382 El Mirador | Cordillera Divide | Edwards,Colorado
This home is an incredible value! Priced well below replacement value, this impeccable six bedroom mountain home has both contemporary and European influences and offers everything one could want in home in the Vail Valley. This 2 acre private homesite is in an ideal location with incredible views from every room and is designed to be both perfect for extravagant entertainment and yet also ideal for comfortable day-to-day living. When you drive up to this residence the entry was inspired by an Italian hill home that architect Karl Krueger says “doesn’t so much receive you as much as it invites you to be enveloped.” Driving into the home the fireplace off the kitchen is visible as guests and family members arrive evoking the meaning of the phrase “keep the home fires burning.” The exterior has far more stone than most homes in the area with a copper and slate roof. The owner and the architect wanted the structure to feel “apart of” rather than detract from the beauty of the mountain vistas and landscape. Segmented off in various wings for optimal privacy, in the center of it all are the common areas where friends and family gather to create lasting memories. The heart of the home is the spacious great room that manages to capture a sense of grandeur without lacking in intimacy and is connected by a cozy sitting area nestled by a second fireplace at the entry to the kitchen. The great room has stone floors, vast Douglas Fir pine ceilings, and a wood-burning stone hearth. Despite this architecturally gorgeous room the eyes cannot help but be drawn to the vast walls of windows that frame the area vistas that are uniquely unencumbered by other lights and homes. Not only are the views ideally captured from each room but the design was intended to capture the day’s changing light and the sunlight itself creating a sense of awakening and renewal in the mornings and have the perfect sunset light in the evening cascading over vistas and snowcapped mountains which evokes a deep feeling of gratitude. The great room has wonderful acoustics for music including live pianists and other musicians that have played at the residence for various parties and gatherings. The family room is efficiently situated for accessing the various bedroom and office/workroom wings, as well as to being adjacent to the great room. This functional, flowing floor plan harmoniously connects the main common living areas of the home allowing guests to flow through the formal and family living rooms while entertaining. The iron staircase from the great room provides multiple access to this important household focal point. Enjoy a traditional family room sitting area that can quickly turn into a theater room for a movie night or the big game. The family room is highlighted by a stone archway and bar billiard room with fireplace. This area also features the courtyard water feature and a gorgeous skylight that insists that this room is not left out on capturing light. The incredible chef’s kitchen in this home is also Italian inspired and is made to be used for cooking, entertainment and family dining. With the highest-end appliances, custom cabinetry and an enormous island highlighted by rare Blue Bahia granite. The designer spared no effort thinking of everything to make this kitchen easy and comfortable to use including multiple dishwashers & sinks, as well as added touches such as a pot filler over the stove and warming drawers. The master suite wing is just far enough away from the kitchen and great room to be private but also very close. The spacious master bedroom boasts incredible views and enjoys a charming fireplace that passes through to the master bathroom, creating a relaxing environment for a luxurious soak. The spacious walk-in closet with custom built-ins, and large shower with steam room and separate commode area finish of the elegant master bathroom. The guest suite wing consists of two guest suites complete with private bathrooms and separate sitting areas. Each with wonderful views and easy access to the outdoor space. The “children’s wing” completes the home with three additional bedrooms and is located just down the hall from the family room and billiards room. The office, workroom, and garage wing of the residence is both conveniently connected within the home yet has it’s own entrance for ease of use. If you walk to the front entry a left turn directs you to the front door and a right turn is it’s own copper door entrance to the spacious office area. This is ideal for someone who often conducts business from home and has clients over without having to use the entrance of the main household. The office space is every golfer’s dream with plenty of space for putting as well as cut holes into the floor with Cordillera flag sticks for an authentic golfing feel. The office has a double door entrance to the project room which has gorgeous views, bright light, and a convenient connection to the garage to easily bring and remove materials. The project room is situated around a glowing fireplace and is ideal for friends and family to retreat for computer work, school work, business or arts & crafts. There are so many well thought out features in this home including commercial positive pressure and mechanical system that help the occupants enjoy the wonderful spacious residence with consistent temperatures but also make the utility expenses of this home consistent with a much smaller residence. If you enjoy heated terraces and driveway this home has all those features to keep any areas you use clear during the winter. A dumbwaiter was added to make the home even more convenient.
Cordillera | Vail Valley, Colorado
Cordillera At Vail Information & Links: Winter In Cordillera Summer In Cordillera The Vail Gondola Club The Club At Cordillera (golf and social memberships available) Cordillera is an exclusive 7,000-acre gated community located on the hillsides of both the north and south sides of Edwards/Interstate-70. Cordillera is Vail Valley’s elite golf community with nearly known for its world-class golf courses, tennis, hiking, equestrian center, fishing, bike riding, skiing, fitness facilities, and Cordillera Lodge and Spa. Cordillera has four distinct neighborhoods, The Valley, The Divide, the Ranch and the Summit. The Valley is the only area located on the north hillside of Edwards and the remaining three are located up Squaw Creek Road on the South side of the Valley in Edwards. Edwards is conveniently accessible by both Denver & Vail/Eagle airports. Edwards is approximately 100 miles from Denver International Airport and 30 miles from Vail/Eagle Airport this location has access unsurpassed by other Colorado resort areas making it easier for its owners to take advantage of their second home. Although Cordillera has many second homeowners in the area, there are also many full-time local residents, and second homeowners that spend months or seasons at a time in the area. Cordillera offers larger home sites and newer homes and estates than is available in much of the other areas of Vail Valley. The pristine nature of the Cordillera land is accented by picturesque views of valleys and mountain peaks and home to wildlife that herd through the areas. Cordillera attracts people that wish to take advantage of the summer months just as much as the winter. In addition to that, the homeowners in Cordillera are able to get more for their money in terms of both land and home. The price per square foot is significantly lower than if you were to purchase directly in the villages of Vail or Beaver Creek. This means that for the same cost, when purchasing in Cordillera you are able to get a larger, more private lot with a lot more square footage. Being close proximity to both Vail and Beaver Creek, Cordillera agrees with the lifestyle of one who wants pristine nature and vastness of land but also like close proximity to all the amenities of the Vail Valley. Most known for its world-class golf courses, Nicklaus, Irwin, Fazio and Pelz combine their renowned design skills to create challenging and beautiful golf courses that sets the Cordillera club and community experience apart from any other in Colorado.
Cordillera is an idyllic location filled with winter indulgences but is also a year-round haven that includes three of the best golf courses in the Vail Valley and one of the best mixes of full-time residents and second homeowners in Colorado. If you are either a golf lover, a mountain lover, or both, this home is a must see for you. Within the Club At Cordillera there are three world-class golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, & Tom Fazio. There is also the Beautiful David Peltz 10-hole Short Course (as it has only par 3’s and is perfect for honing your short game or playing a nice round with the family). The Short Course is included with your home ownership dues for the area.
Not only does the entire area of Cordillera enjoy diverse amenities year round, this residence is located at the Divide and at it’s entrance is a planned multimillion dollar state-of-the-art community center which is being fast tracked for a November vote and building next year. Not only do you not to leave the area to enjoy, golfing, casual or fine dining, a great workout, or a day at the pool, you are likely to have the best of Cordillera’s amenities right at your gate. The Trailhead Clubhouse & Pool Complex is located on the Ranch side of Cordillera and the place to be for families during summertime. This facility includes tremendous amenities such as saltwater pools with supplemental ozone purification (main pool with slide, kids’ pool and spa), playground, locker rooms, showers and more. Lifeguards are on duty during hours of operation. The Trailhead is open late May to mid-September weather depending and is available to Property Owners/Residents, family, and their resident guests.
The Trailhead offers extended pool hours to get the most out of the beautiful Colorado summer days. Cordillera Day Camp, also known as “Cordy Camp,” is held at the Trailhead Clubhouse & Pool Complex every summer and is perfect for kids and grandkids.
The Athletic Center at Cordillera provides a wealth of fitness and recreational opportunities as well as incredible views of the Gore Range. In the cardio room, users will find treadmills, elliptical machines, stair machines and stationary bikes all equipped with personal viewing stations. The weight room offers a wide range of strength training equipment. A separate multi-purpose fitness room is the site of many class offerings. Other amenities at ACC include a salt water pool and spa (with supplemental ozone purification), two outdoor tennis courts, two pickleball courts, comfortable locker rooms, showers and steam rooms. The athletic center is open year round to Cordillera property owners/residents and their families and guests.
In the heart of Cordillera sits a spectacular equestrian center that includes three indoor/outdoor riding arenas, boarding stalls with daily turn outs as well as outdoor living paddocks and training facilities.
Immerse yourself in the great outdoors and explore Cordillera’s approximately 7000 acres and miles of private and well-maintained trails for hiking or biking enthusiast and beginners alike. Many trails are adjacent to the National Forest, opening up another million or so acres to explore.
In the winter Cordillera turns from lush green and gorgeous flowers into a white winter wonderland. Members enjoy weekly ski clinics and clubs and Cordillera’s Nordic Center offers miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing.
Cordillera is also a haven for tennis lovers with all-weather or Hard True courts. There is a professional staff to instruct and arrange matches as well as private lessons, clinic, weekly events and kids programs.
One of the most important aspects of this location is that it enjoys excellent proximity to the amenities of the area, including Vail & Beaver Creek Resorts, but without the impact of the interstate that often impairs so many residences in the Vail Valley. Some of the homes that sit in the higher parts of Cordillera can feel like they are far from the town center and stores, but this home is only 10 minutes to Riverwalk shopping district where you can take in a movie, shop or dine.
- Riverwalk In Edwards: Approximately 10 minutes or 9 miles (take in a movie, dine or shop in this bustling area)
- Vail Airport and Vail Jet Center: Approximately 30 minutes or 26 miles
- Vail Resort: Approximately 30 minutes or 24 miles
- Beaver Creek Resort: Approximately 20 minutes or 14 miles
- Denver: Approximately 120 miles
Many people have no idea of the vast range of options available to them in terms of seasonal or annual parking, ski lockers and the various club memberships that can make enjoying a home outside the heart of Vail & Beaver Creek a reality. Many are astonished when they find out how much home they would give up by pinning themselves to within the villages of Vail & Beaver Creek Resorts. For example, consider the ‘Cordillera-optional’ Vail Gondola Club membership that is currently only a $5,000 initiation fee plus annual dues and provides every amenity you could want to make your ski day in Vail Village ideal. If you combine that with an annual parking space in Solaris or one of the other local parking areas, you can assure the ease of parking no matter what day of the year. The exclusive Vail Gondola Club is a 3,800 square foot facility located in the Vista Bahn Building in Vail Village. This handsome club offers a warm, welcoming retreat with extraordinary service, stunning views and exceptional access to the Vail Village.
Consider it your home away from home in Vail, providing a slopeside retreat complete with ski valet, equipment storage, beverage service and more – just steps away from “One,” Vail’s new Gondola. With a lavish lounge, luxurious hearth room and two private decks overlooking Vail Village, take pleasure in the relaxation and ambiance of the Vail Gondola Club. In addition to the unparalleled level of service that the offers, the following amenities can also be enjoyed:
- Complimentary ski shuttle service from the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera to the Vail Gondola Club
- Private/secure access to facility
- Luxurious hearth room and lounge
- Two private outdoor decks
- Private locker with guest privileges
- Ski/Snowboard rental and tune services available
- Complimentary continental breakfast and aprés ski service
- Equipment storage and Ski Butler service
- Boot drying
- Member laptop and free Wi-Fi access
- Three flat screen televisions
- Daily newspapers
Click here for the Vail Gondola Club website. You can also check out one of the other various memberships in the area ski resorts that inject a social component to your time in Vail as well as all of these other conveniences and amenities. Bachelor Gulch Club Arrowhead Alpine Club Arrabelle Club