MLS #30252 SOLD for $6,400,000 Listing Agent: George Harvey 970-729-0111
Exceptional Telluride Luxury Retreat with A-List Magnetism
Magnificent Architecture, Impeccable Design, Luxury Mountain Ski-in/Ski-out Residence
The design concept for this property was to create an authentic mountain retreat with a rustic exterior and a refined, traditional interior - this vision is clearly realized here at Benchmark Manor.
Exceptionally private, yet just minutes to the village core and located on 2.64 acres at the top of Benchmark Drive, this magnificent turn-key property embodies refined, luxury, mountain living at its finest. Benchmark Manor is the perfect venue for gathering family, friends, colleagues or your contemporaries! This is the R.E.T.R.E.A.T. you have been looking for in Telluride/Mountain Village real estate!
As you enter the main residence through a 700-pound custom front door, the main focal point of the great room is a massive 30-foot, floor to ceiling stone fireplace surrounded by tempered window walls of equal stature capturing breathtaking views of the San Sophia Range from within this great, great room on the MAIN LEVEL. With sumptuous furnishings beckoning friends to gather, the great room is the hub of the home with a generous open feel and interior views of the upper level and easy access to the kitchen, dining room and exterior patio main entertainment area. The chef's kitchen is designed with 18 linear feet of Black Galaxy granite serving counters that adjoin the dining area with fireplace (both combined are almost equal in size to the great room living area), enabling the Chef du Jour to entertain family and friends. Packed with wish list amenities like the pot-filler faucet above the 48" Wolf range with griddle, Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator-freezer, two dishwashers and enormous walk-in pantry all to make this kitchen simply dream-worthy.
The UPPER LEVEL of the main residence is comprised of a three-sided mezzanine/sitting room, four luxurious suites all with fireplaces of carved wood and/or glazed stone surrounds and a full laundry facility. Each of the two grand master suites exude luxury: vaulted ceilings, spacious bathroom foyer, the finest of Gialo Antico marble, a French soaking tub, rain shower with steam, beautifully appointed wardrobe room and large balcony with private seating. The guest bedroom is set with two queen beds and has it's own en suite bathroom with jetted tub, fireplace, balcony and huge walk-in closet. The bunk room has four single bunks plus a queen bed, fireplace, enormous walk-in closet, balcony and en suite bathroom. A laundry facility is conveniently located along the extra-wide hallway on this level.
The LOWER LEVEL is a center for relaxation and recreation that includes a home theater with 3-tiered plush seating for 11; a billiard/family room with chiseled granite wet bar and buffet area; wine cellar which accommodates approximately 200 bottles with 2 wine refrigerators, has sample-in seating and walls painted a decadent deep chocolate brown; and a powder room - all connected by the extra-wide gallery hall. Beneath the stairway and in close proximity to the elevator, there is a luggage storage closet. And, though not previously mentioned, there is extensive storage throughout every area of this home.
The inviting covered front porch of the guest cottage is a perfect entertaining and may possibly be the favorite retreat area as it has both an outdoor living room and dining area. The elegant half-split entry door of the guest cottage sets the mood as French country ambiance. This bright and airy guest cottage has its own living room, dining area, kitchen with professional Viking 4-burner, under-counter refrigerator, and dishwasher, 2 master bedroom suites, stack laundry, storage room and separate back patio seating area with added tranquility of the water fountain.
Every inch of Benchmark Manor was carefully custom designed with designer-appointed features you may notice such as the anteroom located in the west grand master bedroom suite, split faced granite glazed floors in the wine cellar, the alabaster chandelier in the upper level mezzanine, hand-embroidered French linens or the ultra-suede covered walls of the theater. Some of the more subtle attributes that you may not see, per se, are the tempered glass banisters, humidification system, central vacuum system, 1,000 square feet of snow melt, and sound-proof walls.
Easy ski-in/ski-out access from the front motor court is along an enchanted forest-like private trail which leads to the Lower Galloping Goose Ski Run of the Telluride Ski Resort.
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