Natural Water Elements Cradle $26-Million Mountain Modern Estate In Vail

Listed for $26 million, the copper-clad showplace sits at the convergence of Booth Creek and Gore Creek in Vail (SLIFER, SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE).

Colorado’s Rocky Mountains provide seemingly endless opportunities for breathtaking vistas.

This contemporary home in Vail has the aspen, pine and craggy views for which the area is known — plus a bonus. Or make that two. The home is sited where a pair of creeks, the Gore and the Booth, meet.

2950 Booth Creek Drive in vail is a luxury home that sits near booth creek and gore creek

Architect Hans Berglund used floor-to-ceiling walls of sliding glass to bring the scenery inside the stunning home (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE).

The south-facing house makes the most of its vantage point with floor-to-ceiling expanses of glass. Windows slide away to connect the indoors to the outdoor living spaces, which include dining, entertaining and sitting areas. The sounds of flowing water from two sides of the property complete the setting.

The exterior of the mountain modern home combines copper siding, stone and cedar for a rugged yet refined look in keeping with the natural setting. An arched metal-roofed portico shelters the entrance.

curved entry opening to light-filled interior at a modern home in vail 2950 Booth Creek

Telluride gold stone, steel, copper and woodwork feature prominently in the home’s design (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE).

Gently curved roofs and high windows with deep overhangs help shield against summer heat and capture the lower winter sun. Locally sourced boulders used in the landscaping further ground the appearance of the creek-side home.

Architects Hans Berglund and Adam Gilmer of Berglund Architects drew from traditional and contemporary design concepts to create the 7,168-square-foot house. The interiors blend such finishes as Telluride Gold stone, steel, copper and a variety of woods.

At the heart of the home is a two-story great room with a stone slab and steel-clad fireplace, Italian tile floors and creek and mountain views. A curved floating stairway centered on a multi-story chandelier connects the three levels of living space.

Aspen wood cabinetry, as well as hidden hinges and hardware, contribute to the sleek appearance of the kitchen. In addition to a prep and clean-up island, a second outer island provides bar seating and conceals a wine cooler, an extra dishwasher and an under-counter refrigerator. The kitchen opens to a family room.

swimming pool and spa at a modern mansion in vail, colorado, at 2950 Booth Creek Drive

Heated decks, two Jacuzzis and a swimming pool are among outdoor amenities (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE).

The upper level has three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms for a total of six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The primary bedroom has its own deck and a fireplace. In its bathroom, a motorized marble pocket door conceals the water closet.

A second-floor steel and glass walkway leads to a deck with hot tub.

mountains and forest lie in the backdrop of a modern mansion in vail colorado

The $26-million home at 2950 Booth Creek Drive lies within one of Vail’s most exclusive neighborhoods (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE).

The lower level contains a bunk room, a guest bedroom and a media room. Due to the proximity of the two creeks and the seasonally fluctuating water table, this level and the foundation of the house are wrapped in a waterproof membrane, much like a boat.

Exterior features include a covered outdoor area with a fireplace, dining and barbecue areas, a patio with fire pit and a swimming pool with a spa.

modern mansion in vail colorado overlooking booth creek and gore creek

A Vail Mountain Club membership is included with the property. Membership perks include access convenient parking and amenities located just steps from the Gondola One lift (SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE).

Heated decks and driveway, an elevator and a complete home automation system are among other amenities. There’s a three-car garage.

Priced at $26 million, 2950 Booth Creek Drive is listed with Liz Leeds of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate. A Vail Mountain Club membership, with parking and amenities near Gondola One, is included. Vail Village is close by.

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During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.

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