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7 Bedroom • 10 Bath • 8,714 sq. ft. • $11,250,000 103 Borders Road

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4 Bedroom • 5 Bath • 3,004 sq. ft. • $1,995,000 60 Windermere Circle

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Beaver Creek

5 Bedroom • 8 Bath • 7,074 sq. ft. • $5,850,000 329 Holden Road

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Beaver Creek

3 Bedroom • 4 Bath • 1,795 sq. ft. • $1,492,000 Elkhorn Lodge #310

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5 Bedroom • 5 Bath • 5,850 sq. ft. • $1,995,000 1122 Red Draw

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3 Bedroom • 3 Bath • 3,135 sq. ft. • $1,499,000 196 Russell Trail

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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

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

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as Jr master and another guest suite. The house opens up beautifully with

buyer’s investment group

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.


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ON THE COVER Cordillera is a world unto itself. Offering access to four golf courses and a private ski club at the base of Vail Mountain, the active community is tucked away from the busy-ness of town, which is only a short drive away. Photo courtesy Slifer Smith & Frampton/


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eptember in the Vail Valley is one of the Rockies’ best kept secrets. The days are near perfect, with sunny skies and full fields of wildflowers. The aspen leaves are dark green, and play with every bit of breeze. Those warm days give way to refreshing nights and cool mornings. And though it’s still summer, fall colors are on their way. The Vail Jazz Festival wraps up its summer full of jazz with the Labor Day Weekend Party — four days of wall-to-wall concerts and jam sessions. Also during Labor Day, Gourmet on Gore brings fantastic eats, drinks and treats to Gore Creek Drive. It finishes with a Monday brunch on Bridge Street. Oktoberfest is celebrated on three successive weekends: first in Beaver Creek, then Lionshead and finally in Vail Village. For those wanting to get out and be active, there’s plenty of hiking, biking and golfing to be had. And remember, the Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation is hosting its first golf tournament September 24 at the Sonnenalp Golf Course. There will be two events happening simultaneously: a traditional tournament following USGA rules, as well as a “no rules or regulations” component. For more information contact the Vail Board of REALTORS® at 970-766-1028. There are endless ways to fill Vail Valley days. And if you’re ready to trade this vacationer’s paradise for a home of your own, now is a good time to talk to a local REALTOR®.



“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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lionshead on gore creek LEDYARD Widely acclaimed as one of GARDNER Vail’s most impressive homes, Gore

Real Estate CreekLuxury Place 14 is truly special in every way. Highlights include a quiet and peaceful setting on the banks of Gore Creek… beautiful ski mountain views... a highly desirable floorplan... private, oversized two car garage... ample guest parking… tons of storage… and a location but a quick stroll to the ski lifts. Superb property management makes for an easy ownership experience. Substantial investments in meaningful upgrades were made throughout construction. Each detail was overseen by the owner of the property, himself a noted developer of luxury real estate. Selections of rich finishes, a warm color palate and impeccable décor were then fashioned by one of Vail’s most acclaimed interior designers, with meticulous attention and an eye for superb quality. Whether looking to expand from a condominium, or downsizing from a larger residence, this luxury home warrants your close consideration, and is one that will be treasured by you and your family. 4 Bedrooms. 4 ½ Baths. $6,495,000, beautifully furnished | MLS# 912291

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. 3 Baths. $1,850,000, fully furnished | MLS# 916821

lionshead on the ski yard 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. 4 Baths. $3,250,000 | MLS# 917555

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14 DESIGN & STYLE Putting texture into your home.

36 Faces & Places Around town at parties, events and more.

20 Facts & Figures A quick look at home and homebuying trends.


22 Far East


Asian accents look good in most décor schemes. 26 Al fresco


Bring your culinary life outside.

Annual change in average number of days a home is on the market before it sells.



30 Put it on

the Shelf

Custom libraries can be large or small, but they’re always personal.


East Vail is an active community that includes a golf course and the Gore Range.

48 Property


Solaris Residence 3H East is polished and pristine.

52 Market Report Thriving market conditions in the Vail Valley.

64 Faux Painting Faux painting has become a fine art with serious craftspeople. 72 Peaceful Spots Make your garden kid and pet-friendly. 80 Real Estate


A selection of some of the best properties on the local market. 90 Service


An extensive list of local professionals, brokers and REALTORS®. 96 The View Vista at Arrowhead is one of the neighborhood’s many perks.



“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 LEDYARD GARDNER 909 Ute Forest Lane is widely Luxury Realacclaimed Estate 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. It is one which also complements the history and stunning nature of the surrounding lands, and is the very definition of an architectural masterpiece. The home has provided the perfect setting for innumerable events, ranging from treasured gatherings of family, to social soirees, to an intimate and memorable wedding. Always, to great acclaim. 909 Ute Forest Lane is that exceptional, one-of-a-kind estate meant for those who truly appreciate the best. It will be our pleasure to share it with you. $8,995,000 / MLS# 915107 Professional video available upon request.



One of a select few ski-in, ski-out homesites currently available in the Vail Valley. Ideally situated on a private ski-way, you’ll cherish sweeping vistas and the celebrated amenities of one of the valley’s most noted gated communities. Adjoins 4+/- acres of contiguous open space for extra privacy. Gorgeous!

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!

2.06+/- acres. $3,690,000 | MLS# V323144

3 Bedrooms. 3½ Baths. $2,995,000 furnished | MLS#912510

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T e x t u re , T e x t u re , T e x t u re

Jungle Flowers "Sinhala Sidewall" wallpaper by F. Schumacher, available to the trade. Contact your local interior design professional for more information.



We are surrounded by texture in every setting, from nature to city streets. Think about velvety smooth clouds at sunset, the fuzzy softness of a Palisade peach or the rough cobblestones that line Bridge Street. Texture is an inspirational part of everyday life, yet too often the word evokes only the popcorn ceiling of a 1970s condo when we think of it in the context of a home. Here are some ideas that can bring texture and style into any of your interior spaces. Wallpaper is not just for your grandmother’s house: It can be a fun and easy way to update your space. From visual to tactile textures, the sky is the limit for incorporating a fresh new look in a powder room, bookcase or entire house. Remember, less is more and be sure to make a statement without going overboard. Can’t find the perfect wallpaper to suit? Try working with a local artist to create a custom mural. Steve Donahue of Fishbowl Project is not only an expert painter, but also a true creative artist. From Venetian plaster to hand painted walls, there are no boundaries — beyond the blue tape. (

Close to all theEssentials Far From ordinary

LAKe CreeK | 975 PILGrIm doWns

VAIL | 1385 WesthAVen CIrCLe

An architectural masterpiece located in the exclusive gated community of Pilgrim downs.

magnificent european style home nestled on the banks of Gore Creek in the exclusive Glen Lyon neighborhood.


LAKe CreeK | 350 oLd CreAmery Beautifully situated in the pastoral and private setting of Creamery ranch.

Kathleen Eck

970-376-4516 | | Distinctive blend of executive professionalism and an insider’s knowledge of the market Deep roots in the community since Vail’s founding Focused on exceeding client’s unique needs

VAIL | 1255 WesthAVen CIrCLe exquisite home nestled on the banks of Gore Creek in the exclusive Glen Lyon neighborhood.


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Modern Classic Black and white "Fez" wallpaper, metallic gold "Jinan Arrowroot" and black and white detail "Mughal Panel" wallpaper all by F. Schumacher. Available to the trade. Contact your local interior design specialist for more information.

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3838 BrIdGE roAd | EAst VAIL | $6,950,000

VAIL IntErnAtIonAL #303 | VAIL VILLAGE | $1,850,000

8 bedrooms & 9.5 bath, 6,986sqf

5 bedrooms & 4 bath, 1,665sqf

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VAIL CorE #9 | VAIL VILLAGE | $995,000

1345 WEstHAVEn CIrCLE | CAsCAdE | $6,995,000

1 bedroom, loft & 2 bath, 915sqf

6 bedrooms & 5 bath, 7,725sqf

Gary Pesso | 970.331.6927

Tyra Rudrud | 970.376.2258

24 sEVEn HErmIts | EAGLE | $965,000

5177 #B LonGsun LAnE | AVon | $570,000

4 bedrooms & 5 bath | 5,039sqf

3 bedrooms & 2.5 bath | 1,880sqf

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Mary Isom | 970.331.9650 SEPTEMBER 2013 | VAIL VALLEY HOME



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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 in 1992 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

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Matt Fitzgerald

Ascent Sotheby’s International Realty Matt@AscentSIRcom 970.390.1290


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"Topkapi" top of wall, "Samovar" bottom of wall, "Taj Trellis" ceiling by F. Schumacher, available to the trade. Flower power: Custom handpainted wall design, by Steve Donahue of Fishbowl Project.

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

91 Lupine Ln | Eagle-Vail

1200 Lions Ridge Loop #5A | Vail

This expansive 5-Bedroom, 4-Bathroom single family home features newlyremodeled bathrooms, a large 2-Bedroom lock-off apartment with separate entrance, and well-manicured outdoor living space with a 3-car garage. $899,000

A lovely 3-Bedroom with a spacious 1 level floor plan in a prized Sandstone location. Features include a 2-car garage, high ceilings, multiple balconies, abundant windows, and is a short walk to the free in-town bus stop. $759,000

3094 Booth Falls Rd #15 | Vail

111 Pilgrim Drive | Edwards

A must see 3-bedroom mountain home in a high alpine setting, with big views of the Vail Mountain slopes & the rugged East Vail terrain. Beautifully remodeled with a strong HOA, and a multitude of outdoor activities. $599,000

An elegant country estate located in the renowned equestrian gated community of Pilgrim Downs. Ideally situated on West Lake Creek, surrounded by lush aspen groves, and just shy of 10 acres. An exclusive property just minutes from Edwards Riverwalk. $3,362,850

2355 Old Trail Rd #5 | Avon Fantastic remodeled 3-bedroom in a beautiful, sunny Wildridge location. Features include abundant storage, open & bright floor plan, vaulted ceilings, slab granite counters, tasteful backsplash, hardwood floors, upgraded bathrooms, a large deck, and much more. $359,000

Matthew Blake

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fa c ts and fig u res


H o m e b u y i n g t r e n d s b y g e n e r at i o n a l g r o u p


MILLENNIALS AND GENERATION X Desire to own a home. Neighborhood choice is usually based on convenience to jobs, affordability of homes, and quality of the school district.

MILLENNIALS AND GENERATION X To accommodate a job relocation or to upgrade to a larger home.

BOOMERS AND SILENT GENERATION To be closer to family and friends. Neighborhood choice is usually based on convenience to family and friends and healthcare facilities.

BOOMERS AND SILENT GENERATION Looking for a smaller home due to retirement and because upkeep was too difficult due to health or financial limitations, or to be closer to family or friends.









Generation X








Millenials MEDIAN DOWN PAYMENT: 5 percent SOURCE: Savings Generation X MEDIAN DOWN PAYMENT: 8 percent SOURCE: Savings Silent Generation MEDIAN DOWN PAYMENT: 22 percent SOURCE: Previous home sale

Younger Boomers

Younger Boomers

Silent Generation














65 percent rented an apartment or house 22 percent lived with their parents, relatives or friends

51 percent owned their previous residence.

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” –George Augustus Moore 20


achelor Gulch 602 Bachelor Ridge This crown jewel borders Roughlock ski way and sits just above The Ritz-Carlton. Panoramic views of Red & White Mountain and Vail’s Game Creek Bowl can be seen from every room on the main level. This 6-bedroom estate is the epitome of mountain elegance and Parkitechture**. It is complete with a decadent kitchen, hearth room, dining room, a great room and a luxurious master suite with study on the main level. The lower level of this beauty has a recreation room with fully outfitted bar, wine room with private dining for two, media room, exercise room (which could be a 7th bedroom), sauna and ski room. The upper level of this home has a 3rd living area and a guest master suite. This home is truly a work of art, creating an organic flow from the inside out. ** Parkitechture, inspired by the grand lodges of Yellowstone, is the architectural theme that is encouraged in Bachelor Gulch to ensure that the magnificent homes in this community reflect and enhance the beauty of their natural surroundings. This home is the true definition of Parkitechture!

Offered at $14,600,000

3455 Daybreak Ridge With majestic views of the Gore Range and overlooking Beaver Creek Village, this custom 6-bedroom ski-in/ski-out home provides easy access to Beaver Creek or Bachelor Gulch skiing. An open and flowing floor plan plus fully equipped gourmet kitchen affords a warm and inviting family home. A second catering kitchen is perfect for entertaining large gatherings. The gracious main level is comprised of a great room, formal and informal dining rooms, hearth room, home office, plus a luxurious “his and hers” master suite. Ski in to this home via Primrose to Intertwine to Lamplighter. The ski way to the home is immediately on your right upon exiting the Lamplighter ski trail tunnel. This is the mountain lifestyle you desire!

Offered at $12, 750,000

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Far East Interiors Home décor influenced by traditional Asian styles can create serene, balanced interiors. By Alice Oglethorpe


“Traditional Asian-inspired interiors are based on the eastern philosophy of balance.”

ditional styles are still popular and make an impression on visitors. “Traditional Asian-inspired interiors are based on the eastern philosophy of balance,” says 22


A serene entryway features a lacquered console table and red accents.

Photos by Olson Photographic, LLC

We might live on the other side of the world from Asia, but when it comes to interior design, Chinese- and Japanese-inspired décor can be found in stores and homes from coast to coast. “A big trend today is for clean lines and minimalist design as opposed to overstuffed furniture,” says Julie Holzman of Holzman Interiors in New York. “That simplified look lends itself to incorporating modern Asian elements.” While Asian design has been around for centuries, the latest boost in popularity may be due to the increase in international travel by Americans. “People are seeing firsthand how beautiful other cultures’ influences can be,” says Olga Adler, an interior designer and owner of Olga Adler Interiors, based in Connecticut. “As a result, they are much more open to bringing items with a global influence into their own home.” Each Asian country now has a wide range of current styles that mirror other nations – but the tra-

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Traditional Chinese sculptures make a good counterpoint to more contemporary decor, such as the painting above.

786 Gold Dust Drive • Homestead Stunning mountain home situated on over two acres in one of the valley’s best family-oriented neighborhoods. Huge living room with wood burning fireplace, open kitchen and hearth room. Walk out to the lovely patio and yard perfect for entertaining. Main floor master, wine cellar, media room, game area, air conditioning, four-car garage, one-bedroom guest apartment, zoned for two horses. Offered at $2,333,000

661 Red Canyon Creek • Red Canyon Featured on the cover of Mountain House and Homes magazine with a perfect blend of stone, wood and hand-crafted metal finishes, this oasis offers 360-degree views, incredible outdoor spaces and room to customize your living experience. Beautiful landscaping, zoned for horses on 35 acres, and a short ten-minute drive to Beaver Creek. Offered at $2,250.000

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Komal Sheth of Spaces Designed, an interior design firm in New York. “The deep and rich tones balanced with elements of nature bring happiness and peace to a home, giving it great flow and comfort.” Décor Elements While different Asian countries have different design elements, there are some features that are viewed as classically Asian. “Red and black lacquer is one of the more obvious trademarks of Asian décor,” Adler says. “The lacquer happens when furniture is coated in layer upon layer of paint, resulting in a very shiny finish.” There are also a lot of nature-related themes. “Bamboo furniture is really popular, whether it’s real bamboo or

another type of wood that’s carved to look like bamboo stalks,” Adler says. “And silks that have floral patterns, like cherry blossoms, are typically used throughout the entire home.” Getting the Look Done wrong, an overload of Asian décor can make the style feel forced. “An ethnic influence is best when hinted at,” says Jim Walters, designer at J.P. Walters Design in San Diego. “Introduce an Asian element with a few pieces of furniture, wall décor, garden accents or tabletop accessories.” Just two or three items can give an entire room an Asian feeling. “Think about adding accessories, like a hand-painted silk screen or small lacquered jewelry box,” Adler suggests.

Plan Your Luxury Vacation With Us Today “Or maybe a small glazed garden stool that is used indoors as a side table.” Restraint is important, Adler warns. “It’s not about making your room look like the Asian wing of a museum; it’s about weaving elements into your existing décor so that it looks effortless.” Because Asian décor is so recognizable, one or two wellpicked pieces can give the whole room a different personality. “Change up accessories, say by hanging up a scroll with Chinese characters on a wall or adding pillows with a bold red Asian pattern on them to your sofa,” Holzman says. “They are inexpensive swaps but give the room a very Asian look.” Choosing a Style With its eclectic look,

Asian-inspired décor is perfect for mixing and matching. “Try using an Oriental rug as a way to ground your space,” Sheth says. “This will lead you in the right direction of color, pattern and texture without you making every piece in the room have an Asian influence.” Each Asian country has its unique style, so use your own home’s existing décor to help choose which Asian influence to adopt. “If you live in a modern, minimalist home, look at Japanese décor that tends to be more simple and streamlined,” Adler suggests. “If, on the other hand, you have a more traditional home, Chinese furniture and accessories tend to be more ornate.” © CTW Features

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Al Fresco Kitchens The outdoor kitchen, still a luxury for most, has been scaled down in size, scope and design to blend in to its natural surroundings. By Dawn Klingensmith


“The goal is to make the outdoor kitchen look integrated – like it belongs and has always been there.” these units often looked as imposing and foreign in their environments as alien spacecraft. More recently, outdoor kitch-

ens are built to blend in with their surroundings, emphasizing heavy-duty construction over extraneous add-ons.

The result: scaled-down, built-to-last outdoor kitchens with durable, natural-looking materials and finishes that tie in with the home’s landscaping and architecture. “The goal is to make the outdoor kitchen look integrated – like it belongs and has always been there,” says Bob Hursthouse, founder, Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors, Bolingbrook, Ill.

Photo courtesy Hursthouse Landscape Architec ts & Contrac tors

Outdoor kitchens have evolved. A generation ago, an outdoor “kitchen” consisted of a gas or charcoal grill and some seating on the back deck. Before the economy tanked in 2007, the snazziest outdoor kitchens contained all the same elements found indoors, including sinks, stovetops, ovens, warming drawers and various appliances. Made of stainless steel to withstand the elements,



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Lay the Foundation After you have a budget and wish list, there are several design stages and elements to consider that differ from indoor kitchen design. The first is the foundation. An existing patio made of level concrete or stone may provide adequate support for all the appliances without any structural changes. A deck, on the other hand, may need additional support for a safe installation. Consider location and climate to determine your foundation and construction technique. A local builder or contractor should have a better idea of how much supported is needed. For instance, in the Chicago area, Tim Rourke of EdgeBrick Outdoor Kitchens uses sturdy brick-and-mortar construction, with footings to the frost line. “In some climates, you can just build a frame and attach brick laminate,” he says. Materials and Layout Some manufacturers are putting faux-wood grains on stainless steel cabinets, while others, like NatureKast, make cabinets out of high-density resin that has “the rich look of real wood without all the maintenance,” says Jean Ehmke, founder, JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design, Raleigh, N.C. A polished countertop will reveal every water spot, “so go for a flat or weathered finish,” Ehmke advises.

Hursthouse advises against black countertops, which will get too hot in the sun. The heat is a factor for grills, too. Incorporate shade trees or shade structures as well as “creature comforts” like overhead fans and misters, he says. “Design the space so people can interact with the person cooking or grilling,” Hursthouse says, keeping in mind that grills generate heat and smoke. Appliance Applications When designing an outdoor kitchen, the first steps are determining your budget and which appliances fit in with your lifestyle.

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1787 Alpine Drive Drive | •Spacious 5 bedroom + loft + family/media bath single-family home. Newer, 1787 Alpine $2,595,000 | Spacious 5 bedroom room/5.5 + loft + family/media room/5.5 quality-construction with gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, snow-melt driveway and entry! Just a short walk bath single-family home. Newer, quality-construction with gourmet kitchen, hardwood to the Vail bus and minutes from the world-class skiing, shopping, culture and dining that Vail has to offer! floors, snow-melt driveway and entry! Just a short walk to the Vail bus and minutes from the $2,595,000 world-class skiing, shopping, culture and dining that Vail has to offer!

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Vail Golf CourseRoad Townhome P54 | 3 bedroom/3.5 Vail Golf Course Penthouse! 2094 Vermont • $1,195,000 | Beautifulbath 3 bedroom + family room/3.5 Underground bath West heated garage with elevator! great room vaulted river rock fireplace! New kitchen Vail home with 2-car Spacious garage! Huge greatwith room withceilings vaultedand ceilings. Spacious master suite w/Slab granite andarea SS appliances! Other features include wetinclude bar withhardwood ice maker, hardwood floors, carpet, wine with sitting and remodeled bath! Amenities floors, jetted tubnew in master, chiller and gas heat! TOV bus route! Views! $1,295,000 outdoor hot tub, sunny deck, garage boot dryers! Wonderful views quiet and private!


2094 Beartrap Vermont Road | Beautiful 3 bedroom + family room/3.5 bath West Vail to home with 2-car garage! Huge 2680 Road • $698,600 | Spectacular 180 degree views Beaver Creek/Bachelor great room with vaulted ceilings. Spacious master suite with sitting area and remodeled bath! Amenities Gulch from this spacious 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home with oversized 2-car garage! Extras include include hardwood oors, jetted tubgranite, in master,hardwood outdoor hotfloors, tub, sunny deck,surround garage boot dryers! great room, vaultedflceilings, slab hot tub, sound, lotsWonderful of extra views, quiet and private! $1,195,000 storage and multiple decks! Meticulously maintained! South-facing with all-day sun!

West Vail “Any appliances short of a microwave that you have inside, we can put outside,” Hursthouse says. “They make pizza ovens and kegerators and even outdoor deep fryers. But choose appropriately. Don’t put a double oven outside if you don’t use the one inside.” The required seasonal maintenance on certain outdoor appliances may make you think twice about including them. While many come with guarantees, expect to replace corroded or worn-out parts every few years. In colder climates, appliances hooked to waterlines, such as sinks and dishwashers, must be winterized.

Indoor-Outdoor Flow While an outdoor kitchen can feel like a getaway, don’t forget how the space interacts with the indoors. For instance, “You don’t want to look out the window and see this big grill obstructing your great garden space,” Hursthouse says. Access is important, too, considering how much prep work is done inside. Hursthouse recommends a French door and a landing, if the door leads to steps. “If you’re not careful, you might fall and end up with your face in a platter of ribs,” he says. © CTW Features

Vail International 007 | 3 bedroom/2 Lionshead|condominium with easy access Vail Mountain, LionLodges at Timber Creek D25 •bath $448,500 Incredible opportunity to own to a duplex in shead Vail Village! Recently remodeled andbedroom in great condition! Walk-out to pool,inhot tubWest and barbeque!! Vail withand a large, heated 2-car garage. This one + loft log home is located quiet Private patio. to Offered furnished and your readycar to move Great well-maintained complex with stable Vail and close the bus stop. Keep snowinto!! free and still rentals, have room for all your toys! Decks! management! $775,000 Quality construction! Gas Heat! Washer/Dryer!

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PUT IT ON THE SHELF Custom libraries are deeply personal collections of books that reflect their owners’ interests and passions. By Kelly Paton


Books are transformative — a room filled with them can be a magical place. The word library, to most, conjures up the image of a large building filled with countless volumes on all subjects and librarians shushing overly talkative patrons. But for some the word evokes the image of a favorite room. And though we live in a world where reading a book increasingly means



doing so on an e-reader or tablet, there are still many people to whom the physical collection of books is an essential part of life. Movies and television would lead us to believe that a private library is a dusty collection of tomes housed in a museum-like room in a home of Gatsby-esque opulence. But a private library can take on any number of forms, from a prized set of titles that

is treated with the utmost care to a much-used and well-worn collection of children’s books. It may exist in a central room of the home or office, or it might spread throughout the entire house and even across multiple locations. Private libraries may be as small as just a few books, or they may be made up of many thousands. At its core, the cultivation of a private library is driven by

one of two motivations: a passion for reading and the written word or the desire to create a certain aesthetic in the home. While these two motivations are not mutually exclusive by any means, someone who is truly passionate about a particular subject or author may not necessarily be concerned that the spines of the books on the shelf are all in the same color family.


Mark Noble began amassing his American fiction library while in college.

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American novelist Walter Mosely said, “a man’s bookcase will tell you everything you’ll ever need to know about him,” which is a view shared by Nicole Magistro, owner and book buyer at The Bookworm of Edwards. “When you walk into someone’s home and you can see their book collection, you can learn a lot about them,” Magistro muses from the cozy café within The Bookworm, the Vail Valley’s most notable community bookseller. Magistro and her team work with clients to cultivate content-centric private libraries in a number of ways: adding books to an existing collection, assisting people in building a personal library from scratch or working with corporate clients to build libraries in a place of business, such as the library in the lobby of the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon. For Magistro, the most important part of the process is sitting down with clients to understand their goals for the library. “Our expertise is really being able to help people focus on what titles they want to make their library meaningful and part of who they are — a reflection of what their reading or intellectual life is,” Magistro says. Magistro’s clients are all passionate about reading, but that is often where the similarities end. Each library is a unique collection of titles that reflects the particular interests of its owners. Eagle resident GiGi Barrie’s home library is comprised of more than 7,500 books, and that number is still growing. As an artist, Barrie’s collection consists of a large number or art and design books, but beyond that the subjects of the books in her library run the gamut from fiction and non-fiction to history, current events and everything in between. “I never go anywhere without at book. I guess you could call me a bibliophile,” she says, laughing. “I’ve always 32


Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books curates and creates custom libraries for clients, such as this painted collection of Jack London books.

been a curious person. I love to learn about new things and I am constantly reading.” When she and her husband moved into their home in Eagle Ranch, they designated one room that would become the library. Barrie had the entire room outfitted with custom bookshelves, which were built so that her books can be stacked two deep to accommodate the size of her collection. The room is a sanctuary in the home where Barrie spends a considerable amount of time. Furnished with couches for relaxing and a beautiful round table where she displays books that are most special to her, the library is a central hub in her house. In the Kitchen “I like to cook,” is the response from Chris Randall when asked what inspired the home library in his Lake Creek residence. Spread throughout numerous rooms in the house, but concentrated in the kitchen on a series of beautiful custom-built bookcases, Randall’s library is comprised in large part of a vast collection of cookbooks. More than 300 of them. “I am constantly adding to my collection in spite of the fact that my wife has forbidden me from buying any more books,” Randall jokes.

Though cookbooks are a very big part of his library, Randall has an interest in all sorts of books, noting that perhaps the most meaningful book in his library is a first edition of “The Reivers” by William Faulkner. The love of books and the collecting of them is a legacy left to him by his parents, whose own home library included of number of rare and valuable first-edition Faulkner and Hemingway novels. “My parents were big book collectors and traders, always looking to get rarer and rarer editions of books,” says Randall. “The house was literally floor to ceiling books.” American Fiction Mark Noble started collecting books the year he graduated from college. Since that time, Noble has amassed a library of rare and first-edition fiction novels that is both valuable and enviable. His collection is based on books that he likes to read, and his preference has always been for American fiction writers who have written during his lifetime. Through many years of living abroad and traveling the world, his preference has expanded to include a number of foreign fiction writers and even a few non-fiction authors. For his favorite writers, he has en-

deavored to collect a first edition of every book they have written, many of which are signed by the authors. Noble’s favorite book in his collection is Norman Mailer’s “The Naked and the Dead.” “I wrote my undergrad thesis on Norman Mailer and he has always been one of my favorite authors. I have almost a complete collection of his works lacking only a few magazine articles and limited-distribution essays,” Noble says. “This book is also one of my most valuable, worth around $5,000 these days. I paid $45 for it years ago. I do not pay too much attention to the values, as this is not a financial investment for me, but something more.” Noble’s library, now close to 2,000 books, was faithfully dragged along on many moves since he started collecting in 1973, including a move overseas. The library has become cumbersome to travel with and now resides in his second home in Arrowhead, where he and his family spend a number of weeks each year. Noble is always adding to his library and is currently working on finding early works from two authors: Elmore Leonard and Dean Koontz. Embellished Covers People have long touted that it

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a stunning home on gore creek Rare opportunity to own an exquisite five bedroom, five and a half bathroom home in Gore Creek Place. Walk to the ski lifts or enjoy gorgeous, south-facing sunny views to Vail Mountain and Gore Creek from your expansive stone deck. This elegant mountain residence features a grand living room vaulted ceilings, generous main level master, ample recreation room, private hot tub, oversized two-car garage, luxurious furnishings and exceptional finishes.

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is bad practice to judge a book by its cover. But when building a library based mainly on the aesthetic that it will lend to a home, the cover is exactly what determines which books will be included in the collection. These types of libraries are often the charge of interior designers, and there are a few ways to go about building them. Numerous booksellers sell books “by the foot” based on a particular aesthetic. Often times, however, in order to compile a collection of books that all fit within the parameters of a specific look, many of the books may be entirely unknown titles and often times they are in foreign languages. But what about someone who wants a library that fits the look of their home and is comprised of books they actually want to read? Many by-the-foot retailers will source books based on specific subject or time periods, but it is unlikely that the purchaser will have the option to select the titles they will receive. That’s where Thatcher Wine of Boulder-based Juniper Books comes in. Wine invented the custom book jacket and launched it into the market in 2010. Through this method, Wine has created a niche for himself as an artist who is able to take a collection books with mixed colors and bindings and turn them into a beautiful piece of art that brings life to the shelf. Wine can take a collection of books and create custom leather jackets that perfectly fit each book in the collection and unerringly match the look and feel of his client’s home, as he did recently for a home in Red Sky Ranch. While Wine admits that many of his clients are not picky about what is inside the books on their shelves — hundreds of bargain-priced copies of the same bestseller from last year will do the job when they are all wrapped in beautiful, matching white vellum or a set of jackets that display a unique artwork. But Wine’s work also allows him to take a carefully curated collection of books and turn them into

a visually cohesive compilation. “Books are very personal and we all have reasons for buying certain books and deciding what to keep on our shelves,” Wine says. “I like working with families and helping them achieve something with their libraries that they didn’t necessarily think was possible — a very personalized collection of books that reflects their personalities and interests and also looks like it belongs in their home from a design perspective.” Since starting his business, Wine has had the opportunity to work on a number of high-profile projects, including a custom library created for the Architectural Digest Green Room at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. The result was a breathtaking collection that displayed some of the bestknown scenes from the history of film as artwork along the spines of entertainment biographies and books about film. Another of Wine’s favorite projects came about when he was asked by a client to help curate a collection of Jack London books and design custom jackets to cover them. Once he had a complete collection of early edition London novels, he commissioned Colorado artist Mario Miguel Echevarria to create custom artwork that reflected the adventurous nature of the author’s life. The resulting collection is undeniably beautiful and meaningful. No matter the reason for its creation, be it aesthetic or love of the written word, a privately cultivated library is a true treasure. As Cicero put it, “a room without books is like a body without a soul.”

Vail’s premier ski properties Rare opportunity to own at the best location in Manor Vail.This tastefully remodeled front row property is located directly in front of Chair 6. Enjoy your spacious great room with limestone fireplace and stone entertainment center. Slab granite counter tops, new appliances, stunning wood floors, Euro glass showers and fabulous furniture. Ski slope views to Golden Peak from living room and sunny patio. This exquisite ski-in/ski-out condo enjoys commanding southern views of Vail Mountain and Gore Creek. Beautifully furnished, this residence offers a lovely kitchen with large granite eating bar and a spacious great room with fireplace and deck access. Amenities include a new indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, ski lockers, rec room, fitness room, 24-hour on-site management.

Fantastic four bedroom, three bathroom condominium just steps to the Vail Golf Course Clubhouse, driving range and nordic center. The deck offers magnificent views of the Gore Range and surrounding mountains. Spacious bedrooms and an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Building amenities include pool, hot tub, underground parking and an excellent front desk service.

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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, 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). $1,495,000

Alcazar 220

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East Vail

On the East End Bordered by the Gore Range, East Vail offers stunning views and easy access


This August the biking warriors of the USA Pro Challenge will once again be battling through the genuine alpine environment of East Vail to the finish line in Beaver Creek. It’s doubtful that, in the throes of



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the race, the pros can give their environs an admiring glance — but the excitement of the community and the prevalent outdoor activities that dominate the East Vail area are something that should not be raced by.

You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy the hiking and biking trails of East Vail whether you’re sauntering beside the Gore Creek that makes its way through the neighborhood, or attacking one of the more challenging routes.

Big Horn Creek, Booth Creek or Gore Creek trails will dare the most hardcore athlete. Or a family bike ride over Vail Pass to Copper Mountain and beyond is a great way to spend the day. East Vail offers outdoor adven-

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ture year-round, which is one of the allures of this community. Technically governed by the sister-city of Vail, four miles west, East Vail presents its own unique version of beauty and excitement. The famous East Vail chutes are glorious whether cascading down the mountainside in the summertime or displaying a glorious frozen waterfall in the wintertime. Bordered by open space and White River National Forest, this expansive forest blends with winding streets lined with aspen, lodgepole and century-old blue spruce pines to create a magical wintery wonderland in the winter and a verdant paradise in the summer. Autumn is a visual delight as well with the glorious amber change of the aspen leaves beckoning many a photographer and sightseer to this specific community. Adjacent to East Vail is the 18-hole Vail Golf Course, driving range and the aptly named Happy Valley Grill; all are open for the public to enjoy. The facilities offer league play and group events as well as an exquisite backdrop for a most memorable wedding. The cultivated 46-year-old golf course displays breathtaking views of the Gore Mountain Range and does more than accommodate golf enthusiasts; in the winter the course provides a delightful playground of groomed skiing and snowshoeing trails that prove irresistible to both locals and guests alike. An active community, the



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4-Bed/5-Bath_A Prairie-Style single family home in one of Eagle Ranch’s premier neighborhoods. Panoramic views of Castle Peak and the Eagle Ranch Golf Course.


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5-Bed/4-Bath_Exceptional 5-bedroom single-family home in Eagle Ranch’s most popular family neighborhood. Cherry trim and floors, great sun and wonderful views.

Contact: John Nilsson CCIM, CRS 970-390-7600 Over 35 years of quality real estate services for the Vail valley.

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4-Bed/5-Bath_ This beautifully maintained single family home is enriched by meticulous landscaping and a wonderful location off the 9th Green of the Eagle Ranch Golf Course.

> Residences 41 > Priced from $199,000 to $6,250,000 > Vacant land 4 > Priced from $185,000 to $3,300,000

An Exceptional Home neighborhood gathers for an annual picnic held in Big Horn Park, which is also home to one of only two dog parks in Vail. Residents have a sense of pride in hosting an off-leash dog park where even their pets can thoroughly enjoy the outdoors. The vibrancy of the area provides the perfect home for Vail Mountain School, whose representatives worked in tandem with the East Vail community to develop a design that utilized building materials that were an appropriate representation of the locale. The school is 50 years old and one-third of the students attending the acclaimed school receive need-based assistance. Students commute from as far away as Breckenridge. The school's new locale is housed on land granted by Vail Resorts and came with the caveat that the Baldauf House be preserved. A historical structure built in 1906, the Baldauf House is one of the six remaining original buildings in the Vail Valley. Students and parents worked together as a school project to help with the restoration. Another historical building that resides in East Vail is currently under consideration for accreditation. Called the Circle K, the home of the sheep-ranching Kiahitpes was built in the 1930s was built in the 1930s and now functions as a bus stop. The bus routes that loop through East Vail provide expansive availability for easy commutes to Vail Village and beyond. Its location at the eastern-most end of the Vail Valley situates East Vail barely an hour away from Denver and its cosmopolitan amenities as well as being ideal as a second-home location with simple weekend commutes to the mountains from the city. The sweeping appeal of East Vail’s outdoor residences, ranging in variety from quaint cabins to contemporary estates, offers the picture postcard perfect alpine mountain environment whether the snow is flying, the flowers are blooming or the leaves are falling.

83 Eagle River Road

7-bedrooms | 7-baths | 6,848 +/- Sq. Ft | 2-Car Garage

$4,900,000 There is no other mountain contemporary single family like this one. The customized finish level will astound you. Located along the banks of Eagle River, a complete interior and exterior remodel was done to take advantage of the views up and down the river. The perfect floorplan allows main floor living with a master suite. Lower level walk out enjoys a flag stone patio, bar, hot tub, office, work out room and guest suite. Too many extras to mention, this is a must see.

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Riverhouse 3 | Vail Village Located in the coveted Bishop Park neighborhood, within Vail Village, is this tastefully remodeled and furnished two-bedroom residence. Enjoy south-facing views towards Vail Mountain from every room as well as the nice large front patio. $3,300,000 | 2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,555 Square Feet

Mt. Haus 556 | Vail Village

395 Forest Road | Vail Village

This completely remodeled and tastefully furnished two-bedroom, twobathroom residence is located in the heart of the Vail Village with south-facing views of Vail Mountain. $1,550,000 | 2 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,036 Square Feet

Newly constructed four-bedroom custom home, ideally located on Vail Mountain. With its noble south-facing front entrance, its appeal is immediate, and opens up to an interior highlighted by 18th century Austrian wood beams, magnificent stone and tile work. Steps to Vail’s renowned ski slopes. $7,900,000 | 4 Beds, 4 Full Baths & 2 Half Baths | 4,397 Square Feet

970 Fairway Drive | Vail Golf Course

120 East Lions Lane | Minturn

Backing up to national forest, filled with Aspen and Pine trees, this four-bedroom Vail Golf Course home enjoys a spectacular mountain setting. Spacious interior living spaces and walking distance to Vail Village. $2,975,000 | 4 Beds, 4.5 Baths | 3,011 Square Feet

Designer furnished Minturn Townhome in great condition with minimal owner use since being constructed. The only residence in the complex with a hot tub, and is also being sold with a 2000 V8 Toyota Land Cruiser. $549,000 | 3 Beds, 3.5 Baths | 1,654 Square Feet


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63 Avondale Lane, V.M.R. 113/114 | Beaver Creek Ski-in/ski-out four-bedroom residence ideally located in the heart of the Beaver Creek Village. The single-level floor plan offers a unique village living experience with excellent proximity to all the onsite amenities. $1,850,000 | 4 Beds, 4 Baths | 2,120 Square Feet

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285 Little Andorra Road | Cordillera

121 Spring Place | Lake Creek

Set amidst mature Aspen trees and situated on over 4.5 acres resides this private and exceptionally finished home. A thoughtfully designed interior with many spacious living areas that open up to numerous outdoor living spaces. $3,800,000 | 5 Beds, 5 Full Baths & 3 Half Baths | 7,413 Square Feet

Custom ranch-style home on nearly 5 private acres with sweeping views. Grand vaulted ceilings and high-end finishes complement an ideal open floor plan with multiple private outdoor living areas, 5 fireplaces and a 3-car garage. $1,995,000 | 5 Beds, 4.5 Baths | 4,505 Square Feet

38 Aspen Bluff Lane | Red Sky Ranch

1003 Lake Creek Road | Lake Creek

Newly constructed mountain modern designed custom home situated on a large private lot in the gated Red Sky Ranch community. 180 degree unobstructed views, Colorado hand-hewn beetle kill beams and floor to ceiling stonework. $2,590,000 | 4 Beds, 4 Full Baths & 2 Half Baths | 4,640 Square Feet

Situated on 37 acres, along roughly 1,050 feet of private Lake Creek frontage, is this stunning mountain estate and ranch property. Zoned for horses and offering access to an additional 120-acres of pristine Colorado wilderness, this property is located only minutes from the world-renowned ski slopes of Vail and Beaver Creek. $9,495,000 | 8 Beds, 9.5 Baths | 12,586 Square Feet



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Best of the Best Luxurious amenities, a dedicated staff and prime location are all part of this Solaris residence


Solaris stands proudly in the center of Vail Village surrounded by all of its excitement and beauty. Just outside the front door — for those who are fortunate enough to own a residence in Solaris — is, just a quick walk away, the ski lift and farmers market, some of the world’s finest dining



and most exclusive shops, and thrilling events ranging from street-side music concerts to kayaking competitions. Or, one need not even leave the luxurious premises to find leisure activities and pampering to fit the needs of the most discerning owners. Seventy-nine residences grace

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singletree | 640 winslow road

singletree | 341 foal circle

4 Bedroom | 4.5 bath

5 Bedroom | 3.5 bath

Beautiful home with room for large family gatherings. This home has a great family room off a very large kitchen. Separate dining room, living room, office and an oversized 3 car garage on the main level. The upper level has a spacious master suite and 3 more bedrooms and baths, huge exercise room, laundry and lots of storage. The big, flat backyard has lovely western views.

This home has it all! Fabulous great room which opens to gourmet kitchen and big breakfast room, spacious main level master suite, breathtaking views, oversized 3-car garage and the main level is handicap accessible. The walk-out lower level has 4 more bedrooms, family room, game room and a lovely covered patio.

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singletree | 190 mesquite

east side | 1905 west gore creek drive

5 Bedroom | 5.5 bath

3 Bedroom | 3 bath

Elegant home with in obstructed views to Game Creek and Arrowhead. The grand entry leads to an open great room and dining room with vaulted ceilings and large picture windows. Beautiful master suite on main level as well as office and 3 car garage. Walk-out lower level has a game room and 4 big bedrooms each with a bath.

Beautifully remodeled, fully furnished home perched above Gore Creek and just a quick walk to the Town of Vail free bus. Huge bedrooms for all your family and friends. There is a hot tub outside the master bedroom which opens to a patio on the river. A stunning setting just minutes from Vail Village. Great rental income too!

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this prime location, but Solaris Residence 3H East stands apart. In the original offering of the Solaris Residences, 3H East was hand selected for its location, which includes stunning mountain views and exceptional sunny, private outdoor patios. The contemporary design by Monterrey architect Edmundo Salinas began with a fresh palette: to create this fine, most luxurious living space all of the original finishes, except the

bathrooms, were replaced with custom woodwork by Arrigoni Woods, combining rustic materials with modern finishings for a sophisticated look that is precisely what many of today’s elite Vail buyers crave. Hand selected cabinetry from Italy adds to the impressive presentation. Other extraordinary finishes such as a wire-brushed white oak floor



and reclaimed Austrian spruce paneling enhance the setting. Windows have been replaced by walls of sliding glass doors that open to bring the glorious mountain outdoors inside. The private outdoor living space in this residence is beyond spacious, uncommon for a Vail Village home in this type of key location. The residence patios enjoy the tranquil views overlooking Golden Peak, offering a quiet place for a leisurely cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at the end of the day, sipped in complete serenity. This extraordinary 4 bedroom, 5 bath home also boasts a high-tech media room, which adds to the entertaining possibilities, particularly for the owners’ three college and high-school aged boys and the many friends who enjoy the opportunity to visit Vail. And because there is no hotel component within this lavish complex, the complete attention of the excellent staff is sharply focused on the residence owners and their guests. The multilingual staff helps owners begin their day with complimentary newspapers in the lobby and provides the assistance and facilities to complete a day packed with fun, relaxation and memory-filled hours. A concierge’s desk, laundry and dry cleaning services, supervised child care and babying sitting service, an indoor swimming pool, spa and wellness center, and even an ice skating rink, are all at your

doorstep. Within your building are noted restaurants such as Matsuhisa Nobu, Bol and CineBistro, which will present delectable meals in the evening, and the Yeti’s Grind coffee shop

The residence patios enjoy the tranquil views overlooking Golden Peak

residence and he was impressed by the finishes, the furnishings and the location, including the ski slope views and the outdoor living space. He gave a it two thumbs up; very high praise, to this unique and exclusive home — truly the best of the best. In an internationally renowned resort town with extraordinary properties at every turn, it’s difficult to stand out. But when you are looking for the very best, something that puts you in a class by yourself, look no further than Solaris 3H East.

Property Profile: > Vail Village > 141 East Meadow Drive, Solaris Residence 3H East

can start your day with a hearty breakfast and caffeine kick. Solaris is the most technically advanced building in Vail and includes cameras on the plaza and on the mountain as well as I-70 so owners can have complete, up to date information in real time to help determine their plans for the day. The 3H East Residence also includes electronics by Xssentials by Thul that integrate with I-pads via Crestron system that controls your home features at the touch of a button. Recently the developer of the Solaris property, Peter Knobel, was sitting in the living room at the 3H East Residence. This was his first experience in this completely finished custom

> 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, den/ media room > Approximately 3,094 sq. ft. > Fully designer furnished > Underground parking > Ski-storage at base of ski hill > Five-star service > $8,500,000 listing agent Donna Caynoski Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Bridge Street Office 970.390.4324

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As the national real estate market recovers, so does the Vail Valley market. Buyers are moving quickly to purchase homes and take advantage of continued low mortgage rates and sellers, many of whom have been waiting for the right time to list their home, are coming off the sidelines and listing their properties. In fact, the Vail Board of REALTORS® (VBR) second quarter 2013 Quarterly Indicators Report shows that for the first time in recent history, local MLS listings are increasing as more owners recognize that the market is ripe and record low inventories are being consumed quickly — especially in certain price ranges. “We’ve seen a lot of activity in the $750,000-and-below price range recently,” says Julie Retzlaff, Chairperson of the Vail Board of REALTORS®. “Buyers are taking advantage of mortgage rates and the fact that this market segment is very fluid right now.” It’s widely accepted that the bottom of the real estate market has passed and many buyers are feeling a sense of urgency to purchase while rates remain low and before home prices climb. Further, though new listings are on the rise, there are still limited options based on some commonly sought criteria. A potential seller is currently in the stronger position if he or she has been waiting until the



right time to list their home and see the return that they want. “In many cases that time is now,” says Michael Routh, MLS Director for VBR and a local REALTOR. “Though there are

countless reasons why owners may have been hesitant to list a home, many concerns are being alleviated by the current market. Most notably, there are many interested buyers right now with

few options to choose from. That, coupled with the increasing sales prices commanded by sellers, makes this a good time to sell a home that you may have been hesitant to list in recent years.” Routh also notes that the days of limited inventory may be fleeting as investors who bought at the bottom of the market will recognize the opportunity to see returns and begin to list and sell their investment properties. As the supply of homes on the market becomes greater, the market will become more competitive. Led Gardner, also a member of VBR’s Board of Directors and a Vail Valley REALTOR®, says that August and September can be a strategic times to list properties in the multi-million dollar range, properties that represent the higher end of the real estate market. Year-to-date, properties in this segment have been moving more slowly than less expensive properties, but Gardner believes that may change. “We’ve seen an increase in the number of people looking for more expensive real estate this summer,” he says. “Many of these buyers visit the Vail Valley several times over the summer months, looking at real estate during each visit. They then make their final decision to buy at the end of the summer or early fall, with the intent of closing on a purchase and spending the holidays or

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ski season in their new home. For potential sellers who have been considering listing their more expensive home, bringing a fresh listing to market during this time is often a smart move.” Gardner and many of his peers believe that while the sales activity in the $3 million and above segment has not been as active as that in the $750,000 and below segment, that trend may be about to change. “Many would-be buyers of multi-million dollar real estate have been investing their money in the stock market and seeing returns that exceed that which would have been realized in real estate during the same time period,” adds Gardner. “As the economy continues to stabilize, I predict that many of those investors will return to purchasing real estate, increasing the demand for luxury homes in the Vail Valley.”

“Roughly two thirds of sales can be tied to online advertising or listing,” says Routh. “These sales typically happen in one of two ways. The buyer learns of the property through the marketing efforts of a listing REALTOR® such as MLS listings, yard signs, open houses or print advertising or the buyer contacts a REALTOR® with the qualities and price point that they are looking for in a home and the REALTOR® shows them homes that fit those criteria. In either scenario, if your home is a pocket listing, you will miss countless opportunities sell it.” Gardner agrees, saying that the pocket listing, or unofficial listings not entered into the MLS, often leads to little or no exposure to prospective buyers, less potential for competition, longer days on market and, if the home sells, often

“Many buyers are feeling a sense of urgency to purchase while rates remain low and before home prices climb.”

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Both Routh and Gardner agree that regardless of the type of property one wants to sell and what its potential sales price is, the most strategic way to sell a property is by listing it with a skilled professional who specializes in that specific market. Local REALTORS® use their knowledge of the Vail Valley’s unique market niches and all of the marketing tools available to them to help sellers get the most money from their property and do so in a timely manner. Each expert touts the benefits of utilizing a REALTOR with access to a Multiple List Service (MLS) to help with selling a home. By not officially listing a property in the MLS, sellers miss out on reaching countless qualified buyers. It is important not to underestimate the power of the MLS and services of a knowledgeable REALTOR.

times a lower sales price. “Bottom line,” adds Gardner. “Hiring a skilled and committed professional is the best way to accomplish your sale.” With summer in full swing and the 2013-2014 ski season around the corner, sellers of real estate in the Vail Valley are in a strong position. Well priced homes are moving quickly and buyers seem anxious to take advantage of low mortgage rates and purchase before sales prices further escalate. “If you have been considering listing your home, I recommend contacting a local REALTOR® and discussing how they can help you do so with the best result,” says Julie Retzlaff. “The Vail Board of REALTORS® website,, is an excellent resource about our unique market and for finding REALTORS® and Affiliates Members to meet your real estate needs.”

NEW LISTINGS YTD 2012 928 YTD 2013 689 % CHANGE -4.1%







PENDING SALES YTD 2012 550 YTD 2013 533 % CHANGE -3.1%








CLOSED SALES YTD 2012 480 YTD 2013 481 % CHANGE +0.2%







PCT. OF LIST PRICE RECEIVED YTD 2012 93.5% YTD 2013 95.3 % CHANGE +1.9%


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581 Singletree Road 4 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | 3,275 sq. ft. | $995,000 Michael Budd, 970-376-4511

2865 Aspen Lane 4 Bedroom | 4 Bath| 2,172 sq. ft. | $999,999 Carolyn Piper, 970-376-3051

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361 Longhorn Road 3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 3,889 sq. ft. | $995,000 Alida Zwaan, 970-471-0291


Lion Square Lodge No. 372 Studio | 1 Bath | 337 sq. ft. | $505,000 Dave Cole, 970-331-6867

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Manor Vail No. 267/167 1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | 687 sq. ft. $732,500/$738,500 Bethany Boston-Johnson, 970-390-4347

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Park Hyatt Week 1 3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 1,953 sq. ft. | $199,900 Marla Hillerich, 970-390-7049

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11 Highline Drive 3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 3,295 sq. ft. | $2,750,000 Jacquelyn Northrop, 970-390-2315

349 Borders Road 5 Bedroom | 4 Full/Half Bath | 7,641 sq. ft. | $5,875,000 Jacquelyn Northrop, 970-390-2315

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Ironwood No. 3 4 Bedroom | 3 Full/2 Half Bath | 2,949 sq. ft. | $2,595,000 Marla Hillerich, 970-390-7049


Montaneros No. 407 3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath | 1,582 sq. ft. | $1,750,000 Dave Cole, 970-331-6867


410 Brett Trail South 4 Bedroom | 4 Full/2 Half Bath | $1,966,000 Alida Zwaan, 970-471-0291

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Highlands Lodge No. 407 3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath | 1,360 sq. ft. | $1,395,000 Dave Cole, 970-331-6867

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

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

770 old creaMery road creaMery ranch – edwards

Located in the gated Creamery Ranch Community, this 5 bedroom single-family home that sits on 2.48 acres offers panoramic views in a quiet, private location only 5 minutes from Edwards for restaurants, shopping and more. Family room, media room, office/ den, sauna and 3-car garage add the additional touches to make this a perfect primary or second home. $1,998,000 For additional information go to

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A little off the beaten path Part 2: Cordillera By kathy filgo

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series about some of Vail’s “hidden communities” that offer homes and amenities to both residents and visitors.

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From the valley floor to the top of the summit, Cordillera’s four golfing communities offer more than a great round of golf. This is a vibrant and involved community with a multitude of organized activities throughout the year that include outdoor jaunts and social get-togethers. But this beautiful, dramatic place to live and play also hosts many events and venues that include non-residents. To set the stage: Cordillera has a combined total area of more than seven thousand acres. Each of the four gated Cordillera areas — The Ranch, The Summit, The Divide and the Valley Club — present a richness of environment, yet offer their own unique appeal. • The Ranch features low-density living with approximately 70 percent of its land preserved as open space. The community backs onto 3 million acres of Forest Service Land. An extensive system of more than 20 miles of manicured hiking and cross-country trails meander throughout the neighborhood. One mile of Eagle River frontage offers opportunities for the avid fisherman. And the Hale Irwin Signature design mountain golf course provides a captivating varied landscape that brings challenges to everyone’s game. • Continue through The Ranch up the majestic mountain to The Summit where you are greeted with compelling 360-degree views of the Gore and Sawatch Ranges, New York Mountain, Seven Hermits, Castle Peak and the Flat Tops. With unequalled privacy this community at the top of the mountain focuses on outdoor activities and maintains a state-of the-art athletic facility. The crown jewel is the Jack



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Nicklaus Signature Design golf course with stunning, 100-mile views where players are tested by the natural, rolling terrain of sage and spruce covered hills. • The Divide provides a European ambiance that begins with The Lodge & Spa at the peak of the community and is pervasive throughout the area. The Divide is reminiscent of Europe’s mountain villages with the characteristic slate roofs, stone and stucco exteriors and hammered iron accents. The 10-hole golf course was designed by Dave Pelz, the so-called master of the short game. • A Tom Fazio Design golf course is located in The Valley Club and presents a longer playing season due to its lower elevation and southern exposure. The high-mountain desert terrain creates a striking contrast with the 62


emerald green golf course. The prime location of The Valley Club places Vail and Beaver Creek, Edwards, schools and the airport conveniently just minutes away. These exclusive, gated communities offer residents a myriad

While three of the Cordillera golf courses are members-only, the Short Course located on The Divide is available for the pleasure of everyone. Located on Squaw Creek Road, the entrance to three of the Cor-

An extensive system of more than 20 miles of manicured hiking and cross-country trails meander throughout the neighborhood.

of amenities and social activities, but there are many exciting opportunities that are shared with the public, enabling these private and discriminating environments to be enjoyed by all.

dilleras, is an equestrian center. The impeccable barn boards horses and is available to anyone. For the western rider Bear Cat Stables offers toured trail riding, including three-day riding trips

between Cordillera and Aspen. Bravo! concerts and other exciting events are held at The Lodge & Spa in The Divide. The Lodge & Spa has been acknowledged as the number one rated resort in “Colorado for Food & Service” by Condé Nast Reader’s Gold List Poll and all are invited to dine in the two unique restaurants on the premises: Mirador and the authentic Irish pub, Grouse on the Green. Other restaurants within the Cordillera gates are available for the public to enjoy as well: Timberline restaurant offers a stunning environment with expansive windows and a delightful patio taking in the fairway of the Mountain Course. The Chaparral with sun-drenched terraces from which to enjoy the expansive mountain views and a delicious lunch or dinner is available in

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the Cordillera Valley Club. For memorable summertime experiences of a lifetime, Cordy Camp, conducted at The Ranch, is an adventure for children. This summer day-camp features a multitude of organized activities such as swimming in the pool that includes slides and bridges, golf, tennis, camping, arts and crafts, bowling, "Kids' Night" and field trips to places such as 4 Eagle Ranch. Anyone can take advantage of this unforget-

table opportunity for children to learn, play and bond in the inimitable Cordillera Ranch. In the past, when the snow falls, the Golf Pro Shop at The Ranch converted to the Winter Haus Nordic Center and offered rentals for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on a challenging groomed course. This breathtaking setting provides an exciting winter activity and the public was welcomed. With numerous transitions underway at Cordil-

lera the future of the Nordic Center is under discussion. One of only two dog parks in the Valley is located in the Cordillera area. Residents and locals alike often gather on Wednesday nights to share a glass of wine and some doggie talk. An Art Show will be held in the Cordillera area (near the Fire House) on July 20 & 21. The show will feature highend art and jewelry by a well filtered group of artists.

> Residences 46 > Priced from $745,000 to $7,700,000 > Vacant land 37 > Priced from $65,000 to $1,500,000 Properties sold in 2012 > Residences 20 > Sale Price $785,000 to $2,800,000 > Vacant land 16 > Sale Price $50,000 to $475,000



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In this dining room designed by Slifer Designs, the painter was given damask fabric as inspiration for the walls.

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couple decades ago, faux painting became a victim of the do-it-yourself movement; the term became a catch-all for amateurs taking carpet squares, rags and sponges and making all kinds of patterns upon their walls. Meanwhile, professionals kept up with the latest techniques, and then the economic downturn hit, forcing the best of the best to continue to hone their skills. Now that the economy is turning around, expert faux finishers and decorative wall artists are able to showcase what they’ve learned, practiced and mastered over the years.

By Kimberly Nicoletti Photos courtesy Slifer Designs

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How faux began to fail When the economy tanked, one of the first things to decline for homeowners was spending disposable income on decorative wall art. “Part of the problem when the economy hit was faux painting was taken out of bids because it was more of a discretionary expense,” said Jim Gannon of Vail Valley Decorative and General Painting. “It’s expensive, and a lot of people don’t know what they’re getting because the terminology over the years has been use in the wrong way … on HGTV, people see the beginning and the end, but they don’t see the prep work, so it looks easier.” He said faux painting started

they were doing,” he said. The word “faux” loosely means “fake,” but originates from the French word, “imitation.” In its true form, faux finishes imitate other natural items, from wood, stone, leather and suede to Old World looks and worn looks. Gannon specializes in Old World finishes, a classic European style. “It’s not a fad,” he said. “Our stuff doesn’t go out of style.”

This Slifer Designs powder room's walls were painted by the same artist, who used deep red paint to beautiful effect.

Reinvention of faux With the combination of a bad reputation and an even worse economy, “everybody had to change their game,” said Joe Wakeman of Norlin-Wakeman studios. So professionals began to accent one wall or so,

out as a hobby, with people decorating a box, mirror or frame, then applying the technique to walls, but the problem came with keeping wall edges wet enough to blend well, especially in this dry climate. Once the do-ityourself fad portrayed faux painting as easy – and actually resulted in a less than desired product, many home designers began to look down on the technique, hardly viewing it as a high art. Plus, most finishes resulted from experimentation, where people wrote down their steps and introduced a new finish. He said that in the Vail Valley, unfortunately, sophisticated faux finishes exist in “very limited areas … there are more bad faux finishes than there are good because the guys doing it didn’t know what



rather than an entire home. As a result, professionals began to “reinvent themselves,” Wakeman said, and in the process, become more like fine artists, instead of “painters.” Rather than simply ragging or sponging, experts began recreating materials, such as marble – and even bas relief effects, on walls. Painters who simply took a week training and called themselves faux artists have, by now, mostly fallen out of the market because they didn’t possess the background skills to survive as professional tradesmen. And the do-it-yourself kits usually resulted in an effect “downright unattractive,” he said. “Nowadays, we try to be more intentional,” Wakeman said. “We still recreate materials.”

A bas relief wall by Norlin-Wakeman Studios.

Photos courtesy Slifer Designs (top) and Norlin-Wakeman Studios (below).

Now that faux painting has become, essentially, true wall art, homeowners are showing more interest again – and they have many more options to choose from.

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But, in the last few years, it has leaned toward more functional art, rather than pure decoration, he added. For instance, homeowners began to desire camo-blending: camouflaging unattractive cover plates in a room or applying attractive cabinet grains to salvage – and give a second life to – kitchen cabinets, rather than throwing them out; some examples included toning wood grain, or adding imagery, such as decorative pine cones to accent mountain décor. “We began to do much smaller things – focus on a wall or a room or an item rather than doing a whole house -which lends itself to a greater degree of artistry because you’re not creating a consistent look or finish throughout the whole house,” he said. As a result, faux finishes became more artistic by adding additional layers, or aesthetics, and the cost decreased, which also helped pique homeowners’ interest in “faux painting.” Now that faux painting has become, essentially, true wall art, homeowners are showing more interest again – and they have many more options to choose from. And faux painters still offer older techniques: Chipped antique stripping, which involves applying full-bodied glaze stripes, then chipping and scrapping the paint to give it an aged look. Color washing uses thin washes of glaze over a base color. Dragging creates a textured appearance. Glazing often achieves an Old World, or Tuscan, look. Stenciling can be very subtle rather than in-your-face. As Swanepoel Painting in the Vail Valley points out, organic earth clay finishes are a nice complement to the Green Build movement. And then there are plastering techniques, such as Venetian plastering, which gives walls the appearance of natural stone or marble by applying layers of plaster. And fresco involves fine art talent, because

it results in murals painted on plaster walls or ceilings; one example is the work of Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel. The best decorative wall art are those that take days, if not weeks, to complete. One of the latest trends involves handmade wall coverings, which is a new take on the old idea of wallpaper. For this technique, artistic painters create a pattern on liner paper; the practice allows for more color options and textures, Wakeman said. Bonnie Norlin-Wakeman, who received her degree as a fine artist, is now creating bas relief wall art using plaster and other techniques. Her most popular offering is aspen trees in entry ways, which she says are perfect locations because they’re often very tall walls and “there’s not a lot you can do with them (otherwise) to make a statement,” she said. Because the three-dimensional aspen trees make such a statement, they become “an architecture form instead of an art piece, because they’re custom

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Offered at $7,250,000 | 87 Acres & Water Rights The Almont Resort is a year-round running Resort halfway between Crested Butte and Gunnison. Located on the confluence of the East and Taylor Rivers: includes 3/4 mile of Gold Medal fishing, water rights, a restaurant, bar, fly shop, cabins and more. MLS# 918097

2420 Colorow Rd, Edwards

Offered at $2,200,000 | Zoned For 2 Horses Located in a gated community featuring 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Robert Lepper ironwork, custom Cherry floors, doors & trim. Transom windows, 3 wood stoves, a wood burning fireplace & a large solarium/greenhouse add a cozy warmth to this unique estate home. MLS# 917743

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3230 Katsos Ranch Rd, Vail

St. James Place #R-127, Beaver Creek

Offered at $4,425,000 | 8 Bedrooms. 9 Baths

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

Pre-Construction opportunity to purchase the entire duplex, unit 1 or unit 2 separately, of this amazing home. Top of the line finishes include: knotty alder doors and trim, stainless appliances, Wolf-gas stove, Sub Zero fridge, Asko dishwasher, stucco and timber exterior, air-conditioning and Ecostar roofing. Call today for more details. Brokers have plans. MLS# 917605

Ski into this 3 Bedroom condo. Within walking distance to all Beaver Creek has to offer. On-site amenities include the newly renovated indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, sauna, steam room, underground parking, fitness center, ski lockers and gracious common area. MLS# 916856

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Peaceful Spots Making your garden pet and kid-friendly By Becky Garber


e think of our yards as A safe haven. It’s where the dog romps and the kids can run barefoot in the sheer delight of summer. But the places where little feet and paws step and the temptations for tasting should be a concern.



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342 Gore Trail | Cordillera

231 Rawhide Road | Singletree

160 Nottingham Road | Avon

4 bed | 6 bath | 6,102 +/- sq ft Acreage on 18th fairway

4 bed | 3 bath | 3,016 +/- sq ft Gorgeous golf course living

5 bed | 3 bath | 2,799 +/- sq ft Rare, spacious end unit townhome




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2080 Meadow Brook Drive | Vail

River Pines #B204 | Edwards

6 bed | 7 bath | 7,407 +/- sq ft Green built golf course living

4 bed | 6.5 bath | 4551 +/- sq ft Privately nestled in the hillside

3 bed | 2 bath | 1,314 +/- sq ft Walk to all the amenities of Edwards




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Check out the edging. Paws cut by the steel edging that separates grass areas from bed areas is one of the most common of all pet injuries. Sharp steel edging is also dangerous for kids if they step or fall on it. Better options: edging with a rounded edge on top, poured concrete, bricks or pavers. Strange but true: many dogs eat rocks! • If you use river rock as mulch and your dog swallows them, you’re looking at a life-threatening situation and serious surgery. Crushed granite is also small enough to be eaten and its sharp edges can cut paws and feet. • Bark and wood mulches often trigger undesirable chewing and this light-weight mulch is easily kicked out of beds. Better option: cobble. About the size of a large baked potato, these rounded rocks are too big for dogs to eat or kick out of beds. Don’t park your dog on the deck. Dark wood decking gets extremely hot and dogs left on decks all day have suffered heat strokes. Splinters hurt paws and feet. Water features are good for dogs if the kids are old enough to play safely around them. Dogs perspire through their feet, so walking through the water is cooling. They also provide an ongoing source of water for hot days; be sure water cleaners are non-toxic. What about plants? Weeds are more than an unsightly. Prickly ones like thistle are painful. Some weeds, like purslane, are toxic to dogs. Gardening tip: Don’t weed in front of the dog. It teaches him to dig and pull up plants, which can ruin the yard and might make him sick. Wild mushrooms that tend to erupt after rainy periods can be toxic so deal with them quickly. Don’t rake or mow them as that spreads the spores. Wear a disposable glove, pick them and dispose of them in a bag that goes in the trash. Never compost mushrooms.



Water features are good for dogs if the kids are old enough to play safely around them.

Common landscape plants that are toxic to pets Many plants and even some that are edible to humans are toxic to pets. Avoid these plants if your dog is

prone to digging up or chewing on plant material: • Foxglove/digitalis can cause heart failure. Is toxic to humans and pets. • Lilies. Easter lily, tiger lily, day lily, lily of the val-

ley and Asiatic or Oriental lily are know to be toxic to cats — and perhaps dogs. • Spring bulbs. Daffodil foliage will cause gastrointestinal upset, but the bulb itself can cause seizures. Most spring-flowering bulbs are toxic if the dog digs them up and chews them. Plant them in the front yard. • Iris rhizomes at the base of the plant. • Tall ornamental grasses. Dogs often eat these plants and the sharp grass blades cut their stomachs.



FROM RUSTIC Lake creek charm....

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3 Bed, 3 Bath | 2 Car Garage on Nearly 2 Acres | Generous Decks with EndlessViews Over Lake Creek

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Toxic fruits and veggies Some of our common edibles aren’t suitable for pets. • Onions: mature and green onions, garlic and leeks, both raw and cooked, are toxic to dogs. • Rhubarb. • Hops are toxic, so if you grow them for home-brewed beer, be aware. • Chamomile, which some gardeners grow for tea, is another pet toxin. • Grapes are very toxic to dogs and that includes dried grapes — i.e., raisins. • Seeds of stone fruits such as peaches, cherries and apricots contain cyanide, which can poison pets. Notice whether your pet eats fallen fruit and how much, then check with your vet. Composting tip: If you compost, use an enclosed tumbler bin as the smell attracts animals. Bacteria in decomposing matter can make them sick. Vail

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1931 Paintbrush | Mountain Star Avon, Colorado | Single Family | Amazing Opportunity Abuts Forest 5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 6001 Sq Ft / 2.14 Acres $2,950,000

1183 Cabin Circle | Vail Golf Course Single Family | The Best View in Vail 5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 6263 Sq Ft / .72 Acres | Web Id: 20791517 $5,900,000

2448 E. Haystacker | Highlands, Eagle Ranch Single Family | Eagle, Colorado | Custom Home 5 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms | 6150 Sq Ft / .912 Acres | Web Id: 20791470 $1,199,000 | Broker Owned

Vail Golfcourse Townhomes #62 & #64 (1738 Golf Lane) 62 Townhome (furnished) | Vail Golf Course | Vail, Colorado | Close to Vail Village 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 2673 Sq Ft | Web Id: 20791206 | $1,550,000 64 Townhome (furnished) | Vail Golf Course | Vail, Colorado Close to Vail Village | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 2724 Sq Ft | $1,500,000

Overlook At Vail Townhome #5 (1330 Sandstone Drive) Vail, Colorado | Gore Range and Mountain Views 3 Bedrooms Plus Large Family Room | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2182 Sq Ft $865,000


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Beaver Creek | Beaver Creek Landing | $850,000 Ski in/Ski out 2 Bedroom Penthouse

Singletree | 140 Howard Drive | $1,395,000 Beautiful yard, views and 6 Bedrooms

Ridge At Las Vistas #30 | New Construction | $969,000 4 Bedrooms, 2 car garage



Bachelor Gulch | Single Family | $4,250,000 Ski in/Ski out with Huge Views!

Singletree | 50 Filly Drive | $649,000 Views | 4 bedrooms | fenced yard!

Vail | Ptarmigan Townhomes #33 | $729,000 On the Creek and Bus Route in Vail!

RE D U CE D Vail | 1699 Buffehr Creek | $2,695,000 Gore Range Views, NEW Construction!

Beaver Creek | Beaver Creek Lodge #604 | $3,695,000


THE Premier Penthouse in Beaver Creek Village!

Beaver Creek | Elk Track #12 | $2,749,000 Ski into 5 Bedrooms and a 2 car garage!

Beaver Creek | McCoy Peak Lodge #406 | $2,991,500



Ski in/Ski out 5 Bedroom Penthouse

Avon | Westin #205 | $729,000 Walk to the Gondola 2 Bedroom Condo

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Lake Creek | $395,000 2.6 acres




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

VAIL ARROWHEAD 1345 Westhaven Pinecone Lodge #302 $899,000 $6,995,000

Steps to Lovely 5 the base of Arrowhead bedroom, 6.5 mountain is this bath single family very comfortable home on the 18th 3 bedroom/3 green of the Vail bath penthouse Golf withCourse views ofwith the lots of features! slopes. Updated kitchen and fully furnished. CONTACT: Rick Messmer CONTACT: 970.376.0041 Heidi Bintz, Prudential 970.390.8383, Colorado Heidi.Bintz@ Properties

Two-story This is a unique windows provide opportunity for and anatural familylight to own warmth to this 3 an architectural bedroom, 3 bath masterpiece in top-floor residence Vail! Designed with partial ski by Kyle Webb, slope views. Enjoy built Shaeffer all theby amenities Construction, that Arrowhead truly has toutilizes offer! its mountain setting. CONTACT:

Barbara Scrivens 970-471-1223 CONTACT: Tyra Rudrud, 970.376.2258

ARROWHEAD BACHELOR GULCH 60 Windermere 4 Horizon DriveCircle $1,995,000 $8,495,000

CORDILLERA 166 Cimarron $1,950,000

CORDILLERA 3235 Katsos Ranch Rd $1,579,000

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

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,

The most convenient location in Arrowhead. A short stroll to Country Club of the Rockies and skiing. Beautifully remodeled fully managed home at The Greens. Excellent open floor plan, master suite on the main floor level with the great room and kitchen.


This home Kevin M. Kenney showcases 970.331.6037 Fuller Sotheby’s exquisite 270International degree views of Realty the Gore Range to the East and Castle Peak to the West.


Anna Menz 970.845.2330 David Adkins 970.569.2109

CORDILLERA AVON Lodge at Brookside #211 392 Legacy Trail $219,000 $1,995,000

EAGLE 641 Green Mountain Dr. $698,000

AVON CREEK BEAVER Westin Creek Riverfront Resort Beaver Lodge 510 #546 $975,000 $3,395,000

AVON Westin Riverfront Resort #451 $2,300,000

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,,

Deed Restricted Great buy on this 4 bedroom 31 3/4 walk Bed,bath 1.5 BA out ranch style home, wrap around decks and Brookside Lodge extra large detached garage Only unit.$147.50 High end per sq. ft. CONTACT: David Lach, 970-766-7355 finishes along Re/Max Vail Valley with resort type amenities including pool, hot tub, and gym with locker room.

2B,2B,1337sf,(turn-key). Top floor West-SouthWest facing with views of Pool, River, Ski Slopes and mountains from deck. Beautiful finish level, top floor with vaulted ceilings. CONTACT: Karen Wilhelm, 970-390-2480, Prudential Colorado Properties,

3B, 4B luxury living. Best location in the the best bldg! One of South facing, 270 degree views of River,inSki locations Slopes, Mountains. One of few with curved Beaver Creek. wall in Great Room, floor to ceiling windows. Great ski slope CONTACT: Karen Wilhelm, 970-390-2480 views, all four bedrooms are on


Eileen Duke RE/MAX Vail Valley 970-390-5998



the creek side, huge balcony overlooking Beaver Creek and the slopes, great for entertaining.


Eric Burgund, 970.845.2006 FEBRUARY 2013 | VAIL VALLEY HOME


BEAVER CREEK 292 Holden Road $2,850,000

BEAVER CREEK 329 Holden Road $4,950,000 Wow, what a view! Spectacular custom 5 bedroom/8 bath home with big views. Over 7000 square feet with multiple living areas.

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



Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383, Heidi.Bintz@

Barbara Scrivens 970-471-1223

CORDILLERA 1122 Red Draw $2,195,000

BEAVER CREEK Creekside B-501 $1,425,000

Mountain views, comfort, wonderful layout, highest quality construction with 5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms. Large kitchen & family room with a large deck overlooking the valley.

Incredible value. Large 3 bd + den 2361 sq. ft. skiin/ski-out condo. 4th bd possible!



Mick Kelly 970-376-5617 Fuller BCV

Heidi Bintz 970.390.8383


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BEAVER CREEK 103 Borders Road $11,250,000 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!


Mick Kelly 970.376.5617 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty



BEAVER CREEK Elkhorn Lodge #310 $1,492,000 This ski-in/ski-out single level 3 bedroom residence is a great example of Elkhorn Lodges’ timeless architecture. Lodge amenities include a fully equipped exercise room, heated underground parking, outdoor hot tubs and a staffed owners’ services desk. Property is offered furnished.

CORDILLERA RANCH 22 Fairway Lane $1,100,000 CONTACT:

Kevin M. Kenney, 970.331.6037 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Bentgrass is where Colorado panoramic views combine with a sensible floor plan to create the perfect home. With a convenient main-level master suite with steam shower and soaking tub separated for privacy from the four additional bedrooms, this home is perfect for anyone seeking a private retreat. In addition to the vaulted great room, the home also offers a terrific family room complete with fireplace and wet bar, an outdoor hot tub, and expansive mountain views.


Barb Murray 970-331-7070

Rob Byrne & Associates

CORDILLERA 541 Saddle Ridge $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.




Barbara Scrivens, 970.471.1223 Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate, Barbara@

CORDILLERA 230 Stage Coach $3,265,000.00 6 bedrooms and 9 Baths. This spacious home has magnificent views in all directions. Situated on the 6th tee box of the renowned Cordillera Summit Golf Course. This home accommodates the entire family plus guests very comfortably. It is a sleek, sophisticated and state of the art true estate offering security, privacy and top of the line everything.


Deanna Turner,



EAGLE RANCH 64 N. Penstemon Lane $1,325,000 Eagle Ranch’s finest! From the home site to the views, to the floor plan down to the finishes - this home is far above average! Personal, custom built residence of a builder who constructs $10 million dollar homes in Bachelor Gulch with the same levels of finish and design! Gorgeous yet lives very comfortably. Great views and privacy.


Mick Kelly, 970.376.5617, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty



EAGLE RANCH 56 Haystacker Dr. $925,000 Desirable golf course location with expansive views over lush fairways. Wonderful space for year round entertaining with 4-bed/4-baths.

EAGLE 1431 Mesa Drive $569,000

EAST VAIL 4289 Nugget Lane $1,650,000

A beautiful home with very high end finishes and floor plan 5 bedrooms 5 baths which is included with a lock off apt. An excellent location, do not miss seeing this home. CONTACT: Judith Evans, 970-376-1171, Prudential

Duplex residence on Gore Creek, 3b, 2.5b, 2633sf, with large loft and family room. Alpine setting, private street, on TOV bus route. CONTACT: Karen Wilhelm, 970-390-2480, Prudential Colorado Properties


Kim Bradley 970-376-5814 Slifer Smith & Frampton

EDWARDS 1705 Lake Creek Road $4,950,000

EDWARDS 196 Russell Trail $1,499,000 One-of-a-kind location on five acres with 500+/- feet of river. Pastures, riding arena & multiple gardens with a wonderful family home.

New construction of the highest quality and big views. Single level living with an elevator, 3 bedrooms & 3 baths in a family friendly neighborhood



Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383, Heidi.Bintz@

Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383, Heidi.Bintz@

GYPSUM 285 Timberwolf $429,000

EAGLE 1662 Salt Creek Rd. $849,000

Custom built 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home. A gourmet Kitchen, alder cabinets, and maple hardwood floors will give you comfort living in Cotton Ranch.

Colorado at its finest! Stunning views, incredible privacy, sunsets that make you stare in wonder... All on approx. 10 acres with water rights. CONTACT:


Mick Kelly, 970.376.5617, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

GYPSUM 684 Valley Road $184,950 Great investment opportunity in Gypsum. Front house is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with a large storage unit. Back is 1 bedroom with 1 car garage. CONTACT:

Eileen Duke REMAX Vail Valley 970-390-5998c



Eileen Duke, RE/MAX Vail Valley 970-390-5998

LIONSHEAD Vail 21 #502 $698,000

LAKE CREEK 1125 Pilgrim Drive $875,000

2B, 2B, 840sf, (Furnished). Another great 2b condo with dynamite location in the heart of Lionshead. Right on the mall and south facing with ski slope views. CONTACT: Karen Wilhelm 970-390-2480,, Prudential Colorado Properties

Spectacular home site in Pilgrim Downs gated community. Min. from Edwards, Vail, Beaver Creek. Expansive Mtn. Views & Wildlife. Horse welcome. CONTACT: Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383,

LIONSHEAD Landmark Condo 504 $2,475,000

MINTURN 440 and 444 Eagle River St; 442 Main St $4,715,000 Big mountain views, space, convenience, amenities! Four bedroom/four bath condo fully furnished plus artwork in the heart of Lionshead.

The Minturn Inn complex, on the Eagle River, is available as a B & B, a corporate retreat or three charming family residences. Twenty inspiring rooms (most with fireplace and jetted tub), and large decks with big views over the river; nestled in an historic town on the backside of Vail Mountain. 15 minutes to skiing Vail or Beaver Creek. Property is divisible.


Mick Kelly 970.376.5617 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty CONTACT:

Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383, Heidi.Bintz@

MINTURN 1151 Main St. #1B $479,000 $499,000 Minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek Ski areas. Steps to White River National Forest. 3 bedrooms 2 baths on the upper level and mother in law on the lower level with 2 bedrooms 1 bath. CONTACT:

Eileen Duke Re/Max Vail Valley 970-390-5998

NEW CASTLE 345 Mid Valley Lane - Tari Farms $2,500,000 Remarkable horse property! Incredibly remodeled farmhouse, guest cottage and barn blend with the 21 acre horse ranch. Senior water rights, irrigated pastures, divided by 1 mile of white fence - this is a multigeneration diamond. Can satisfy the serious horse breeder too! Absolute best location in Colorado - in between Vail and Aspen.


Mick Kelly, 970.376.5617 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty



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.




Teresa Thomas 970-390-0262 Ron Byrne & Associates

VAIL VILLAGE Northwoods F7 $5,495,00 We welcome you to tour the largest and most exclusive Northwoods Townhome on market. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, beautiful finishes and an outdoor living area with fireplace and grill, this 4000+ residence is an ideal family retreat. Only steps to Gold Peak, the gated community of Northwoods is one of Vail’s most coveted locations.


Barbara Scrivens 970.471.1223

VAIL VILLAGE Northwoods Townhome F-5 $4,700,000 This is a very rare opportunity for a completely re-modeled and expanded 4 bedroom/4 bath townhome with a 1 car garage. This unique home has been converted to gas heat, has air conditioning, private elevator, a very high end/ modern kitchen and his and her baths in the master. Northwoods has a great pool, hot tub, workout room, views and direct ski access to Golden Peak.


Barb Murray 970-331-7070

Rob Byrne & Associates

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.


Ron Byrne 970-476-1987

Ron Byrne & Associates



VAIL Timber Creek Unit D-24 $545,000

AVON Lakeview B4 $315,000

Fully Remodeled 2 Bd, 2 Ba, 2 Car Garage w/ lots of storage. Wolf Range, Radiant in Floor Heat. Cute back yard. Nice front deck. A gorgeous home. CONTACT: Chico Thuon, 970-331-4807, Berg Real Estate,

Desirable 2BD/2BA with BC Mtn Views! Quite Location by Park, Walk to Avon, Spacious Living, 2 Decks, Wood FP, Covered Parking, Ample Storage, Clean & Well Maintained. CONTACT: Kerry Brown, 970-376-7370 Keller Williams,

EAGLE RANCH 199 Mayer St. $498,000 A great single family home features 4-bedrooms plus study/office, central air, hardwood floors, hickory cabinets, and Corian counters. CONTACT: Scott Marino 970-390-7406 Slifer Smith & Frampton

SINGLETREE 640 Winslow Rd. $1,320,000 Sophisticated design for contemporary living. Open kitchen, dinette, family room. Formal dining and living rooms, office. 4 bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, gym. Mature landscaping, level property.

WILDRIDGE 4660 #A North Point $925,000 CONTACT:

Happy Power 970-479-5767 Slifer Smith & Frampton

Huge mountain views! Brand new kitchen. Spacious. Access BLM hike/snowmobile from home. 3 car garage!


Mick Kelly 970-376-5617 Fuller BCV

Sotheby’s International Realty

WOLCOTT 514 Jouflas Ranch Road $2,985,000 Picture yourself in a true Colorado Property. Surrounded by Douglas Firs, this home is the epitome of luxury and privacy. A mountain getaway that features 2 master bedrooms with large walk-in closets, a separate family suite, 4 fireplaces and north and south facing decks and patios. 6 heated garage bays for car and toy storage.




Kevin Kenney, 970.331.6037, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

CORDILLERA 932 Forest Trail $4,400,000 Looking for panoramic views? This exquisite, George Shaeffer built home is a show stopper! Attention to detail inside this 8,360 sq ft home & the numerous outdoor areas, including its own private pathway to contemplation in the back. Walnut floors, wine room, elevator, and the amazing masterpiece The Robe created by Herb Mignery in the entry & more. Sold furnished. Furnished.Feels like a single family.


Gina Dizon 970-688-0067 Ron Byrne & Associates

VAIL 1467 Greenhill #B in Cascade Village $2,250,000 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.


Gina Dizon 970-688-0067 Ron Byrne & Associates

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.


Gina Dizon 970-688-0067 Ron Byrne & Associates

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.


Gina Dizon 970-688-0067 Ron Byrne & Associates



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Danielle Stoltz, Broker (970) 977-0560

Beaver Creek Mgt./CO. Ranch (970) 926-1122

Black Diamond Realty (970) 904-0003

Bold Real Estate Solutions Century 21 Mountains (970) 949-6070 (970) 668-2121 Bradley & Associates R.E. (720) 733-8888

Chateauneuf Realty LLC (970) 479-7333

Brandess-Cadmus Real Estate (970) 476-1450

Christiania Realty, Inc. (970) 477-7850

Dantas Colorado Properties Inc (970) 376-6111 Dauphinais Real Estate, Inc. (970) 476-9112 Davos Group (970) 390-6070

Donald L. Horst, Broker (970) 471-1737 Double Diamond Real Estate (970) 376-7979 Eagle County Assessor (970) 328-8640 Eagle Valley Realty, LLC (970) 328-9519 EagleVail Realty & Management (970) 331-0387 Ebert Appraisal Services, Inc. (970) 949-9615 Elizabeth D. Macleod,Appraiser (970) 926-7817 Equitana Realty (970) 328-5455 Faststart Real Estate (406) 544-3482 Field of Streams (970) 390-7565 Four Seasons Realty, LLC (970) 926-5990

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SOLD PRICE $1,862,500

SOLD PRICE $1,735,000

SOLD PRICE $885,000




The Average Days on Market for these properties was 39; that is 80% faster than the area average The Average List to Sold Price was 95%; that is 3% higher than the area average The Average Sold Price to Original List Price was 95%; that is 11.5% better than the area average

We price properties appropriately and get them sold for more money!

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Fuller Sothebys Int Realty (970) 845-0400

King Realty (970) 328-5090

Garton Real Estate (970) 524-4116

KKS Property Mngmnt & RE Sales (970) 328-6890

Gary Shields, Appraiser (970) 328-7735 Gateway Land & Development (970) 790-6777 Gateway Land and Development (970) 926-6777 Genesis Marketing Group (303) 662-0155 Grimaldi International R.E. (970) 926-0029 Heather Hutto, Broker (970) 260-3779 Heather Stolz, Broker (970) 477-0241

Contact us to learn more about our green closing process and why Stewart Title is the right title company for you.

Helen M. Gies, Broker (970) 390-3455

Stewart Title Company – Edwards (970) 926-0230

High Country Realty, Inc. (970) 476-5328

Stewart Title Company – Vail (970) 790-6252

High Life Properties, LLC (970) 926-6097 Highmark Real Estate (970) 343-0703 © 2013 Stewart.

Hoffman West Real Estate (970) 926-6000 Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc (888) 566-7737 Independence Realty & Property (970) 376-8348




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Inn at Riverwalk (970) 926-0606 International Prop Specialists (970) 479-0295

Leslie Hindman Real Estate Auc (312) 334-4205

Navarro Lowrey Properties, Inc (970) 390-5302 North South Properties Inc (970) 328-6258 Parliament Properties (970) 470-2384

Lindvall Mountain Real Estate (970) 390-2695

Patricia Nixon RE Sales & Rent (970) 476-7582

Lion's Gate Real Estate LLC (720) 289-6338

Patricia Whetham, Broker (720) 312-2948

Lodge Real Estate (970) 754-7814 Lynn Gregg (970) 390-0681 Majestic Real Estate (303) 877-5645 Mayer Properties, L.L.C. (303) 579-2167 McKinley Sales (970) 927-7676 McNeill Property Management (970) 479-6047 Minturn Real Estate & Dev (970) 376-2167 Morningstar Mountain Prop. LLC (970) 328-3456 Mountain Properties Real Estat (970) 949-5474 Mountain Valley (970) 926-5692 Mountain Valley Property Manag (970) 390-9664

Pattison Mountain Properties (970) 476-9124 Peak Service Realty & Mgmt. (970) 949-4886 Playground Destination Prop. (970) 748-6432 Prudential Colorado - BCL (970) 845-8440 Prudential Colorado EDW (970) 926-8440 Prudential Colorado - ER (970) 328-2482 Prudential Colorado GYP (970) 524-1150 Prudential Colorado - LH (970) 476-2482 Prudential Colorado - VM (970) 845-8700 Ranch Creek Land Company (970) 390-0830 RE/MAX Vail Valley (970) 766-7355

Mountain West Real Estate (970) 476-0500

Real Estate Consulting Svcs (317) 374-6700

James Trudeau, Appraiser (970) 390-0961

Mountain West Real Estate Serv (303) 715-8719

Redtail Realty (970) 390-4598

John Krueger, Broker (970) 926-1858

My Mountain Realtor, LLC (970) 477-1984

Jon Reid Lindner Real Estate (970) 331-6111

NAI Mountain Commercial (970) 476-6415

Katherine McCarty, Broker (970) 471-2276

Nancy F. Maxon, Appraiser (970) 926-2262

Keller Williams Mtn Properties (970) 328-2327

Nancy Lipsky & Co (970) 328-5551

J.F. Real Estate (970) 904-2002

Keller Williams Mtn Properties (970) 476-1600 Ken Wilson Broker LLC (970) 390-1320 Kim Tofferi, Broker (970) 390-4701

Renee Wettlaufer, Broker (970) 390-0292 Resort Development Marketing (970) 376-0708 Richard Howard and Company (970) 926-8328 Robert I. Law, Inc. (970) 390-0900

Nancy Powell Real Estate (970) 376-5833

Robert M. Kendall Real Estate (970) 470-3953

Nash-Johnson Associates, Inc. (303) 761-6103

Robinson Mitchell & Assoc. LLC (970) 477-2153 Rocky Christopher Real Estate (970) 476-7990

Rocky Mountain Luxury Prop. (970) 477-1770

Sonnenalp Real Estate, LLC (970) 477-5300

Vail Homes & Properties, LLC (970) 376-8400

Rocky Mtn. Valuation Services (970) 390-5143

SPI Property Management Inc. (970) 479-5444

Vail Mountain Real Estate (970) 949-6349

Ron Amass - Broker (970) 390-5827

Steve Hill Mtn. Properties (970) 926-7701

Ron Byrne & Associates R.E. (970) 476-1987

Steven J Pier, Appraiser (970) 328-2066

Vail Property Brokerage, Inc (970) 476-8850

Rossi Realty (970) 376-4269

Stockmans Land Exchange (970) 328-7500

Vail Property Sales & Mgmt (970) 926-5252

Sadler Real Estate, Inc. (970) 926-3300

Sturm Financial Group (303) 394-5393

Sandy Apps Real Estate (970) 390-0100

Sullivan/Nicholas & Co. (970) 476-4405

Vail Real Estate and Homes LLC (970) 315-0326

Savage Appraisal Services (970) 845-2200

Sun N' Ski Properties, LLC (970) 949-4840

Scanlan Real Estate Group, LLC (970) 331-4292 Slifer Management Co., Inc. (970) 926-7911 Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 476-2421 Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 479-2020 Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 845-9900 Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 845-3815

Suzanne J. Dugan, Broker (970) 376-4994 Swanepoel Enterprises LLC (970) 376-2201 Terry Krueger, Broker (404) 840-2952 The Appraisal Office, Inc. (970) 926-1650 The Kleimer Company (970) 471-1425 The Mercury Alliance Mtn. Prop (970) 949-8133

Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 845-2000

The Valley Home Store, LLC (970) 328-8776

Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 926-3000

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

Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 845-8053

Timbers Real Estate Co. (970) 477-8030

Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 845-2300

Todd M. Keleske, Broker (970) 390-0070

Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 949-5811

Torrey Tulley Benson, Broker (720) 284-8045

Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 328-2550 Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 479-0245

Slifer Smith & Frampton/ RSR (970) 754-8411 Slifer Smith & Frampton/ Westin (970) 748-5420 Slifer Smith & FramptonHyatt (970) 845-9400 Smith Eaton Real Estate&Prop M (970) 926-7930 Solaris Real Estate, LLC (970) 479-6000

Trotter Real Estate LLC (970) 524-8323 Turner Real Estate Group (970) 926-4910 Two Rivers Village Realty (970) 337-2300 United Country Colorado Mtn Pr (970) 328-6600

Vail Real Estate Center LLC (970) 688-7082 Vail Realty/ Beaver Creek (970) 949-9200 Vail Realty/ Vail (970) 476-8800 Vail Sales and Rentals (800) 720-1831 Vail Valley Land & Dvlpmnt. Co (970) 376-0228 Vail Valley Properties (970) 476-6789 Vail Valley Real Estate, Inc (970) 331-1110 VailSmith Properties (970) 904-0970 Valley View Realty, Inc. (970) 470-1441 Valuation Consultants, Inc. (970) 949-4898 Valuations, Inc. (303) 582-5668 Villages Real Estate (970) 390-6125 Vistar Real Estate, Inc. (970) 476-6223 Walter Realty Group, Inc. (970) 926-5748 Warner Developments, Inc. (970) 949-4360 West Valley Real Estate, LLC (970) 524-0344 Willows Real Estate (970) 476-2233 Wirth Management, Inc (970) 479-1082

Vail Buyer Brokers (970) 471-1190

Wynton Homes Realty (970) 328-4226

Vail Holm Brokers (970) 471-3333

Your Castle Mountain Prop, LLC (303) 962-4272

Vail Home Rentals, Inc. (970) 748-5016

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Slifer Smith & Frampton (970) 926-3505

Trombetta Mountain Real Estate (970) 390-1115

Vail Properties Unlimited (970) 331-6042


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56 Market St. | Eagle, CO 81631 SEPTEMBER 2013 | VAIL VALLEY HOME




Nestled at the base of the mountain, Arrowhead’s views include undulating greens, aspen groves and the river.



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1119 Ptarmigan Road | 5 Bed, Guest House – 4 Bath $19,500,000

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BaChelor GulCh

228 Tall TimBer road | 6 Bed/ 7.5 BaTh $7,900,000 > $7,300,000 > NOW $6,995,000 Joni Taylor – 970.390.1402

Barney Dill – 970.390.7018

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Beaver Creek

50 Bachelor Gulch Road 4 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | 5,067 sq. ft. | $2,995,000 Dave Cole, 970-331-6867

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Lake Creek

477 Pilgrim Drive 6 Bedroom | 6.5 Bath | 7,529 sq. ft. | $1,995,000 Jennie Longville-May, 970-390-6617

Beaver Creek

21 Bachelor Gulch Road 4 Bedroom | 4 Bath | 3,052 sq. ft. | $1,495,000 Jim Green, 970-390-4024

Beaver Creek

Highlands Westview No. 307 4 Bedroom | 4 Bath | 2,099 sq. ft. | $1,650,000 Marla Hillerich, 970-390-7049


210 Howard Drive 5 Bedroom | 4 Bath | 4,496 sq. ft. | $1,295,000 Alida Zwaan, 970-471-0291

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