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Rare and precious the jewel of Beaver Creek

Within the gated Beaver Creek Resort are the exclusive Chateau structures built in a graceful European style and nestled in a private courtyard. At the Chateau are eight of the Vail Valleys most sought after ski-in, ski-out single family residences. This is where 12 Chateau Court is located.Tucked into the forest and positioned on the Strawberry Park ski run, you need only step out your back door and off the heated porch to access the Beaver Creek ski runs. This is a mountain that hosts World Cup races and pampers the beginners with escalators and heated plaza walkways. There is even a top-of-the-mountain park designed for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. 12 Chateau Court invites you to enter via a lovely flagstone-lined stairway that sweeps you up to the entrance. This is just a hint of the style, elegance, and attention to detail that lay within.

Beautiful and warm butternut maple trim and hardwood floors entice one into this home. There is a plush second master suite complete with views of the mountain peaks on this level, along with two substantially sized guest bedrooms. There is a lovely patio here that provides immediate access to the ski slopes and is conveniently located directly adjacent to a very large ski room. A level up is the living room, which seems to possess magical powers. The 20-foot coffered ceilings and the floor-to-ceiling windows place you right in the forest. The moss rock fireplace will add a cheery glow as you watch the snow falling all around you. The setting is so beautifully appointed it draws one into it with gracious ease. The room is large enough to have two distinct conversation areas, yet is so well balanced it emanates a completely comfortable, relaxing atmosphere for family and friends. The leather overstuffed furniture, the incredible fleur-de-lis chandelier, even the drapes are beautifully appointed, all working together to create the perfect communion with the outdoor splendor. A patio extends off the living room and is bordered by the ski run. It has a hot tub, perfect for enjoying the crisp fresh mountain air, perhaps under the stars, in surprising privacy.

The dining room, two steps above the living area, has a lowered ceiling to promote intimacy and is strategically placed to enjoy the same inspiring outdoor views enjoyed from the living room. Just off the dining room is the kitchen. With slab granite counter tops and butternut cabinetry, the kitchen has a delightful balance of scale and is complete with an eating nook for six. The wonderful views persist into the kitchen and off the partially covered wrap-around deck, making every room in the home a delightful area to experience and enjoy.On the main floor there is a fifth guest room with private bath that is also ideal as an office, library or den. Upstairs on its own level is the large master bedroom. The room boasts wonderful southeastern views of the mountain. The elevator, which goes down to the garage, deposits you right at the pleasant sitting area, perfect for reading or watching television. The attention to detail is astute and includes a lovely built-in vanity. The master bath is complete with a deep jetted tub, steam shower, towel warmer and south facing windows that run the entire length of the room.

The home is located a short walk to the exciting and enchanting Beaver Creek Village with its shopping, restaurants, and entertainment events. The Village Center offers the ice rink in the winter, and food tasting and art festivals in the summer. And the home is just steps away from hiking trails and fly-fishing. If the subtle bustling of the Village activities doesnt suit your mood, come home to a private swimming pool and work-out spa. You can order a massage up to the residence to help you slip into the ambiance of woods that surround you. Many condominiums offer on-site amenities; this is a single family home that offers a full range of services and private amenities. The services accompanying the home are second to none. The Chateau Residence Club is a concept that provides the elite members of the residences in The Chateau with a complete array of every luxury service one might desire. The superior amenities are offered to create the carefree resort living that discerning clients expect and require. To name a few of the plethora of services provided by the experienced staff: access to the pool, Jacuzzi, fitness area, game room and ski room; valet parking; bell staff and concierge services; use and coordination of the boardroom and library; registration for the owners guests; and arrival preparation. Some of the selected optional services to help free your precious time are transportation services; childcare services; massage and spa services; maintenance services; cleaning and laundry services; secretarial and personal shopping service and automobile care. The world-renowned Chateau Residence Club reflects the same fine craftsmanship and attention to details that is displayed in the surrounding residences. It provides a place of pride from which to conduct any meeting. The award-winning restaurant, Splendidos, is located within The Residence Club. It is a gourmet dining delight and an experience not to be missed. One of the joys of an exquisite vacation home is that it carries a vacation, carefree lifestyle as well. This is true pampered luxury.

The quality of this neighborhood setting is exemplified when the original owners bought the center courtyard to keep the density down and enhance the sense of open space and views. 12 Chateau Court is beautifully situated to overlook the park, Beaver Creek Village, and the mountain from decks, patios, and within the home. The thoughtful positioning of the home on the property is also apparent from every room where the most captivating views have been framed.This classic stone and wood residence of approximately 4,720 square feet consists of five bedrooms, five baths, a workout room that could be an entertainment room. It is elegantly furnished and ready to immediately enjoy at the turn of a key. It is a location wrapped in luxury; it is elegance embraced in quality; and it is a lifestyle expressed in grace. It is, 12 Chateau Court in Beaver Creek.

For more information about this and other fine properties contact Bart Peaslee, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Park Hyatt Office in Beaver Creek at (970) 331.3083, bpeaslee@slifer.net. Or visit Barts website at http://www.AllVailListings.com.

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