When it comes to winter homes in world-class resorts, the best locations are close to the slopes but away from the crowds. Herein lies the difficulty of finding a residence in popular Vail, Colorado, that is easily accessible yet private.
This walk-to-the-slopes mountain contemporary delivers on both counts. The chalet is set steps from pedestrian-friendly Vail Village, with shops and restaurants, and Golden Peak, a base area with a lodge, ski school and vantage point from which to watch racers train.
The convenient location is due to a stroke of luck. Originally, the site housed the Tyrolean Restaurant. When it closed, the structure was reinvented in 2006 and transformed into 5,380 square feet of luxury living space.
A separate roofline and lack of shared walls with neighbors contribute to the privacy of the single-family residence. One side of the property sits along the banks of Gore Creek. Views take in Vail Mountain.
An open plan great room adjoining the well-appointed kitchen, complete with Wolf and Subzero appliances, is designed for both large-scale entertaining and intimate gatherings of family and friends. The center island provides bar seating for five.
A stone fireplace with a raised hearth anchors the main living area. Vaulted wood ceilings and wood floors, cabinetry and stair railings continue throughout.
There’s also a formal dining area. Glass sliders open to a deck for summertime meals. Another deck has a hot tub.
Four bedrooms, a den, wine cellar, full bathroom, four three-quarter bathrooms and powder room complete the floor plan.
Three parking spaces and ample storage are included in the US $20.5 million asking price.
George Emmett of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is the listing agent for 400 Vail Valley Drive 9 in Vail.
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