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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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Telluride Estate Designed by Award-Winning Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen Headlines This Week’s Real Estate News

 

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CURBED | Features Bill Fandel Listing of Hugh Newell Jacobsen Design

Minimalist home with jaw-dropping Rocky Mountain views asks $16.9M

Not for the faint of heart

This home in the Rockies boasts views that could be easy to get used to.
 Photos courtesy of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty.

Location: Telluride, Colorado

Price: $16,900,000

The American architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen has made a name for himself with his delightfully minimalist gabled houses, some of which we’ve covered here at Curbed before. But this sprawling residence in the Rocky Mountains? Jaw-dropping.

Sitting on a 35-acre parcel just outside Telluride, Colorado, the home is a whopping 6,561 square feet and comprises ten interconnected pavilions, resembling more of a backwoods cul-de-sac than one residence. The four-bedroom, four-bath home, designed by Hugh and Simon Jacobsen, looks out onto an idyllic, forested mountain range, the perfect scenery to gaze out onto as you sip your morning coffee.

The pavilions are clustered around a court accessed from a gravel road, and the residence’s outer edge features huge glass windows to ensure gorgeous views from literally every room. Each pavilion also has its own patio, so you can step outside no matter where you are in the house.

The home’s interior, with its vaulted ceilings and white walls, almost feels understated compared to its natural surroundings, and manages simplicity without being austere. There’s also plenty of communal space—enough that you might want to give your guests a map when they enter—a movie theater, and a hot tub, because why not?

This residence’s views aren’t for the faint of heart, and neither is its price tag. But if you’re in the market for a near-mansion in the Rockies, this isn’t a bad place to start: 1068 Wilson Way is on the market now for $16.9 million.

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New & Notable Properties for Sale | May 2018

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From an inviting modern home in London, England to a Caribbean masterwork by renowned architect Marco Aldaco in Turks and Caicos, this month’s collection of exceptional propertiesfor sale feature homes from some of the world’s finest locales.

London, England | Emma Reade & Aree RandUnited Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

Classic and charming neo-Georgian architecture meets the finest modern interior design set on one of the most exclusive roads within one of the most exclusive postcodes in London. This beautiful home set over five floors of luxurious and generously proportioned accommodation enjoys a south-facing front that leads to a reception room and dining area following on to a contemporary kitchen with integrated state-of-the-art appliances looking out onto the beautifully landscaped gardens.

Upper West Side, New York | Michael SiegerSotheby’s International Realty – West Side Manhattan Brokerage

One of only three townhouses remaining on Central Park West, this thoroughly restored Queen Anne mansion affords luxurious modern living while paying homage to its distinguished past. The eye-catching façade is distinguished by an ornamental gate and restored museum-quality sandstone carvings. The grandeur of late-19th-century Manhattan fills the versatile interior, which has been updated with an open, airy ambience and 21st-century technologies and amenities.

Kailua, Hawaii | Brandon E Kim & Myra BrandtList Sotheby’s International Realty

Kai Moena, “House of the Resting Sea,” is a captivating oceanfront estate that reflects the skillful merging of modern architecture and luxury design. Inspired by Hawaii’s culture and climate, this expansive property totals almost 60,000 square-feet of land with over 250 linear feet of pristine white sand once owned by the storied Rothschild family.

Providenciales, Turks And Caicos | Nina Siegenthaler, Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty 

Bajacu is a Caribbean masterwork, designed by renowned, Architectural Digest Top 100 Architect, Marco Aldaco who is known for his technical mastery of scale, color, and materials. Bajacu (“rising sun” in the language of Caribbean natives) sits proudly above the beautiful island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The ultra-private six-bedroom estate is situated on one of the island’s highest points, on an over eight-acre south shore site, with breathtaking views of the Caicos Banks.

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5 Homes Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

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It is a testament to the prescience and inherent genius of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright that only about half of his designs were realized—the rest of us just couldn’t keep up. In a career spanning seven decades, Wright designed 1,114 works of which only 532 came to fruition, but that half-told history was more than enough to inspire the generations of architects and designers that followed. Like Wright, the designers of these modern marvels have embraced change, building new contemporary masterpieces that allow their inhabitants to live as Wright intended;

We are all here to develop a life more beautiful, more concordant, more fully expressive of our own sense of pride and joy than ever before in the world.

These listings take cues from one of the greatest architects in history.

Vito Dumas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vivi Reissis Etchegoin– Ginevra Sotheby’s International Realty

Step into an inviting contemporary interior inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater house. Designed and built in 1963, this property is a work of art in its own right. Walnut trees and lianas line the property, while four floors—connected through an interior lift—work with the slope of the surrounding ravine. Patio-style dining, exposed brick interiors, and nods to Bauhaus in every direction make this residence a design dream.

Jupiter, Florida, United States

 

Doc Ellingson– ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Additional Fallingwater inspiration can be found in this South Florida home. The pairing of considered exterior landscaping with an overall dedication to natural materials harkens back to Wright’s love of organic architecture. Warm wood softens the sharp angles that give this 2015 build a decidedly current feel, while the interiors offer all the expected amenities plus a two-story master enclave that features two private patios, an office, hot tub, and, in true Floridian fashion, a putting green.

Telluride, Colorado, United States 

Bill Fandel– Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

Tiered roofing, sprawling outdoor space, and a remarkable mountain setting create spectacular allure on a small corner of this 35-acre site. Natural finishings catch the spotlight in this Telluride home, including custom-quarried marble from Italy, limestone from India, and rock sourced from the surrounding area. Through crystalline glass windows, elegant fittings and top-of-the-line materials sing throughout each room, which comprise six bedrooms, indoor and outdoor home spas, a theater room, wine room, fitness center, and chef-approved kitchen.

Prague, Czech Republic 

Czech Republic Sotheby’s International Realty

The stacked exterior form of this Hanspaulka gem definitely hits Wright’s notion of organic-meets-functionalist architecture. Aptly named Vila Vista, this home’s five floors angle out over beautiful park gardens, views of Prague Castle, and the city skyline. Inside, the 1,500-square-meter, open-concept design is so well done that everything from the six bedrooms to the home cinema and catering kitchen feels completely connected.

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Debbie Negrin Will Foote – Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Wright’s trademark angles get a desert spin in this Scottsdale home, where the lavish outdoor living spaces are as inviting as the interior. Inside, doorways and windows frame the natural landscape at every turn, and dry stack stone walls mirror the region’s naturally-occurring rock formations. There is plenty for the eye to play with here, including views of Pinnacle Peak from the relaxing heated pool.

As Wright once said, “The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.”

Certainly, these inspired designs do just that.

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Transfer Warehouse winner named

Transfer Warehouse

Posted: Friday, June 2, 2017 1:44 pm

New York City firm LTL Architects won the hearts of community members and the Telluride Arts selection committee for its conceptual Telluride Transfer Warehouse design.

The designs of three architects were presented during a public open house Tuesday, according to a Telluride Arts news release. The LTL firm emerged the winner in a months-long design competition for the historic space.

All three finalists (Gluckman Tang, NADAAA and LTL) were in Telluride this week for the final stretch of the competition, which began in January. Each firm shared preliminary conceptual designs during the open house.

The priorities set forth for the competition by Telluride Arts included creating a flexible space within the warehouse for exhibitions and events, while allowing the historic stone to be exposed, and generating a flow between the inside and outside. The three designs were very diverse, but shared a similar approach in building a box within the walls to maximize the exposure of the historic stone on the inside, the news release explained.

Hundreds from the public, including Telluride Town Council members, attended the open house to view the drawings, models and computer animations. Those who attended were allowed to ask the architects questions before submitting their personal comments for consideration during the final decision process. The selection committee heard formal presentations by each firm, weighed the submitted public opinions and selected the winning team Tuesday evening.

“This is the most important building in Telluride of the modern era and the biggest asset to this community,” Telluride Realtor Rosie Cusack said in a previous interview with the Daily Planet.

“It’s the single, largest facility to provide space to gather and present artistic and community events. There is nothing else: The school is built, the library’s been built. This is it.”

It was clear both the public and committee members favored the LTL (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis) design, according to the news release.

“Most of these firms have worked on much larger projects,” Telluride Arts Director Kate Jones said in a previous Planet interview. “But this one is so special, and in such a spectacular setting, that it attracted a lot of interest. It was something we were hoping for, but not counting on.”

In reference to the tree that has been growing inside the roofless ruin for almost 40 years, LTL’s concept included an open atrium at the east entry of the warehouse, exposing the large tree through a retractable roof section that opens to the mountain views and air. Such sensitivity to the recent history of the building, combined with a warm, welcoming, intuitive design that uses a sustainably harvested wood material, won the favor of the community.

The LTL design is both contemporary and warm, with a wooden arc-type structure inserted into the interior of the stone walls that provides appealing spaces throughout the building, including a roof top deck, an underground event space, galleries and an entry courtyard that opens into the building at the first-floor level.

Steven Gluckstern, a local proponent of the project and selection committee member, aptly described the structure as a “cultural arc for our community,” the news release said.

The LTL team — represented by the firm’s principal architects, twin brothers David and Paul Lewis, and partner Marc Tsumuraki — also included Nancy Hudson, a structural engineer with Silman, who spoke in depth about the coordination of the historic restoration of the existing structure with the construction of the new interior.

Silman is a structural engineering firm that specializes in historic stabilization, that kept Frank Lloyd Wrights “Falling Water from falling into the water,” according to the news release. LTL’s projects include the Center for Contemporary Art in Austin, Texas, which shares some similarities with the Transfer Warehouse.

Over the next few months, the LTL team will be visiting Telluride to hone their designs through charrettes with the community. Restoration of the historic walls is planned to begin this summer, with construction slated for 2018-19. The designs will be on display at the Telluride Arts main office at 135 W. Pacific St. throughout next week.

For more information and to view the designs online, visit telluridearts.org/warehouse.

HISTORY 

Before its roof collapsed in 1979, due to too much snow, the building was a downtown garage and filling station. Farther back in time, in 1906, before the advent of the automobile, this cavernous, two-story space housed another form of horsepower. It was the barn for the local livery.

It was “the center of the Warehouse District that served the mining industry,” according to the story of the building’s history on Telluride Arts’ website. “It was a bustling hub where people and goods flowed from the trains, through the building, and out into the towns and the mines.”

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Six Homes by Famous Architects

Ours is the Age of the Starchitect. Elite practitioners have achieved bold-face status, and owning a piece of their work comes with a hefty price tag. According to Inger Stringfellow of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in New Caanan, Connecticut, homes by top- tier architects can command a premium of as much as 50 per cent over comparables. One example is the $12 million Philip Johnson-designed Wiley House in New Canaan. A glass pavilion perched on a stone podium, it is a cousin to Johnson’s celebrated Glass House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located just across town. “Homes like this have their own aura,” Stringfellow says. “It’s a privilege to be in them.”

While high-net-worth individuals have long sought famous architects, many home buyers today show a genuine “interest in design and how it affects where and how they live,” says Christopher Mercier, a founder of (fer) studio in Inglewood, California. A member of Frank Gehry’s team during the conception of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, Mercier sees this fresh passion for design as a welcome evolution. It makes for the best kind of client – an involved one. “You want the individual’s lifestyle to be reflected in that project,” he adds. “Otherwise you’re just making a spec house.” And as savvy clients know, the right house by the right architect may be the most precious possession of all.

New York-based writer Iyna Bort Caruso has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others.

Palm Beach
Florida

Ideally located on the north end of Palm Beach, this Peter Marino-designed estate offers all the luxuries of island living. From the existing 1937 home, Marino devised a tropical retreat whose Indonesian-contemporary interior showcases spectacular ocean views.

$32,000,000  Property ID: 0076920
Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
Cristina Condon +1 561 301 2211

Kentfield
California

Joseph Esherick and world-renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin collaborated to integrate indoors and outdoors seamlessly at this iconic California residence. In grand-scale rooms with twelve-foot ceilings, glass walls bring the outside in, while the kitchen and great room open  to Zen-like exterior entertaining areas.

$4,995,000  Property ID: D9TFY4
Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty
Stephanie Lamarre +1 415 806 3176

Westerly
Rhode Island

One of the few Charles Moore-designed homes on the East Coast of the US, Sun Up offers serene living without sacrificing the sophistication expected from a famous architect. Renowned for the remarkable spirit of his designs, Moore created different levels, cathedral ceilings and octagonal wall shapes. The entire space feels open while also offering areas of seclusion. As Moore once noted, “Good places matter.” This is one of them.

$1,775,000  Property ID: EV33SJ
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty
Jim Buffum +1 401 741 2836  Desa Buffum +1 401 741 2809

Pol De Mar, Barcelona
Spain

Built by renowned architect Ignasi Mas i Morell, this home is an exquisite example of classic Catalan architecture. High ceilings and commanding arches ensure wonderful spaciousness, and a combination of ornate and earthy textures creates a warm ambience.

€2,000,000  Property ID: LCENVX
Barcelona & Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty
+1 34 93 467 58 10

New Canaan
Connecticut

A star among the city’s legacy of mid-century Modernism, the Wiley House, designed by Philip Johnson in the early 1950s, was restored by Roger Ferris + Partners. The double-height glass pavilion – with a living room and subtly hidden but generous galley kitchen – cantilevers out over the fieldstone base. The slope of the land offers lower-level rooms full views of the property. A new pool house and reconstructed barn-art gallery are set around their own separate courtyard.

$12,000,000  Property ID: S24GC9
Sotheby’s International Realty
John Hersam +1 203 417 5198 Inger Stringfellow +1 203 321 9361

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Telluride
Colorado

Designed by world-renowned John Pawson, this remarkable Telluride residence offers truly inspired minimalism in a most alpine setting. The collaboration between seller & architect was his first commission in the U.S. and timelessly showcases Pawson’s attentive focus on space, proportion, light and materials.

$5,995,000  Property ID: PMDY5H

Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty
Bill Fandel +1 970 708 4141

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Gluckman-Tang, LTL, and NADAAA selected as finalists for arts center in Telluride, Colorado

From The Architects Newspaper

By • April 11, 2017

Gluckman-Tang, LTL, and NADAAA selected as finalists for arts center in Telluride, Colorado. (Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

Gluckman-Tang, LTL, and NADAAA selected as finalists for arts center in Telluride, Colorado. (Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

A tiny mountain town nestled in the Rocky Mountains is bringing in the big guns for the adaptive reuse of a beloved crumbling warehouse in its burgeoning arts district.

Already a destination for the outdoorsy, the former mining village of Telluride, Colorado, decided to add ‘thriving arts community’ to the list of reasons to come and visit. Local non-profit Telluride Arts was instrumental in the push for more cultural programming and is responsible for the adaptive reuse of the dilapidated, but adored, Telluride Transfer Warehouse.

The 6,000-square-foot sandstone warehouse stands at the heart of the arts district, making it an ideal spot for a center for the arts and a good candidate for restoration. After gaining approval for restoration, Telluride Arts launched a national design competition earlier this year. “Key elements of the program include a Kunsthalle for exhibitions, flexible spaces that transform to host a multitude of events, and a small, museum-style bar/cafe that invites a constant flow of people and casual gatherings into a living-room atmosphere,” said the arts organization on their website.

(Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

Thirty firms put their names forward and, after careful selection, three finalists have been chosen: Gluckman-Tang and Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis of New York, and NADAAA of Boston. The finalists will now have two months and a $10,000 stipend to put together a conceptual plan ready to present to the community on May 30.

During that time, the teams will visit Telluride get to know the town and the little warehouse that could. The building is listed as a National Historic Landmark and has stood for over 100 years. Originally built in 1906, it was in use until its roof collapsed in 1979. Since then, the building has stood vacant and decaying, a period that has become as much a part of its history as the life it had prior to 1979.

(Courtesy Aurelie Slegers)

NADAAA touched on this relationship of crumbling historic landmark and contemporary cultural hub in their statement to Telluride Arts.

“Rare is the opportunity to both preserve an important historic landmark and create something wholly unprecedented,” said Katie Faulkner and Nader Tehrani of NADAAA. “The Transfer Warehouse stands as a monument to Telluride’s history of perseverance. The fundamental challenge of the project will be to maintain the power of the ruin while sponsoring the vision and opportunity through architectural speculation for the Arts District.”

The final presentation will occur in Telluride on May 30 and Telluride Arts anticipates construction on the project to begin in 2019. To learn more about the Telluride Transfer Warehouse visit the Telluride Arts website here.

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