Off the Hill with Tricia Swenson: Vail Village’s newest modern home
Off the Hill
645 Forest Road
4,767 square feet
Open house: Friday, Aug. 12; 3 to 6 p.m.
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Can you imagine buying a lot on Forest Road back in 1965 and having people tell you, “that’s too far away” from what is now Vail Village? I think we all wish we would have purchased property “back in the day,” but now there is an opportunity to take advantage of this coveted location.
The Stockton Group at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is offering you a chance to own a slice of our beautiful valley at 645 Forest Road. This lot was chosen years ago for its abundant sunshine as well as close proximity to Gore Creek. The ability to walk to the ski slopes and the Lionshead Gondola is also a perk.
These timeless qualities blended with modern mountain design and technology makes this property unique. The family who owned the original home decided it was time for an upgrade and wanted to re-orient the lot and use it to the best of its abilities and features. A primary/secondary property is being built with the original family living in the secondary home.
The history runs deep. Fitzhugh Scott, the main architect for Vail Village when it was being built, designed the original home nearly 50 years ago. The current architecture firm is aligned with that pedigree. A firm out of Denver, 4240 Architecture, has been involved in quite a few projects in the valley, such as the Arrabelle, the Lodge Chalets and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail.
The homes of the past may have their charm, but the modern conveniences, appliances and attention to detail cannot be beat. The kitchen features Sub Zero, Wolf and Bosch appliances. The main focal point of the great room will be the stone fireplace with a large television above it that can be tucked away by steel sliding doors in case you just want to focus on the views outside the expansive windows.
On Forest Road the history lingers, but there are still many memories to be made. Learn more about this home by contacting Tye Stockton at 970-471-2557 or visit their open house on Friday, Aug. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m.