080dps) side by side, you really start to see details that you’re missing out on,” said Leah Schlein, marketing coordinator of VIA International-Paragon Technology Group in Avon/Vail. “The picture quality and color quality (show) a huge difference.”

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4K produces four times the resolution of the best, 1080dp high-definition television on the market. Bidez said customers see the most impact in 55-inch and larger screens. OLED televisions feature an LED for every pixel, rather than using an LED simply as a light engine. “The contrast ratio is just out of this world,” Bidez said. “The color spectrum is much broader, and it’s even thinner than the LED; it’s measure in millimeters, not in inches.” Since OLEDs are just coming out, they’re quite expensive (like projectors when they debuted), but Bidez expects the price to decrease in the next few years as they become more prevalent.


Some opt for the home theater, while others simply create a media room that acts as a family room — it depends on personal preference, and space.


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Movie servers like Kaleidescape, in which people download all of their movies onto one server (except for Blu-ray movies, which must be played from the player itself) are popular because they can be customized and people can add as many movies as they want. Benefits include no disc clutter, an electronically stored catalogue of movie information, and the ability to skip previews, menus and warnings.

“It’s like having a mini-scaled IMAX theater in your home.” In September, Sony launched its Video Unlimited 4K service, which was the first 4K video download service. It began with more than 70 movies and TV shows and now allows people who also have a Sony 4K television to rent shows for $3.99 and movies for $7.99 or buy movies for $29.99. To project or not to project? Projectors became a hot item as more and more homeowners built dedicated movie theaters in large homes. These days, not every luxury homeowner is building a movie theater. Some opt for the home theater, while others simply create a media room that acts as a family room — it depends on personal preference, and space. “We still see home theaters, but (there’s a trend toward) the more social environment of media rooms,” Bidez said. “They’re like family rooms where you can enjoy each other. You don’t get as much immersion (into the experience of the movie), but you get a lot more use out of it.” However, once your need for a screen reaches up to 108 inches, it often makes sense financially to go with a projector system; a 4K, 108-inch television is going to cost a lot more than a $3,500 projector system. However, with projectors, light plays a very important factor; projectors work best in a room that can block out all light. The size of the screen usually depends upon the size of the room. With a 4K, experts multiply the height of the screen by 1.5 to determine the closest distance viewers should sit from the television. Other calculations play into projector systems.

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www.SquawCreekEstate.com Ideally situated atop a majestic ridge spanning the renowned Lake Creek and Squaw Creek valleys, this magnificent contemporary mountain estate offers privacy, breathtaking views, and unmatched luxury features. Built for perfection on some of the most sought after land in the Vail Valley, the property contains an open-sided glass ceiling elevator that will travel 3 stories to the professional telescope observatory and to a state-of-the-art indoor tropical greenhouse that provides year round fruit and vegetables. Ahead of its time, half the energy for this 5 bedroom + caretaker, 8 bathroom, 10,561 square foot retreat is supplied by an impressive fleet of solar panels (including an off-grid battery array) in conjunction with a pond providing geothermal heating and cooling. Fully automated, one can control the Crestron system (audio/video/thermostats/Lutron lighting) via an Apple or Android mobile phone or tablet from anywhere. Let your imagination run wild on the 34.38 acres of lush aspen groves and sage/wildflower meadows, with commanding views of the Gore Range, Lake Creek Valley, and Finnegan’s Peak of the Sawatch Range directly to the south. Wildlife abounds on the hiking paths throughout the property, and miles of trails in the White River National Forest are accessed within a few minutes’ walk. The gated community of Squaw Creek Ranch is just minutes from downtown Edwards Riverwalk and a multitude of dining and shopping activities. An exclusive home on extensive acreage with spectacular views less than 30 minutes to Vail and Beaver Creek -- this property is unmatched in the Vail Valley.

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Larger, projected images, which might extend 120 inches or beyond, allow people to sit farther back while still creating an experience where people are “enraptured in the movie,” Bidez said. Many projector systems include a masking device, which automatically scales widescreen movie formats. And, dedicated movie theaters allow for soundproofing, controlled lighting (to completely darken the room) and custom décor. VIA International-Paragon Technology Group’s Aspen showroom features a set-up with a sofa in front of a couple of rows of theater seating, capped by a bar level with bar stools in the back of the room. It offers hundreds of custom leathers and fabrics for the various types of seating. Sound Sound continually improves in its quality and efficiency of amplification, but the most obvious is in its quality of processing, Bidez said. Old systems consisted of five speakers, and now sound systems feature nine to 11 channels of discrete sounds. Products like Lyngdorf Audio’s RoomPerfect digitally masters sound and calibrates it to the room homeowners install it in, resulting in a cleaner, crisper sound. “Using the technology that’s on board gives you a more cinematic feel,” said Mike Hoerl, owner of Orange Electronic Services in Edwards. And, of course, to control all of your television, sound, light and even window shade systems, no longer do you have to search for multiple controls or aps; they’re all connected and can be controlled through your phone or iPad, as long as they have RS232 and IR codes.

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Coming to a home near you The popularity of 3D has been somewhat limited, since viewers must put on glasses each time they use it. “It’s cool for families to do once in awhile, but it doesn’t make sense to watch it every day,” Bidez said. “That said, I think 3D will be around for some time and (will offer a system) without glasses in the future, but that’s a ways off.” The latest thrill in home theater viewing comes in the form of IMAX for private viewing. It’s IMAX certified and includes two projectors that provide the same effect as watching IMAX in a theater. “It’s like having a mini-scaled IMAX theater in your home,” Schlein said. For movie buffs who can’t wait for films to come out on DVD and want to stay at home, PRIMA Cinema allows members to download first-run theater films into their home. The system includes a mountable PRIMA Cinema Player that delivers movies in twice the sharpness of a Blu-ray and true theatrical sound. It also has a Biometric Reader, or fingerprint scanner, and supports 3D movies. “The clients who purchased it love it,” Schlein said. And, new technology continues to develop, month after month, year after year. “We never know what’s down the road,” Hoerl said. “We might have holographic images in the center of the room — who knows.”


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3455 DAYBREAK RIDGE | 6 Bedrooms | True ski in/ ski out | Panoramic Gore Range Views $12,750,000

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Gina Dizon 970.688.0067 gina@vail.net

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103 roCkledGe road vail villaGe Situated just below the bottom of the Bear Tree Run, this unique “Ski-in/Ski-out” lot is one of two of the last buildable lots on Vail Mountain. With gorgeous views of the Gore Range, this heavily treed .449 acre lot makes privacy a priority while still enjoying easy access to Vail Village, Lionshead and all the amenities that Vail has to offer. This “Legacy Lot” is the last one remaining that is located right above the main Vail Village; just minutes from the new “One” gondola. A Rare Find and an Exceptional Opportunity! $8,000,000 For additional information go to www.103RockledgeRd.com

2080 Meadow Brook drive west vail

Beautiful, 4 bdrm single family home nestled among a hillside of Aspen trees on a large lot in Highland Meadows. Private, quiet location adjacent to National Forest land; yet you are only minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek. The open kitchen, dining and living area is perfect for entertaining. Gorgeous Aspen grove views with lush landscaping, water feature and hot tub. $2,495,000 for the home and furnishings or $3,270,000 for the home, furnishings and an additional .73 acre adjacent lot. For additional information go to www.2080 MeadowBrookDrive.com

elkHorN lodGe #411 Beaver Creek Ski-In/Ski-Out Penthouse with incredible views of Beaver Creek Mountain from the floor to ceiling windows in the living & dining areas. 2 level floor plan with 3 bedrooms, loft & 3 ½ baths. The large living & dining area is perfect for entertaining; while either of the 2 decks are ideal for your morning coffee, afternoon cocktails or evening barbeques. Amenities include: chairlift accessing Beaver Creek Ski Area, a front desk, fitness center, ski lockers, storage lockers, heated parking & 2 outdoor hot tubs. The close proximity to the ski slopes & all that Beaver Creek Village offers make this the perfect second-home or investment property. $2,250,000 furnished For additional information go to www.ElkhornLodgeUnit411.com.

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1939 Cresta Rd. | $4,650,000 5 Bedrooms | 6 Baths | 5,381+/- Sq. Ft.

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122 Hillside Ct. | $3,650,000 6 Bedrooms | 6.5 Baths | 6,722+/- Sq. Ft.

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14 Cabin Creek Ln. | $5,450,000 6 Bedrooms | 5.5 Baths | 5,035+/- Sq. Ft.

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57 Travis Creek Rd. | $1,850,000 3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 3,769+/- Sq. Ft.

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134 Forest Tr. | $4,700,000 7 Bedrooms | 7.5 Baths | 8,715+/- Sq. Ft.

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ARROWHEAD VAIL GOLF COURSE Aspenwood #314 1825 Sunburst Dr $995,999 $4,650,000

arrOwhead VAIL Village Townhome E-7 1345 Westhaven $1,095,000 $6,995,000

Steps to Lovely 5 the base of Arrowhead bedroom, 6.5 mountain this bath singleisfamily very comfortable home on the 18th 3 bedroom/3 green of the Vail bath penthouse Golf Course with with views of the lots of features! slopes. Updated kitchen and fully furnished. CONTACT: 74Cresta.com Rick Messmer

Comfortable This is a unique and spacious for 3 opportunity abedroom family toplus own denarchitectural in the core of an Arrowhead Village. masterpiece in IdealDesigned location Vail! short walk to skiing by Kyle Webb, & Alpine Club. er built by Shaeff Construction, CONTaCT: truly utilizes its Mick Kelly mountain setting. 970-376-5617 mick@vail.net Fuller Sotheby’s CONTACT: International Tyra Rudrud, Realty 970.376.2258

CORDILLERA 166 Cimarron $1,950,000 In the heart of The Ranch at Cordilleras situated on a cul-de-sac with the Hale Irwin-designed Mountain Golf Course on two sides, providing outstanding views. CONTACT: Joseph Johns, 970.471.1432, Keller Williams Mountain Properties

CORDILLERA 3235 Katsos Ranch Rd $1,579,000 This charming Vail home has big views... waterfall, cliffs and great sun! Mature landscaping adds to privacy. CONTACT: Carolyn Piper, 970-476-2482, Prudential Colorado Properties, carolyn@vailvalley.com

CONTACT: 970.376.0041 Heidi Bintz, Prudential 970.390.8383, Colorado Heidi.Bintz@ Properties

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avON BACHELOR GULCH Riverfront 4Westin Horizon Drive #451 $2,300,000 $8,495,000

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3B, 4B luxury living. Best location in the bldg! South facing, 270 degree views of River, Ski Slopes, Mountains. One of few with curved wall in Great Room, floor to ceiling windows. Ski-in/out with gondola from Westin to Bachelor Gulch & Beaver Creek! Fabulous turn-key property! www.vail-BeaverCreek.com.

Karen Wilhelm, MBA, MRE, GRI, Broker ThisCRS, home Berkshire Hathaway showcases HomeServices exquisite 270Colorado degree Properties views of (970) 390-2480

the Gore Range to the East and Castle Peak to the West.

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Anna Menz 970.845.2330 David Adkins 970.569.2109

CORDILLERA 392 Legacy Trail $1,995,000 Situated at the end of a private cul-de-sac, on top of a rolling green fairway is this sparkling home with expansive views of the Sawatch Mountains. CONTACT: Liz Leeds, 970.331.1806 Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, lleeds@slifer.net, www.lizleeds.com

EAGLE 641 Green Mountain Dr. $698,000 Great buy on this 4 bedroom 3 3/4 bath walk out ranch style home, wrap around decks and extra large detached garage Only $147.50 per sq. ft. CONTACT: David Lach, 970-766-7355 Re/Max Vail Valley

avON CREEK BEAVER Westin Riverfront Resort Beaver Creek Lodge 510 & Spa 546 $975,000 $3,395,000

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Luxury living in this Westin Riverfront Resort 2b/2b top floor condominium with west-southwest views of pool, river, ski slopes and mountains from deck. Beautiful finish level, vaulted ceilings. Large condo with 2 balconies. Gondola at base of building for quick and easy access to Beaver Creek Mountain. www.vail-BeaverCreek.com.

Karen Wilhelm, MBA, MRE, GRI,best Broker OneCRS, of the Berkshire Hathaway locations in HomeServices Beaver Creek. Colorado Properties Great ski slope (970) 390-2480

views, all four bedrooms are on the creek side, huge balcony overlooking Beaver Creek and the slopes, great for entertaining.

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avON G302 Canyon Run $699,000 3BR 3BA + loft. Superb floor plan, soaring vaulted ceilings, magnificent river & mtn views, framed double arch topped windows. Secluded. Minutes from gondola & amenities of Avon and Beaver Creek. Ideal primary or vacation home.

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Matt Bresler 970-376-0708 mattbreslervail@ yahoo.com RDM

avON F103 Canyon Run $649,000 Spacious 3 BD 3BA Canyon Run Nestled along the Eagle River min. from the amenities of Avon/BC this stunning split level residence is the perfect vacation or primary residence. Generous picture windows maximize exquisite river views.

avON 126 Riverfront Lane 545 $1,200,000 Rare 2 bed 2 bath larger unit in the World Famous Westin Resort. 1292 square feet, furnished, ready as a rental. Rooms can be rented separately or together for up to $2500 nightly rates. $1.2M Price. Must see it today.

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Monica Graves Your Castle Mountain Properties. 303-901-5224

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Matt Bresler 970-376-0708 Mattbreslervail@ yahoo.com

Beaver Creek Elkhorn Lodge #110 $1,349,000

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This first floor three bedroom residence has a large walk out patio, which makes it a convenient location in the building for pet owners. Elkhorn Lodge amenities include ski-in/ski-out access, fully equipped exercise room, heated underground parking, outdoor hot tubs and a staffed owner’s desk. Located adjacent to the BC Golf Clubhouse, this residence delivers exceptional access to all of Beaver Creek’s recreational amenities. Offered furnished.

Kevin Kenney Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty 970.331.6037 cell Kevin.Kenney@ sothebysrealty.com

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ARROWHEAD Spruce Tree Lodge #301 $800,000 Prime location in Arrowhead and steps to the chairlift and pool. This is wonderful 3 –bedroom condo with a large deck that overlooks the creek. Great for owner use or rental property. Sold furnished.

CONTACT:

Gina Dizon 970-688-0067 Ron Byrne & Associates gina@vail.net

BEAVER CREEK Creekside B301 $1,075,000 Price Reduced. Ski in/Ski out and just steps to world class dining, spas, shopping & entertainment. Upgraded 2 bedroom and 3 bathroom condo. Large master suite. Finishes include beautiful granite, Viking appliances, hand hewn wood floor, and more. Covered parking. Enjoy the wonderful amenities after a day of skiing, by relaxing in the hot tub, pool, sauna or exercise room. Sold furnished.

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Gina Dizon 970-688-0067 Ron Byrne & Associates gina@vail.net

CORDILLERA 932 Forest Trail $4,400,000 Lookingfor forpanoramic panoramicviews? views?This Thisexquisite, exquisite,George GeorgeShaeffer Shaefferbuilt Looking builthome homeisais a showstopper! stopper!Attention Attentionto todetail detailinside insidethis this8,360 8,360sq sqftfthome home&&the thenumerous numerous show outdoorareas, areas,including includingits itsown ownprivate privatepathway pathwayto tocontemplation contemplationin inthe theback. back. outdoor Walnutflfloors Walnut oors,,wine wineroom, room,elevator, elevator,and andthe theamazing amazingmasterpiece masterpieceThe TheRobe Robe createdby byHerb HerbMignery Migneryin inthe theentry entry&&more. more.Sold Soldfurnished. furnished. created Furnished. Furnished.

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Gina Dizon 970-688-0067 Ron Byrne & Associates gina@vail.net

VAIL 1467 Greenhill #B in Cascade Village$2,050,000 Price Reduced! Perfect 5 bedroom family gathering home in Cascade Village! Large bedroom sizes & all en suite bathrooms, children’s bedroom with 3 built in bunk beds plus twin bed. Multiple living areas, living room, sun room, and loft/office. 3,239 square feet - 2 car garage - shuttle service to Cascade Hotel. Multiple outdoor terraces and decks. Sold furnished with a few exclusions.

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Gina Dizon 970-688-0067 Ron Byrne & Associates gina@vail.net


ARROWHEAD arrOwhead Pinecone Lodge Pinecone Lodge #302 #302 $945,000 $825,000

BEAVER CREEK 292 Holden Road $2,850,000 Two-story windows provide natural light and warmth to this 3 bedroom, 3 bath top-floor residence with partial ski slope views. Enjoy all the amenities that Arrowhead has to offer!

Panoramic views of Beaver Creek Mountain from this 6 bedroom, 6 bath home situated on 1.5 acres. Property may accommodate well over 10,000SF. SF. 11,000

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Beaver Creek Elkhorn Lodge #509 $3,500,000 This 4 bedroom residence has been tastefully decorated and exemplifies the timeless mountain architecture of Elkhorn Lodge. This floor plan also has a loft and family room for additional living areas to accommodate family members.

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Kevin Kenney 970.331.6037 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Beaver Creek Elkhorn Lodge #312 $1,140,000 This two bedroom floor plan is everything you desire in a Colorado ski condominium. Exceptionally decorated home, ski-in/ski-out access, fully equipped exercise room, heated underground parking, outdoor hot tubs and a staffed owner’s desk. This owner has made many thoughtful improvements to the property. Offered furnished.

CORDILLERA 1122 Red Draw $2,195,000 $1,995,000

CONTaCT:

Kevin Kenney 970.331.6037 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

EDWARDS 1705 Lake Creek Road $4,950,000 $3,950,000 Mountain views, comfort, wonderful layout, highest quality construction with 5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms. Large kitchen & family room with a large deck overlooking the valley. 1122RedDraw.com

One-of-a-kind location on five acres with 500+/- feet of river. Pastures, riding arena & multiple gardens with a wonderful family home.

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Heidi Bintz 970.390.8383

Heidi.Bintz@ sothebysrealty.com

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Beaver Creek 406 Holden Rd. $7,850,000 Sophisticated grandeur with mountain charm. Imaginative finishes and artistically designed rooms are filled with thoughtful details including unique surface treatments and technological conveniences. This private 8 bedroom/ 9 bath residence offers many living areas. SKI-IN ACCESS! New construction and fully furnished. Gorgeous and a must see! Fuller BCV Sotheby’s International Realty. 406Holden.com

Beaver Creek 103 Borders Road $11,250,000 CONTaCT:

Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383 Kraig Forbes, 970.845.0400

Beaver Creek’s only ski-in/ski-out new construction single family residence. Completed fall of 2012 this 7 bedroom 8,714 sq. ft. offers exquisite design and execution. Beautiful, comfortable and inviting home put over the top by amazing outdoor living spaces. Ideal private location yet close to the village. One rare find! 103Borders.com

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Mick Kelly 970.376.5617 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

CORDILLERA 541 Saddle Ridge $3,495,000 $3,395,000 Commanding Gore Range & Sawatch Mtn views create the perfect backdrop for this magnificent 5 bedroom residence situated on 1.4 acres & adjacent to open preserve. Found only minutes inside Cordillera’s private gate, superior attention to detail is evident throughout the generous 6300 SF floor plan.

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Barbara Scrivens, 970.471.1223 Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate, Barbara@ ronbyrne.com


GraNd JuNCTiON, CO 289 W. Morrison Court $1,790,000

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A magnificent custom family home at the base of the Colorado National Monument. Incredible setting and living spaces with pool, hot tub, fire pit & outdoor kitchen. 1.2 acres and 7482 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms plus a pool house with showers. Close to town and surrounded by nature.

Heidi Bintz 970-390-8383 Heidi.Bintz@ sothebysrealty.com Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

EDWARDS 196 Russell Trail $1,499,000 New construction of the highest quality and big views. Single level living with an elevator, 3 bedrooms & 3 baths in a family friendly neighborhood 196russelltrail.com CONTACT:

Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383, Heidi.Bintz@

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LIONSHEAD Landmark Condo 504 $2,475,000 $1,999,000 Bigmountain mountain Big views,space, space, views, convenience, convenience, amenities!Four Four amenities! bedroom/four bedroom + LOFT/ bathbath condo four condo fullyfurnished furnished fully plusartwork artworkin the plus in theofheart heart Lionshead. of Lionshead. landmark504.com landmark504.com

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Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383, Heidi.Bintz@

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VAIL VILLAGE Manor Vail 103 $2,150,000

eaGle raNCh 64 Penstemon Lane $1,325,000

LAKE CREEK 1125 Pilgrim Drive $875,000

eaGle 15441 Highway 6 $599,000

3 Bed 3 Bath, Ski-In/Ski-Out, Beautifully Remodeled, Sunny Southern Exposure, Ski Slope Views and Strong Rentals.

Amazing Bachelor Gulch builder’s personal residence. Incredible finish level. Wonderful mountain views. Movie theater, in-law suite, 3 car garage, beautiful! CONTaCT: Mick Kelly, 970-376-5617, mick@vail.net, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Spectacular12.48 homeacre sitehome in Pilgrim Spectacular site inDowns gated community. from Edwards, Vail, Pilgrim Downs gatedMin. community. Min. from Edwards, Vail, Beaver Creek. Expansive Views Beaver Creek. Expansive Mtn. Views &Mtn. Wildlife. & Wildlife. Horses 1125pilgrim.com. welcome. 1125pilgrim.com. Horse welcome. CONTaCT: HeidiBintz, Bintz,970.390.8383, 970.390.8383, CONTACT: Heidi Heidi.Bintz@sothebysrealty.com Heidi.Bintz@sothebysrealty.com

Waterfront property on 1 acre. 3 bedroom home with 2000 square feet unfinished basement. Many options exist. Zoned resource. 100’ of river frontage CONTaCT: Mick Kelly, 970-376-5617, mick@vail.net, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

CONTACT: Eustaquio Cortina, Gateway Land

970-376-6192, ecortina@gatewayland.com

MiNTurN 440 Eagle River Street $1,550,000

vail villaGe Northwoods F-7 $5,495,000 Beautiful timber frame home along the banks of Eagle River. 7 bedrooms and 2 kitchens. Only 10 minutes to Vail or Beaver Creek. Ski to town.

Ski-in to the private and gated Northwoods complex and then relax in this beautiful residence nestled into the mountain that offers over 4000 SF.

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Mick Kelly, 970-376-5617, mick@vail.net, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Barbara Scrivens 970-471-1223 Barbara@ronbyrne.com

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easT vail 4289 Nugget Lane $1,650,000

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Beautiful setting overlooking Gore Creek on a private cul-de-sac. On the bus route, bike path and Gore Creek; Complete and recent remodel with high-end finishes; slab granite and SS appliances. Broker/Owner

Karen Wilhelm , MBA, MRE, CRS, GRI, Broker 970-390-2480 Berkshire Hathaway

vail valley Eagle Mountain Ranch $7,700,000 209 acres, so close to Vail and BC, end of the road, borders White River National Forest, improvements, Senior water rights, offers AccessSecurity-Quiet Solitude! Land can be subdivided. Go to ranch web site and watch four minute video for a great overview!”

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Roger Wilkinson RE/MAX Vail Valley Cell- 970-470-1550 www.eaglemtnranchusa.com

edwards AMAZING VALUE! $649,000 This stunning 5BR, 4BA home includes a 1BR Lock-Off with private entrance, enormous patio and large sunny deck with hot tub and 2 car garage. Just minutes from Beaver Creek and Riverwalks shops and restaurants, this beautifully landscaped home with its smart, spacious floor plan and stunning views of the Sawatch Range Is the ideal primary home or vacation retreat.

Beaver Creek The Charter 3002-4 $700,000

vail Fallridge #312 $1,025,000

Bank owned 2 bedroom ski-in/ski-out Charter residence located in the heart of Beaver Creek. CONTaCT: Chris Scherpf, 970.948.0615 Chris.Scherpf@sothebysrealty.com Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Fantastic 4 bedroom condo steps from Vail Golf Clubhouse, and bus stop. Deck offers a magnificent view of the Gore Range. CONTaCT: Eustaquio Cortina 970-376-6192, ecortina@gatewayland.com Gateway Land

eaGle raNCh 323 Lime Park $699,000

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Matt Bresler 970-376-0708 mattbreslervail@ yahoo.com RDM

Ultimate outdoor living space on one of Eagle Ranch’s best golf course sites with inspiring views to New York Mountain. Spacious floorplan includes study and recreation room. CONTaCT:

Kim Bradley 970-376-5814 Kbradley@slifer.net Slifer Smith & Frampton

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

GypsuM 320 Red Fox $749,000 Situated on a spacious golf course lot, this beautiful home offers vaulted great room, private office/den, 2 master suites, spacious walk out basement, solid knotty pine doors and granite counter-tops.

CONTACT:

Ron Byrne 970-476-1987 info@ronbyrne.com

Ron Byrne & Associates

siNGleTree 1541 Winslow Rd $1,049,000 CONTaCT:

Laurie Slaughter 970-471-0108 SlaughterRealtyGroup.com Berkshire Hathaway

Wonderful family home with spacious light-filled rooms. The beautiful landscaping and cozy front porch add to the charm of this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home.

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Happy Power 970-479-5767 hpower@slifer.net Slifer Smith & Frampton

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PARADISE LAKE ESTATE 4200 Salt Creek Road $5,495,000

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 flowing 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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Teresa Thomas 970-390-0262 Ron Byrne & Associates

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eaGle raNCh 56 Haystacker Dr. $925,000

COTTON raNCh 190 Black Bear $889,000

Beaver Creek The Villas at Beaver Creek #1 $3,595,000 Desirable golf course location with expansive views over lush fairways. Wonderful space for year round entertaining with 4-bed/4-baths and 4,319+/- sq. ft.

One of the most desired properties in Beaver Creek that rarely become available. Ski-in/Skiout and just steps away from all of the amenities of Beaver Creek Village.

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Kim Bradley 970-376-5814 KBradley@slifer.net Slifer Smith & Frampton

Steve Cardinale, Sr. Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 970.845.3832 scardinale@slifer.net

Large custom home with oversized 4 car heated garage. Large deck overlooking Golf Course. Home is 5,409 sq ft with 6 bdrms, 4.5 baths, & fabulous media room.

Premier location in the heart of Vail Village! Completely remodeled mountain contemporary style 2-bedroom residence with views of Vail Mountain.

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Joan Harned 970-337-7777 info@ teamblackbear.com Keller Williams

Dana Correia Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 970.845.3848 dcorreia@slifer.net

GypsuM 460 Chatfield Lane $485,000 This easy to enjoy 5 bd home has a main level master, workable kitchen with eat-in dining, another formal dining area, great rm w/gas fireplace & 2 laundry areas. The spacious basement offers a large office and family room area.

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eaGle raNCh 199 Mayer Street $480,000 CONTaCT:

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A true gem with 4-bdrms + study/office, central air, hardwood floors, hickory cabinets, Corian counters and an oversized 2-car garage plus a parking pad. 2 family rooms for entertaining or privacy.

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Beautifully decorated fully furnished 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath penthouse with sunset views to Castlepeak from the Master and the deck. Within walking distance to the ski lift and close to all the great amenities Arrowhead has to offer. Arrowhead’s location and high quality are unsurpassed. You are only five minutes from Edwards or Avon.

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This spacious 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath home is located on the 16th Fairway of the Sonnenalp Golf Course with views to Arrowhead Ski Mountain. Air-conditioning, 2 Family rooms, multiple fireplaces, steam shower and jetted tub plus a large closet in the master and great functional floor plan, are just a few of the great features this home has to offer. Lovely sitting area in the kitchen for company a huge 3 car garage/mud room/laundry, leading off the bright spacious kitchen capturing gorgeous views and a stunning outdoor deck, adding a wonderful extra exterior living area. Minutes to shopping, dining, theatres and skiing.

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Copper Spur 88 87.7 acre Ranch located 45 minutes from Vail/Beaver Creek along the Hwy 131 corridor. Water rights, log home, small fenced irrigated pastures, a seasonal pond and 2 wells in place. Situated at the base of Yarmony Mountain and adjacent to over 10,000 acres of heavily treed BLM with excellent big game hunting. Views and privacy (no HOA) located between Bond & McCoy. $1,495,000

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The Beaver Creek ice rink is a jewel, right in the center of the village’s plaza.

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