Create a Legacy of Your Own in Vail’s Most Desirable Ski-In / Ski-Out Estate
Sotheby’s International Realty for $32,950,000. As one of only 16 highly coveted, true ski-in / ski-out homes in Vail, this retreat offers both convenient access to the mountain and additional privacy thanks to its location within an exclusive gated community on Forest Road.
Situated at the base of Vail’s iconic ski slopes, with access to the Eagle Bahn gondola via the popular Born Free ski run, 615 Forest Place is close to all of the year-round adventures that Vail Mountain has to offer. Built in 2007, this residence and enclave were conceived as part of a master re-development plan for Vail’s Lionshead Village including the Arrabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort with full-service spa and extravagant resort amenities. This home exceeds all expectations and sets the new standard of luxury slope-side living.
“A home of this caliber comes around only once in a lifetime,” Stockton commented. “With unrivaled ski access to Vail Mountain and a private backyard path to the gold-medal waters of Vail’s Gore Creek, this is a truly unique combination to have in one property.”
Just over the bridge that crosses Gore Creek, awaits charming Lionshead Village. Inspired by quaint Bavarian ski villages, it is ideal for a quick walk over to après ski activities or simply enjoying an evening out. No matter the season, the pedestrian-only town center is filled with people strolling to any of the numerous restaurants, bars, boutiques, or the outdoor ice rink that the area has to offer.
The home’s sought-after location prioritizes privacy and relaxation. Elegant elements have been incorporated into the home’s design, such as Tuscan Gold natural stone and towering timber beams, to create a luxe Colorado aesthetic while the surrounding woodlands provide a more secluded and tranquil setting. The home itself is separated into two wings featuring three levels of luxurious living with elevator access to each. Encompassing a grand total of 11,865 square feet, this seven-bedroom, 14-bathroom home is spacious enough to accommodate friends and family for seasonal vacations or multigenerational mountain living.
In the east wing, one can enjoy privacy and serenity in the main floor master bedroom suite. An abundance of natural light gleams through the large windows, while the fireplace fills the space with cozy comfort. Begin each day with a breath of fresh mountain air on the suite’s private deck which overlooks both the surrounding groves of trees and the nearby gondola. The stunning master bathroom brings the soothing amenities of a resort spa home with an expansive shower and a deep soaking tub. This wing also features a home office with its own fireplace and access to the home’s deck and tree-lined views.
The west wing is ideal for entertaining with its gourmet chef’s kitchen, an authentic stone pizza oven, a bar big enough to host happy hour at home, a casual dining area, and a generously sized family room with a gorgeous, wood-burning, stone fireplace. Here, memories will be made against the backdrop of Vail’s stunning scenery which can be admired through the space’s oversized windows or off of the sprawling wraparound deck and outdoor living area.
The seemingly endless entertainment options continue on the home’s middle and lower levels. These levels offer all of the must-have features and premium amenities one could ask for in an alpine estate as incredible as this.
After a day on the slopes, ski right up to the home and drop off ski and snowboard gear in the middle level’s expertly outfitted ski room. This specially designed room is a skier’s paradise with ample of storage to hold equipment, heated floors, a toasty fireplace, its own bathroom, and plenty of bench seating to help you suit up before heading out to the mountain. On this level, residents and their guests can also play billiards in the sizable rec room, savor a delicious drink at the full-service bar, or step out onto the backyard patio to enjoy the large outdoor living space which features a heated plunge pool and gas fire pit. When the day is done, one may retire to the secondary master bedroom suite or any of the three en-suite bedrooms that the middle level features – all of which have access to the patio.
The lower level includes additional exciting amenities for unwinding and entertaining such as a media room with theater-style seating for cinematic screenings at home, a home fitness center, and a climate-controlled wine room. What’s more, this level also features an additional en-suite bedroom and an oversized bunk bedroom with custom built-in bunk beds – the perfect space for the younger members of the family to play and make memories.
To say this home set the gold standard for design and construction at the start of this millennium is an understatement. The coveted location on Vail Mountain matched with enticing amenities and paramount access to one of North America’s favorite ski resorts means this residence will not be on the market for long.
Take advantage of the rare opportunity to own this magnificent mountain chalet by contacting Tye Stockton at 970.471.2557 or learn more about this unparalleled property by visiting 615forestplace.com. For all of your real estate needs, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty by calling 303.893.3200 or visiting livsothebysrealty.com.