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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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CNN Travel | Telluride Featured Among 9 Luxurious Fall Escapes

Susan Shain, CNN • Published 3rd October 2017

From CNN Travel:

3. Lumière Hotel, Telluride, Colorado

Leather, wood and warm autumnal colors fill the 11 rooms and 18 “residences” at this boutique hotel. As do hickory floors, Egyptian cotton sheets and views of the San Juan Mountains. The residences, which vary in size from one to five bedrooms, offer chef’s kitchens and ample living space (the three-bedroom residences average 2,600 square feet).
So, bring all your friends — including the furry ones. Not only is the hotel on the slopes of Telluride Ski Resort, and thus mere steps from hiking trails, but it caters to pet owners with dog beds, bowls and treats.
Movie buffs should try to catch the eighth annual Telluride Horror Show ($150 for a three-day pass) from October 13-15. The film festival features a wide selection of hair-raising flicks — at a time when the town is awash in golden Aspens.
Lumière Hotel, 118 Lost Creek Ln, Telluride, CO 81435; +1 970 369 0400
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Bill Fandel among select top Sotheby’s agents at Santa Barbara’s Market Leader’s Forum

The Belmond El Encanto Hotel was home this past weekend for 45 of the top Sotheby’s International Realty agents from across the U.S. who gathered here for the Market Leaders’ Forum, a two-day event focused on best practices, collaboration and strategic growth within the global real estate space.

The intensive meetings and networking events were co-hosted by Montecito’s own, Suzanne Perkins and Bill Fandel of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty, and proved the perfect opportunity to showcase the beauty, history and culture of the Santa Barbara and Montecito Coast. Those in attendance represented luxury markets throughout California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas, Washington, and Washington, D.C.

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

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


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

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

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

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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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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Houseguest: Underwater Photographer Duo Dives into Turks & Caicos


As an underwater photography team, Alicia and Jim Ward thrive cooperatively to capture beautiful images of the world’s oceans.  Together they embrace challenging conditions to continuously push their creative capabilities to showcase the enchanting life beneath the surface.

In this episode of Houseguest, Alicia and Jim visit Turtle Tail, a spectacular tropical compound in Turks & Caicos located on a private peninsula. Watch how this couple discovers the dynamic fusion of home and nature found at this breathtaking estate.

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Hotel Ajax secures construction financing


Architect rendering of Hotel Ajax looking East towards Bridal Veil Falls.

Telluride Ajax Investment Partners announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with a construction lender that clears the way for construction to commence on the Hotel Ajax project this fall.

Groundbreaking on the $60-65 million development on the empty lot at the corner of East Colorado Avenue and Willow Street is expected in the next 45 to 60 days, according to lead developer Randy Edwards. Preliminary work on the foundation will start next week.

This project includes a 50-room luxury hotel with a chef-inspired restaurant, spa and fitness facility, rooftop bar, swimming pool and plaza area overlooking the river and Town Park.

Eleven luxury condominiums situated on the upper two floors will complement the hotel lodging below, according to a news release from the development team.

Edwards said the idea for the project was conceived about two years ago. Though the approval process was “arduous at times,” he said that residents and officials of Telluride should be pleased with the finished product.

“From the residents’ standpoint, we had very little opposition, because we’re on that last block of the commercial core,” he said. “It’s going to change the east end, giving the businesses down there an anchor, and I think it’s really going to bring some balance to main street.

“We’re really excited about it. It took us a little more than two years to get to this point,” Edwards added.

He estimated a construction phase of 21 to 24 months. Though the winter season can be hard on large-scale construction projects, he said the fall construction start was deliberately planned because of the relatively low water table in the months prior to winter.

Hall Structured Finance, a Dallas-based lender that specializes in construction loans for hotel properties throughout the U.S., has been engaged for the financing.

“We are very pleased to be working with this development team on such an exciting legacy development like Hotel Ajax in Telluride,” said Mike Jaynes, president of Hall Structured Finance, a subsidiary of Hall Financial Group, a real estate development and investment firm.

The project site at 300 East Colorado Ave. is formerly known as the Willow Post Office parking lot. It was purchased for development purposes in 2014.

BOKA Powell Architecture developed a streetscape that appears to be five separate buildings on Colorado Avenue, though it actually is a single structure. Flick Mars, a national hotel design firm, is planning the interiors.

The hotel will be operated under a license agreement from Starwood Hotels and Resorts and branded as a Luxury Collection Hotel. It will be managed by Harrell Hospitality Group, a Starwood and Marriott approved management company. Harrell Hospitality also is headquartered in Dallas.

Earlier this year, Starwood and Marriott announced they would be merging by the end of 2016, creating the largest hotel company in the world with more than 60 million frequent-stay members.

“We are excited to be a part of the Hotel Ajax development and management team, and to see the impact of this iconic international hotel in Telluride,” said Harrell Hospitality CEO Paul Barham. “With the combined marketing strength and prominence of the Starwood and Marriott systems, we should see a significant benefit to the market occupancies in Telluride.”

The news release said the 11 luxury residences on top of the hotel would be “blessed with epic scenic and solar qualities, in addition to the access to the amenities and services offered by the hotel.”

Unit demand has been strong, the development team said, with seven of the 11 homes already under reservation contracts. The homes, primarily one-level flats, will range in size from 1,700 to 4,000 square feet, with two to four bedrooms and “bonus flex rooms.” Prices range from $1.99 million to $6.99 million.

“Befitting the five-star qualities of the hotel, the sophisticated mountain modern designs will showcase some of the most elegant finish qualities in the Telluride market,” the release concluded.

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Just Listed! 222 San Joaquin Road, Telluride, Colorado



Nestled in towering spruce trees directly trailside on the Telluride Ski Resort, this beautifully custom-crafted residence was inspired by traditional Japanese farmhouse architecture, with its signature massive beams, wood joinery, sliding shoji doors and exceptional levels of detail and workmanship. Designed by architect Michael Fuller with interiors by Andrea Jovine, the architecture, detail & finish employ the principles of Feng Shui combined with the timeless craftsmanship of hand tools shaping rare & rugged imported materials. Hand-hewn Fir timbers sourced from a Japanese temple frame awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks, while clean interiors lines, created with rich hardwoods, plaster, limestone & quarried rock from China, create a dramatic yet tranquil retreat.

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The Epitome of Luxury Ski-In/Ski-Out in Telluride


14 Cortina Drive | Luxury Ski-In/Ski-Out

A classy mountain modern retreat situated directly trailside with seamless ski-in and ski-out access to the groomed Sundance trail. The distinctive architectural blend of rustic and modern overtones are complemented by thoughtfully combining design elements of metal, stone, glass and wood. The main level not only presents an inviting open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and walls of glass leading to a wrap around deck but also a well appointed kitchen, two fireplaces, guest master sweet and media room. The views capture the dramatic craggy Palmyra Peak at the top of the Telluride Ski Area as well as to the west. The master sweet privately sits on the upper level with a quaint living area and views to the La Sal Mountains of Utah. A lower level has three bedrooms and family room.

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Majestic Alpine Dining Rooms For Thanksgiving

125 Hanglider, Mountain Village, Colorado. Shot for Bill Fandel real estate.

125 Hang Glider Drive – Set within a grove of towering Aspen trees overlooking the groomed Double Cabin ski run, this extraordinary home & separate guest house offer the exceptional design of architect Tommy Hein, combined with the outstanding attention to detail of accomplished builder Overly Construction. The home offers multiple Master & Guest Suites across three levels of living & recreating areas. A fully-detailed gourmet kitchen opens to grand spaces framed by century-old logs with the refined finishes of plaster, stone, marble & granite found in the finest residents in ski country. Dramatic views of the surrounding peaks, mature trees & bordering ski run are available throughout the home, while separate recreation room, media room, bunk area and ski rooms accommodate dozens of family members or guests.

146 Hood Park, Mountain Village, Telluride, CO.

“Villa Montagna” – Inspired by the finest villas of the Dolomites and Tuscany, this dramatic stone residence is the most authentic example of traditional Italian alpine design in the Telluride Region. Set high upon a knoll-top at the end of a private road with direct trail-side ski access, this gracious family home offers sweeping views of mountain peaks, spruce and Aspen forests and the contiguous groomed ski trails of the Telluride Ski Resort. Borne of decades of travel and collecting throughout the European countryside, the property’s custom-quarried stone, tumbled brick, antique marble, centuries-old fixtures,timbers flooring, were all imported from Italy to the exacting standards of one of the country’s top architects and one the region’s top builders.


710 Mountain Village Boulevard – A home like no other! One Architects and the owners have created a masterpiece of modern mountain design. This home is exceptional in its location, quality, views and access.

Unit 9, Villas at Cortina, Mountain Village, Telluride, CO.

Villas At Cortina – The Villas at Cortina are beautifully crafted, intimate enclave of signature residences within Telluride’s exclusive Mountain Village. Located directly trailside along the groomed slopes of the Sundance ski run, the property offers breathtaking views of the dramatic San Sophia Ridgeline and Telluride Ski area. Each residence offers a unique floorplan, featuring exquisite finishes, fixtures, fireplaces and flooring which will satisfy the most discriminating tastes, while common amenities include a heated pool, hot tub, club room, private ski lockers and heated underground parking. The project’s developers, Eastern Partners of Dallas, Texas, have a deep commitment to the region and the project’s continued success.

Brown's Ranch property, Colorado. Ranch property, Colorado.

Eagle’s Landing Ranch – Spectacular setting on 141 rolling acres set against the backdrop of the towering Sneffel’s Range. Perfect horse property with 3,500-sq. ft. timber-frame barn, with corrals, hay storage, equipment shed. Wonderful home with big mountain views and generous interior living areas, kitchen and suites that have been impeccably maintained since its construction. Beautiful rolling meadows for riding and grazing with season ponds and wallows. Abundant and diverse wildlife including herds of elk, deer, bear, coyote, bobcat, fox, bald & golden eagles, hawks, peregrine, etc.Located just 30 minutes on well-maintained roads from the heart of Telluride, 20 minutes and 45-minutes to the Montrose Regional Airport.

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Extraordinary Property: High Luxury and Seamless Ski Access at Villas at Cortina

The Villas at Cortina is a beautifully crafted, intimate enclave of signature residences within Telluride’s exclusive Mountain Village. Located directly trailside along the groomed slopes of the Sundance ski run, the property offers breathtaking views of the dramatic San Sophia Ridgeline and Telluride Ski area. Each residence offers a unique floorplan, featuring exquisite finishes, fixtures, fireplaces and flooring which will satisfy the most discriminating tastes, while common amenities include a heated pool, hot tub, club room, private ski lockers and heated underground parking. The project’s developers, Eastern Partners of Dallas, Texas, have a deep commitment to the region and the project’s continued success.

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