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People. Places. Properties.

Covering Telluride, Mountain Village & Surrounding Areas

Volume 32

Full-Time Change Makers Part-Time Telluriders Candid interviews with our clients: Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Edward Barlow & Bonnie Cohen

Alternative Futures for Telluride A unique study from the Telluride Foundation

Through the Eye’s of Local Builders Evans Construction, Steeprock Builders & deLuca Construction

Building a Stronger Community Our brokers volunteer their time & resources to build a better Telluride community


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Welcome to Truly Telluride

We at Telluride Properties understand the pioneering spirit of those who come to Telluride. We invite you to enjoy our community, its beauty and grandeur and all of the wonderful benefits of the Telluride way of life. Telluride Properties has earned a reputation as the premier award-winning real estate firm in Telluride, bringing buyers and sellers together since 1986. We understand every aspect of the market, including slopeside homes and condominiums, in-town pied-à-terres, land, ranches, horse properties and year-round residences. As a trusted advisor to our clients, we provide the most knowledgeable and effective real estate brokerage services available. Welcome home. Polly Leach-Lychee and Albert Roer Brokers/Owners

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As trusted advisors to our clients, we provide service and market knowledge that outdistances the competition.

Change Makers • Part-Time Telluriders 4 Full-Time by Susan Viebrock Candid interviews with our clients: Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Edward Barlow and Bonnie Cohen. a Stronger Community 7 Building Our brokers volunteer their time and resources for a better Telluride community.

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Alternative Futures for Telluride The Telluride Foundation’s unique study transforms graphs and numbers into visual representations of Telluride’s future.

the Eye’s of Local Builders 9 Through by Gabby Anstey McDonald Evans Construction, Steeprock Builders and deLuca Construction.

10 Area Developments

The most sought-after properties in the Telluride area, from cozy mountaintop homes to sweeping ranches with exceptional views and urbane condominiums with exclusive amenities, all close to skiing and town.

Village 12 Mountain Exquisitely situated mid-mountain on the ski area’s south side, Mountain Village offers your dream: privacy, convenience and ski access in a sophisticated European setting.

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of Telluride 24 Town In the historic mining town of Telluride, enjoy the convenience and camaraderie of slope side condominiums, charming Victorian homes with breathtaking views and unique shops and restaurants. Area Mesas 28 Surrounding Deep Creek, Specie, Hastings and Wilson Mesa provide dramatic sweeping views with miles and miles of serenity. Spectacular estates and historic ranches await buyers seeking a tranquil retreat. Ski Ranches and Ophir Area 34 Telluride Revel in the privacy of rustling aspens and tall pines in the Telluride Ski Ranches, or follow the road south to the awe-inspiring rock walls and wildflower fields of Ophir and its neighboring areas. Areas 40 Outside Travel west along the San Miguel River to discover spectacular views, serenity, quiet ambiance and an outdoor paradise. FE ATURED ON OUR COV ER

Elk Creek Meadows Wilson Mesa A remarkable ranch held by one family for generations and one of the finest properties in the Telluride region to ever come on the market. Consisting of 527 acres, this property offers everything from lush open meadows and canyons of aspen and spruce, to a knoll offering the area’s most dramatic 360° views. Graced by the largest private pond on Wilson Mesa, the ranch attracts huge herds of elk and waterfowl. Only 16.5 miles from Telluride, with year-round access, power and water rights, Elk Creek Meadows offers the peace and serenity of which you’ve been dreaming. Photo courtesy of Stephen Cieciuch. For a personal tour contact Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) Price upon request


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guidance that outdistances the competition is a longstanding tradition at Telluride Properties. We have watched markets rise and fall for almost three decades and this year we garnered our highest market share ever. Our knowledge and attention to details that matter most to you are hallmarks that significantly enhance the expertise clients expect. As area brokerages slow their marketing efforts to cut costs, Telluride Properties forges ahead with a proven marketing plan and a solid stable of creative brokers ready and able to advise you with your Telluride real estate assets. The spectacular beauty and relaxed sophistication of Telluride attracts people from all over the world. Telluride is a lifestyle you invest in and your returns are guaranteed to never let you down.

TELSKI continues its progressive expansion of Telluride’s ski area with the opening of the awe-inspiring Revelation Bowl for the 08/09 winter season. This unique, European-style terrain is located directly off the backside of Gold Hill and Chair 14, an area that naturally gathers huge amounts of snow from predominant westerly storms. A new Leitner-Poma quad-lift is being locally manufactured to deliver riders to advanced and expert skiing in this legendary setting. Telluride has combined the experiences of the Alps and Rockies in one magnificent location. The ski area has expanded by nearly 400 acres this year, its vertical drop is now one of the largest in North America at 4,425 feet. tellurideskiresort.com

TELLURIDE PUBLIC SCHOOLS are known for exemplary K-12 education programs and consistently score among the highest in the state on the Colorado Student Achievement Program (CSAP). The school district has earned the highest level of accommodation possible by being “accredited with distinction”. Seth Berg was named 2008 Colorado Teacher of the Year. Mary Rubadeau was named 2008 Colorado Superintendent of the Year, and Mike Hughes was named San Juan Basin League Coach of the Year and Athletic Director of the Year. Also, Barbara Bratton of Telluride’s Wilkinson Library was named Colorado Librarian of the Year. tellurideschool.org

TELLURIDE MONTROSE REGIONAL AIR ORGANIZATION (TMRAO) has helped grow regional air service by 33% since 2003, infusing millions of dollars into local economies. Telluride and Montrose airports will support 9 non-stop destinations this winter 08/09 season: Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Newark, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. At this time, pending the continuation of the Telluride Regional Airport Improvement Project, the Telluride airport will tentatively be closed April through November 2009. Once the total project is complete (expected by 2011), the airport will provide more direct access into Telluride and enhanced commercial service from additional cities. flytelluride-montrose.com

TELLURIDE INSIDE...AND OUT is a brand new blog, an insider’s look at the zazz of the Telluride region: people, lifestyles, and happenings. Telluriders tend to play hard, locally and on the larger stage, so Telluride Inside… and Out also looks at the world beyond our box canyon. tellurideinside.com


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Featured Broker Profiles STEPHEN CIECIUCH (CHET-CHU): Being a successful real estate broker is an art form and as an avid artist and photographer Steve Cieciuch lends these traits to his daily real estate practice. Steve is passionate about and appreciates sophisticated architecture and the execution of fine finish detail. He looks at property as if he were looking through a camera lens, artfully explaining the subtleties to help clients choose one property over another. He values relationships and enjoys meeting new people and learning about their desires for Telluride area real estate. “It’s a tremendous sense of fulfillment when a client continually exudes excitement about a home they purchased decades ago. It means they fulfilled their dreams and I was a part of it. Reflecting on advice his father gave him early on “respect, listening and follow through are keys to success - you can’t learn with your mouth open.” A credo he follows to this day; Steve listens to his clients, understanding their wishes and motivations, ultimately leading to a personalized experience. When out walking the land, or understanding the specifics of a property, Steve relies on his knowledge of the Telluride market place and his creative vision. This level of composition is evident in his market share of listings and the number of sales he has successfully completed. Steve started Telluride Properties with Stephen Butts in Aspen, 21 years ago, with a mission to introduce customers to the experience of mountain home ownership and the amazing Telluride lifestyle. Tragically, Stephen Butts passed away in 2005, yet Steve Cieciuch relies daily on the lessons and wisdom he gained from his friend and mentor. He is committed to carrying the torch and implementing the vision they established when they first opened the doors of Telluride Properties. Steve lives in historic Telluride with his wife Kendall and 19 month old daughter, Jula.

DAMON DEMAS: Telluride has been home to Damon and Elaine for eighteen years, slightly less so for their daughter Chrysanthe (15) and son Sammy (13). Surrounded by the San Juan Mountains and tucked away in a box canyon, they would be hard pressed to live anywhere else. The allure of a lifestyle so different from the New England of their youth captivated them. The ability to live within a community of diverse and wonderful people, surrounded by unsurpassed natural beauty, while basking in a tolerant climate was too compelling to resist-they surrendered, and in hind sight, it was one of the best decisions Damon and Elaine have made in life. In raising their children here they have been involved in numerous kid’s activities from ski racing to school projects and community theatre. During their years in Telluride, between the two of them, Damon and Elaine have run the Telluride Wine Festival, created the Telluride Yoga Festival, presided over the Telluride Academy and Telluride Ski Ranches HOA, sat on the board of Just For Kids Foundation and participated in virtually every facet of Telluride’s social and cultural communities. Of equal importance, they have perfected the art of western slope living by exploring the mountains, rivers and deserts surrounding Telluride, skiing hard and taking advantage of the extraordinary lifestyle that southwest Colorado offers. It is these years spent in the Telluride saddle, working and living day to day, that has resulted in the accumulation of a wealth of experience for Damon and Elaine, from the Real Estate market to the myriad issues and activities that are relevant within our happy valley. Come say hello when you are in town!

CARRIE KOENIG: Carrie approaches life with a tremendous amount of energy and determination. After graduating from Cornell’s engineering program in 1991, Carrie diverged from the corporate path and hitched a ride to Colorado, landing in Telluride. Her mom was less than thrilled to learn that she was living out of a tent, had no phone, and biked back and forth to town. However, It didn’t take long for Carrie to buy land and act as the general contractor for her first home. This was the beginning of her diverse career and interest in real estate. She then went on to work in land surveying, mapping, construction accounting, market analysis, residential development project management, and several other real estate related roles. Carrie received her MBA in 2001 further adding to her skill set as a realtor. Carrie was born and raised in Los Altos, CA. She was fortunate enough to experience a strong sense of community throughout her childhood, something she has come to value tremendously later in life. There are many reasons why people are drawn to Telluride, but for Carrie, the sense of community has been by far the most important aspect of her 17 years here. Business school taught Carrie a lot about analysis, investment, and evaluating returns, but she believes more and more that the best returns may actually be from things less tangible like lifestyle and life experiences. Such experiences keep you smiling years after the fact and maintain their value regardless of the economy. Having a home-base in Telluride, whether full-time or part-time, is an investment in life experience.

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Richard Richard Hol-Holbrooke

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His no-nonsense personality is stamped on every word he speaks and writes. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke is an elegant, eloquent man and a powerful national leader with a reputation for not pulling his punches. Read his articles – the one he wrote recently for the September/ October edition of Foreign Affairs magazine about the global challenges our new president will face is particularly compelling. Sit in the audience at one of his talks – the one he gave at this

“Telluride is my sanctuary. Once I arrive in town, I am never in a car. I love the fact someone like me can walk down Main Street, run into people I know, and enjoy a casual conversation. A strong sense of community and generosity of spirit are high on the list of things that distinguish Telluride from other great ski resorts such as Aspen and Vail, St. Moritz and St. Anton, anonymous places, where people think nothing of trampling one another to get onto the lifts.” Holbrooke feels that protecting the Telluride “brand” requires hyper vigilance during the tough times ahead. “No question the backlash from this economic crisis will hit Telluride too, and we should all be prepared for the consequences reflected in real estate and retail. While it will be hair-raising to see people forced to put their houses up for sale in a down market, ups and downs are an inevitable part of the cycles of business and do not last forever. I see this particular downturn lasting at least a year or two. In the end, however, Telluride will be fine – but only if we hold fast to our values and discourage new arrivals from importing their city manners. I am from a big city, but have no interest in recreating New York in a mountain setting.” Holbrooke clearly lives large: his circle of friends wraps around the world. Mike “Shimmy” Shimkonis, however, is at the top of any short list that includes local hanging buddies. How the two met is a shaggy dog story involving one of the world’s most famous bloodhounds: Disney’s Goofy.

year’s Telluride Mountainfilm brought the packed house at the Palm to its feet – and it becomes abundantly clear that the business end of Holbrooke’s rhetoric hits hard, going straight to the heart of whatever issue has grabbed his attention in the moment. Holbrooke is a guy who walks onto a plane and automatically turns left: first class all the way. In 1994, President Clinton nominated him to be Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs and Chief U.S. Envoy to the former Yugoslavia. In 1999, Holbrooke was appointed Permanent United States Representative to the United Nations. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize multiple times. In addition to diplomat, Holbrooke’s distinguished resume lists magazine editor (Newsweek, Foreign Affairs), author (“To End A War,” “Counsel to the President,” the memoirs of Clark Clifford), Peace Corps director, investment banker, and driving force in the non-profit sector (president/CEO Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Asia Society). Clearly no kitchen sink category can capture the breadth and depth of such a man. However, Holbrooke himself parsed the details to uncover the leitmotif. “Public service is the thread. I believe people who live in a community and love it – the world community, Telluride – should give something back. Locally, that’s why I serve on the Telluride Foundation,” he explained. Holbrooke’s long history with our town dates back 20 years, when part-time locals Dick Ebersol and Susan St. James first brought him to town. Since then, Telluride has become one of the few places on the planet this peripatetic public figure can kick back and exhale.

“The first sighting of Shimmy occurred in a previous chapter of my wife Kati ‘s life,” Holbrooke explained. “Vacationing in Vail, one night she and her family saw him as Goofy at the Beaver Creek Children’s Theatre.” Fifteen years later, when Kati Marton, now married to Holbrooke, was reintroduced to Shimmy, at first she had no idea who he was, until he reminded her of that night. According to Shimmy, “Kati told me the night she met Goofy was one of the highlights of the Vail trip, because the dog’s antics had thrown then husband Peter Jennings off guard more than once – something that did not happen too often.” In 1995, Holbrooke was the chief architect of the historic Dayton Peace Accords, which effectively ended the Bosnian War. After wrapping up the agreement, the tired negotiator scheduled a well-deserved time-out in Telluride, with NBC, CBS and ABC hot on his heels. From Goofy to White Knight: Shimmy to the rescue. “I provided him with logistical support on the mountain and in town when he was producing stories for ‘The Today Show,’ and we became friends. One year later, Richard called at his son’s suggestion asking me to coordinate his interviews. Next thing I know I was on the phone with the State Department, coordinating the media en route to town.” Shimmy has been advising Holbrooke on local investments ever since. “Once Brian O’Neill and I teamed up, the two of us have been providing Richard and Kati with real estate information and negotiating deals on lots, houses, and condos. In exchange, Richard provides us with an insider’s global perspective.” “As a negotiator, Shimmy is better than Henry Kissinger,” concluded Holbrooke… laughing.


Edward Barlow Edward Barlow

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His signature song should be the 1933 pop hit, “I’ve got the world on a string.” Edward Barlow embraces life with the enthusiasm of a young boy finding his first lucky penny on the ground. And he is a real free wheel nothing and no one slows down. True to form, this part-time local has managed to elevate his mountain escape to the level of a sustained revolt against the status quo: he is a man who lives his life outside the box even inside our box canyon. Blue-eyed candor, generosity of spirit, and an unedited sense of wonder and adventure fuel Ed’s irresistible charisma. What floats his boat is an abiding and unbridled curiosity: “I am deeply invested in people and places and what makes them tick,” he explained. Bottom line: Ed is as cool as a high mountain stream after a snowmelt.

Locally, Ed is a founding donor of The Telluride Foundation. Since its inception in 2000, thanks to the largesse of its members like Ed, the Foundation has established itself as the largest supporter of community groups and nonprofits in the region. In 2008 alone, the organization gifted $802,000, plus an

Back in New York, the guy masquerades as a “suit.” His day job is senior partner at Whitcom Partners. John Hay Whitney founded Whitney Communications Company and Whitcom Partners in 1946. He brought Ed, then a young corporate lawyer into the business in 1968. Today the company’s primary focus is community newspapers & cable tv. “I am privileged to be involved in a very tasty, very animating businesses.” The line between work and play blurs for someone like Ed who only does what he likes and almost always likes what he does. In Telluride, Ed is a business partner of Jake Linzinmeir, the chef/ owner/operator of three of the town’s most popular watering holes: Excelsior, Blue Point, and ‘X’ Café.” But as soon as Ed loosens his tie, the guy morphs into his other persona: globetrotting gentleman of leisure. In the past few months alone, he has visited Italy, Croatia, and Chile. Just after the New Year, he is en route to Dubai. A man as smart as Ed, however, understands there is no free lunch: the quid pro quo for the good life is giving back. The long list of philanthropic and civic causes on his resume reflects Ed’s wide-ranging interests. The mission of the Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge and public understanding of human origins and evolution. The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is the largest coldwater research facility in the Eastern U.S. Founded in Maine in 1898, the nonprofit is dedicated to research and education in the field of marine biology towards a greater understanding and preservation of the environment and advancing human health.

additional $350,000 in special initiative grants, to 85 non-profits. The goal for 2009 is a cool $1 million. “As a member of the grants committee, I get an up close and personal view of our many beneficiaries, whom I have found to be benevolent, concerned, dedicated individuals. The grassroots initiatives they work for add breadth and depth to our resort economy. Serving on the Foundation with co-chairs Ron Allred and Mark Dalton and executive director Paul Major, I have gotten back a lot more than I have given.” Ed is married to Frances Hill Barlow. Thirteen years ago, the couple stumbled onto Telluride while looking for a place out West to ski. Ed liked Vail. Frances wanted Aspen – until their friends Peter and Deedee Decker, long-time Ridgway residents, told them to check out Telluride.

Several other of Ed’s nonprofit commitments, past and present, focus on saving the world one child at a time through education. “Like so many others, we experienced a coup de foudre – French for ‘thunderbolt’ – the minute we laid eyes on the place. That “I have spent lots of time and effort on charitable causes, same day we bought our first piece of property, just out of town particularly those involving young people. in Elk Run. Over time, Telluride has become very important to In 1970, he became the president and later chairman of our family: it is the place we all want to be, filled with people we Vocational Foundation, Inc. which offers job training to want to be with.” challenged teens to help them get out of trouble and find a new Among Ed’s closest friends is Damon Demas. “Because I am not way of life.” a full-time local, I have to come to rely on Damon’s sound I Have a Dream Foundation is an initiative Ed spearheaded at judgment and resourcefulness.” Business aside, Ed regards his alma mater, Yale. That nonprofit pays the tab on four years of Damon and his wife Elaine as two very special people. “Damon college for an entire classroom of kids simply for completing and Elaine are the salt of the earth. They spend time & energy high school. thinking up ways to help their friends.” “Fourteen years ago, for example, we tested the program on 50 The Barlows own property in New York and California, Mexico, fourth-graders at New Haven East Rock Community School. Not and Chile. However, for them, there is nothing quite like our only did my classmates and I agree to pay for their college mountain town. education, we managed to get additional government funding “Our other homes are great, but Telluride is unique. In the winter, from Bill Clinton’s administration to support the work of we return for the skiing and the Telluride AIDS Benefit fashion teachers hired to coach the kids. In the end, 88 percent went on show and art auction, major productions not to be missed. to college, proof positive of what can happen when a little Summer is all about hiking, and two other nonprofits: attention is paid.” Mountainfilm and the Film Festival.

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Bonnie Cohen Bonnie Cohen

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Full-Time Change Maker • Part-Time Tellurider

Although she is only a part-time local, Bonnie Cohen has become an integral member of the Telluride community. Despite the fact that she has succeeded in a wide range of pursuits – in addition to her “summer job” of hiking in the San Juan mountains, she has run U.S. embassies overseas and sits on nonprofit boards – She is also approachable, funny, and enthusiastic about Telluride’s charms and the need to preserve its unique feel for future generations.

Library) and cultural preservation (Washington National Opera and the Global Heritage Fund). Bonnie is vice-chair of the board of the Global Heritage Fund, which works to preserve and protect mankind’s most important archaeological and cultural heritage sites in developing countries. Planned tourist development offers new, long-term economic growth opportunities for communities within these countries. “One of our sites is Mirador in northern Guatemala, the cradle of the Mayan civilization. By teaching indigenous people in the nearby town how to preserve their heritage, we are providing long-term job opportunities for individuals who would otherwise be cutting down trees and logging to earn a living. Once the project is completed, cultural tourism should provide a long-term revenue stream.” It was through her earlier work in the preservation field that Bonnie ended up in Telluride, introduced to the region in the mid-1980s by Architect Charles Cunniffe. “At the time, I was senior vice president of National Trust for Historic Preservation. Lou and I were on a trip for the organization with our friend Charles. My sister-in-law and I used to meet to ski with our kids every spring, and so I suggested we meet in Aspen, where Charles had an office. He suggested Telluride, where he had just expanded.” When Bonnie called her travel agent to book the trip, the woman had not even heard of Telluride.

The year Bonnie graduated from Smith College, the Harvard Business School had just opened its doors to women. “My generation of women destined to become teachers, secretaries, or flight attendants,” she explained. “But I did not think I would be particularly good at any of those options. I was good at math, so I thought: “Why not?” Bonnie is married to Louis Cohen, whom she met while in graduate school. Lou is a Washington, D.C. lawyer who served as Deputy Solicitor General of the U.S. during the Reagan administration. It is tempting to describe the two as a “power couple,” but they are completely unpretentious and would shrug off that title. In the first Clinton administration, from 1992 to 1996, she was Assistant Secretary of the Interior under Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. From 1996 to 2000, Bonnie was Undersecretary of State for Management under Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Describing her years at the State Department, Bonnie said, “I did not set policy. I established the environment that allowed policy to work. I supervised the budget, personnel, computer systems, security around the world and the operations of our embassies. Working for Madeleine Albright was a privilege. She is a woman of great integrity, dedicated to the professionals of the Foreign Service and the role of America in the world. I have enduring respect for her and she remains a friend.” Although no longer in government service, Bonnie was an early supporter of Senator Obama. Today she sits on the board of Cohen & Steers Mutual Funds, a $25 billion dollar family of mutual funds, and a director at REIS, a public company that provides data on the real estate industry. In the nonprofit sector Bonnie’s focus is on two important issues of the day: education (Posse Fund, Moriah Fund, DC Public

“We found Telluride had no lift lines and the snow was absolutely wonderful. On our first trip, we were told that as much as we were enjoying the slopes, we really should really see the town in the summer.” The Cohens rented a house on Columbia for a trial year. “That June, our daughter Amanda graduated from Stanford, and we all drove to Telluride from California. Lou had never even seen the place. En route, we kept wondering where the mountains were – until we hit Montrose. When we got into town, the Valley Floor was covered with flowers and cows. Main Street was closed to traffic and the Jazz Fest was in full swing. There and then we decided to look for a home of our own.” A year or so before their house hunt began, the Cohens asked for the name of the best fisherman in town. The answer they received from a number of sources was Steve Cieciuch. They wondered who the top skiers were. Steve Cieciuch was on that list too. “Finally, when it came to finding a great realtor, friends told us to talk to – you guessed it – Steve Cieciuch. Steve knew instinctively what we would like and gave us great advice about which investments would hold their value. After we bought our home, he gave us a perfect gift of an antique photo of the town. Over the years, we have remained very close.” Bonnie’s favorite thing to do in Telluride is hike among the wildflowers in July and August. “This year, I did not repeat a single trail – except when I had to take friends to the classics such as Bear Creek. The fishing in the region is terrific. So are the people. You don’t see folks walking around in designer clothes and new cowboy boots. And the preservation ethic in town is very strong, which means a lot to me.” “Where else in the country would you see people contribute from pennies to millions of dollars to prevent the development of the entrance to their town? Condemning property outside town boundaries was a bold, unprecedented move that worked – and established a new legal precedent.”


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Building a Stronger Community A community, by definition, is a group of people with a common characteristic living together within a larger society. In Telluride, that common characteristic is an innate determination for building a strong and supportive community, a home to be enjoyed by many generations to come. There are countless ways to get involved and make a difference within our community. Here are a few causes our brokers choose to volunteer their time for. TELLURIDE ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS TAR is an organization dedicated to bettering the local real estate industry while improving local communities by volunteering their time and resources. To date, they have donated $235,000 to the first time homebuyer’s assistance fund, helping 325 locals stay local. telluriderealtors.net The current TAR board consists of 3 Telluride Properties brokers: Eric Saunders is the current president, while Kiplynn Smith is CAR director and Patrick Pelisson is TAR director. Several of our brokers were nominated by their peers for awards at this year’s TAR Banquet. Mike Shimkonis and Tom Hess were nominated for community realtor of the year. Additionally, Steve Cieciuch was nominated for realtor of the year and Carrie Koenig for rookie of the year. George Harvey also has a long history of service with TAR and this year he has taken his service to the national level as president-elect of the Colorado Association of Realtors.

TAR volunteered 250 man hours to build Habitat for Humanity houses in Norwood. Telluride Properties brokers shown above are Kiplynn Smith, Maureen Pelisson, Eric Saunders and Patrick Pelisson.

OPEN SPACE COMMISSION The Open Space Commission seeks to protect and conserve open space for this and future generations. They work cooperatively with regional landowners and in partnership with local, state and federal government agencies. Their current action plan includes protection of the Valley Floor, development of the community stewardship program, creation of an interconnected trail system, protection of key hillside parcels and the protection of in town open space. Brian O’Neill has been a commission member for the past year. He will help author the management plan for the Valley Floor, which will include how recreation will interact with preservation.

ONE TO ONE MENTORING PROGRAM One to One’s programs address multiple issues for underprivileged children in the San Miguel County region. Mentors help children to cross language and cultural barriers by becoming an extended family member and networking families into the community. onetoonetelluride.com Eric Saunders has been a mentor with the program since 2003. He and his buddy, Quillen, enjoy skiing, hiking and biking. The pair have and an ongoing chess competition in which Eric hopes to eventually make up some ground. Stephen Cieciuch has been on One to One’s board of trustees for the past 3 years. As a mentor, he has been involved with a young man who is in the throes of his teenage years. Serving as a role model and confident, Steve helps him cope with the sometimes difficult challenges of growing up.

Eric Saunders with his one-to-one buddy, Quillen.

The Telluride Foundation provides year-round support for local organizations involved in arts, education, athletics, charitable causes, land conservation and other community-based efforts through technical assistance, education and grant making. telluridefoundation.org The Ubuntu Education Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to providing vulnerable children and families with an empowering environment and access to services and opportunities. Ubuntu’s 53-person staff serves over 40,000 children, youth and adults with life-saving HIV services and essential educational resources. ubuntufund.org


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“Photo Courtesy of Telluride Historical Museum, all rights reserved.”

The ever-changing landscape of Telluride. Pictured above as an 1800’s mining boomtown. Pictured right, today as a world-class ski resort.

alternative futures for telluride The Telluride Foundation’s Unique Study The majestic mountains of Telluride have played host to many visitors throughout the years. From the Ute Indians and fortuneseeking miners, to thrill hungry skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, each have forever changed the landscape and vision of this great place. Today, Telluride sits on the cusp of becoming a world-renowned resort community, much like Aspen and Vail did 30 years ago. At that time, no one imagined the scale and speed of development those areas would experience or the challenges those impacts would create. The Telluride Foundation recognizes Telluride’s similar situation and is providing a rare opportunity for Telluride stakeholders - a glimpse into the future of their beloved community and most importantly, time to change its direction. They are partnering with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to explore alternative scenarios for the conservation, economic and urban development of the Telluride region. Variables being researched for their impacts on future scenarios include: population growth, water quantity and distribution, affordable housing, fire management, transportation, oil/gas exploration and the commercial viability of downtown Telluride. Dr. Carl Steinitz, professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at Harvard University, is the brainchild and leader of the study. He pioneered this study in areas of Panama and Mexico to profound results, but never in the Unites States, until now. Using advanced GIS computer modeling techniques, the researchers will project the 20-30 year impacts of Telluride’s

economic, ecological and community decisions. Literally transforming graphs and numbers into visual representations of Telluride’s future. For example, researchers will be able to look at Telluride’s current zoning regulations and model what the region will look like in 20 years. In that same context, they can modify those zoning regulations to model alternative scenarios to address future challenges. The same can be done for the inherent impacts of a 100-year forest fire on real estate values. And not to be ignored is Telluride’s interdependence on its surrounding communities. Housing, labor and commercial markets are closely linked among Telluride, Ridgway and Norwood. Changes in one, undoubtedly affect another. Decisions and future planning will need to be accomplished on a regional scale. Unlike any other, this study is not a quest for a solution, rather a future forecast to make informed decisions by. The goal of the Telluride Foundation is to provide an unbiased information tool to Telluride stakeholders from which they can draw their own conclusions and shape the future decisions of their community. There will be a public presentation and discussion on the study’s findings in January 2009. However, preliminary results with be available at the following website around Thanksgiving 2008, http://futures.mit.edu/telluride. Please contact the Telluride Foundation for more detailed information, www.telluridefoundation.org or 970.728.8717.


PEOPLE

“Photos Courtesy of Steeprock Builders.”

through the eye’s of local builders

Evans Construction, Steeprock Builders & deLuca Construction

Although not as heavily in the trend limelight as say, the skinny jean, bamboo fibers or the hybrid vehicle, elements of home design and construction are still subject to the same factors as any other fashion genre when it comes to style, appearance, materials, price and these days, green components. And being that Telluride is a world-class ski resort and year-round destination, not to mention an extremely desirable place to live and own property, its building industry is very cutting edge. Mountain construction procures careful planning and complex structures, and this particular region fosters creativity and new ideas, while respecting the spectacular surroundings and rich history. Needless to say and even with the current economy, it’s an exciting place for the general contractor. They are at the forefront of their trade and possess keen perspectives as to changes over the years and what might be in store for the future. In the past five years there have been ample comings and goings in the region’s construction industry. For starters, clean and contemporary are in. Homeowners are veering away from heavy woods, looking more toward incorporating steel, stone, plaster and glass into their spaces. “We’ve gone 180 degrees from the traditional log home,” says Pete deLuca, who started deLuca Construction a decade ago. “Log still happens but it’s more refined now.” deLuca, who resides in a modern home enjoys contemporary building, but admits it’s not as forgiving. “The slightest imperfection stands out and details are more easily scrutinized,” he explains. Fortunately, today’s Telluride clientele knows more about finishes overall. “Years ago, people didn’t know their options or what they wanted; now they give me specifics,” says deLuca. “It’s impressive.” Hand-in-hand with the modernist edge is the gravitation toward smaller, more intimate spaces. Whether it’s the state of the economy or just the state of practicality, people are realizing they don’t need a tremendous surplus of space and finding truth behind the old motto, “less is more.” “The days of the 12,000-square-foot house aren’t over necessarily, but there’s a noticeable move from oversized construction,” says Ian Evans, owner of the nine-year-old Evans Construction. “I’m seeing more of a trend toward the 4,500-square-foot home.” Evans recalls building two mega log homes at a time five years ago. “It’s a nice change, especially because I prefer log cabins to log homes.” he says. “Massive houses have so much empty space; smaller is more functional.” deLuca adds that less square footage frees up money for finer details. “There’s more opportunity for super high-end finishes,” he says. “And those finishes are really fun to do.” Human beings are resourceful creatures by nature so they’ll make good use of what’s readily available. When it comes to nesting, they’ll redo what’s already there if it proves more viable than starting from scratch. In Telluride specifically, this translates to more remodels as vacant lots are growing harder to come by. “We’re seeing lots of remodels lately, which is a great option, especially in historic situations,” says Chad Hess, project manager for Steeprock Builders. “People are working with and preserving what’s there, while resourcefully adding what isn’t.” There is something very Zen about recreating

existing spaces and Hess adds that in certain situations (not necessarily historic ones) remodels can be cost effective. On the flip-side, however, there are the “total gut jobs,” which deLuca believes will be big in the future. “I’m not talking $20,000 remodels, I’m talking several-hundred-thousand-dollar remodels,” he says. Downtown Telluride obviously has limited space and although Mountain Village still has available parcels, most prime properties are already developed. “The quality of Mountain Village lots isn’t what it was five years ago,” says deLuca, “but many homes on those quality lots are now 15 years old. That doesn’t seem like a long time ago, but the homes are dated.” As for the spots in the region that are still popular for new construction, Aldasoro and Idarado top the list according to Evans, as well as some of the other mesa subdivisions. Probably one of, if not the biggest shift in the past five years has been toward green building. What was once an “alternative novelty”, has become relatively mainstream, incorporating other trends like remodels, size reductions and contemporary simplicity because in a nutshell, they all contribute to efficiency and environmental responsibility. “Green is huge,” says Evans. “Five years ago people didn’t know much about it, but now it’s the way I’m asked to price projects.” The “must-haves” or “wish-we-could-haves” of yore, like heated driveways, are phasing out, while techniques and materials like blown-in foam insulation, cellulose insulation, and photovoltaic panels that once required heavy convincing are becoming more the norm. “I don’t have to talk people into it anymore,” Evans confesses. “That evolution is one of the nicest things I’ve seen.” deLuca, who built the first LEED-certified home in the town of Telluride (completed late 2007), says he, too, is seeing green building becoming more widely received. “Even if the cost is higher, people seem to just say ‘yes’ these days,” he explains. “And usually, the cost is higher because the product is better…a better R-value window is typically a better window.” Yet when it comes to eco-construction, Steeprock Builders are likely the region’s experts on the subject. Since their inception 13 years ago, they’ve remained a niche company, adhering to sustainable practices as much as possible only to now find that what they’ve been doing for years is finally catching on. “My hope is that it will simply become the way we do things,” says Hess. “Green materials are already appearing more readily at local lumberyards because of consumer demand.” Hess finds that while certain green principles are ancient and have transcended time, they actually qualify as contemporary nowadays since healthful living and reclaimed, recycled, and locally sourced products are paramount to so many homeowners. And he feels green building may soon be cheaper than traditional/conventional building, particularly because of its long-term value. “When it comes to energy efficiency, maintenance and upkeep, design for deconstruction, and cradle-to-cradle technologies, green buildings are better designed for their life cycle and lives of those living in them,” he explains. “And in the last five years people are learning you can have any architectural style within green building. It’s not just your hippie mud hut and straw bale anymore.”

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Capella Telluride Mountain Village

As Capella Telluride, a 160-unit hotel and residential property, rises out of a building site in the center of Mountain Village, Telluride welcomes the first U.S. location of the brightest new star in luxury hospitality. Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail, plus the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts. As former President and Vice-Chairman of the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Horst Schulze helped establish them as the premier luxury hotel brand. Capella, Horst Schulze’s newest vision, aims to deliver perfection with an uncompromising emphasis of personal service, creating one of the most authentic, elegant international brands ever designed. Capella announced last fall that Telluride would be its first American location, scheduled to open in February of 2009. The Capella Telluride property offers a mix of 100 studio, 1- bedroom and 2-bedroom hotel condominiums priced from $510,000 to $1.75 million and 60 residential condominiums priced from $1.75 to $7 million. The 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom residences feature top-of-the-line amenities including ultra-luxury finishes, fireplaces, steam showers, high-end bath fixtures, kitchen appliances and equipment, imported stone and tile finishes. Capella Telluride promises to deliver a lifestyle unlike any other in Telluride or any North American Resort. Represented by Brian O’Neill


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Inn at Lost Creek Mountain Village

Surrounded by majestic peaks and natural splendor, the award-winning Inn at Lost Creek is crafted of native stone and weathered timber with copper accents designed to complement Telluride’s mining heritage. Spectacularly situated in the center of Mountain Village, Inn at Lost Creek is true ski-in/ski-out and only steps away from the free gondola connecting Mountain Village to historic Telluride. With immediate proximity to ski lifts and trails, Telluride Conference Center and Telluride Golf Club, the Inn offers full-service luxury lodging accommodations. Thirty-two exquisitely designed suites and executive meeting facilities offer elegant comfort and luxury amenities served by a staff that takes the art of hospitality to heart. Represented by Brian O’Neill Prices start at $321,000

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3 Elkstone Place Mountain Village

A unique opportunity to own a stand alone, single family Elkstone Place property with convenient ski access and steps away from the gondola to the Town of Telluride. This mountain modern 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home boasts beautifully appointed custom furnishings, finishes and a state-of-the-art theater. Enjoy down valley sunsets and Saint Sophia views. Represented by Brian O’Neill $4,950,000


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Stargazer Penthouse Mountain Village

A spectacular ski-in/ski-out 3-bedroom Peak’s corner penthouse, steps to skiing, Mountain Village and the gondola. With a large private terrace, the penthouse has magnificent mountain views, exquisite furnishings and generates rental income. Includes all the amenities of the Peaks Hotel. Represented by Mike Shimkonis $3,495,000


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135 AJ Drive Mountain Village

Sitting upon one of the greatest view lots in the Village, with stunning views of the Saint Sophia ridgeline, is a spectacular new home of outstanding design and architecture. The home’s exterior architecture is an alluring interaction of curved rooflines, gables and dormers. The exterior materials consist of extensive stonework, cedar-shake siding and roofing, and antique barnboard. Comprised of 4,820 sqft, this home features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and is highlighted by an extraordinary range of materials, interior finishes and superior craftsmanship, all of which are sophisticated and visually compelling. Beautiful decks and stone patios are complimented by extensive landscaping. The extraordinary home, combined with a very private location, create one of the finest lifestyle opportunities available in the Mountain Village. Represented by Tom Hess / Damon Demas $3,550,000

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6 108 Gold Hill Court Mountain Village Home of compelling architectural design, offering over 6,000 sqft of interior livable space. The 7 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths are beautifully finished. The home has panoramic views overlooking Elk Lake and the Saint Sophia ridgeline and features the highest quality materials throughout. Represented by Tom Hess / Damon Demas $6,600,000

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106 Snowdrift, Lot 402A Mountain Village

143 Adams Ranch Road Mountain Village

219 Russell Drive, Lot 536 Mountain Village

Located directly slopeside on Galloping Goose Ski Trail, this elegant 5-bedroom, 4 and 3 half baths home offers spectacular views in a prime Mountain Village location. Comprised of 7,262 sqft, this stately residence provides outstanding amenities including a chef-designed kitchen, custom wine room, ski room, exercise room plus superb finish detail. At $591/ sqft this home represents the best slopeside value in the Mountain Village.

Outstanding knoll-top, aspen shrouded ski-in/ski-out enclave offering spectacular views of the Wilson and Sneffels mountain ranges and Gold Hill. Excellent solar exposure and moderate topography. Stand out homesite on a quiet cul-desac. 7+ million dollar home for sale across the street. Easy ski access onto Galloping Goose.

Beautiful, new 5-bedroom home designed by renowned Tommy Hein Architects. Conveniently located on the Telluride Golf Course, this home boasts 360° dramatic views, abundant sunshine, adjacent open space and a premiere finish level. Copious architectural and design features will not disappoint.

Represented by Mike Shimkonis

Located on a quiet cul-desac with panoramic views to the Saint Sophia ridgeline and ski area. Easy ski access to Galloping Goose and Meadows Ski Run’s. The significant lot size (1.58 acres), allows for a separate guest house. The site features a superb mix of mature aspen and spruce trees and has year-round water coursing through the property.

$3,695,000

Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $4,295,000

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Panorama Ridge 234 Country Club Drive Mountain Village

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Knoll Estates, Lot 7 Mountain Village

Situated on an amazing ridge lot overlooking the Valley Floor, San Miguel River and Sneffels Range, this 4,561 sqft, 5-bedroom, 6.5-bath home represents tremendous value! Brand new, with superb finish detail, this alpine-style home affords a comfortable floor plan, handsome kitchen and a separate fully appointed guest apartment. With close proximity to Chair 10 and views of the golf course, this well located and affordably priced home is in a class by itself.

Situated off the highest cul-de-sac point in the Knoll Estates with commanding unobstructed views of Sunshine and Wilson Peaks to the west. Overlooks expansive open space and the 12th hole of the golf course. DRB and HOA approved plans included. Seller financing possible.

On a knoll-top with complete privacy and commanding views of the ski area, Valley Floor and Saint Sophias, this new home enjoys over 4,000 sqft. Close proximity to the ski area. The home is built of timber trusses and is comprised of the finest finishes and appliances. Represented by Eric Saunders $3,195,000

Located on a private cul-de-sac and bordering open space, this 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath home enjoys all day sun, yearround sunsets, and huge 360° views of the ski area, Wilsons and Saint Sophias. Walk to the Village Core from this new mountain sophisticated home. Steps to skiing. Represented by Eric Saunders $6,495,000

Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $2,995,000 Furnished

Represented by George Harvey $639,000

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15 107 Rocky Road Mountain Village This warm and intimate log home situated on 1.19 private acres enjoys a year-round creek, ski access to and from Galloping Goose Ski Trail and Campbell Peak views. Built of log and San Miguel River rock with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,967 sqft and exceptional finishes. Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $3,495,000 Fully Furnished

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409 Benchmark Drive Lot 320 Mountain Village

100 Gold Hill Court Mountain Village

125 Rocky Road, Lot 353 Mountain Village

Your storybook ending starts here with this elegant and spacious Mountain Village ski home. Loaded with European flair, from the grand entry to the master bedroom. This 5-bedroom, 7,202 sqft home has charming fireplaces, a hot tub, a grand family room, and easy access to the Double Cabin Ski Run.

Alpine privacy abounds on one of the last available estate-sized lots atop Telluride’s Mountain Village. To the west lies ski access on the Marmot Ski Run and the sunny slopes of the Galloping Goose. An exclusive forest drive leads to the coveted Saint Sophia, Mount Emma and Dallas Peak views and a forest park setting for your exclusive and untouched mountain domain.

Enjoy the convenience of Mountain Village and the gondola to the Town of Telluride! This free-standing 3-level log style condo features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces, balconies, western mountain and sunset views, as well as convenient ski access. Represented by George Harvey $1,695,000 Furnished

Located in the exclusive Hood Park neighborhood and overlooking lush open space, sunny Lot 320 offers a combination of stately aspens, an easy building site and beautiful views of Wilson Peak, Little Cone, Campbell Peak and the La Sal Mountains of Utah. Enjoy close proximity to Bridges Ski Trail. Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $980,000

Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee $2,965,000

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20 Tip Top Peaks Penthouse Mountain Village Tip Top is the quintessential penthouse in the Telluride region with 360° views atop the Peaks Hotel and Resort. This 4-bedroom, 4-bath luxury residence offers all the amenities of a complete resort with ski valet, concierge, restaurants and the Golden Door Spa. Two dedicated parking spaces. Represented by Brian O’Neill / Albert Roer $3,495,000

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The Homestead at Adams Ranch 214 Adams Ranch Road Mountain Village

See Forever Village Mount Wilson Lodge, Residence 125 Mountain Village

An outstanding value, this new 3,900 sqft, 2 master bedroom plus 2-bedroom, 4.5-bath golf course home, crafted by an award-winning builder, has big views, all-day sun and ‘old-west’ charm. Great for entertaining with a flexible layout including great room, lounge, rec room and office.

Enjoy expansive western views of Mount Wilson from this 3-bedroom, 4-bath luxury residence. Custom finishes and furnishings include mahogany cabinetry, window treatments, art and accessories, flat screen televisions, in-floor radiant heat, air conditioning and humidification system, antique chestnut flooring and more. Includes all of the VIP concierge services and amenities of the Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa.

Represented by Josh Rapaport $2,595,000

Represented by Patrick Pelisson $3,595,000

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23 Blue Mesa Lodge Mountain Village Steps from the slopes and gondola! Upgraded with a beautiful living room, dining room and kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and 2 baths. Enjoy mountain and ski trail views with trailside access. Generates significant rental income. Includes deeded parking space. Represented by Mike Shimkonis $895,000 Furnished

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Aspen Ridge Mountain Village

Villas at Sundance, Unit 11 Mountain Village

Rated one of the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” by Conde Nast and “One of the West’s Best Small Inns” by Sunset Magazine. Outstanding location, superb service, ski valet, rental program options and possible reciprocity with 5-star Capella make this a smart choice. Each owner has 5 weeks per fraction owned at ILC. Select 2 weeks in winter, 2 in summer, plus an additional winter or summer week.

A southwest corner location with Mount Wilson and Ski Area views distinguishes this immaculate Aspen Ridge 3-bedroom from the rest. The private spa, garage and newly upgraded kitchen and baths, make this 12-week share competitively priced. With a back-to back bi-monthly schedule including Christmas 2008, 6 weeks of skiing, July 4th and Film 2009. Aspen Ridge is the perfect way to begin your exceptional Telluride lifestyle.

Newly constructed custom 2,432 sqft townhome offers the finest finish detail in the Lodges at Sundance complex. With easy ski access to the Sundance Ski Trail this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath unit, plus loft affords spectacular views to the northwest and close proximity to the Mountain Village commercial core. An exquisite rock surround fireplace sets the tone for an elegant yet cozy great room. Amenities include top of the line kitchen appliances, beautifully appointed bathrooms, dumbwaiter and a 2 car garage.

Mountain Lodge 3015/3017 Mountain Village

Represented by Mike Shimkonis $70,000

Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee $385,000

Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $1,895,000

Garden level, 2-bedroom, 2-bath suite with over 1,100 sqft enjoys a spacious layout with full kitchen and washer/ dryer. Lodge amenities include swimming pool, club lounge/bar, exercise room and trailside access. Excellent rental income. Represented by Eric Saunders $729,000


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108 Cabins Lane Mountain Village

The best of all worlds, located in the woods yet in the middle of it all, with uncompromising construction details, a heated street, private ski easement and commanding views. Only steps away from Town Hall Plaza, the grocery store, and the free gondola network. Enjoy quality, convenience, and alpine serenity. Ten condominiums feature floor plans as individual as you are, 3 and 4 bedroom units available.

This super-sunny, almost half-acre parcel provides exceptional views of the Saint Sophia Range and the surrounding ski area, along with handy access to skiing, the new market and the gondola. Whether it be an investment property or a haven for generations -201A Benchmark is the perfect location to launch anyone’s Rocky Mountain memories.

104 Snowfield Drive Lot 364R Mountain Village

12TrailsEdge.com

$925,000

Represented by George Harvey / Patrick Pelisson Prices start at $1,995,000

Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee

Lot 364R is one of only a few lots available in the Mountain Village market that presents a unique opportunity to build in the exclusive Hood Park neighborhood. The property has ski access to lower Galloping Goose Ski Trial plus excellent tree cover that provides privacy yet has dramatic northern views of the Sneffels Range from the lot’s southwest corner. Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $1,850,000

The warmth of arched timber-frame combines with contemporary elegance in this newest offering in Mountain Village’s San Joaquin ski enclave. A Dallas Peak view, over Prospect Creek, coupled with Brazilian hardwoods, 3 stone fireplaces, 580 sqft of storage space and creative finishes & lighting by a quality hands-on builder make this ski access home one of the most exciting in this price range. Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee $3,190,000

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Adams Ranch, Lot AR-24R Mountain Village

This newly constructed custom 2,011 sqft townhome is the least expensive, new 3-bedroom townhome in the Mountain Village today. The unit offers 3 bedrooms plus a loft, 3.5 baths, an elegant great room with a rock surround fireplace and a garage. Enjoy ski access to the Sundance Ski Trail, views of the Sneffels Range and the La Sals in Utah. Lodges at Sundance offers close proximity to the Mountain Village commercial core, all in a private setting.

Exceptional lot with commanding views of the Wilsons, Saint Sophias and ski area - a rare combination of all. Privately located at the end of a cul-de-sac, this premier property creates a spectacular setting for a mountain retreat. Conceptual architect’s drawings showcase a luxury home that captures dramatic views of the San Juans from every room.

Double Eagle Way, Lot 628L Mountain Lodge Mountain Village 2018/2020 Mountain Village Build your dream home in this quiet Mountain Village A garden-level 2-bedroom neighborhood with unit, directly adjoining a breathtaking views of Mount sizeable lawn area, with Campbell, Iron Mountain and northeast views to the Saint the Saint Sophia Ridge. Sophia Range and the Includes soil test, tree survey, tranquil sounds of Prospect and preliminary plans for a Creek. The beautiful beautifully designed Mountain Lodge amenities 4-bedroom home. include a swimming pool, club lounge & bar, and Represented by exercise room as well as Albert Roer excellent ski access. An $480,000 investment for the family (including the pooch) for a lifetime.

Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $1,399,000

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36 See Forever Village Mount Wilson Lodge Residence 129 Mountain Village The premier 4-bedroom penthouse property in all of See Forever Village, with unrivaled views of the Saint Sophias and the finest finishes. Enjoy all the amenities of the Peaks Hotel with the feel of a private home. Represented by Brian O’Neill $5,995,000

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Pine Meadows 135 Mountain Village

With protected, unobstructed views of Mount Wilson and bordering open space, the lot comes with HOA and DRB approved plans for a custom 4-bedroom, 5.5-bath home. Skip the lengthy, frustrating approval process and start building now!

Luxurious townhome living with all the comfort and privacy of a single-family home. Fully furnished large 4-bedroom condo with 2 master suites. Large bay of windows in living room provide fabulous mountain views. High-end finishes and appliances including granite countertops, cherry wood cabinetry, steam showers & jetted bathtubs. Easy ski access on Meadows Ski Run and walking distance to golf course and driving range, Peaks Hotel & Golden Door Spa, gondola and Mountain Village Core. Outstanding value!

Represented by Dianne Bunnell $599,000

PineMeadows135.com Represented by George Harvey $2,750,000 Furnished

Market Fact:

The median sold price for a single family home in Mountain Village for 2008 year-to-date is $2,862,500, with the highest sale at nearly $11 million.

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A beautiful in-town Victorian-style home completely remodeled in 2005. Superior finishes were used throughout. Excellent southern sun and a short walk to Lift 7, the San Miguel River Trail, bike path and the center of town. Special accommodations zoning allows for shortterm rental, creating flexibility and income opportunity. Represented by Tom Hess / Damon Demas $1,500,000


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East Gregory Ave, Lot A2 Telluride

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The Gem at Wintercrown Telluride

This luxurious slopeside, 3-bedroom penthouse condo overlooks the San Miguel River. Beautiful high-end finishes, appliances and custom furnishings included. Great location: ski directly to Cascades and walk one block to Lift 7.

Stunning views, all day sun and incredible sunsets characterize this south-facing, 3,754 sqft residential hillside lot. Located in a secluded neighborhood overlooking the Town of Telluride, Ingram Falls, Bear Creek and the ski area. This over-sized lot is a terrific value.

Live like you are in the Town of Telluride. Bike to town from this great neighborhood in Lawson Hill at the bottom of Alexander Overlook. With quality homes surrounding, the max home size is 1,800 sqft. Build among the aspens, with lovely views; find your private and quiet resting spot amid dark night skies.

Represented by George Harvey

Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee

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Walk to restaurants, shopping and the grocery store from this sumptuous luxury penthouse condo. With 2 master suites, a third bedroom, family kitchen and a chef’s kitchen, you can easily entertain your guests and their families. Fireplace in living room and dining room and top quality appliances and finishes throughout. Deck overlooking “Main Street” with beautiful views of Cornet Creek, the Box Canyon and Ingram Falls, 2 heated parking spaces, private storage and elevator.

CascadesA11.com Represented by George Harvey $2,450,000

GemAtWintercrown.com Represented by George Harvey $2,975,000 Furnished

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44 Tomboy Lodge Penthouse Telluride Recently remodeled 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath Tomboy penthouse. Bright, open living spaces with a contemporary feel. Enjoy views of the ski area from the large south-facing decks on both floors. Private entrance off of the grassy commons with hot tub. Represented by Brian O’Neill $835,000

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Cimarron Lodge 28 Telluride

San Juan Warehouse Telluride

609 East Columbia Telluride

Situated in Telluride’s premier East End neighborhood, this unique 3bedroom, 2-bath home with separate 2-bedroom, 1-bath adjacent apartment is a must see! The home features a recently remodeled kitchen and a sun filled great room with large stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Adjacent residence offers excellent rental income or a great mother-in-law apartment. The complex includes 2 large decks, a yard, 3 parking spaces and unobstructed views of Bear Creek Preserve, Ajax Mountain, Ingram Falls and the Telluride ski area.

This 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo offers an unparalleled location, directly slopeside and adjacent to the San Miguel River and the River Trail. Southern exposure allows for great sun and big views of the ski area from the unit. Many recent upgrades create a very comfortable living experience.

Located within 2 blocks of Telluride’s central core, these units (F-1, G & H ) offer over 5,500 sqft of below grade and street level commercial space with great frontage and historic appeal. Each has the ability to operate individually or in conjunction with one another. A 770 sqft 2-bedroom residential condo with deed restrictions is also included.

One of the best homesites in the much coveted eastside of Telluride. This home has superb views, abundant sunshine and is a short stroll to downtown. Rated non-contributing with qualifications. Double lot outside the historic district allowing for excellent development opportunity.

Represented by Tom Hess / Damon Demas

$1,850,000

Represented by Patrick Pelisson $2,495,000

Represented by Tom Hess / Damon Demas $639,000

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49 232 East Pacific, Unit C Telluride This 3-bedroom, 3-bath unit enjoys a spacious vaulted living area with loft and great natural light. Located steps from Town Park, River Trail, Main Street shopping, restaurants and skiing. Covered parking space, storage and 2 decks with great views of ski area and town park stage. Represented by Eric Saunders $1,295,000

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Telluride Lodge 304 Telluride

Picturesque home with fabulous views of the Box Canyon, close to downtown Telluride and a short walk to Lift 7. This 2,488 sqft home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a 1-car garage. An open floor plan makes this home a favorite place for family and friends.

One of the most affordable, contemporary condos available in the Town of Telluride. Remodeled in 2006, this lower level unit has 1-bedroom and 1-bath with potential to build additional square footage and gain direct access from the deck. Great location just steps from Clarks Market and Chair Lift 7 with amenities that include hot tub and on-site management services (if desired).

Represented by Brian O’Neill $1,500,000

Represented by Laurie Valerio / Kiplynn Smith $535,000

Market Fact:

Telluride Properties sold 127 North Oak Street for $1,411/sqft, setting a record for a non development, single family home in the Town of Telluride.

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Lazy Dog Ranch Wilson Mesa

Picturesque Gentleman’s Ranch! Close to Telluride, yet very private. This manageable sized horse property with a park like setting has a private pond, 2 running streams, mature trees and a well-groomed yard where wildlife abounds. Four-bedroom home nestled in an aspen grove features beautiful woodwork, quality materials and finishes throughout. Spacious tiered decks are perfect for outdoor dining, relaxing or soaking in the large built-in hot tub. Other noteworthy attributes include a separate equipment barn, fenced corrals, 2 riding arenas and a separate horse barn with 4 paddocks and guest quarters above. Property is adjacent to 100+ acres of common space. LazyDogRanchWilsonMesa.com Represented by George Harvey $3,500,000 Furnished


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53 Wilson Peak Ranch Wilson Mesa Shared by only two families, this magnificent ranch comprises over 1,400 acres featuring a 32,000 sqft timber frame equestrian facility, world-class sporting clay stations, spectacular views, and 7 miles of trails contiguous to public land. Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee / George Harvey $16,000,000

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Lot 125 Aldasoro Ranch

Wilson Mesa Ranch, Lot 75 Wilson Mesa

This incredible well-built home has a unique feel with vaulted 30-ft ceilings laden with hardwood hand stripped poles softening the space. Large windows making up the south wall of the living area allow passive solar and expansive views of rolling meadows out to Wilson Peak, El Diente, Dolores Peak and Little Cone. The layout of the home accommodates 2 master suites, a guest bedroom and an attached 1-bedroom guest house, allowing individual privacy while sustaining a warm quaint feel.

Perched above most of Aldasoro Ranch and offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, this property is nearly 3 acres and borders open space. Located on a cul-de-sac with patches of aspen grove, the building site slopes gently down towards a creek and provides abundant sun and southern exposure. Homeowners recently approved a dial-a-ride service to Telluride and Mountain Village.

The views from this 7-acre site are magnificent. The property abuts 2 large ranches, each with significant conservation easements in place. All day sunshine makes for a very compelling homesite. Water taps, percolation and soil tests are complete. Architectural plans by Tommy Hein Architects can be purchased separately.

This beautiful 111-acre ranch parcel affords breathtaking views in two different directions of the magnificent Wilson and Sneffels mountain ranges. The land is comprised of flat to rolling terrain with significant stands of mature aspens mixed with open meadows and dark timber. Located 16 miles from Telluride, this unique property includes a domestic well, easy access to national forest and borders a seasonal creek. Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $2,750,000

Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee $1,500,000

Represented by Mike Shimkonis

Represented by Tom Hess / Damon Demas $675,000

$899,000

Market Fact:

Telluride Properties represented the seller of Tract V, Muddy Creek Meadows for the highest priced vacant land sale on Wilson Mesa for 2008.

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Indian Hills Ranch Hastings Mesa

2378 Green Meadows Lane Hastings Mesa

Situated in the lush meadows of Wilson Mesa and rimmed with tranquil aspen, this exquisitely designed Douglas-fir log and stone home offers 5,921 sqft of living space, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths plus a separate 1-bedroom, 1-bath guest apartment. The home includes a cozy den with gas fireplace, a luminous atrium and 2 separate stone patios with spa totaling 1,255 sqft. Situated on 14.14 acres, the property offers 3 large horse pastures, post-and-rail fencing and a portable paddock. Enjoy sunshine and incomparable views of Wilson and Dolores Peaks, Little Cone, the Sneffels Range and the ski area. Only 25 minutes from Telluride.

A unique opportunity to purchase 317+/- private acres that enjoy views of the region’s most spectacular peaks. The property is perfectly suited for horses with a spacious corral and a 5-stall loafing shed. The ranch also includes 2 ponds and a 5,000-ft grass airstrip.

Little Cone Ranch Lots 17 & 18 Specie Mesa

Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $3,995,000

Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $2,795,000

Enjoy a rare opportunity to revel in stunning views, tranquil meadows, large aspen groves and the ultimate in privacy. Located beneath the flanks of Little Cone Peak, these 74.56 acres are adorned with a trout pond that overlooks the iconic Wilson Range, indigenous snake fencing and adjacency to the national forest. Enjoy fly fishing in your pond, peaceful hikes to the national forest and the opportunity to commune with nature on a higher level. Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $1,695,000

Quality 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home features antique wood beams & trusses, plaster walls, vaulted ceilings, stone baths, wood and stone floors, extensive custom wrought iron detail, and 2 wood-burning fireplaces. Spacious chef’s kitchen with commercial grade appliances and breakfast nook. Large windows capture big views of Wilson, Lizard Head and surrounding mesa. Good privacy with year-round access. TelluridePinesRetreat.com Represented by George Harvey $1,350,000 Furnished


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62 2165 West Anderson Road Wilson Mesa The ultimate Wilson Mesa setting captures perfect Fall Creek valley views and “in your face” Little Cone and Wilson Peak mountains. This 6,500 sqft, 5-bedroom, 5-bath masterpiece comes exquisitely furnished. Represented by George Harvey / Polly Leach-Lychee $5,750,000 Furnished

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Sunshine Mesa Retreat Sunshine Mesa

Diamond Ranch, Lot 1 Deep Creek Mesa

This private site is a hidden gem among the aspens in the Aldasoro subdivision. Comprised of 2.77 acres, this gently sloped building site encompasses exquisite views of Wilson Peak and Deep Creek Mesa.

The Telluride retreat you’ve been searching for. Over 35 private acres, bordering BLM land with a lovely building site, 180º panoramic views of the Telluride ski area, Wilson and the Saint Sophias. Aspens and wildflowers abound on this amazing lot on top of the world.

A one-of-a-kind retreat in the most spectacular setting imaginable on the exclusive Sunshine Mesa, less than 11 miles from the Town of Telluride. Large herds of elk and deer enjoy the yearround ponds and streams. Forty-seven acres with a 2,500 sqft bunk house, surrounded on 3 sides by thousands of acres on national forest and Lizard Head Wilderness, with top-of-the-world views from the Ophir Needles to the Saint Sophias.

This ranch is one of the most dynamic 35-acre parcels on the market today. The property features incredible views in multiple directions including the majestic cliff bands of Deep Creek Mesa, colorful Iron Mountain and iconic Wilson Peak. Bordering national forest, Lot 1 is adorned with stately aspen, a historic shed, elegant perimeter fencing and entry monuments. With a common water system and only a 12-minute drive from Telluride, this unique ranch property sets itself apart.

Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $995,000

Represented by Albert Roer $850,000

Represented by Patrick Pelisson $4,995,000

Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $3,500,000

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Turkey Creek Ranch Turkey Creek Mesa

Unique opportunity to own a dramatic view property along the exclusive “Golden Corridor”. This 5-bedroom home is located on 29.66 secluded acres only 1 mile from Mountain Village and the Telluride Ski Resort. Spectacular views, outstanding water rights with a year-round creek and large, trout-fishing pond, horse corrals and access to miles of national forest trails from your front door are only a few of the wonderful amenities of this charming family ranch. TellurideTurkeyCreekRanch.com Represented by Brian O’Neill / Mike Shimkonis $8,300,000


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Treetop Fantasy Elk Run

Elk Run is one of Telluride’s most desirable neighborhoods, located just outside the Mountain Village. This newly completed 6-bedroom, 6.5-bath custom home perched on 4.82 private acres features exceptional architectural details, with views of Wilson and Sunshine Peaks. The property features a main house, master suite, cabin and garage with caretaker’s unit above. A hand-hewn log cabin has been relocated to the site and set back into the woods to provide the ultimate private guest house experience. Designed by renowned architect Tommy Hein, the property reflects the mining history of the San Juan Mountains where Hein wove together contemporary and historic elements. It offers a dining room that sits amongst the towering pine trees, dramatic trusses soar above the kitchen cabinets, tying the space to the living and dining areas behind. The dark recycled oak wood floors meet the light filled space revealing an intimate experience within. Nooks and crannies seemingly rise into the forest and furnishings add comfort and coziness to the already warm palette of colors and finishes. Recalling the historic mining camps of the region, this expansive property is composed of simple shed and gable structures, representing a mill, cabin and bunkhouse. Four separate and distinct structures complete the property, allowing for multiple family and friends to have their own private areas. Represented by Patrick Pelisson $8,495,000


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69 694 Fox Farm Road Telluride Ski Ranches High on the hillside, surrounded by spruce and aspen trees, this home has an excellent floor plan with an ideal kitchen, year-round heated solarium, spacious master suite and a separate caretaker’s unit. Also includes a workshop and 2-car garage 694FoxFarm.com Represented by Tom Hess / Damon Demas $1,595,000

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111 Ridge Road Telluride Ski Ranches

A private, end-of-road location awaits you at the top of the Ski Ranches. This 2.04-acre site, upon development, can become one of the finest single family home sites in the region. The views to the Wilson Range are waiting to be revealed, and the direct access to national forest lands offers enormous recreational opportunities.

West-facing with enormous views and abundant sunshine, this large 2.01-acre site with end of road privacy and beautiful mature trees is steps to national forest lands and unlimited recreational pursuits. Includes architectural designs by Dave Gibson, soil tests and topographic survey. Top notch in all respects!

Represented by Tom Hess / Damon Demas

Represented by Tom Hess / Damon Demas

$665,000

$849,500


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Diana Falls Ames Valley

Located just 20 minutes from Telluride in the Ames Valley, Diana Falls is a magnificent, one-of-a-kind property replete with its own historic gold and silver veins, graced by “The Eternal Spring”, a perennial source of spring water running throughout. Comprised of 2 separate building sites on 33 acres, Diana Falls is unmatched in beauty and privacy – its centerpiece undoubtedly is it’s 50-ft waterfall, which plummets through the center of the property. Both home sites provide commanding views of the waterfall, the Ophir Needles and surrounding peaks. Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee $3,400,000

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905 Porphyry East Ophir

From the living room of this charming 3-bedroom, 2-bath home, take in the breathtaking views of the Ophir Valley. Head out the front door for a hike, bike, ski or snowshoe. Enjoy custom cabinetry, a hand-built stone hearth, an open floor plan and in-floor radiant heat. Represented by Allison Templin $545,000


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74 Avalanche Ranch Ophir Unique 35 acres surrounded by national forest and spectacular views. The 2,270 sqft main house features 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, an attached 750 sqft caretaker’s unit provides an open kitchen/living area and loft. A 9-acre corral and 2 hay barns round out the unique amenities of this property. Represented by Albert Roer $1,320,000

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309 Priest Lane Trout Lake

Warner Placer Alta Lakes

Otherwise known as “Hannah’s Roost,” this property is one of Telluride’s most private and peaceful settings available for sale. Surrounded by tall spruce and majestic peaks, this mountain getaway is bordered by national forest, only a quarter mile from Trout Lake, yet steps from backcountry hiking and ski trails. With higher-end finishes like hardwood cherry floors, in-floor heat, and stainless steel appliances, this 4-bedroom, 2-bath home is quite the perfect retreat from downtown Telluride, all within a short 20 minute drive.

Extremely rare and unique parcel located in the much coveted Alta Lakes area. This property offers a spectacular homesite with majestic views of the Wilson range, Ophir Needles, Sunshine and Palmyra Peaks. Incredible access to fishing, hiking, mountain biking, as well as back-country and Nordic skiing. Close proximity to Gold King Basin, Wild Boy Lake and all Alta Lakes.

Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee

$700,000

Represented by Brian O’Neill

$610,000

Market Fact:

The Telluride Ski Ranches have proven to be a bright spot in 2008’s real estate market with 2 more year-todate transactions compared to 2007.

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Little Papoose Ranch Ridgway

Overlooking expansive verdant meadows, the Little Papoose Ranch is a property for the ages. Among these pristine 259 high country acres reside a main residence and 2 guest homes built beyond one’s imagination. Constructed of reclaimed square logs from historic cabins located throughout the US, the main residence features wide plank mesquite floors, trim and cabinetry, meticulous stone work, custom wrought iron sculpture and finish details, plus museum quality projection lighting. The residences combine 9 expansive bedrooms, 9 luxurious bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, an office and an oversized garage. On the main level, just off of the living room, is an inviting media room/den that includes a rock-surround fireplace and wet bar. From this room, a copper-ceiling windowlined cat-walk leads to the master suite with a massive stone fireplace, a private deck and an arched window framing the iconic Sneffels Range. A walk-in closet wraps around the master bath to offer extensive built-in storage. Incomparable amenities include, marble and granite counters, a hammered copper kitchen island, a French rotisserie and pizza oven, the highest quality appliances, impressive clerestory trusses, a stone free-form pool with waterfall plus an impeccable 4-stall barn. The ranch includes irrigated lush meadows with substantial water rights, indigenous aspen snake fencing and a tranquil lake providing ideal trout habitat. Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $15,900,000


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Dalwhinnie Ridgway

The Scottish Highlands meet the Pampas of Argentina, in this sumptuous Ridgway river-front enclave of the Uncompahgre Valley. Sixty-plus acres embrace a European 8-bedroom house and caretaker’s quarters, graced with modern amenities, elegance and charm at every turn. For horse lovers, the adjoining riding amenities include a luxuriant meeting place surrounded by an imported 250-year-old timber frame barn. Beautifully manicured landscaping finishes off the fine detail and design of this exquisite, sunny estancia nestled in the Rockies. Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee $8,668,000


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132 Fall Creek Road Fall Creek

The most beautiful down valley river setting to be imagined. This gorgeous, modern, square-cut, hand-hewn log home is 3,609 sqft with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths plus 3 lofts. Features include 2 wood-burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and a spacious deck with an outdoor hot tub overlooking the creek. This property consists of 7.11 acres with Fall Creek running through it, turn of the century outbuildings perfect for storing equipment, a large irrigated yard, pasture and corral. Beautiful red rock canyon views, good privacy and ideal for horses and outdoor entertaining. Absolutely one-of-a-kind! This property is contiguous to (#87) and would make a great combined purchase. 132FallCreekRoad.com Represented by George Harvey $2,550,000 Furnished

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80 103 Indian Ridge Trail Norwood Trophy Hunters Paradise, 405 acres contiguous with 2,000 acres of BLM. Post & Beam home is beautifully furnished, features 2 kitchens and a sound system throughout. A large deck showcases 360° views. IndianRidgeRanch.net Represented by George Harvey $2,500,000 Furnished

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40, 58, & 68 Canyon Court Placerville

109 Sabeta Ridgway

1108 Reese Street Silverton

Just west of Telluride, 3.45 sunny acres include substantial San Miguel River frontage and adjacency to BLM land. The property offers a quaint 784 sqft 1-bedroom, ¾ bath cabin with a new shower and tile, a washer/dryer and a new wood burning stove. Live in the cabin, or convert it to a shop, garage or any alternate out building after you build your dream home. The HOA provides a private community swimming pond with dock and a recreation area.

A great value can be found in these 3 newly constructed homes located on the sunny side of the San Miguel river canyon. The homes are 1,890 sqft and offer 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, vaulted ceilings, a well-appointed kitchen, gas fireplace and 1-car garage. A great local’s home.

Rare sunny duplex corner lot in the well-planned Solar Ranch. Views to the Box Canyon and the Cimarrons. Water tap paid. Extensive greenbelts, bike and walking paths. A great investment for the first time buyer or savvy builder for income property. Basically 2 for 1!

Represented by Tom Hess / Damon Demas

Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee

Starting at $399,000

$189,000

Historic home in the heart of Silverton. Recently remodeled in 2006 this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is located on a large 5,000 sqft corner lot. Attached is a 676 sqft heated 2-car garage/workshop within walking distance to Silverton’s restaurants and shops. The home has many upgrades including custom bookshelves, new appliances, wood and tile floors, 2 woodburning stoves and a private fenced backyard.

Represented by Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu) $536,000

Represented by Maureen Pelisson $349,500


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85 High Noon Ranch, Parcel 1 Ridgway Magnificent 43.2 acres at the foot of the Sneffles Range. These sun filled acres offer panoramic views a stone’s throw from Ridgway. Large level building site with nearby amenities like skiing, golf, hiking, cross-country skiing, fly-fishing, mountain biking and more. Represented by Jesse DiFiore $800,000

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Private Homesite on Fall Creek Fall Creek

772 44ZN Road Norwood

Cougar Ridge Norwood

1,500 feet of year-round Fall Creek located on 36 acres and only a 15-minute drive to Telluride on paved roads. The ultimate secluded home site! Zoning allows you to build your dream home up to 8,000 sqft with over 2 acres of horse pasture. Surrounded by mature cottonwood and spruce trees, beautiful red rock cliffs and canyons bordering BLM land. This parcel is contiguous to 132 Fall Creek Road (#79) and would make a great combined purchase.

Absolutely darling farmhouse on 5 lush acres just northeast of Norwood. The large 3-bedroom addition to the original 2-bedroom homestead, done with quality finishes, including hardwood flooring, new kitchen and tile bathrooms, is ready for your final touches. Barns, sheds, corrals, all sit amid a pastoral setting with lovely south-facing mountain views. The adjacent 35 acres, will be offered to buyer on a right of first refusal basis.

The perfect sportsman’s paradise! Cougar Ridge, a 315-acre knoll-top overlooking Miramonte Reservoir, is ideal as a single exquisite home site or 3 - 5 individual homesites. Abundant wildlife, with breathtaking 360° views. Immediate access to boating, fishing, horseback riding and hunting.

Represented by George Harvey

Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee

$1,650,000

$695,000

Darling stream-side lots, in one of Ridgway’s sweetest neighborhoods. On a small charming boulevard, these lots overlook a quaint farmhouse and gardens, as well as the mountain tops of Ouray Valley. Neighbored by quality homes, with an easy walk to downtown, without all the traffic and bustle. Enjoy the peaceful gurgling of Cottonwood Creek. Represented by Polly Leach-Lychee $115,000 Each $225,000 Both

CougarRidgeAtMiramonte. com Represented by George Harvey

Market Fact:

$1,750,000

Telluride Properties was the listing agent for the 321-acre Stoner Ranch which closed for $8,537,500 in 2008, a high water mark for Dolores County.

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