Written by Mary Clare Silva
When seeking out the ideal mountain home one may concoct a list: dreaming up that utterly charming, luxurious and picturesque retreat, perched hillside amongst the trees in seclusion, near a babbling creek, ski-in ski-out with beautiful views and yet still in proximity to shops, restaurants and amenities. A place that will be a true home for the family – be it on very special occasions and holidays or a long weekend – to bond over shared mountain moments. Imagining such a place that checks everything off this list may seem a fantasy. However, a talented local developer and creator of much of Beaver Creek, East West Partners, not ten years ago brought this dream to life.
The beautiful Village Walk neighborhood located only steps away from the heart of Beaver Creek Village, features solid stone and timber duplex homes, reminiscent of the nearby Chapel and the early settlers of the Eagle River Valley. Exterior features include lit heated sidewalks that take you right to Centennial Gondola and the Village, a heated paver driveway and heated two-car garage with ski and bike storage, in addition to private heated paver patios and decks, hot tub and ski-in ski-out convenience via the Dally skiway right to your own ski room complete with boot dryers.
Each home exudes charm and character with thoughtful details guided by the knowledgeable professionals at Slifer Designs. These 4 or 5 bedroom, 5 bath homes are finished in the highest quality materials with a quintessential mountain style with solid cherry or clear alder cabinets, doors and trim. Exceptional Wolf six-burner range, double ovens and Sub-Zero refrigerators outfit the gourmet kitchen. With seating for the entire family and friends and ample counter space topped with gorgeous slab stone the room is ideal for holiday cookie decorating and family feast preparations. The grand living room features double height windows and an impressive cast limestone fireplace. Thoughtfully laid-out, the home has a secondary living room with fireplace, excellent for use as a study or den, as well as a spacious lower level for additional guests, recreation, and wine storage. The beautiful light-filled windowed stairway feels as if you are within the forest. And the plush master suite has a fireplace and private en-suite spa bathroom. Open the French doors onto your balcony from your master bedroom with your coffee to hear the birds and take in the air with your only decision being which outer layer to wear for the day’s adventures.
The four listings offered by Slifer Smith & Frampton are each uniquely finished in European mountain elegant style and has a Crestron electronics package that controls climate, lighting, music and security at the touch of a button. These Village Walk properties are also sumptuously furnished, making this purchase the ultimate turn-key home.
At once private and secluded and yet with a uniquely convenient village-side ski-in ski-out location, the Village Walk neighborhood is an uncommon offering in luxury mountain living. Recall that wish list you’ve been holding onto? Village Walk will surpass your expectations. Your mountain holidays will provide memories that last for generations, this is the perfect home in which to create them.
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