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CONDE NAST | Telluride Rank #1 Among The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.

Over the last six years, we’ve asked our readers to rate a city’s “friendliness” in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, especially with respect to where you felt welcome. Did an outgoing local show you the way? Was the city easy to navigate? Hundreds of thousands of people took the survey this year—see what you had to say about the friendliest cities in the U.S.

Telluride, Colorado

Telluride remains everyone’s favorite mountain town this year, and we can’t blame them. Pristine skiing meets luxury in this remote Colorado city—”by far the most beautiful and accessible ski resort in the country.” Even the summer months have massive appeal, with the epic Bluegrass Festival drawing laid-back crowds every year. Our readers couldn’t say enough about the lack of huge crowds and welcoming locals. That Colorado “chill” is is for real.

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MANSION GLOBAL | A Telluride, Colorado, Property with Design Inspired by Nature

Mountain views can be seen from every room

Listing of the Day

Location: Telluride, Colorado

Price: $16.9 million

If the natural beauty of white-capped mountains, design pedigree and the creature comforts associated with a private community intrigue, this jaw-dropping property in Telluride should be on your radar. Designed by the architecture firm of Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the structure itself is just one appealing part of the package. The location is another.

Telluride is special, said listing agent Bill Fandel. “The mountains are dramatic and lush. It’s a place that high-profile people come to escape. There are no paparazzi,” he said. “It’s lowkey [with] a lot of celebs and corporate chiefs.” A sampling from that list: Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Swank, Ralph Lauren, Dan Quayle, Meg Whitman and Bobbi Brown.

More: Aspen Luxury Market Cools During Off-Peak Ski Season

The house sits on a 35-acre parcel that’s one of 35 in the Gray Head development, a private community just seven minutes from the airport and eight miles from downtown Telluride—a National Landmark Historic District, cultural hub thanks to the Telluride Film Festival and an internationally renowned ski area.

The enclave was partly developed by Bill Ford, chairman of the Ford Motor Company, Mr. Fandel said. The development boasts a fishing lodge, trails, a stocked trout pond and tennis courts for residents.

Stats

This 6,561-square-foot house, which is actually a collection of connected pavilion-like, one-story structures, features four bedrooms, four full baths and one half bath.

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Design Pedigree

It’s one thing to live in a house, but it’s quite another to live in a structure designed by Jacobsen Architects. Hugh Newell Jacobsen is an iconic American architect who created a style all his own by using light as a guiding principle in architectural design.

Jacobsen’s design is also known to “nestle” structures with historic shapes and rooflines together, Mr. Fandel explained. “In this example, it’s a series of 10 different pavilions that are joined and nestled into this site.”

Each pavilion is one story and features vaulted ceilings and walls of glass that provide an open-air feeling. “They’re essentially side-by-side overlapping, and the spaces when you’re in them at any time of day, they’re designed to grab natural light,” Mr. Fandel said. “Each one frames a different view.”

The house is one of four Jacobsen commissions in Colorado, and was completed five years ago.

Structural materials include limestone, glass, steel and stone.

More: Secluded Colorado Ranch, Once Home to Denver Broncos’ Arabian Mascot, Asks $23 Million

Amenities

The house includes a screening room on the lower level as well as an outdoor spa area complete with whirlpool.

There is also a sophisticated environmental system in place with geothermal heating and cooling. Ever heard of air-conditioned floors? This house has them.

Agent: Bill Fandel, Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

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New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sales | August 2018

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From a private atoll in French Polynesia to Hawaiian-inspired home in Manhattan Beach, California, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale.

French Polynesia

Jacques Menahem, French Polynesia Sotheby’s International Realty 

The Nengo Nengo atoll is located at about 100 kilometers southwest of Hao and at about 775 kilometers east of Tahiti. This private atoll has an oval shape, and it’s vast and stunning internal lagoon spreads over some 67 square-kilometers. For the past twenty years, it has been the breeding waters of one of the world’s most beautiful gems: The Tahitian Black Pearl.

Ontario, Canada

Paul MarangerFran Bennett & Christian Vermast, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

A trophy property of the highest order, this home was designed for both formal business entertaining and extraordinary family gatherings. Without question, one of Canada’s finest estates, the nearly ten acres of direct waterfront on Lake Ontario are within easy highway reach of Toronto’s financial district and the international airport.

Fredericksburg, Texas

Gary Dolch & Michelle Dolch, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty 

The Arch Stanton Ranch is approximately 475 acres located just West of Austin, Texas and Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas – Gillespie County. This prime, live-water property is home to the largest collection of rare, historically significant restored US antique barns in the country, and likely the world.

Manhattan Beach, California

Jack GillespieClaire Gillespie-WaldronMaggie Gillespie-Wright & Barry Host, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty 

The finest resorts are created with one goal in mind, to transport you out of everyday life invoking a sense of tranquility. Renowned architect Louie Tomaro envisioned this home’s design to delight in every moment on the world-famous Strand. This Warm Island Contemporary dream home is unrivaled. The design was inspired by the incomparable Four Seasons, Hualalai – a decadent resort on the Kona Coast.

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Significant Sales | Volume 2 – Farm & Ranch

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Like a timeless work of art, farm and ranch properties are often iconic trophy and legacy investments meant to be passed down through generations. In this special edition of Significant Sales, we present the most remarkable Farm & Ranch properties that changed hands through our network in 2017.

See all 30 properties featured in this special edition of Significant Sales


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