Dec 17 2015

Oprah Buys Telluride Mountain Village $14 Million Dollar Home

Last year, media tycoon Oprah Winfrey purchased nearly sixty acres of land close to Colorado’s Telluride Ski Resort and has now purchased property close by for $14 million.

According to those with knowledge of the deal, Ms. Winfrey purchased a modern home with full furnishings in Mountain Village in an arrangement that closed in the previous week. The home is listed as having five bedrooms, 3.23 acres, and boasts 8,700 sq.ft.

The home comes complete with a steel-and-glass bridge over the great room and forty-five foot walkway which goes out to a tree-top deck equipped with a fire pit, both of which are thirty-five ft over the ground, according to its listing. The seller, Bob Wall, a retired technology executive, has stated the home has a fifty-six foot wine cellar created to resemble a tunnel used for mining. Mr. Wall states that It even includes its own cable railroad to take you straight to the slopes.

The house was originally on the market in 2009 for $15 million through Telluride Real Estate, but was unlisted and put back on the market last year for $13.75 million. When it was sold it was not formally listed. Mr. Wall chose to sell the house that was built in 2001 so he could spend more of his time in other places.

When Ms. Winfrey bought those sixty acres in Mountain Village back in 2014 she had intentions to construct a home there. Those acquainted with the deal have said that Oprah will be using this house as somewhere to lodge while overseeing the building of the new house.

Matthew Hintermeister, a Telluride real estate agent, was not a part of the deal but has shown this home to potential buyers, stated that it is on a private road and has very chic construction. In addition, he said that is wasn’t uncommon for residents in Telluride to rent or purchase a home temporarily during construction of a permanent home.



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