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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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$725 Million Waggoner Ranch Sells!

_88A2628_Santa Rosa Compound_Credit Chris Collis

An aerial view over a portion of Waggoner Ranch in Texas.

Billionaire Stan Kroenke, owner of what are now the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, has purchased a massive Texas ranch that had a $725 million price tag. The exact purchase price was not disclosed, but if it came anywhere near the asking price the ranch would become the priciest ever to sell in the U.S.

The 510,000-acre W.T. Waggoner Ranch spans nearly 800 square miles and is believed to be the largest ranch behind a single fence in the U.S., said Joel Leadbetter of Hall and Hall, who represented Kroenke in the deal. To date the most expensive ranch to sell in the U.S. was the Forbes family’s (yes, this Forbes) 172,000-acre Trinchera Ranch in Colorado, which hedge fund billionaire Louis Bacon bought in 2007 for $175 million. It is unclear but likely that Kroenke’s new ranch, which is nearly three times the size of Trinchera, fetched a higher price.

While he could not say how close to the $725 million asking price it sold for, Bernard Uechtritz,advisor to Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Dallas who led the marketing of the property, said  “I think you can assume it was close enough to make both sides very happy.”

Waggoner Ranch includes 30,000 acres of farmland, several creeks, more than 1,000 productive oil wells, hundreds of horses and thousands of cattle. The ranch  received the prestigious American Quarter Horse Association Best Remuda award in 1994 for its high-quality herd of quarter horses. “It’s been in the same family of ownership for 167 years, which is basically unheard of for ranches,” Leadbetter said.

Kroenke Sports Enterprises owns the Rams, NBA’s Denver Nuggets, the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids, the National Lacrosse League’s Colorado Mammoths, and is the largest shareholder of the English football club Arsenal. Kroenke, worth $7.3 billion by Forbes’ latest count, announced in January that the (former) St. Louis Rams were relocating to Los Angeles.

Kroenke Ranches has properties in western and southwestern holdings in cattle, wheat, horse and natural resources. In terms of ranches in the U.S., Waggoner Ranch is smaller in acreage only than King Ranch, a Texas ranch that once stretched to 825,000 acres across multiple parcels. King Ranch has licensed its name to Ford, which adds it to the F-150 King Ranch pickup. Uechtritz said Waggoner Ranch has an even more storied legacy that Kroenke could potentially license. “This is not a plaything,” Uechtritz said. “You don’t buy a half a million acres of land if you’re just looking to kick around on the weekend.”

Uechtritz began marketing the property heavily in January 2015, and says he showed it about 50 times. Kroenke emerged the winner of six final bidders who submitted buying proposals in the fall in what was a highly competitive process, Uechtritz said.

Judge Dan Mike Bird of the 46th Judicial District Court allowed the Waggoner Ranch’s owners to proceed with the sale. Joel Leadbetter of Hall and Hall in Bozeman, Mont., and Sam Connolly, general manager of Kroenke Ranches, represented Kroenke in the deal. Bernard Uechtritz, international real estate advisor to Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Dallas, and Sam Middleton of Chas. S. Middleton & Son in Lubbock, represented the owners in finding a buyer for the Waggoner Ranch. Given the complex nature of the transaction, multiple attorneys were also involved.

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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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Significant Price Reduction: The Beautiful Lazy Dog Ranch of Telluride


Offered at $2,495,000

NOW – $2,195,000

Nestled within a storybook setting, just 13 miles from the heart of Telluride, Lazy Dog Ranch is a true country retreat shaped by years of inspired stewardship. Framed by towering aspen trees that overlook rolling green pastures at the foot of some of Colorado’s most dramatic peaks, this gentlemen’s ranch offers the ultimate escape to a more serene environment. From the front gate, a winding gravel drive opens into park-like grounds, threaded by flowing streams and defined by native-stone walls. A newly-constructed, timber-frame guest house and 4-stall barn seamlessly complement the custom-designed, craftsman-inspired home known for its expansive glass windows & exceptional woodwork.

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Equestrian Inspired Property | Kentucky Derby

  $15,900,000 USD | Longmont, Colorado| Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty – Bill Fandel

 Set within a stunning private valley just minutes north of downtown Boulder, Colorado, the 144-deeded acres of the 4 Rockin’G Ranch is the rarest of assemblages. Offering a perfect combination of a comfortable family compound, premium working ranch and a true recreational retreat, 4 Rockin’G is bordered by over 1,000 acres of dedicated Open Space, with an Olympic-size riding arena and one of the most premiere equestrian facilities on Colorado’s Front Range. Click here for more on the 4 Rockin’ G Ranch.

7484 N 49'th, Boulder, Colorado.

$24,200,000 USD | Longmont, Colorado| Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty – Bill Fandel

“Ashlawn” is the finest residential and recreational estate and polo farm offered for sale on Colorado’s Front Range. Magnificently set at the base of Haystack Mountain, the property spans 117-acres of verdant fields lined by century-old trees and the flowing waters of Left Hand Creek. The home is a masterpiece of neo-classic architecture with sweeping views of Rocky Mountains, championship polo field and a stately barn complex visible from nearly every room. While grand in stature, the home welcomes you into warm and intimate spaces that will accommodate generations of family and guests. Click here for more information on “Ashlawn”.

$2,495,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado| Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty – Bill Fandel

Nestled within a storybook setting, just 13 miles from the heart of Telluride, Lazy Dog Ranch is a true country retreat shaped by years of inspired stewardship. Framed by towering aspen trees that overlook rolling green pastures at the foot of some of Colorado’s most dramatic peaks, this gentlemen’s ranch offers the ultimate escape to a more serene environment. From the front gate, a winding gravel drive opens into park-like grounds, threaded by flowing streams and defined by native-stone walls. Click here for more information on Lazy Dog Ranch.

$45,000,000 USD | Telluride, Colorado| Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty – Bill Fandel

Berman Buckskin Ranch is a truly exceptional opportunity to create your own legacy on a breathtaking assemblage of over 1,400-acres of the finest recreational outdoors in the Rocky Mountains. Located just 13 miles on year-round roads from the legendary resort town of Telluride, this ranch retreat offers its owners miles of trails for hiking, biking & snowmobiling; an intimate log-and-stone Guest Cabin; a world-class sporting clay/shooting course; 32,000 sq ft Equestrian Barn, featuring 21 stalls, with a veterinary facility, game room, stocked trout ponds, flowing waters of Fall Creek & rolling meadows, towering trees & verdant green pastures offer staggering views of the surrounding 14,000 ft peaks of the Wilson Range. Click here for more information on Berman Buckskin Ranch.

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