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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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SKI Magazine | Top Ranked Western Ski Resorts, Telluride #4

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4. Telluride, Colorado
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No matter where you live, Telluride is “pretty remote,”
 “off the beaten path,” and some might say “a long way from civilization”. But that’s exactly what makes this southwestern-Colorado town so amazing. You won’t find a prettier spot in ski country: Readers rank Telluride, surrounded by “breathtakingly beautiful” peaks, No. 1 for Scenery. A free gondola makes shuttles between Mountain Village and downtown a cinch, and locals and visitors alike love that the slopes are “virtually empty.” While some might bemoan the high prices and want some cheaper dining, Telluride delivers a ski experience that “caters to all.” Families praise the well-run ski school, and strong intermediates will find the easy-to-access Revelation Bowl a dream, even if it does get tracked out quickly. Experts, take note: Whether you’re up for a 20-minute hike or you just want to stick to the lifts, Telluride offers “some of the best steep terrain in the country”. Hop on the Gold Hill Express or hike toward Palmyra Peak for plenty of fresh tracks, chutes, and steep lines. And while we can hardly wait for the ski area to replace the achingly slow Plunge lift, you can’t beat skiing into town after a long day 
in the alpine. Telluride’s growing reputation means it’s no longer the “best-kept secret in the world,” but this picturesque ski town “needs to be on every skier’s bucket list.” —Megan Barber

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RESIDE Magazine | Panorama Drama – Featuring Telluride’s “Paradiso”

From the pages of 2016’s second volume of RESIDE, discover homes with advantageous and captivating views in “Panorama Drama.”

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 “Does it have a view?”

It’s what buyers scouting properties in mountain resort communities want to know.

“That’s probably the most-asked question,” says Nels Cary of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty in Colorado.

The views that extend beyond property lines are as important to luxury buyers as the amenities within the homes.

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$39,100,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado | Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty

High altitude Telluride is set in the southwest corner of the state and surrounded by a cluster of “14ers” or 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains. “The significance of the view cannot be understated,” says Cary. “It’s everywhere and from everywhere.”

Mountain views have been called inspirational, mystical and sometimes sacred. And they affect homeowners in profound ways. “It’s one of those situations where people come here and they’re absolutely mesmerized by the natural beauty of the area,” says Cary. “They put themselves in the picture, seeing themselves with a cup of coffee in the morning enjoying the magnificent views or in the late afternoon taking in the sunset. It’s a big deal.”

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Price Upon Request | Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur, France | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s hard to quantify the value of a great view, but it can certainly add a double or even triple-digit percentage premium onto the price of a home. In the Idaho panhandle city of Sandpoint, for instance, a five-acre property in a standard subdivision ranges from $100,000 to $150,000. The equivalent home with dramatic views of Lake Pend Oreille, the state’s largest lake, and vistas that span Idaho’s Schweitzer ski mountain as well as snow-capped ridges in Montana, Washington and Canada, recently sold for $1.1 million, according to Jeff Bond of Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene. “I happen to live on one of those views. I go home at night and sit on my front deck. It’s a lot better than watching TV,” he says.

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$1,550,000 USD | Sandpoint, Idaho | Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty

The most desirable homes are sited to take advantage of views from multiple rooms. If those views are unobstructed and look out onto protected lands that can never be developed, so much the better. Such is the case with many properties in Big Sky, Montana. It is a region focused on the conservation of native habitat, and its views of Lone Peak, Spanish Peaks and the surrounding wilderness area are iconic.

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$759,000 USD | Rivas, Nicaragua | Nicaragua Sotheby’s International Realty

When it comes to panoramas, Big Sky claims an added bonus. It is located in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in a corridor of migrating elk, moose, deer and bear. “To be in an area where you have that wildlife all around is very desirable,” says Cathy Gorman of Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty.

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$3,395,000 USD | Big Sky, Montana | Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty

And transporting.

“There’s the peace and the tranquility,” says Gorman. “To be able to see a herd of elk on the next ridge or a weather condition going by takes you away. In a world of hustle, bustle and tension, the views are a real de-stresser.”

Article provided exclusively to Sotheby’s International Realty® by Iyna Bort Caruso

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Art & Home | Stairways From Heaven

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The latest volume of Art & Home is here! This month, Iyna Bort Caruso showcases homes with captivating and architecturally significant staircases from around the world.

Staircases are among the oldest architectural elements, conceived in function and, in the most dramatic cases, elevated to an art object.

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Price Upon Request | Como, Italy | Italy Sotheby’s International Realty

Their roles in literature and history are classic. Think the iconic staircase in Gone with the Wind, the red-carpeted staircase of the White House and the heart-shaped limestone staircase at Rosecliff, the great Gilded Age mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. Then there is the famed Tulip Stairs at the Queen’s House, the former royal villa in Greenwich, England. Its self-supporting spiral staircase reflects a brilliant harmony of mathematics and majesty.

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Price Upon Request | Lugano Carona, Switzerland | Fontana Sotheby’s International Realty

“Staircases add value,” says Diletta Giorgolo Spinola of Italy Sotheby’s International Realtywith offices in FlorenceRomeMilan and Como. “They are a status symbol. Throughout the ages, staircases have played an important role in giving a house a special style and elegance.”

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$8,900,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Staircases define the character of a home and set the tone for the interior design to come. In estates of distinction they can be the unexpected focal point, expressing power by their twists and turns. They long ago stopped being simply an answer to an age-old challenge, getting from point A on one level to point B on another. They are a showcase of innovation and ingenuity.

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$17,000,000 USD | Big Sky, Montana | Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty

Winding, curved, spiral, helical, flared, twin and seemingly gravity-defying are among the countless options and variations. Staircases are complex affairs. All parts need to interact structurally. Building codes ensure aesthetic considerations do not eclipse safety and functionality concerns.

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Price Upon Request | Paradise Island, Bahamas | Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

While the evolution of technology has helped to turn staircases into architectural stars, they can function beyond visual showpieces. They can be experiential. Custom builder Ted Visnic of Visnic Homes in Rockville, Maryland, says some homeowners, for instance, ask that staircases be “tucked around a corner so you discover them, if you will.” Others request staircases be framed by a bank of windows to “wash the homeowners in natural light” as they ascend and descend the stairs, Visnic adds.

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$6,900,000 USD | South Barrington, Illinois | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

Shape, materials and finishes dictate pricing. One of Visnic’s current residential projects is an estate in which the staircase cost upwards of $120,000–not bad for a scene-stealing work of art.

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