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1440 Winslow Road

The landscaping displays more wild flowers and natural elements than close-cropped, confined floral arrays, already reflecting the charming character of this home. An exhilarating feeling of untamed freedom greets your homecoming. The terracotta concrete roof tiles impart a Tuscan flavor and there is an almost perceivable ocean scent in the air. Reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa, this home, instead of looking out over the sultry sea, looks upon the inimitable view of Rocky Mountains.

1440 Winslow Road is located in the prestigious neighborhood of Appaloosa Ridge in the preferred community of Singletree in Berry Creek. It’s hard to believe there is such a delightful combination of two of the world’s most desirable environments, the architecture of Europe’s Mediterranean coast and Vail’s splendid view of the Colorado Rockies.

Arriving at this home, the captivating tile roof with its multi-dimensional angles and stucco exterior exudes its European character. The red sandstone driveway extends to the front door and continues as a patio off the entrance. This is a perfect place in which to take in the unencumbered south-facing views of Beaver Creek Mountain and Arrowhead. The substantial stone pillars on either side of the arched entrance create a significant entry experience completed by the stunning hand carved mahogany front door.

Stepping into the distinct entry and following the hall into a large multifaceted great room, the striking element is the wall-to-wall windows that surround the space capturing the matchless views, as if a priceless painted mural.

At one end of the greatroom/living room is a floor-to-ceiling sandstone fireplace, perfect for cozy gatherings during snowy winter evenings.

The kitchen, the center of any home, is a charmingly integrated part of the great room where family and friends can enjoy being part of the culinary action. The countertops are red-toned granite which beautifully coordinates with the red sandstone, the exquisite travertine floor and red oak flooring of the living room. The kitchen consists of the most modern of appliances, a five-burner stove, two pantries and a second sink.

A north-facing window over the sink looks onto the private back yard, a tiered patio beautifully appointed for outdoor entertaining and bordered by 30-foot pine trees mixed with aspen. Beyond the yard is the north mountain of open space that blends into Singletree and can be seen from the yard as well as the perfectly located hot tub.

Next to the living room fireplace are double arched doorways that lead into a splendid dining room with a towering two-story ceiling. A two-story stone wall lines one side of the room, adding texture and an organic element inside the home. The 28-foot windows embracing the breathtaking view suggest how every dining experience in this atmosphere is an event. There are double doors onto a south-facing patio ,which is extended to accommodate the master bedroom. The dining room at 19 feet by 17 feet has ample room to create another living area to accommodate the owner’s family and entertainment needs. There are also double doors that open to the backyard patio and hot tub.

Off the dining room is the master bedroom, the only bedroom on the main level, insuring complete privacy. The room is enormous and there are, again, huge views for the perfect beginning and end to every day. The suite-sized room could be designed with a private entertainment area, office or sitting area. The southern patio is perfect for morning coffee watching the sun rise or cocktails in the evening enjoying the quiet of dusk waiting for the moon to appear.

Two walk-in closets, wonderful for maintaining harmony within the home, and a master bath complete with Jacuzzi tub, granite counters, and wonderful natural light complete the suite. Past the double shower is another door with direct access to the backyard patio and hot tub for sumptuous spa-like luxury.

Ascending the stairway off the dining room to the second level, are four bedrooms and an office that is truly inspired. The office is situated in the turret with the beauty of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead offering any motivation one might need to go forth and do great things.

There is a southwestern deck with privacy and views providing the perfect spot for dreaming, relaxing or collaborating with friends. A large north deck with access from the three of the four bedrooms provides a different and delightful view of its own.

There is a second stairway to the main level at the opposite end of the home situated off the front entryway.

The quality of the fine finishes, including marble, travertine, cherry wood and oak, give this five-bedroom, four-bath home of 4,289 square feet, an earthy, Old World elegance combined with the highest level of modern technology. The latest in solar technology serves to heat and humidify the home conserving energy comfortably in the winter yet remaining exceptionally cool in the summer. The solar system is integrated with a forced air heating system for energy efficiency and there is a central vac system. Maintenance of the home is simple, easy and very economical.

Convenience does not only dominate inside the home. Located just seconds from the most exciting area in Vail Valley, Edwards, there is an extensive selection of restaurants, theaters, shopping, and services. The Sonnenalp Golf Course membership is another current option and the lovely remodeled club house, restaurant and pool is almost walking distance.

And while you may be about 10 hours from the Mediterranean Sea, in your Singletree Tuscan-style villa in the Vail Valley you are just 10 minutes from the finest skiing in the world. Water sports are available as well with the best of kayaking and rafting not far from your door. Waterskiing, sailing and boating are also conveniently close for a pleasant day on the water.

There is a wonderful flow to this home, congruent with the harmonious flow of the valley. 1440 Winslow Road, in the Tuscan tradition, is a home where the heart is, a center for family, good friends, good food, and good times.

Summer, fall, winter, spring – there’s no need to look further. This IS home. Questo e per lei! [This is for you!]

For more information about this and other fine homes in the Vail Valley please contact Judith Evans with Prudential Colorado Properties. Ms Evans can be contacted at 970.376.1171 – cell; 970.926.8440 – office; 800.637.4052 toll free; jevans@vail.net; or visit her web site at http://www.prudentialcoloradoproperties.com

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