This $32.5 Million Telluride Estate Literally Has a River Running through It

The nearly 12,000-square-foot Colorado home was built to frame the surrounding mountain views…

“A river runs through it” accurately describes this $32.5 million listing just north of the Telluride Valley, Colo. Among the area’s most prestigious homes in Deep Creek Mesa, the seven-bedroom Sunset Ridge estate accommodates a babbling waterway running between its two wings via a bridge connecting the upstairs master suite to the main building.

The stream feeds the 11,825-square-foot home’s backyard pond, magnificent for its reflections of the surrounding mountain peaks. Panoramic views from inside the home of the Wilson Range were purposely framed by Aspen-based architect Bill Poss when the home was built in 2014.

Soaring ceilings in the main living area make the open-plan kitchen, dining, and lounging areas feel all the more spacious. Naturally stained woods and stone recall more traditional mountain architecture, but are used to give the home an airy, contemporary feel.

Natural light streams into rooms from clerestory windows tucked under artfully angled rooflines. Sunsets, which happen significantly later up on the south-facing mesa than down in the valley, can be enjoyed from a covered barbeque pavilion and a fire pit adjacent the pond.

On the finished basement level, owners enjoy a sauna, a home theater, and an indoor hot tub. The 35.11-acre lot facilitates an absence of visible neighbors. (Inquiries: Telluride Real Estate Corp, Christie’s International Real Estate, T.D. Smith, 970.728.1606, and Rick Moeser, 561.805.7323, christiesrealestate.com)

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