Like the jagged Rocky Mountains surrounding it, there’s nothing tentative about this stone and brick lodge set against the scenery of Vail Valley in Edwards, Colorado.
Imported stone and massive wooden beams give the structure a solid, unyielding appearance. Yet inside, artistic ironwork adds a refined element to the contemporary-rustic vibe. Skylights, clerestory windows and expanses of glass bring in natural light and views of the wooded landscape.
The nearly 1.3-acre site is uncommon in that it includes a spring and its own pond. Square stone columns rise along the driveway side of the house to a pitched roof above three levels of living.
On the main floor, the glass walls of the two-story-tall great room open to a creekside terrace and lawn. A stone patio adjoins a footbridge over the stream. Steps lead down to an outdoor spa.
The center-island kitchen, with a wood-fired pizza oven, two prep sinks, a professional range and an oversized hearth room, was once the site of a summer culinary class series featuring a Spago chef.
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Thick rustic beams, hand-blown glass lighting and stone walls give the combined cooking, dining and living space a less formal, homey feel.
A wide central stairway leads to the upper level. Vine-patterned ironwork and floating wooden risers allow light to filter through the flights of steps. A billiard room, a study and several bedrooms sit under the eaves.
There are multiple fireplaces, wide-plank wood floors, a home theater, a fitness room, a stone wine cellar, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms within the 8,651 square feet of living space.
The residence is in the Lake Creek neighborhood, which includes gated developments, ranches and views of the Sawatch Range. The dark-sky community is about six miles from Beaver Creek Resort and the Riverwalk at Edwards shopping and dining hub, creating the year-round potential for rental income. Vail Village is about 14 miles away.
Recreational activities include skiing, snowboarding, fly-fishing, horseback riding, golfing and hiking. The Beaver Creek Hiking Center offers excursions for all levels.
Eagle County Regional Airport, with domestic flights daily, is about 17 miles away, while Denver International Airport is about 133 miles to the east of Edwards.
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