Sleek Vail Contemporary Packs A Punch At $24 Million

The $23.9-million contemporary-style home in Vail, Colorado, was designed by local firm Suman Architects. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

With two, it’s a quiet Colorado ski weekend. With 22, it’s a party.

Welcome to a sleek contemporary on Vail’s sought-after Beaver Dam Road. The Vail Village 3 neighborhood of custom homes and hiking trails is set among the pines within walking distance of skis slopes, Vail Village and Lionshead Village.

Designed for intimate or family gatherings, the three-story retreat combines luxury and mountain living at the turn of a key.

outdoor patio living room contemporary architecture 354 Beaver Dam Road Vail, Colorado

The home sits among trees on Vail’s sought-after Beaver Dam Road. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

The exterior’s strong lines are emphasized by stone, metal and wood partitions framing expanses of glass. Clerestory windows under the cantilevered rooflines bring additional light and mountain views into the more than 5,900 square feet of interiors.

The high-ceilinged living room centers on a tall fireplace flanked by windows and walls of glass, which open to the outdoors. Natural views from the quarter-acre site change with the season and time of day.

black marble fireplacel living room 354 Beaver Dam Road Vail, Colorado

A stunning black marble fireplace running from floor to ceiling steals the show in the home’s open-concept living room. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

The black marble fireplace sets the stage for the muted palette of the open-plan space, blending shades of gray to create a calming cocoon effect. The wood ceiling and wide plank floors add an enclosing warmth.

Seating for eight off the center island augments the 10-person dining table. A state-of-the-art kitchen completes the great room.

black marble bathroom and soaking tub ski house 354 Beaver Dam Road Vail, Colorado

Picture windows bring leafy views into one of the home’s 10 bathrooms. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Glass-sided staircases with wooden treads and flush trim-less interior doors enhance the home’s sleek appearance.

An elevator accesses all the floors, including the rooftop patio, which features a hot tub. There’s another hot tub on the main level by the outdoor lounge area, which incorporates a fire pit, barbecue space and room for al fresco dining. A window over the kitchen sink opens to create a pass-through to the outdoor dining table.

Other highlights of the interiors by Studio James, known for its modern aesthetic, include a media room with a wine wall. Apparatus and Jonathan Browning lighting fixtures are used throughout. Built in 2017, the house was designed by Suman Architects, a Vail-based boutique firm.

bedroom inside contemporary house 354 Beaver Dam Road Vail, Colorado

The six-bedroom Vail home is within walking distance of skis slopes, Vail Village and Lionshead Village.

The two owners’ suites, two guest suites and two bunkrooms, for a total of six vaulted-ceiling bedrooms, can comfortably accommodate 22. Bathrooms number 10.

Smart home features are integrated throughout. There is gas and radiant floor heating. A sweeping paver driveway leads to the attached three-car garage.

Priced at $23.9 million, 354 Beaver Dam Road is listed with Paul Gotthelf of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.


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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