Truly Telluride Volume 43

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Covering Telluride, Mountain Village & Surrounding Areas

Volume 43








Since 1986, Telluride Properties has earned the reputation as Telluride’s premier boutique real estate firm. We have navigated the ups and downs of the market and watched big brand names come and go for more than three decades. Through it all, our mission has remained the same, hire the best real estate professionals and provide our clients with the highest standard of service. Buying or selling a home isn’t just about numbers — it’s about relationships and knowing your best interests are being represented in a diligent, forthright manner. As your trusted advisor, we listen to your needs and purposefully guide you through the buying/selling process with the utmost expertise.


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people. places. properties.





telluride lifestyle photo essay

local goods from food to fashion

08 CALENDAR OF EVENTS / FESTIVALS world-renowned festivals & events year-round





fresh air, mountain views, and great food.

remixing history with a social conscience.




trending design elements curated by TWEED Interiors

q & a with a Telluride architect and builder




area descriptions, market stats, and maps

regional house and condo listings offered for sale





137 Hood Park Road - Mountain Village

regional vacant land listings offered for sale





who's who in luxury real estate and leverage global partners



successfully listed and/or sold by telluride properties



get to know the brokers and staff of telluride properties

supporting local non-profits




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events/festivals CALENDAR


stay up-to-date at

music BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL June 11 - 20, 2021

THE RIDE FESTIVAL July 2 -11, 2021

JAZZ FESTIVAL August 13 - 15, 2021

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL July 27 - August 1, 2021

BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL September 17 - 19, 2021

fitness WOW FESTIVAL re-scheduled to 2022

YOGA FESTIVAL June 24 - 27, 2021

IMOGENE PASS RUN September 11, 2021



seasonal FARMER'S MARKET June 4 - October 8, 2021

JULY 4TH CELEBRATION re-scheduled to 2022

TELLURIDE AUTUMN CLASSIC September 23 - 26, 2021








June 4 - 6, 2021

May 31 - June 6, 2021



June 24 - 27, 2021

September 2 - 6, 2021



June 28 - July 4, 2021

October 15 - 17, 2021

MUSHROOM FESTIVAL August 18 - 22, 2021


GAY SKI WEEK TBD February 2022

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marketplace L O C A L

DIAMOND CONCRETE NECKLACE Starting at $925 @ Two Skirts / 127 W. Colorado Ave.



Starting at $495 @ Cashmere Red / 221 E. Colorado Ave.

Various $ @ Flowers By Ella / 359A E. Colorado Ave.


AGATE COASTERS $64 @ MIXX Projects / 307 E. Colorado Ave.

RYAN BACKPACK $415 @ Crossbow Leather / 217 E. Colorado Ave.

CAMP BIRD CUSTOM HAT Starting at $850 @ Camp Bird by Kim Lake / by appointment only

THE STYLISH LIFE: SKIING $55 @ T.Karn Imports / 394 W. Colorado Ave.

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MOUNTAIN MASH WHISKEY $50 @ Telluride Distilling Co. / 567 Mountain Village Blvd. 106B



Starting at $1,995 @ Wagner Skis / 620 Mountain Village Blvd. 1B

Starting at $500 by Judy Haas / 230 S. Fir St.

South Fir Street Gallery


WESTERN RISE PANTS $128+ @ Western Rise / 100 E. Colorado Ave.

ON RUNNING SHOES $150+ @ Scarpe / 250 E. Pacific Ave.

OSPREY HIKELITE 26 $100 @ Jagged Edge / 223 E. Colorado Ave.

WALT WHITMAN'S GUIDE TO MANLY HEALTH $14.99 @ Hook / 226 W. Colorado Ave.

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THE CABINS AT MOUNTAIN VILLAGE Mountain Village Core OPEN 24 HOURS Certainly the most creative COVID addition to outdoor dining, the Town of Mountain Village added 25 refurbished, heated gondola cabins throughout the Core, serving various surrounding restaurants. Guests can scan the QR code for a list of restaurants and place food & drink orders directly from their phones. First come first served.


LITTLEHOUSE Town of Telluride OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER The newest restaurant in town, LittleHouse features inspired take-out and dine-in options, plus an extensive cocktail list. The entire front side of the building opens up to the patio, creating a unique outdoors-in experience. / 219 W. Pacific Ave.

SMUGGLER UNION Town of Telluride OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER A Telluride staple, Smuggler Union’s outdoor dining options include a large covered patio plus bar seating to accommodate all party sizes. Enjoy burgers, sandwiches, salads and signature brews with views of Ballard Peak and the Telluride Ski Area. / 225 S. Pine St.

LA COCINA DE LUZ Town of Telluride OPEN FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & DINNER La Cocina has been a local favorite for decades, and now has expanded their outdoor dining to include a large pavilion in addition to their infamous courtyard seating. Located directly on Main Street, this is the ideal spot to catch up with a margarita and some delicious organic Mexican flavors. / 123 E. Colorado Ave.

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THE BUTCHER & THE BAKER Town of Telluride OPEN FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & DINNER It’s easy to spot B&B’s front and side dining tables along the corner of Main Street and the N Spruce pocket park, but if you continue on behind the restaurant, you’ll find a fun backyard complete with additional picnic tables and fire pit area. / 201 E. Colorado Ave.

COSMOPOLITAN Town of Telluride OPEN FOR HAPPY HOUR & DINNER Telluride’s favorite Happy Hour spot got even better with the addition of their riverside patio. This lends to the perfect environment to enjoy ½ price sushi and $7 cosmos while taking in the views of the surrounding ski area and watching the gondola come and go. / 301 San Juan Ave. (Gus's Way)

RUSTICO Town of Telluride OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER Even before the pandemic made outdoor dining explode, Rustico has offered the ideal al fresco atmosphere on Main Street. The sizable outdoor tent and heaters create a cozy environment even on the coolest mountain evenings and offer sufficient space to feed large crowds in the fresh air. A truly authentic Italian experience. / 114 E. Colorado Ave.


OAK Town of Telluride OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER If there’s a quintessential locals’ hangout in Telluride, it’s the Oak patio on a sunny afternoon. Kids love to run around at the base of the Gondola and Lift 7 while the adults indulge on barbecue and southern fare in a lively outdoor environment. / 250 San Juan Ave. (Gus's Way)

221 SOUTH OAK Town of Telluride OPEN FOR DINNER & SUNDAY BRUNCH Located in a small house on South Oak Street, 221 S Oak expands its square footage in the summer with an extensive back patio with the benefit of small trees for shade. Here you’ll be graced with a creative dinner menu with extensive plant-based options, plus a Sunday brunch that’s not to be missed. / 221 S. Oak St.

THE PHOENIX BEAN Town of Telluride OPEN FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & DINNER Pop by the Phoenix Bean for just a coffee or breakfast, lunch or dinner and be sure to enjoy the tucked-away back patio complete with sun shades and live music for a little outdoor escape. / 221 W. Colorado Ave.

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campV by Susan Viebrock of

photo by Jessica Lackey

boutique getaway, remixing history with a social conscience.


“No great artist sees things as they are. If he did, he would cease to be a great artist,” Oscar Wilde.

Enter the concept of “revenge travel.”

A forgotten whistle-stop town in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an example. The venue in Paint Bank, Virginia, boasts safari tents, a caboose and a trailer. Guests choose a private lake or riverfront stay.

Revenge travel is a newly coined industry term for a travel itch that can finally be scratched. As one insider described the phenom: “After being confined for a year, ‘revenge travel’ is essentially a slingshot back into the world. It’s a visceral response to pent-up travel demand.”

A place in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Spicewood, features treetop mansions.

And the biggest excitement in that category? You guessed it: outdoor adventures.

In Queen Creek, Arizona, a veggie and peach farm welcomes overnight guests in restored vintage Airstream trailers.


Closer to home in Lake George, Colorado, accommodations include a choice of teepee, Conestoga wagon, tree tents, even a clear bubble tent open to the night sky of the Rockies. Proceeds support stays for military vets and first responders. The aforementioned are all “glamorous camping” or “glamping sites,” tricked out for those who celebrate the beauty of the great outdoors (and the cascade of health benefits associated with being out in Mother Nature). Such venues are perfect for those who crave sleeping under the stars – and s’mores – but prefer posh(ish) to pitching their own tent and/or sleeping in a bag. For humans who would rather watch “Survivor” than be a contestant on the show, “glamping” is the answer, combining as it does the Great Outdoors with all the comforts of home.

CampV is still a work-in-progress. And, according to the owners/developers, will remain so because their goal is to continue to evolve. “We are committed to transforming this rural community and redefining the camp experience through unique design and fine art, experimental architecture, storytelling and outdoor recreation,” explained the S Crew.

Glamping adventures can be found in nearly every corner of our Big Blue Marble. And now – drumroll please – just down the road a piece (about an hour away) from Telluride is CampV which, like similar sites above, is grounded in the logic of the land and its history, offering guests some things old and some things new. As creators/owners – the Studioville (or S Crew), Bruce + Jodie Wright, (One Architects), and Natalie Binder, (with two decades in luxury hospitality) – describe their desert oasis: “CampV is more than just a place to stay; it’s a space to inspire … both creators and guests. The concept of CampV was born from a desire to spark creativity, transform a community and utilize our talents to create an authentic experience and concept that can travel to other rural communities.” The entrance sign to Naturita says: “Stop and enjoy a little nature.” Just west of the town, along Colorado Highway 141 and the San Miguel River, the ethos of CampV aligns with Thoreau’s dictum: “The world is but a canvas to our imaginations.” In the Age of Corona, a term lifted from art history, “propitious entry,” meaning right place, right time, applies. The phoenix that is CampV is emerging from the dust of what became a desolate site built in 1942.

The 120 acres with 14 cabins once known as Vancorum or “Snob Hill,” was built by the Vanadium Corporation to house the engineers who worked in nearby Uravan at the uranium mine. To honor the past, but also create a new future, the S Crew renamed the township VANcoreOM at CampV. “When I first saw the place, I knew the bones were good. I saw bits and pieces of awesomeness. Our goal then became obvious: capture its history and carry that through the development process to create little gems for the future,” said Jodie. "Since then all of us have spent lots of time walking the property and throwing out ideas. Each of us brings different, but complementary skill sets to the party, plus there is a lot of crossover. We are architects, property managers, and developers, concierges, hosts, furniture and fire-pit builders,

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“Inspired shelter for the spiritual wanderer. CampV is beautiful - but with a little dirt under its nails.” trail blazers, shade hangers, etc … As a team we try to balance the dream of shaping a place that feels carefree and experiential with the financial requirements of sustaining a business. As much as possible we hold our ‘meetings' around a campfire.” At CampV, a refurbished bus serves as a reception “room” and boutique. Dwellings include the original cabins (now renovated, including one entirely fashioned from old doors); Airstreams; and canvas tents, all with kitchenettes and grills. Amenities include locally sourced snack boxes, bonfire pits, outdoor games, rock-climbing, mountain climbing, dirt-biking, Hammock Town, and coming soon, a theatre, movie nights

and artist-in-residence programs. Old water tanks have been repurposed as fun places to get inside and make noise. Primal screams anyone? A river runs through it, so guests can SUP or paddle board on the San Miguel, while keeping company with blue herons and otters. There is a pond for swimming and fishing, and lots of great hiking trails, which Natalie, Jodie and Bruce carved out of the dense brush surrounding the river, burning and slashing through stumps and weeds. Petroglyphs and fossils to discover too. Steep canyons to explore and full-circle views. “Off-season, CampV is a great place to read a book – or write one – and, in general, just reset from our over-programmed


lives,” explained Natalie. “We believe in weaving a community together for dreamers, campers and wanderers to share their stories.” Opportunity zones are designed to bring capital into places that need it the most, many of which are in rural America, places like Naturita that once boomed, then went bust. “Rural America needs intellectual and investment capital. When capital makes its way into rural America, paired with local engagement and forward-looking governance, rural communities can thrive like some of the more moneyed urban and suburban areas of the country. Thanks to the opportunity zone incentive and qualified funds like Four Points Funding that’s exactly what’s happening in emerging communities across Colorado … Four Points Funding is pioneering a new investment norm to get capital into smaller projects while still generating capital-efficient returns. This means funding opportunities for rural entrepreneurs who might otherwise be left behind,” wrote Forbes. Entrepreneurs like Natalie, Jodie and Bruce, were able to purchase the property for the development of CampV from a combination of personal funds, with the lion’s share coming from Four Points, in large part because Naturita is a kind of coming home for Natalie: both sides of her family once lived in the area. One of Natalie’s grandfathers, an entrepreneur, owned Binder’s Texaco, a gas station and bar where miners hung out. On her father’s side, grandma worked as a secretary to the management at Vancorum. On her mother’s side, “Grandma Bette,” moved to Naturita in 1947 at age five, where she ultimately worked in the school system as a teacher and superintendent, later becoming a judge in Montrose. After 15 years away from the region, Bette returned in December 2020 to live in Naturita once again. “The vibe in the 1940s was wild and woolly,” she explained. “People drank freely – and heavily. Dances were a big deal. There were several a week. So was baseball. Naturita had a Sears store, a drive-in, a swimming pool and a bowling alley; Nucla had a theater. But when we returned to the area after 15 years AWOL, only the ranchers and farmers were doing well. There was also lots of resentment about the fact all the highpaying jobs had vanished. So, when Natalie told me she was buying into a depressed economy, I was shocked, doubly so because I knew Pat Smith, the woman who owned Vancorum and I simply could not believe she had agreed to sell. But I have known Natalie her whole life and she does not make mistakes when it comes to business. I used to be well-known around Naturita as a teacher and school principal. Now I am simply Natalie’s grandma. People are grateful for what Natalie, Jodie and Bruce are doing in the area. The community is excited about all the cultural opportunities CampV will offer at buildout.”

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Supporting West End development is not new for Telluride. The Telluride Foundation has been helping out in the region for about 20 years. “Between 1950 - 1980, Naturita and the surrounding area was booming. After the coal-fired plant and uranium mine shut down, however, 46 percent of the tax base went away. We stepped in to help with the clinic, the West End Family Link Center, and the library which, in 2011, was voted ‘Best of Small Libraries in America,’” explained Paul Major, CEO/President, Telluride Foundation. “When you lose your big economic engine, the big question on the table for towns like Naturita is how are you going to replace that money and the jobs that went along with it. CampV is a great example of the kind of new investment that can make a difference. Hopefully one of many. Natalie & Co. entered into this high-risk endeavor with a big vision and hearts open enough to take on that risk. In my book they are shining stars.” Pre-development, Paul and his wife Lois stayed at CampV, along the river: “The setting is pure magic.” He describes it as “a great as yet undiscovered feature of the West,” drawing an analogy to Marfa, Texas, and particularly to Moab, Utah. “40 short years ago Moab was a superfund site: rough and ready, untouched, rustic, historical – and full of potential. Rafters, jeepers and mountain bikers knew about the place, but most outsiders did not.”

Vancorum had been on the market 383 days when Natalie found the listing in the MLS – in part because the existing water system required a total overhaul, a challenge the S Crew successfully tackled. That said, Grandma Bette was not the only one initially gobsmacked by Natalie’s and Jodie’s decision to go for it. Natalie’s father thought his daughter was losing her marbles. Nat’s fiancé Don Imwalle, a developer, agreed. As did Jodie’s husband Bruce. Were the ladies’ business chops fading faster than the polar ice caps? “I definitely didn’t jump in head first like Jodie and Natalie who seemed overly optimistic to a fault – nearly giddy,” explained Bruce. "Those two came out of the gate seeing the enormous potential of this place, never doubting CampV would be huge. I could understand their enthusiasm, but needed to really feel like this was a place I would want to visit frequently. Plus, if you could had seen Vancorum like it was just a couple years ago (in 2017), I bet you’d think twice about taking on something of that magnitude. Since then, however, we’ve visited and explored a bunch and the place really is quite the getaway - for the body as well as the mind – in addition to the fact the area around ‘V’ has inherently interesting geology and history. And the art-forward aspect Jo and Nat have been curating has really set the tone for something unique and memorable. In the end, ‘V’ introduced us to a great new group of life-loving, interesting, smart and just plain old fun people. Plus, stories from the folks who drop by daily, many of them old-timers like the 98-year-old teacher who had taught Nat’s family – have all been very entertaining. Today I couldn’t imagine NOT having ‘V’ in my life.”

C AMPV, THE AR T PAR T: Among the tenets that guide the evolution of CampV is to create what the owners describe as “framily” or an extended community comprised of family and friends, old and new. “The core value and primary concept of CampV is community,” said the S Crew. “Engaging with the CampV community, the local community and the regional community through storytelling, campfires, wide-ranging programming – and art. In truth, we all believe art can help heal the planet.” Glory hallelujah and welcome to the world of Robert Hoehn, aka, Obi, an installation artist who put together CampV’s beautiful Prairie Wind Chapel, a gift and import from Burning Man: “My assistant and I traveled for two days over 800 miles with all the components in a truck. We sited the chapel just off what once was a baseball field, a prime spot for all the art installations yet to come. In fact, I am honored to be CampV’s first of many artists-in-residence.” (Coming soon, an installation created by Telluride-based local artist Brooke Einbender, whose cutting-edge work generally suggests visual force fields, images grounded in the natural


world that seem to capture, contain, and convey spiritual energy.) Kate Jones is the Executive Director of Telluride Arts, a 50-yearold nonprofit responsible for supporting the Telluride Arts District and Telluride’s cultural economy, including local and regional artists: “What I am seeing is a real growth in the regional footprint of the arts. The owners and management of Telluride’s Deep Creek Mine are working on transitioning the back of the mines, some 600 square feet of limestone tunnels, into art and exhibition spaces. At Steeprock, owner Isabel Gould-Harcourt has developed artist-in-residence programs. She welcomes scientists too. A popular local artist named MD bought a mine in Ophir and turned it into studios for his own use and for others. All those former mining sites being reclaimed as it were for riches of a different kind, for the arts. And at CampV, Nat, Jodie and Bruce decided to get gritty and make memories out of the junk in yards on both sides of their property, including crushers from the coal mine, an old bus, and water tanks, to create a wondrous post-industrial landscape.” What’s more, the art part of CampV is free and open to everyone. On its way to becoming a campus of the soul.

E PI LOGUE: The real allure of CampV is intangible. “It might have something to do with the overall feel of the place

and the inherent sense of relaxation and expansion,” said the S Crew. “Conveniently, we are only two miles from the town of Naturita, yet the place feels remote. We are surrounded by miles and miles of trails to explore walking or riding. Or you can simply park it on a porch or near the river and just be. This region in general has such an interesting past with evidence of dinosaurs, shark teeth, and arrowheads. The Anasazi and other indigenous civilizations like the Utes left petroglyphs to ponder. As noted on a placard near the entrance to “V” the EscalanteDominguez expedition camped somewhere along the river at the “V” campground in 1776. Something about this place has been attracting humans for a while.” That something is summed up by the S Crew as “inspired shelter for the spiritual wanderer. CampV is beautiful - but with a little dirt under its nails.” At CampV, you are invited to kick back and indulge in the art of critical noticing - of your external and internal worlds


ABOUT THE WRITER: Susan Viebrock is the founder and editor-in-chief of Telluride Inside… and Out, an e-zine that focuses on Telluride’s unique lifestyle, people, places and things to do. She has covered Telluride cultural economy for 28 years, starting out at the local daily. Susan is also a classically trained viniyoga instructor. Read more great articles by Susan Viebrock at

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interior design TRENDING

Design: Studio Life Style | Photography: Stephen Busken

by TWEED Interiors


WELL CURATED KITCHENS 2020 saw us all honing our cooking skills and rethinking how we dine at home. Attention to detail in kitchens has become more important than ever. We are seeing more luxury and decorative appliances used to artfully enhance ambiance, for example a La Cornue oven or a built-in coffee station. Handcrafted kitchen accessories and beautiful textiles for dining tables make the family dining environment special.


Design: Amber Interiors | Photography: Tessa Neustadt

Green is the new neutral. Dark shades of green are popular in furniture, paint, wallpaper and cabinetry. Hunter green, when paired with aged brass or natural textiles, makes for a stunning combination. Green makes us feel connected to nature, and amid chaos and uncertainty, more a part of our natural world.

Industry West

CANING IN MODERN FURNISHINGS When we think of caning, we think of antique furniture. Yet, this ageold art form has been popping up in unexpected places recently, such as tile and wallpaper. Modern furniture makers are also re-imagining it in their designs. Mixing old and new is always a welcome trend.

O & G Studio

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MONOCHROMATIC ROOMS Designed to pack a visual punch, these monochromatic rooms are like liquid color oozing from the ceilings, walls, cabinets, and shelves. In rich, high-gloss highlights, we are seeing blues, blacks, greys, and even reds being used to create rooms that are total showstoppers. An office, powder room, butler's pantry, or an entire kitchen can be the perfect space for this high-impact design opportunity. Pick your favorite color and take the risk, it will make you smile on the daily!


It's all about iron and steel for us these days. It's clean, industrial while being light, and modern. Too square for you? Apply it to an arched doorway to soften the mood. Old windows? Need an update? Paint the inside trim and sill to create the same look. Psssst…our favorite color for this is Pitch Black No. 256 by Farrow & Ball.

Est Living Magazine

STATEMENT MAKING HARDWARE Statement making hardware is a trend we are starting to see. From different materials such as cork or leather, to more organic shapes. Hardware that is a bit dressier and consists of mixed metals is nice in a bathroom or kitchen. Statement hardware can be used in office built-ins or put on an old dresser to spruce it up.


WARM IT UP WITH WOOD Gone are the days of the all-white kitchen (inside tip our favorite white is White Dove by Benjamin Moore). Ok, maybe they aren’t “gone” but we are seeing a major shift from all-white cabinetry to a combo platter of warm walnuts and cherrys as the base cabinets and white or even black (yes I said BLACK) as uppers. Pop on some gold hardware for a very cozy refined and up-to-date look.

ARCHES AND CURVES We are LOVING the arches and curves that are being used in interior architecture and think that those shapes are also influencing many furniture pieces. Arches are coming back into play, whether it be a hallway, a giant picture window in the great room or in every doorway in an entire residence. Arches are friendly and can be easily paired with a more traditional rectangular door opening. So pick your spot and go for it. Soft curved backs to sofas and living chairs are also trending and can be a great subtle accent in a living room. Right angles, you will always be needed and are our favorite, but it might be time to relax and embrace the curve.

Elle Decor

Tweed is a full service interior design studio and boutique located in Telluride, Colorado. Victoria Crawford and Robyn Shaw offer a fresh, chic style, paying close attention to architectural elements, while incorporating art, texture, color, and light to achieve an eclectic and unique outcome for each client. Victoria’s art education and Robyn’s urban experience formulate a succinct balance that perfectly translates their design statement. Similar styles that complement each other, as well as professional and dynamic methods, guarantee success and satisfaction amid all their clients. Tweed Interiors handles a wide range of interior design services, including new construction, remodels, finish selection, color consultations, lighting, fabric selection, upholstery, custom furnishings, window treatments, artwork and accessories.

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building YOUR MOUNTAIN RETREAT Q & A with Narcis Tudor (Architect) & Matt Templin (Builder)

Design by Narcis Tudor


WHAT AR E THE MOS T IMPOR TANT FAC TORS PEOPLE SH OULD CONSIDER WHEN BU ILDING A H OME IN TE LLUR I DE? Narcis: The most important factors are location, cost and time frame. Since the Town of Telluride is located in a box canyon, the specific location is important to determine the desired proximity to downtown, the amount of sun the home receives year-round and how the home is accessed. The cost of design and construction is dependent upon the local climate and often driven by the local resources involved. Building in the Town of Telluride is subject to strict design guidelines and a very involved review process. The design and construction time frame can take between 2-3 years. To a lesser extent, topography, views and climate are secondary factors in designing a home in Telluride. The topography is what makes the site special, its orientation to the sun and views as well as the access to the site are the strong drivers. The views will typically drive the orientation of the home and its respective spaces. We live in a very extreme climate where temperature swings of 50 degrees can happen within 24 hours. For construction systems, over time, these factors tend to take their toll. Special care is necessary in understanding the climate and developing climate specific construction assemblies.

WH Y DOE S IT COS T MOR E TO BU I LD I N TE LLUR I DE? H OW DOE S A GOOD BU I LDE R SAV E THE I R CLI E NT S TIME AND MONE Y? Matt: Location, location, location. We live in a tiny town in a remote area, everything has to be brought in. The cost of living in Telluride is much higher than the nationwide average. The labor force that builds these houses has to make a wage that enables them to live here with a quality of life as well. I would also say that these are mountain dream homes that are as unique as our clients. Planning! Unknowns cost time and money. The more information that the builder has right from the start, the smoother the job is going to be run and the more accurate the budget will be. Not having to ask the architect or the owner for specific details everyday, means everything keeps moving forward.

WHAT CHALLE NGE S C AN THE TELLUR IDE L ANDSC APE PR E SE NT WHE N DE SI GN I N G A H OME? H OW DO TH OSE CHALLENGE S PUSH CR E ATI V IT Y? Narcis: The Telluride landscape poses one main challenge when designing a home. This is the topography, where steep slopes require specific design criteria necessary to address access, solar path and construction methods. The phrase “Necessity Drives Excellence” is fully applicable here. Where designing a home on a flat site may be a simpler, more generic task, the vision behind its design may be just that, a simpler more generic home. A steep lot may only allow you a few options and those options will require a more refined and creative approach translating into a superior product, often times with far better views.

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Narcis: The current trend you often hear is “Mountain Modern”. This may mean different things to different clients, but my interpretation of it is a clean, uncluttered home design with open spaces and sweeping views; materials involved remain warm but they are applied in a more contemporary manner.

Narcis: Over the last 10 years, people’s design and style preference has become more sophisticated and refined. In the past, there used to be a strong drive towards bigger homes artificially influenced by foreign cultures and long-gone eras. From the log homes with highly crafted details to Disneyland stucco and fake stones, waves of bad design plagued our region. Philosophically there was a clear tension between the “man-made” beauty and the “nature-made” beauty. Man lost, and here we stand, letting the natural landscape into as many spaces of our homes as possible.

More sophisticated design often costs more due to its inherent clean lines and expansive spaces. Each construction trade is required at a higher level of performance for the design to be executed and does come with an additional premium.

WHAT A SPEC T S DO MOS T PEOPLE N OT CONSIDER WHEN BU ILDING IN TELLUR IDE? Matt: This really isn't specific to Telluride, but I tell my clients that we should be enjoying the process. Yes, it's a big undertaking, but let’s have fun with it. I love what I do and if the clients are happy too, that attitude trickles down to the whole crew.

WHAT H OME FE ATUR E S AR E ON E V E RYONE’S MUS T HAV E LIS T L ATE LY? Narcis: A common request I often get, is a large, centrally located kitchen. In recent years, this has become the social hub of the home where the traditional lines between casual and formal have been significantly blurred or even erased. Often, the kitchen, living, and dining rooms are all connected or share the same common space.

TELLUR IDE IS K NOWN FOR IT S INCR EDIBLE V I E WS, H OW DO YOU MA X IMIZE THEM I N YOUR DE SI GNS? Narcis: Telluride is unique in that its breathtaking beauty dominates and drives the design. This is my personal philosophy where “less is more”. What I mean by this is simply that the site and its views take front, center stage. My job as an architect is to incorporate the client’s program into this natural context. Weaving indoor and outdoor spaces together and using expansive glass towards the views, I create a platform for my clients to not only be spectators to the surrounding beauty but participants in the natural setting.

H OW DO YOU DE SI GN TO W ITHS TAND THE TE S T OF TIME? WHAT S T Y LE S DO YOU CONSI DE R TIME LE SS? Narcis: Timeless design is a funny term that you often hear, but ultimately its meaning should remain nameless. Timelessness is purity. Unspoiled nature is pure and timeless. Going back to my initial comment of “less is more” means less man-made influences on designing a site, will make that “style” timeless. My goal as an architect is to carefully place a clean, sensitive structure into an unspoiled site. This process is the key to timeless design.

WHAT IS THE T Y PI C AL ADDITI ONAL COS T TO EMPLOY SUS TA I NABLE /GR E E N DE SI GN I N A H OME? Narcis: Sustainable/green design is something that has become standard in Telluride’s design and construction industry. Ranging from the siting of the home on the lot, to the incorporation of sustainable technology. The price increase can range between 10%-25% of the overall construction cost.

DO YOU SE E A LOT OF PR E FABR I C ATE D CONS TRUC TI ON I N THE TE LLUR I DE AR E A? Matt: I believe that most of the homes that I (and other contractors) have built in Telluride are too custom for a prefabricated design. The architect and owners come up with amazing ideas that have to be figured out on site, rather than in a factory somewhere and then shipped in.


Browse our vacant land offerings on pages 84 - 97 to find the perfect location to build your mountain retreat.

H OW DO YOU OV E RCOME THE CHALLENGE S OF WOR K ING W ITH CLIENT S WH O DON’ T LI V E HER E DUR ING THE BU ILDING PROCE SS? Matt: Thankfully, today's technology makes it very easy to stay in touch. We literally walk around with computers in our pocket and can video chat with clients to look at and hash-out details in real time. That said, there are a few critical visits to be here and see what is going on before moving on to the next stage in the process.

The photos used in this article are representations of Telluride area homes that are or have been listed by Telluride Properties. They are not exclusive to Narcis Tudor or Matt Templin.

Narcis Tudor Architects Narcis Tudor is an architect in Telluride Colorado and specializes in unique custom architectural design for specific clients. 970.708.4983 /

Raised in Telluride, Matt Templin started his construction career right out of high school. From laborer to carpenter, supervisor to General Contractor, he has been involved ever since. When he has free time, you can find Matt on the river with a fly rod, at a concert dancing to his favorite band, or with his wife Allison and their children, Walker & Cate Grace. 970.729.0549 /

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mountain village Only a 15-minute scenic gondola ride from the Town of Telluride, Mountain Village is perched at 9,500ft on the south side of the Telluride Ski Resort. Enchanting everyone with its modern alpine elegance, Mountain Village charms the most discriminating guests with its luxury hotels and condos, grand mountain residences, stylish boutiques, innovative dining, world-class Spa at the Peaks Hotel and championship golf course.

Core The heart of Mountain Village, the Core represents the ultimate in convenience with proximity to gourmet restaurants, shopping, the gondola, skiing and other year-round recreational pursuits. Here you will find a mingling of luxury hotel residences offering 24/7 services plus condominiums in every shape, size, and function. Golf Course Avid golfers will experience the comforting privacy surrounding the golf community in Mountain Village. Telluride’s breathtaking par 70, 6,574 yard, 18 hole, resort golf course is nestled among the 14,000ft peaks of the San Juan Mountains. A private club for members as well as a public course for locals and guests, the Telluride Golf Course runs along some of the finest homes and condominiums in Telluride. Slopeside Unlike many resort communities, Telluride and Mountain Village both offer true ski-in/out condos, townhomes, luxury homes and hotels bordering the worldclass Telluride Ski Resort. These sought after properties ensure you spend your time on the slopes, not getting there. Whether you’re in the market for a grand slopeside residence or a luxurious condominium with ski valet and posh amenities – Telluride has ski-in/out properties to fit every lifestyle and budget.

market snapshot HOMES CONDOS LAND

Sold Price Range $1.255M - $8.92M / Median Sold Price $4.08M / Median Sold Price Per S.F. $733 Sold Price Range $270K - $5.75M / Median Sold Price $1.2M / Median Sold Price Per S.F. $769 Sold Price Range $194K - $2.25M / Median Sold Price $452K

*This information was compiled from the Telluride MLS & represents sales from 3/1/2020 - 3/1/2021. It excludes deed restricted and fractional sales.

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town of telluride Surrounded by the majestic, 13,000+ft peaks of the San Juan Mountains, the over a century-old Town of Telluride is just six blocks wide and twelve blocks long. The National Historic District is a window into the town’s illustrious past with its colorful Victorian homes and clapboard storefronts. A free gondola provides transportation between Telluride, Mountain Village, and the worldclass ski resort for skiers & pedestrians alike.

Gondola Corridor The gondola corridor is located in the heart of Telluride’s historic district and offers a nice mix of Victorian-style homes, modern condos, and a few select hotel properties. This neighborhood affords easy ski access and proximity to downtown restaurants, shopping and nightlife, as well as the complimentary Telluride gondola. West End - Lift 7 Area The greatest concentration of Telluride condos are located next to Lift 7 and along the San Miguel River; they offer lower price points coupled with convenient ski access. Zoned for short term rentals, this area allows owners to recoup some investment costs when they aren't using their property. East End This sunny side neighborhood is close to Town Park, where all Telluride's signature music festivals are held. Many of the residences enjoy iconic views of the Box Canyon in a refined residential setting. Idarado Legacy is an exclusive community just a few minutes east of downtown and offers some of the most dramatic views in the area. Just Outside of Town Heading west out of Telluride; Eider Creek, Hillside, & Lawson Hill offer more affordable real estate opportunities, including deed-restricted options.

market snapshot HOMES CONDOS LAND

Sold Price Range $678K - $10M / Median Sold Price $3.15M / Median Sold Price Per S.F. $1,352 Sold Price Range $160K - $11.2M / Median Sold Price $920K / Median Sold Price Per S.F. $989 Sold Price Range $375K - $6.1M / Median Sold Price $1.55M

* This information was compiled from the Telluride MLS & represents sales from 3/1/2020 - 3/1/2021. It excludes deed restricted and fractional sales. It includes the East Valley and Valley Floor to Airport Road.

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neighboring mesas Home to some of the most exclusive addresses in Telluride, the neighboring mesas offer a well-balanced blend of convenience, privacy, and awe-inspiring views. With such close proximity to the Town of Telluride and the Telluride Ski Resort, there is no need to forgo convenience for privacy. Deep Creek Mesa Deep Creek Mesa lies north of the Telluride Valley Floor, bathed in sunshine and reveling in a panorama of views from the Town of Telluride to the Wilson Range and everything in between. The Telluride Regional Airport resides here at 9,070ft and is North America's highest commercial airport. Turkey Creek Mesa South of Telluride, just beyond the ski resort, Turkey Creek Mesa unfolds through stands of old growth aspen and wildflower meadows. Majestic views of iconic Wilson Peak and Sunshine Mountain are the focal point of this stunning area.

DISTANCE TO TELLURIDE Deep Creek Mesa - 5+ miles to Telluride Aldasoro Ranch, Deep Creek Ranches, Diamond Ranch, Falls at Telluride, Golden Ledge, Gray Head, Last Dollar, Meadows at Deep Creek, Redtail Estates, and Sunnyside Ranch Turkey Creek Mesa - 5+ miles to Telluride Alta Lakes, Elk Run, Preserve, Raspberry Patch, Ski Ranches, Skyfield, and West Meadows Ophir Area - 12+ miles to Telluride

market snapshot HOMES LAND

Sold Price Range $439K - $13.25M / Median Sold Price $1.825M / Median Sold Price Per S.F. $459 Sold Price Range: $145K - $4.495M / Median Sold Price: $590K

*This information was compiled from the Telluride MLS & represents sales from 3/1/2020 - 3/1/2021. It excludes deed restricted and fractional sales.

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outlying mesas Other opportunities for a gentler, more relaxed pace of life can be found on Telluride's outlying mesas. Historic cattle ranches and century old homesteads coexist graciously with newer estates in the fertile valleys and mesas. Nowhere else in the west will one find 50 to 2,000 acre parcels with more profound views, abundance of wildlife, all with proximity to culture and recreation.

DISTANCE TO TELLURIDE Wilson Mesa - 12+ miles Elk Creek Reserve, Muddy Creek Meadows, Ptarmigan Ranch, and Wilson Mesa Ranches Hastings Mesa - 14+ miles Alder Canyon Ranches, Beaver Pond, Cradle Park Ranches, Finnegan Ranch, Hastings Mesa Estates, Last Dollar Tracts, Little Lake Ranches, Old Elam Ranch, Pleasant View, San Juan Vista, Telluride Pines, and Willmeng Springs Specie Mesa - 20+ miles Estate Ranches, Great American, Little Cone Ranch, Peninsula Park, Peninsula Pines, Peninsula Point, Specie Mesa Ranch, Specie Wilderness, The Peninsula, and Top of the World Iron Springs/Horsefly Mesa - 25+ miles Anderson Ranch, Big Valley Ranch, The Bluffs, Brown Ranch, Canyon Creek Ranch, Colt Meadows Ranch, Cornerstone, Dancing Bear Ranch, Eagle Ridge Ranch, Elks Summit, Frontier, Golden Bear Ranch, Gracie Sky Mountain Ranch, Lakes at Carstens Ranch, McKenzie Spring Ranch, Panorama Acres, Rosorado, and San Juan Ranch

market snapshot HOMES LAND

Sold Price Range $232.5K - $4M / Median Sold Price $810K / Median Sold Price Per S.F. $330 Sold Price Range $95K - $10M / Median Sold Price $220K

*This information was compiled from the Telluride MLS & represents sales from 3/1/2020 - 3/1/2021. It excludes deed restricted and fractional sales.

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down valley & outside areas Aptly nicknamed the "Banana Belt", the Down Valley area follows the river canyon west down Highway 145. Sited amongst magnificent red rock cliff bands and along the winding banks of the San Miguel River, the Down Valley areas of Sawpit, Placerville, & Fall Creek enjoy fairer weather from an almost 1,200ft drop in elevation. Resplendent with unique charm and character, the outlying communities that make up the Telluride region have a personality all their own. These amiable towns offer an alternative to the hustle and bustle of Telluride. While these communities present more budget friendly properties – they still feature beautiful mountain views, convenient river access, newly constructed homes and sprawling ranches.

DISTANCE TO TELLURIDE Sawpit - 12+ miles I Placerville/Fall Creek - 15+ miles I Rico - 30+ miles Norwood - 35+ miles I Ridgway - 40+ miles I Ouray - 50+ miles Dolores - 65+ miles I Montrose - 65+ miles

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Sold Price Range $675K - $850K / Median Sold Price $675K / Median Sold Price Per S.F. $240 Sold Price Range $230K / Median Sold Price $230K

*This information was compiled from the Telluride MLS & represents sales from 3/1/2020 - 3/1/2021. It excludes deed restricted and fractional sales. It includes the Down Valley areas of Sawpit, Placerville, & Fall Creek. It excludes Outside Areas, as well as deed restricted and fractional sales.

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simply the best 137 HOOD PARK ROAD Mountain Village $36,800,000 Damon Demas Hood Park Haven is one of the finest ski resort properties in North America, enjoying direct trailside location on Galloping Goose ski run. The property is adjacent to acres of Hood Park open space creating compelling vista's across open meadows to forests and mountains beyond. The home's south facing aspect is sun drenched all year while the north facing elevation has a front row seat to magnificent views and alpenglow sunsets. The location and setting are unparalleled and stunning. Upon this extraordinary canvas of land sits an impressive architectural masterpiece. Wonderfully orchestrated within the 18,399 s.f. are 8 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a 2-lane bowling alley, 3 living areas, and extraordinary outdoor living spaces.

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other worldly sanctuary GOLD CREEK RANCH Alta Lakes

$13,900,000 Mike Shimkonis & Asa Van Gelder A rare offering never available before. An intersection of civilization & the wild life with a civilized homestead drawing you to amazing countryside near historic Alta Lakes. Gold Creek is a cluster of perfectly scaled artisan structures sitting amid towering aspen, tapering landscapes, soaring granite walls, sparkling creeks, spring fed fishing pond & sublime nature. 5 structures are discreetly tucked into the 115-acre parcel next to USFS: a Cottage, Writer's Cabin, Horse Barn, Carriage House & Power Shed. Add a measure of crisp mountain air, a dash of pine freshness, a sprinkle of morning dew & a huge dose of purest Mother Earth. Make plans, join hands, come on up & be inspired.

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inspired setting & design 706 WILSON WAY Gray Head

$9,950,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu) A home that inspires, nurtures and encourages you to live a mountain lifestyle that will lift your soul each and every day. Wonderfully sited, 706 Wilson Way is barely visible until the front entry beckons you to what awaits inside. Massive glass brings the outdoors in while inspiring architecture and warm tones soothe your spirit. Comprising 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 3 half baths with a flex room, on 35 acres the home is ideal for one or two families seeking escape into nature. Located in the highly desirable Gray Head Subdivision with a plethora of common benefits, the property offers amenities not found elsewhere in the region. A rustic owner’s cabin is ideal for hosting large family gatherings or special events. An idyllic trout pond, tennis court and exceptional hiking trails throughout Grey Head comprise several recreational amenities that afford convenience and discovery steps from the natural splendor of this enclave.

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nature's refuge 8091 PRESERVE DRIVE The Preserve

$9,474,000 Marty Stetina & Brian O'Neill A thoughtfully designed multi-flex compound nestled in a peaceful aspen sanctuary, where outdoor spaces flow intuitively into a spacious and sprawling floor plan. The home's purposeful placement of large windows integrates dramatic views of Mt. Wilson and neighboring peaks. Every space has been designed as part of an innate dialogue with nature. Observe elk and other wildlife from the comforts of a seat between floor to ceiling windows and create memories of your own. A one-of-a-kind masterpiece designed by Larry Yaw of Aspen's highly esteemed CCY Architects. The 4-bedroom (plus multiple flex spaces) main home and 2-bedroom guest home sit on 12+ wooded acres bordering National Forest. Enjoy summer sunsets on your own deck by your private trout pond, or enjoy sitting on your kitchen deck enjoying year-round warmth and sunshine.

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luxury ski retreat TELEMARK TOWER Mountain Village $8,400,000 Jesse DiFiore The Telemark Tower is one of Colorado's most unique condominiums, located in the core of Mountain Village. This unit is an awe-inspiring private retreat, consisting of four spacious levels with 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, creating the ultimate in guest privacy. Starring brag-worthy views of the Telluride region, from West Dallas Peak, straight up the Telluride Ski Resort and all the way west, to the iconic Wilson Peak. Residents will benefit from this unit's convenient location, with direct ski access to Lift 4, and steps to Mountain Village's restaurants and gondola station. This recently renovated mountain-style condominium, with over 7000 square feet, lives more like a home than a condominium. The unit comes with two garage parking spaces and plenty of storage for your gear.

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timeless design 191 SAN JOAQUIN ROAD Mountain Village

$6,500,000 Lauren Woodward

Nestled on over three private acres, high on San Joaquin Road, this 5-bedroom / 4-bathroom home features some of the region's best ski access via the Sundance Ski Run. Timeless architecture and interior design compliment the wide open views of the San Sophia's, making this home one of Mountain Village's, most unique offerings.


slopeside gem 141 SUNDANCE LANE Mountain Village

$6,750,000 Brian O'Neill & Marty Stetina

Rare offering in a prestigious neighborhood where estate sized lots and homes, slopeside ski access, tremendous views and sunshine reign! This home has all the characteristics the discerning buyer is looking for in a mountain retreat. Designed by Jodie Wright, there are cozy gathering places where family and guests can convene for intimate experiences. Each of the four bedrooms has its own bath and a fifth bedroom with bath can easily be created for even greater accommodations. Home systems have all been update with state-of-the-art equipment.

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location, location, location RIVERCROWN 1 Town of Telluride

$6,000,000 Mike Shimkonis & Asa Van Gelder

Central Park. The Left Bank. Hanalei Bay. The Amalfi Coast. These are among the very best locations in the world, & Rivercrown 1 certainly stands shoulder-to-shoulder with this heady company. Massive views of Telluride's Box Canyon, the vast open space of Town Park, and a river free-flowing by your living room create the perfect trifecta of unmatched mountain living. This 3-bedroom residence feels more like a house, floor-to-ceiling doors bring the mountain air indoors while two spacious decks add 400 s.f. of outdoor living space. This is your front seat to everything happening in the park & box canyon.


design, views, location 215 W. SAN JUAN AVE. 101 Town of Telluride $6,500,000 Denise Scanlon

San Juan One is in the coveted Transfer Telluride San Juan House which is located in the heart of Telluride. This four bedroom, four and one half bathroom luxury condominium is one block from both the Gondola and Main Street. Sold furnished and includes one parking space, you will enjoy the private gym, ski and boot locker room and custom dry sauna in the complex. Built in 2020, this residence is equipped with air conditioning, in-floor heat and has a steam shower in the master bedroom.

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beautiful simplicity 404 E. Columbia Avenue Town of Telluride

$5,999,999 Aric Maloy & Adam Black

Celebrated British architect John Pawson's first constructed home in the United States. Situated on a rare, meticulously landscaped, double lot in the historical district of Telluride. This mountain sanctuary is the ideal respite from city life. Perfectly located within walking distance to parks, streams, hiking trails, ski lifts and Main Street restaurants and shops. Clean, elegant proportions and furniture designed by Mr. Pawson marry historic with contemporary, local with foreign. This timeless space is ideal for entertaining complete with a large outdoor terrace. Once you discover the joys of simplicity, you'll never go back to a cluttered life.


artful design 130 TOUCHDOWN DRIVE Mountain Village $5,995,000 Eric Saunders

Situated in a park-like setting on 4.1 acres, this beautifully crafted home and guest house comprises 4 bedrooms, 2 flex rooms, and 5 bathrooms, with 6,746 sq ft of livable space featuring an artful combination of natural materials, natural light, and curvilinear design. A custom built home entertainment theater, pool table, wet bar, wine & dining room, and expansive outdoor living space with a hot tub provide even more opportunity for leisure and enjoyment of the captivating surrounding mountain setting. This home is ski-accessible via galloping goose ski run and is surrounded by open space.

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sought-after location 412 W. PACIFIC AVENUE Town of Telluride

$5,150,000 Aric Maloy & Adam Black

Incredibly appointed 4-bedroom / 4.5-bathroom residence in the heart of Telluride. Highly sought after location, unbeatable finishes, very well positioned opportunity. This is the only 4 bedroom residence currently listed within the Gondola/Oak Street corridor. Steps to the gondola, main street, river trail, skiing, hiking and biking. Very strong short term rental potential as well.


luxury hideaway EAGLE RIDGE RANCH Iron Springs/Horsefly Mesa $4,975,000 Adam Black & Aric Maloy

With over 9000 s.f. of luxury living and 5 + bedrooms, between the main home and caretaker apartment, there is plenty of room for family and friends. Floor to ceiling glass brings the outside in and floods the home with abundant natural light. The extensive outside landscaping is the perfect setting to entertain and enjoy the spectacular natural surroundings. Set on just over 70 beautiful rolling acres with close proximity to trails and national Forest. The oversized attached 3 car garage plus the 1,100+ square-foot detached toy garage for vehicles, motorcycles, ATV’s and gear.

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remarkable setting 99 PENNINGTON PLACE Mountain Village $4,600,000 Damon Demas

An extraordinary 1.34 acre parcel with end-of-road privacy. The 7,723 s.f. home, overlooking and adjacent to both fairway #6 and #12, enjoys massive views to the San Sophia Ridgeline, the Wilsons and acres of open space. Outstanding decks and enormous stone patios create an enjoyable outdoor living area, complete with built in bbq and hot tub. Interior spaces include a lovely main level with formal living and dining area,separate large office area, master bedroom & bath. The lower level family room is top notch with separate media room, wet bar, beautiful floor to ceiling fireplaces and guest master. Upper level consists of 4 bedrooms and baths.


incredible viewpoint 307 BASQUE BLVD. Aldasoro Ranch

$4,800,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu)

Nestled in a grove of aspens on a perched homesite, this handsome home constructed of substantial logs and elegant stone provides a signature view of Wilson Peak and Sunshine Mountain. Four generous en-suite bedrooms, gourmet kitchen and lower level media room are comfortably designed among 5,025 square feet. Soak in the sunken hot tub, enjoy the quiet atmosphere and commune with the resident herd of elk. Complete with a three car garage, workshop, exercise room plus a copper roof, this timeless Colorado home will be sure to stimulate your senses. Includes the lot to the east for a total of 3.95 acres.

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ICE HOUSE 402 Town of Telluride $3,050,000 Allison Templin

TERRACES 901 Mountain Village

$2,975,000 Adam Black & Aric Maloy

Located steps to skiing, the Gondola, grocery store and two blocks to Main Street. Available for the first time, the developer’s personal residence offers unspoiled views from East to West from the wrap around deck. Amenities include a heated garage, private ski lockers, a steam sauna, hot tub and a heated indoor/outdoor pool. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit enjoys ample natural light and unobstructed Box Canyon and views to the north.

The crown jewel of the Terraces, this 5 bedroom + large loft townhome has 4 full bathrooms, 2,675 s.f. and is located slopeside on the Meadows Ski Run. The property was recently remodeled and restyled with beautiful furniture and decor. Other highlights include rustic wood floors, modern tile pallet, plater walls, steam shower, jetted tubs, custom queen bunk beds with individual infotainment centers and more. This is an incredible rental property and large enough to fit multiple groups. Shared heated garage is included with the offering.


317 NORTH SPRUCE Town of Telluride

$3,197,000 Mike Shimkonis & Asa Van Gelder

ICE HOUSE 404 Town of Telluride

$2,995,000 Lauren Woodward

For over 40 years a local family has called this place home. Originally built in 1902, this home was gutted to the studs in 2010. Now you can create your own history on this oversized, sun-drenched, south-facing lot. With minimal foot & car traffic, easy access to hiking, & only 2 blocks to main street, there's good reason this quiet location has been home to a local family for decades. It's move-in ready while you ponder an addition with the space this rare 6,400+ sf lot affords.

A rare, and a first time offering of a Penthouse Unit at the Ice House Lodge. This very well maintained 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath, top floor unit boasts soaring ceilings, a private deck and Ski Area views. The Ice House is perfectly situated just steps from the Gondola, Main Street and the River Trail. Amenities include: spa, hot-tub, steam, parking, and ski locker storage. Bring your interior designer and make it yours.

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524 WEST GALENA AVENUE Town of Telluride

$1,998,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu) Located in a private neighborhood on the west side of the Town of Telluride near tranquil Cornet Creek, this quaint home was recently refurbished including a new kitchen. Situated on an oversized 4,053 s.f. lot, the property features beautiful views of the Telluride Ski area and Ballard Peak, abundant sun throughout the winter months plus close proximity to two Telluride Schools. These two homes represent an ideal opportunity to garner rental income while planning your one-of-a-kind dream home in Telluride. A feasibility study is available to help understand additional site coverage and maximum building potential.

TOMBOY LODGE 114/157 Town of Telluride

$1,644,000 Polly Leach-Lychee & Eric Saunders Facing west onto expansive open space, this 2-bedroom features a large & chic modern kitchen, an enclosed, private attached garage, and an additional comfortably, heated & finished, 401 s.f. flex room. Ski Lift 7 sits conveniently 3 blocks south, attracting a bevy of Airbnb guests. Besides the garage there are two assigned permits for unassigned on-site parking. The afternoon sun streams into the living -kitchen area, providing a charming garden deck for those with a green thumb. A common hot tub bubbles nightly on the central lawn.

876 HIGH BLUFF DRIVE Iron Springs/Horsefly Mesa $1,550,000 Polly Leach-Lychee This unique Modern Mesa Verde design was crafted by premiere architect Patrick Davis and features sweeping curvatures throughout, significant views of the 14,000' Wilson Range, detailed finishes, a gourmet kitchen, custom milled clear oak cabinetry and trim, quartzite stone floors with in-floor radiant heat, and two master suites. Being an exceptionally comfortable Iron Springs Mesa home, it sits on 36 acres of meadow and Ponderosa Pines, that providing tremendous privacy. A great well, road association snow removal, and RF internet from Brain Storm, make mesa living seamless. The county road is paved, and the neighborhood has a bevy of new families enjoying the country life!



$2,750,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu) Immerse yourself in the creature comforts of 192 Top of the World Ranch, situated upon 57 tranquil acres with an ideal blend of gentle meadows, aspens, a placid pond with frontage on Specie Creek. This elegant stone and log home affords 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with an open floor plan that flows from the grand living room into the dining area and spacious kitchen. Dog lovers will be in heaven if desirous of a spacious indoor kennel which can also be converted to a hobby room. A separate lower level kitchen and generous rec area round out this immaculately constructed home.


Town of Telluride $2,150,000 Aric Maloy & Adam Black Freshly remodeled, 3-bedroom / 2-bathroom townhome perched in the center of town! New appliances, fully furnished, one level floor plan, amazing views set beautifully in the most convenient location. Tremendous short term rental potential. Covered garage parking as well.

BLUE MESA 6 Mountain Village $2,055,000 Eric Saunders

Located above the Sunset Plaza with beautiful views to the Wilsons, this 4-bedroom / 3.5-bathroom condo is central to everything the Mountain Village Core has to offer including ski access, shops, restaurants, golf course, bike park and just a short walk to the free gondola. This unit is located on the sunny and bright south east corner of the building allowing for year round sunsets. This condo comes with a deeded parking space, ski lockers, gas fireplace, and a roof top hot tub to relax and wind down from a day on the slopes. Offered fully furnished, this unit is turn-key. This condo has excellent rental potential including a lock-off option.

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654 WOODS ROAD Wilson Mesa

$995,000 Aric Maloy & Adam Black Situated amongst a lush Aspen forest on over 10 gorgeous acres of pure mountain bliss. Completely remodeled in 2016, this retreat offers an expansive home along with an oversized 2 car garage. The finishes are mountain modern in design yet rustic in character giving the home a timeless appeal to be enjoyed for years to come. Featuring 2 gas fireplaces and new appliances throughout. Central electric heating and air conditioning with a gas powered back-up for maximum efficiency. Located within 25 scenic minutes to Telluride and Mountain Village.

ICE HOUSE 305 Town of Telluride

Price Upon Request Allison Templin

Location, location, location! Conveniently located 100 yards from the Gondola on the San Miguel River and 2 blocks from Main Street and Town Park, the well established Ice House Lodge Condominiums is the place to be. This quiet, beautifully appointed 1 bedroom plus flex offers a semi-private extra sleeping/office space and is offered turn-key. Live in it full time or leave it in the rental pool operated by Camels Garden. Pamper yourself at the spa equipped with pool, hot tub and steam room. Enjoy the sounds of the river from one of two decks with views to the Box Canyon and Bear Creek.


$925,000 Eric Saunders Just 20 minutes from Telluride, this 3-bedroom / 2-bathroom home is the ultimate outdoor lover's dream. Positioned high on a corner lot on the sunny side of the valley, with an expanse of south and west facing windows that pool in the natural light and showcase the surrounding towering peaks. Revel in the backcountry hiking, biking, and skiing access right out the front door. Come home and cozy up by the fire in the winter, or enjoy après with stunning mountain views from your deck in the summertime. This home features a large 1 car garage with plenty of extra storage and shelving for all your adventure gear.


TERRACES 202 Mountain Village

$1,195,000 Adam Black & Aric Maloy Highly desirable top floor 2-bedroom unit within the ski-in/ out Terraces complex. Enjoy vaulted ceilings, private deck and easy access to skiing, golf course, biking/hiking trails, or take the chondola to Mountain Village Core. Property is being offered fully furnished and has a heated garage space and large storage area.


$1,150,000 Mike Shimkonis & Asa Van Gelder With 1.4+ acres tucked between red sandstone cliffs & the San Miguel River, this tranquil riverfront retreat offers the comfort of a mountain log home with the privacy of a local neighborhood. An open floor plan, 2-car garage & ample gear storage make this home an ideal space for families to grow & entertain. Soaring windows usher in the surrounding forest, while several decks provide ample opportunity to soak in the river breeze. For those who prefer the finer things in life, world-class skiing, dining & shopping are just a quick 20-minute drive away in Telluride.

8100 COUNTY ROAD 58P Hastings Mesa

$1,075,000 Marty Stetina & Brian O'Neill

An elk hunter's dream or family mountain escape, this quaint off-grid cabin provides for privacy, fresh air, and memories to be made in the San Juan Mountains. 75 softly rolling acres of open meadow, aspen groves and Gambel oak are home to trophy mule deer and herds of elk within Colorado GMU 70. The 1-bedroom-plus-loft cabin is the perfect headquarters for exploring or hunting. Solar power, well water, a wood stove and wraparound porch provide the comforts of civilization from the private, sprawling sub-alpine Hastings Mesa. Less than 45 minutes from shopping, dining and skiing in Telluride and less than an hour from Montrose Regional Airport.

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15366 SUNDIAL 55.9 ROAD Rico

$446,000 Polly Leach-Lychee Essential ''cabin in the woods'' of highest quality sits on very private 2.68 acres over a very generous 2-car garage. The cabin has all modern finishes, with wide plank wood floors, stone counter tops, a tiled shower and bath, and an efficient wood burning stove. For a bonus, the foundation is also in place for a 2,900 s.f. main house, with plans.

39795 EAGLE DRIVE Norwood

$395,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu) Revel in the big sky views and sunsets this efficient 3-bedroom home enjoys in the west end of Norwood. Situated on 2.5 acres, featuring beautiful views of the Sneffels Range, Wilson Range and both Cones. This comfortable 1,680 square foot home with a separate two car garage includes a refurbished outbuilding that can be used as an office or art studio.

PEAKS HOTEL & SPA #432 Mountain Village

$245,000 Adam Black & Aric Maloy An exceptional west facing Peaks Hotel unit with a deck! Every amenity you could ask for is included within the largest spa in Colorado. Pools, hot tubs, sauna, fitness, yoga, pilaties, tennis, valet parking and multiple restaurants. The golf course pro shop and Helitrax helicopter skiing are also based out of the Peaks providing the ultimate access to your mountain vacation.

PEAKS HOTEL & SPA #319 Mountain Village

$220,000 Polly Leach-Lychee Nicely decorated Peaks Hotel unit facing the northeast mountain range over Telluride. The full service hotel encompasses the largest spa in Colorado with an indoor/ outdoor pool, sauna rooms, and hot tubs, fitness, yoga, pilaties, tennis, valet parking and multiple restaurants.


547 1/2 WEST PACIFIC AVENUE Town of Telluride $800,000 Denise Scanlon Fantastic opportunity to own Commercial Real Estate in Telluride! This 939 square foot property is in the middle of the busy West Pacific corridor and includes two parking spaces. Real Estate only, Veterinary Clinic business for sale separately. Potential room for expansion.

1151 PENINSULA DRIVE Specie Mesa

$880,000 Polly Leach-Lychee A lovely and well maintained Dean Anderson Log Home, with clean-lined interior Timber-frame accents. "Three Peaks" has striking views of Lone Cone, Little Cone and Dolores Peaks. Two massive stone fireplaces stand for cozy mesa nights. A strong well exists on these 35 acres, with a sweeping escarpment to the west. Peace and quiet prevail.


$855,000 Denise Scanlon & Brian O'Neill These unique residences provide the ultimate in mountain town lifestyle, with direct access to the beautiful historic town park, hiking and biking trails and downtown Ridgway’s shops and yoga studios. Built with the ultimate in functionality in mind. Unit 3B is a 3-bedroom designed with mountain industrial style and features a 2-car garage.


$635,000 Asa Van Gelder & Anna Wilson

Situated in the stunning Ophir Valley, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is a rare opportunity to stake your claim in the Telluride market. Enjoy backcountry skiing steps from your door, traverse Ophir Pass in the summer, or simply relax into the peace and quiet that this local haven delivers. The combination of its outdoor lifestyle locale, a strong sense of community, and its easy access to Telluride’s school district make this a great place to raise a family.

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one-of-a-kind opportunity VISTA SOLE, LOTS 126R/152R Mountain Village $9,750,000 Eric Saunders A truly one of a kind offering in the Telluride market. The site consists of two parcels of land totaling 4.58 acres set on a ridge with forever protected views of the region. This exclusive location is walking distance to the Mountain Village Core and gondola, bounded on multiple sides by open space and overlooking the 1st and 18th holes of the golf course. The ski access can be best described as easy and direct. Given the size of the parcel, incredible location, views and sun, the site is ideal as a multi-unit condominium development, a smaller single-family home development or as the penultimate luxury estate site. This may be the last, great large development site remaining in our region today.

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development parcel LOT 109R

Mountain Village $7,450,000 Brian O'Neill & Marty Stetina

Tremendous development opportunity with excellent views, sunshine and steps from the Gondola to ski or visit downtown Telluride. Lot 109R is currently zoned for a mixed use (hotel, commercial and residential); but the owner is beginning a process with the Town to rezone the property to a use by right multifamily residential project containing approximately 70-80,000 saleable square footage.


sweeping views SPECIE POINT Specie Mesa

$3,080,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu)

Specie Point captures views of the Telluride Region like no other mesa property featuring extraordinary vistas that sweep from the Sneffels Range, the Telluride Ski Area to the iconic Wilson Range. Bordered by BLM land to the south, the 202 acre property includes a teepee and elegant yurt that is simple yet refined, providing the perfect escape while eliminating the need to manage a large improvement. Domestic spring water, the natural wildlife sanctuary of Lewhall Gulch and the dramatic weather that frequents the 14,000 peaks of the Wilson range provide a living experience that you have always dreamed of.

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LOTS 11A & 7 EAST GREGORY Town of Telluride

$2,050,000 Stephen Cieciuch (Chet-chu)


$1,380,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu)

One of the most unique combination of lots in the Town of Telluride today. Enjoy commanding views of Bear Creek, Wasatch, Ballard, Town and the Ski Area from this exceptional vantage point. Located at the end of East Gregory, these special parcels beckon creativity to maximize their true potential.

With frontage on Goat Creek and Beaver Creek, this 320 acre ranch invites vast amounts of wildlife between Specie and Wright's Mesa. An improved road provides access to higher elevations on the ranch that afford magnificent views of the Sneffels and Dolores Ranges plus Little Cone and Lone Cone. Adjacency to BLM which then adjoins USFS land provides access to a vast expanse of undeveloped land that will take a lifetime to discover.


LOT 238 HANG GLIDER DRIVE Mountain Village $2,000,000 Will Downing


$1,980,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu)

Seamless ski access in and out of this lot, accompanied by the views that Telluride is know for, and all on a flat building site make this one of the most attractive pieces of land for sale in the region today.

The southern escarpment of Specie Mesa is a wondrous place, where the views of Wilson Peak, Sunshine Mountain, the Telluride Ski Area, Town of Telluride and the Sneffels range are mighty and all encompassing. Imagine being perched on the leading edge of Lou Hall Gulch, surrounded by aspen and ponderosa pine while watching red tail hawks catch thermals and Elk grazing in verdant meadows. This is your getaway spot, 122+ acres close enough to town but private enough to give you the true ability to unplug, unwind and re-charge.

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TBD STONEGATE DRIVE 12 Mountain Village

$997,000 Mike Shimkonis & Asa Van Gelder Enjoy cooler summers & snowier winters on the ski side of Mountain Village. On-grade ski-in/ski-out access to Sundance combined with BIG mountain views make this parcel a very attractive opportunity for designing & building a custom ski home. Established homes in the $4-6+ million range illustrate the potential in the neighborhood. It is a quick 5 minutes to the gondola, Elks Pond & the market. Build a smaller home for higher quality & more elbow room! The lot is unimpeded, borders open space and provides more light than other similar lots in the neighborhood.


$895,000 Aric Maloy & Adam Black

An oversized vacant parcel located in the gated community of Elk Run. One of the most desired homesites in the region, bordering the Elk Run open space (11.64 acres) making this already large homesite even more private. Elk Run is one of the Telluride region's most exclusive neighborhoods offering privacy with close proximity to Skiing, only 10 minutes. There are 2 tennis courts exclusively offered for owner usage within the community. With limited quality inventory for vacant land, this opportunity is a legacy holding that is destined to be a jaw dropper of a home in an incredible setting.


Hastings Mesa

$800,000 Marty Stetina & Brian O'Neill These two parcels are located just northwest of Hayden and North Pole peaks of the Sneffels Mountain Range. Access to the Sneffels Wilderness and USFS Lands (3M acres.) There is water that flows through the parcel which originates from a spring and the taxes are low due to it's agricultural status with a sheep grazing lease (3-7 days of grazing.) The lot line backs up to the iconic Last Dollar Ranch.


TRACT 13-5 Specie Mesa

$1,250,000 Hunter Anderson Large Ponderosa Pine and dense Aspen groves accompany running water and open meadows in this 200 acre wildlife haven. Newly improved roads throughout the property provide access to hundreds of acres of bordering BLM land evoking a sense of security and privacy to the owner. Conveniently located only 1.4 miles from Highway 145 and the San Miguel River and approximately 30 minutes to the amenities of historic downtown Telluride.


$1,250,000 Ryan Yaseen & Marty Stetina Flooded with sunshine, wildflowers, and big mountain views, Ruby Lake Ranch is a high alpine paradise with multiple building opportunities and great access on primarily southern oriented land. This 190 acre offering enjoys limitless recreational activity (skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding, etc.) on site or on 1.8 Million acres of adjacent national forest. The Ranch is an ideal backcountry getaway alive with wildlife, including; Moose, Elk, Deer, Grouse and a high alpine lake stocked annually with cutbows and brown trout.

LOTS 709 & 710, ADAMS RANCH ROAD Mountain Village

$1,200,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu)

This rare lot combination affords the unique opportunity to capture knoll top views while creating ample space and privacy between neighbors on over 1.2 acres. Enjoy massive views of the Sneffels Range, Deep Creek mesa, Wilson Peak and Gold Hill while overlooking the 6th fairway of the golf course. Cross Country skiing and fat tire biking are right out the door in winter while basking in all day sun from sun up until sundown. This is the premier vacant land offering in the golf course area of Mountain Village!

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LOT 41

Ski Ranches $595,000 Will Downing Lot 41 offers a spacious mix of mature Spruce, Fir and Aspen trees on over an acre of gently sloping hillside, that opens to view of the dramatic Sneffels Range. This lot is easily accessed directly from Fox Farm Road, the Ski Ranches primary entrance. Vacant parcels on either side afford additional privacy for the owner. Topographical analysis and tree mapping studies are on file and available upon request.


$445,000 Adam Black & Aric Maloy

Bordered by open space on 3 sides this premiere 7.94 acre lot has amazing unobstructed views of the Wilsons and surrounding mountain ranges. Also comes with previously approved plans for a gorgeous mountain modern home by Jordan Architects. This would help jump-start any project and save significant time and money. Jordan Architects must be engaged if the plans are used.

LOT AR47, 112 ADAMS WAY Mountain Village

$395,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu) Build your dream home on this gently sloping site that affords beautiful views to Campbell Peak, Iron Mountain, Deep Creek Mesa and Grey Head. Enjoy all day sun leading into inspiring alpenglow and spectacular sunsets from this affordable lot located in a great neighborhood that includes a common tennis court and basketball court.


LOT 6 COLE RANCH Silverton

$775,000 Ryan Yaseen This serene 16 Acre developer's lot in the Cole Ranch Subdivision is unparalleled by today's market. Truly a special land opportunity with private enjoyment at the intersect of Minnie Creek and the Animas River. Offering two building envelopes with the possibility of adding a third, this river front property is encapsulated by quintessential rocky mountain peaks with unlimited access to 4x4 roads, fishing, skiing, hiking, and outdoor enjoyment. Historical protection old Silverton Rail Road Grade running through property.

LOT 73, JOSEFA LANE Aldasoro Ranch

$725,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu) Picture these views of Wilson Peak, Sunshine Mountain, the Telluride Ski Area and Telluride peaks framed perfectly through windows in your ideal future home. Lot 73 affords a perched, 75' building radius on 4.29 acres, taking advantage of some of the region's most impressive vistas. Aldasoro Ranch amenities include a private trail system and easy access to a vast network of hiking and mountain bike trails in the National Forest. This ideal lot, located at the end of Josefa Lane affords southern exposure and close proximity to Telluride, Mountain Village and the Telluride Airport.


$699,000 Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu)

Outstanding knoll homesite on this 49.35 creek front acre parcel with huge views of the Wilson Range, Dolores Range, Little Cone and Down Valley. A seasonal creek with 4 shares of Elk Creek Ditch Company, healthy stands of Aspen and Fir with fields of lupin in the spring time plus frontage on Elk Creek round out this well priced parcel.

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$185,000 Asa Van Gelder & Anna Wilson Locals and second homeowners alike appreciate Ophir's peaceful, sunny and inspiring alpine setting. A short 13 mile drive to Telluride brings the benefits of a world class ski area, renown festivals, top notch, dining and abundant employment opportunities. After your Telluride fill, retreat home to the serene Ophir valley and recreate from your porch or simply chill out in this special valley! The site features big mountain views and sun drenched southern exposure. This price point is rarely found with the appeal of this gem. Don't delay happiness-Build your dream home now!

TBD 48L ROAD Norwood

$105,000 Aric Maloy & Adam Black 20 acre residential/agricultural parcel in the heart of the Beaver Canyon Recreation Area. Scenic vistas surround you, no HOA, no covenants, well can be built. Bring the RV's, dirt bikes, razors. Least expensive vacant land in the entire MLS for 10+ acres. Excellent hunting camp as well.

LOT 640DR 7, SPRING CREEK DRIVE Mountain Village $80,000 Anna Wilson Locals rejoice for this gem of a lot in the deed restricted Spring Creek subdivision! At 3,800 square feet, this spacious parcel presents the opportunity to build a family home and be ''all in'' for less than the price of rent. Live the Telluride dream, as close to ski-in/ski-out as you can get for a local. Just steps from Lift 1 with access to Meadows amenities, this is the perfect chance to build your dream home in Mountain Village.



$370,000 Mike Weist Enjoy breathtaking views and abundant sunshine from this 35-acre Lazy Dog Ranch lot. Tract 7 is 15 minutes from restaurants and shopping in downtown Ridgway and 40 minutes to the ski slopes of Telluride. There are multiple home sites to choose from on this premier lot and the Seller will provide the results of a recent soils test. The homes in Lazy Dog Ranch benefit from the San Miguel Power Association and Tri-County water, no well required and the tap fee for this lot has been paid. The road is maintained by the HOA for year-round access.

LOT 126, GREEN MEADOWS DRIVE Hastings Mesa $225,000 Ryan Yaseen This South-West facing lot oriented towards Mt. Wilson offers a build-ready 5.5 acre opportunity in the Telluride Pines Neighborhood. Lot has septic, water, and electric in place. Year round access within a 30 Minute drive to the mountain towns of Telluride, Ouray, and Ridgway makes this sun soaked location a very attractive purchase.


$197,500 Eric Saunders

End of the road privacy, year round easy access and a gently sloping lot to build your home. Least expensive 35+acre parcel on Specie Mesa and one of the least expensive in region. Approximately 30-35 minutes from Telluride and adjacent to almost 500 acres of private land and less than 400 feet to USFS and incredible trophy Elk hunting. Great western orientation and year round sunsets.

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our team ALBERT ROER Managing Partner Albert graduated from Skidmore College in 1985 with a bachelors degree in Business/ Accounting, and promptly moved to New York City to work for The Synchron Corporation, a real estate development firm. He became a licensed Real Estate Agent in 1987 and was hired by the Canyon Ranch Organization, as a financial analyst. Albert moved to Telluride in 1991 where he headed up the accounting department for the Peaks Resort & Spa until 1999. In October 1999 he became one of the founding Partners of FlightOne, a Telluride based air charter and fractional aircraft ownership program. Albert was hired by Telluride Properties in September 2002, and named President to over see day-to-day business operations, he became a managing Partner in 2004. Albert also served as Director and Treasurer of the Telluride Hospital District Board from 2006 - 2014 and is the past President of the Telluride Ski Ranches and Granita Building HOA boards. 970.708.5527 I

POLLY LEACH-LYCHEE Owner/Broker Hailing from Nantucket whaling stock, raised on Cape Cod and educated in Aspen and Lahaina, the resort lifestyle and real estate investment business are obviously Polly's niche. Her sales and executive skills were honed in San Francisco while building "Sunventure of Sausalito" into the largest travel agency in Marin County -- with an exclusive executive and celebrity clientele. Polly spent the next twenty two years selling real estate in Telluride, believing that an educated and satisfied customer is always a top priority. Polly also competes in "3-Day Eventing" -- the Olympic sport of English riding -- which requires concentration, persistence, boldness and mutual trust ... the very same traits that foster a positive and successful real estate experience. Polly heartily welcomes those who are drawn to the pioneer spirit of Telluride. 970.369.5333 I

STEPHEN CIECIUCH (Chet-chu) Director Steve has honed his skills for over 3 decades in all facets of real estate including historic renovation, land planning and development, plus significant residential, commercial, land and condominium sales. His real estate career began in Aspen in 1987 and transitioned to Telluride when he became the managing broker for Telluride Properties in 1990. Steve is consistently recognized as a leading performer within the brokerage community and has several successful ranch subdivisions which he helped land plan, list and sell in their entirety, including: Ptarmigan Ranch, San Juan Ranch and Elk Creek Ranch. He has served on several non-profit community boards, recently as Chairman of the Board of Mountainfilm. An accomplished skier, fly fisherman and pastel artist, Steve has 2 US National Powder 8 Championships to his credit. A devoted family man, Steve and his wife Kendall are raising two daughters, Jula and Ruby, in the Town of Telluride. 970.708.2338 I


DAMON DEMAS Seasoned Broker Damon feels fortunate to have lived and worked in Telluride for the last 30 years. His tenure at Telluride Properties approaches 25 years. Damon began his career a ​ s a Certified Residential Appraiser for the County Assessors office in 1992. This experience provided him with a unique perspective on all property types and their underlying values. This insight, coupled with h ​ is ​25 years ​at Telluride Properties ​as a real estate Broker, has proved invaluable in establishing an unsurpassed knowledge of Telluride regional real estate. Damon​and his wife ​Elaine, have raised two treasures in Telluride's happy valley Chrysanthe, a Bowdoin College graduate now living & working in Aspen and Sam, a recent graduate of University of Colorado. Elaine is the Vice President of special initiatives for the Telluride Foundation. 970.708.2148 I

BRIAN O'NEILL Director Upon graduating from Brown University, Brian started out as a project planner for a commercial real estate development firm in Boston. He moved to Telluride in 1989 for a winter of skiing and stayed "because of the community." Since joining Telluride Properties in 1998, Brian has been a top producer with a focus on high-end properties and development projects. His mission is to provide the most thorough, professional and insightful service possible. The Telluride community has greatly supported Brian personally and professionally, he feels honored to return the favor by volunteering his time for community causes. Brian is an avid outdoor enthusiast who started in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Cape Cod, with a brief respite while playing football at Brown, he has gone global with his adventures. Today his greatest adventure is chasing his two boys, Quinn and Grayden. 970.708.5367 I

MIKE SHIMKONIS Director After being employed at the Walt Disney Company in Orlando for several years, I continued my career in the entertainment and outdoor industries by settling in Vail in 1987 and then moving to Telluride in 1993. Considered a top pick for understanding the subtleties of sales, marketing, positioning, and guest services in the ski industry, I branched into real estate in 1999. I have a strong understanding of our communities, home values, and market trends. My robust performance has earned me a position as one of three directors at Telluride Properties. In 2016, I formed Shimkonis Partners, a real estate team offering an expertly crafted personal touch. 970.708.2157 I

ALLISON TEMPLIN Broker Associate Allison Templin hails from North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Although she’s a Tar Heel at heart, it was her love of the San Juan Mountains that inspired her to make Telluride her home twenty three years ago. Allison is known amongst her clients and peers as someone who takes the time to listen and provide the best quality service with the utmost professionalism. Her southern upbringing taught her what she lends to her real estate career today, she’s hospitable, patient and conscientious in her work. Allison married Telluride native Matt Templin and together they are raising children, Cate Grace and Walker, surrounded by family and the mountains they love. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Telluride’s premiere outdoor enrichment summer camp, Telluride Academy. 970.708.0996 I

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PATRICK PELISSON Broker Associate Pat is a 20 year local who loves to share is passion for Telluride. Originally from Huntington, NY Pat joined Telluride Properties in 2001 assisting high net worth clients with expert brokerage services. Pat advises both domestic and International travelers to Telluride. His clients include entertainers, hedge fund managers, business owners, commercial and residential developers and entrepreneurs. His commitment to hard work, confidentiality and integrity has earned him the trust and friendship of his clients. Pat advises clients with finding and valuating property, listing and marketing, negotiating purchase prices and terms, and working through the detailed due diligence process. He is a Past President and Realtor of the Year of the Telluride Association of Realtors and volunteers extensively in the community. He and his wife Maureen have been married for 25 years. 970.708.1384 I

ERIC SAUNDERS Broker Associate Eric discovered the incredible lifestyle of Colorado while living in Aspen in 1989, upon graduating from N.C. State University, he quickly moved back. He brings a high level of professionalism and integrity to each transaction; allowing you to relax and enjoy the buying/selling process. He has been involved in over $100M in real estate transactions and has guided clients through large scale and single-family developments, condo, commercial and land purchases. Eric volunteers his time as a big brother in the One to One program; The Just for Kids Foundation; and a former 4 year member of San Miguel Search and Rescue. He has also served as the President of the Telluride Association of Realtors and was voted Realtor of the Year in 2009 by his peers. His hobbies include skiing, mountain/road biking, scuba diving, sailing, traveling and reading. He is married to Alyssa (the best yoga teacher in town) and they have 2 spirited boys, Dylan & Cash. 970.708.2447 I

JESSE DIFIORE Broker Associate Jesse has a long record of successfully guiding local, national and multi-national clients with their real estate acquisitions. His specific areas of expertise include luxury resort sales, transaction management, cutting edge marketing strategies, skilled negotiations, and knowledgeable analysis of property values and market trends. Jesse has spent the last 11 years living in the Town of Telluride, along with other resort communities during his adult life. He specializes in applying his expertise and market knowledge to broker a wide array of real estate properties that consistently exceed the investment goals of his clients. His experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem has been an asset to the company. 970.708.9672 I

KIKI FROBERG Broker Associate Kiki first started coming to Telluride in the late 70s to ski with her family and fell in love with the mountains. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Economics, she went on to get an MBA in Finance at Michigan State University and launched into a successful decade long corporate finance career. While she loved the experience and challenges that come with big corporations, her holiday visits to Telluride were an annual reminder of what life could be away from the grind of an office. So in 2001 packed her bags and moved to Telluride full-time. For almost 20 years Kiki has been representing her clients in Telluride, both buyers and sellers, many of whom have become her closest friends. She is a particular favorite of clients who appreciate a Realtor who runs the numbers backwards and forwards, processes the options and views relationships with her clients as long-term – a perfect combination of patience and persistence. 970.708.0575 I


ARIC MALOY Broker Associate Aric grew up skiing the icy slopes of Buffalo, NY. Following years of skiing the Rockies on vacation, he finally realized his dream of living in a ski town when he moved to Telluride in 1999. Since joining Telluride Properties, Aric has been a consistent producer and a knowledgeable real estate asset to his clients and fellow brokers. "I specialize in finding my clients the best value in the region that fits their budget, lifestyle and desires." Aric volunteers his time to a cause very close to his heart, the Telluride Adaptive Ski Program. Aric loves to take advantage of the region's ample recreation opportunities. You can catch him ripping down the mountain on any given powder day with a huge grin plastered across his face, or exploring one of Telluride's many trails with his mountain bike. The remote and rugged settings of southwest Colorado and southern Utah are also home to one of Aric's favorite pastimes, canyoneering. 970.729.3400 I

ADAM BLACK Broker Associate For over 19 years Adam has provided his clients with the highest level of service and attention to detail. His extensive local market knowledge, expert negotiation skills and comprehensive marketing plan with emphasis on digital media are keys to his success. Adam recently created the A-TEAM with his business partner Aric Maloy that resulted in a record 2020 year, with sales volume over $78M. Adam strives to earn loyalty from his clients one transaction at a time and is one of the most active agents in the region. Adam is an avid mountain biker and snowboarder. He is involved in the community, including being a current board member for the San Miguel Bicycle Alliance and past President. Adam and his wife Nicky feel truly blessed to be raising son Porter and daughter Vivian in this incredible mountain town. "I truly enjoy my job and showing property and the Telluride lifestyle to others, is always a pleasure." 970.729.0568 I

WILL DOWNING Broker Associate Shortly after graduating from the University of Alabama in 2005 with a degree in Real Estate Finance, Will came to Telluride to pursue his love for rock climbing, and to further cultivate his passion for real estate. He has since developed a visceral knowledge of the area, as well as strong relationships throughout the community. Will considers himself fortunate that many of his clients are now close friends. What better way to impact his client’s lives than by connecting them with their new lifestyle, community, and Telluride escape. In his spare time he enjoys big mountain skiing, fly fishing, climbing and traveling with his wife Lacey, and their sweet and adventurous children, Willa and Woods. Giving back to the community that has given him so much is essential to Will who is an active supporter of Telluride Mountain Club, Christ Church, One-to-One Mentoring, Telluride Foundation, and Telluride Arts District. 970.708.1244 I

MARTY STETINA Broker Associate Marty is a Partner in the O’Neill Stetina Group and is a Past President of the Telluride Association of Realtors. Marty has been involved in over a billion dollars of real estate sales since his move here a decade ago. His particular focus is on high-end residential, commercial and ranch properties as well as development projects where he can utilize his years of experience as a real estate attorney on Nantucket Island. He has extensive experience in land use, zoning, planning, environmental, construction, banking and contract law. Marty is a native of Philadelphia, PA, a graduate of The Hill School, and earned an athletic scholarship to play Division I baseball at Villanova University. He married his college sweetheart and they have 3 beautiful children. Marty is an avid fly fisherman, and enjoys pursuing Southwest Colorado’s big game with a bow and arrow. 970.708.4504 I

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HUNTER ANDERSON Broker Associate Hunter comes from a strong family real estate background in Arizona. He holds a major in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management and a minor in Sports Marketing and Management. After college Hunter worked for a sports marketing company where he established relationships with leading companies throughout the sports industry. Hunter shares a youthful eye on marketing and the application of technology in real estate pursuits. He has built and developed websites and is proficient with online marketing and social media. Hunter enjoys hitting the slopes, exploring new trails and catching waves with his family and friends. Hunter’s wife is a physician who works locally and they have an awesome one year old son Liam. 970.708.4660 I

DENISE SCANLON Broker Associate Denise Scanlon moved to Telluride in 1995 from Weston, Massachusetts. She grew up skiing and spending her summers in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the Lake Winnipesaukee region. Denise is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where she earned a degree in Resource Economics. She and her husband own Telluride Landscape Company and have two boys. They spend their free time enjoying the outdoors skiing, playing hockey and traveling. Denise worked as a banker at Alpine Bank and then was a closing agent and Assistant Vice President of Telluride Mountain Title for 7 years. She brings with her extensive title and closing knowledge and has facilitated many 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges. 970.708.2220 I

ASA VAN GELDER Broker Associate & Certified Residential Appraiser After growing up in California and Oregon, Asa graduated from UC Santa Barbara and like many others, fell in love with the Telluride lifestyle. His formal real estate career began in 2003 as a licensed residential appraiser and he never looked back. He transitioned seamlessly to brokering in 2006 before becoming a partner with Shimkonis Partners, and has been focused on helping others achieve their Telluride lifestyle dreams through real estate ever since. Asa’s clients come to him for his strong negotiating tactics, attention to detail, and clear communication. His in-depth knowledge of the Telluride community and his countless skills amassed in his other facets of life have made him an invaluable resource for any Telluride real estate experience. Asa enjoys exploring the San Juans with his wife, Robyn, and volunteering with Telluride’s One-to-One Mentoring Program. 970.708.1220 I

MIKE WEIST Broker Associate Mike was born and raised in Colorado and his passion for the outdoors led him to Telluride in 1997. His earlier years in Telluride were spent as the Chef at Allred’s Restaurant and Alpino Vino (ever had the Grilled Cheese?) Mike graduated with a Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado in water policy and he remains involved in local and statewide water policy organizations. As a member of O'Neill Stetina Group, he specializes in buyer relations and loves to share his passion for the Telluride lifestyle. 970.708.0011 I


ANNA WILSON Broker Associate Anna is like a Swiss Army Knife; ready for anything! With a deep understanding of marketing and online resources in an ever-changing digital world, she thinks outside of the box and finds ways to make things happen. Anna is a Georgia native, born and raised in the Atlanta area. Immediately upon graduating from Georgia Southern University, she moved across the country to Telluride, beginning her career in advertising sales for the local newspaper. In 2015, Anna made the inevitable leap to real estate and joined Shimkonis Partners as a Partner in 2020. Her technological savvy, attentiveness to client needs, extensive market knowledge, and overall real estate experience gives Anna an edge. Outside of the office, you can find her paddling nearby rivers and lakes on her SUP board and exploring the surrounding high country. Anna married her best friend, Ted, and is incredibly fortunate to be the stepmother of his 10-year-old son, Gage. 970.708.7159 I

ROB PETRIE Broker Associate Rob has been living in Telluride area since 2001. He has a bachelor’s degree in Adventure Education and Management from Prescott College. Rob has a passion for real estate and is intimately familiar with and part of the Telluride community. Rob is always excited to help visitors and locals alike find their dream home or properties in the immediate and surrounding areas as well as sharing his passion and love for life here in Telluride. 970.708.3778 I

LAUREN WOODWARD Broker Associate Lauren Woodward was born and raised in Telluride. After College, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, she moved onto New York and was an active member of the New York City Real Estate community for 10 years. Now she is excited to be turning her focus toward her hometown real estate market as an agent at Telluride Properties. With a passion for service Lauren is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. When Lauren isn’t making home ownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her two young children and husband Mountain Biking and Skiing. 917.378.2220 I

MAGGIE MARTIN Broker Associate Maggie Martin is a dynamic and highly skilled broker specialized in working with buyers and sellers since 2015. Maggie joined the O’Neill Stetina Group in 2020 after 5 great years with LIV (Telluride) Sotheby’s International Realty. She’s been a board member of the Telluride Association of Realtors since 2016 and was awarded “Rookie Realtor of the Year” in 2017. Maggie is passionate about providing excellent service for her clients, attention to detail, and creating long lasting relationships. She prides herself on her blatant honesty and high level of moral standards that she brings to every deal. Maggie moved to Telluride from her hometown, San Diego, in 2012. She earned a Bachelor of Science and Arts from San Diego State University and also intensively studied Spanish at the University of Madrid. 970.708.4854 I

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RYAN YASEEN Broker Associate At the age of six Ryan first expressed his dream of one day moving from Durango to Telluride. He now celebrates his 5th winter season sharing this childhood fantasy with his newborn daughter. Pairing his decade of experience in service and hospitality with his local upbringing and knowledge of the San Juan Mountains, Ryan offers outstanding support as a Buyer or Sellers agent with a focus on the Telluride region. As an upcoming student at the Urban Land Institute, Ryan is expanding his career in Real Estate to include development. 970.764.0595 I

NATALIE BINDER Broker Associate Natalie Binder has deep roots in the Telluride area, so it was only natural that she landed here nearly 20 years ago after moving from Wyoming. With an undergraduate degree in Hospitality and a Master’s in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver, she forged a career in both industries beginning with the development team at Lumiere in Mountain Village. After launching Lumiere on the sales and marketing team with Sotheby’s, she opened the hotel as the General Manager. She spent nearly 8 years managing Exceptional Stays – a luxury management company Currently, she is a partner and developer at CampV – a new boutique redevelopment project just an hour from Telluride. Natalie also serves on the Mountain Village Town Council, the Mountain Village subarea committee, The Telluride Foundation Grant Committee and current Board Member of the Madeline Hotel HOA and We Arts. 970.708.7742 I





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“We told Pat we wanted to sell the house within a four year time frame, and he managed to complete the task in one tenth that time.“ 250 RASPBERRY PATCH ROAD - Raspberry Patch $13,250,000 Listed & Sold by Patrick Pelisson

529 BENCHMARK DRIVE - Mountain Village $8,650,000 Sold by O'Neill Stetina Group

302 NORTH WILLOW STREET - Telluride $7,150,000 Listed by O'Neill Stetina Group


425 EAST GALENA AVENUE - Telluride $9,500,000 Listed & Sold by O'Neill Stetina Group

209 EAST COLORADO AVENUE - Telluride $9,550,000 Sold by Rob Petrie

“We couldn't be happier with Marty's vast knowledge of the area, his determination in finding us the perfect home and making the whole process effortless.“ 222 SOUTH OAK STREET - Telluride $10,000,000 Sold by O'Neill Stetina Group

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“Mike sent videos of homes that he previewed for us because we were doing our search long distance. He is the best Realtor we have ever worked with.“ 110 STONEBRIDGE LANE - Mountain Village $7,900,000 Sold by Mike Weist

229 NORTH SPRUCE STREET - Telluride $6,575,000 Sold by O'Neill Stetina Group

133 VICTORIA DRIVE - Mountain Village $6,400,000 Listed & Sold By Steve Cieciuch (Chet-chu)


305 BENCHMARK DRIVE - Mountain Village $6,595,000 Sold by O'Neill Stetina Group

114 AUTUMN LANE - Mountain Village $6,500,000 Sold by Aric Maloy

“Anna is an incredible person who truly cares about the happiness of her clients. There isn't another broker we would've wanted to walk through this process with.“ 430 PANDORA LANE - Idarado $7,300,000 Sold by Anna Wilson

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building a stronger community TELLURIDE FOUNDATION "As a long time resident of Telluride, I was asked to join the Telluride Foundation Board early on to help with fundraising and assist with grant giving. I leapt at the opportunity to be a part of a tremendous, award-winning community support mechanism that does so much for the non-profit groups that enrich our community. Telluride would be a vastly different place without the Telluride Foundation!" Quote from Brian O'Neill, Telluride Foundation Board Member and Telluride Properties Director.

TELLURIDE ACADEMY "Throughout my time in Telluride, I've witnessed first hand the impact that the academy has on local and visiting families alike. For children who attend Telluride Academy, the experience is life changing. They gain a new skill set and confidence in nature as well as an appreciation for wild spaces that carries on with them for the rest of their lives. This organization makes environmental stewards of each new generation that attends." Quote from Allison Templin, Telluride Academy Board Vice President and Telluride Properties broker.


ONE-TO-ONE MENTORING "A consistent caring adult – that’s what One-to-One Mentoring offers the youth of San Miguel County. The program started partnering with youth in our community when the founding members of the organization sought to fill the needs of at-risk youth in the community. Since then, the organization has grown and flourished serving upwards of a hundred youth per year. Personally, being a mentor is incredibly satisfying and rewarding." Quote from Asa Van Gelder, One-to-One Mentor and Telluride Properties broker.

Telluride Properties and its brokers proudly support the following community organizations: Airline Guarantee Program Angel Baskets Colorado Avalanche Info Center First Time Homebuyer's Fund Girls On The Run Just For Kids Foundation Koto Radio Lone Cone Dressage Club Mountainfilm Nucla Senior Center One-To-One Mentoring Original Thinkers

Pinhead Institute Rico Center San Miguel Bike Alliance San Miguel County Resource Center Second Chance Humane Society Sheridan Arts Foundation Tellluride Lacrosse Club Telluride Academy Telluride Adaptive Sports Program Telluride Arts Telluride Association Of Realtors Telluride Foundation Telluride Hockey Club Telluride Lizard Heads Hockey Club Telluride Medical Center Telluride Mountain Bike Team

Telluride Mountain Club Telluride Nordic Scholarship Fund Telluride Schools & Athletics Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club Telluride Theatre Telluride Younglife Tri County Health Network Trust For Community Housing We Arts West End Pay It Forward Trust For a complete list of local non-profits and how you can help support them, please visit: nonprofits/non-profit-directory/



"I've been involved with the organization since the very beginning. First as the President and now as Board Member. It feels amazing to ride a trail that you helped build, or maintain. Another reason I like being involved is to improve the biking options in our area for the next generation. I have two young kids and I'm always thinking about their future."

"Participating brokers donate a portion of each earned commission to the Telluride Association of Realtors First Time Homebuyer's Assistance Fund and the funds are dispersed to qualifying full-time local residents purchasing their first home. It's a delight to see the joy and gratitude from locals receiving these funds."

Quote from Adam Black, San Miguel Bicycle Alliance Board Member and Telluride Properties broker.

Quote from Maggie Martin, First Time Homebuyer's Fund Committee Member and Telluride Properties broker.

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