Providing the perfect setting for outdoor enthusiasts seeking an active, resort lifestyle, Vail, Colorado, has long set the bar for luxury living at its finest. That bar has just been raised with the recent sale of 107 Rockledge Road, an 11,509 square foot ski-in, ski-out residence that has set a record high for the sale of a single-family home in the Vail Valley at $23M.
“The sale of this historic modern home located directly on Vail Mountain represents the most significant sales in Vail’s storied history of magnificent homes,” said LIV Sotheby’s International Realty buyer’s agent, Tye Stockton. “The new owners made the lifestyle choice to relocate to Vail full time and to take advantage of all of the healthy outdoor options Colorado and the Vail Valley have to offer.”
The property at 107 Rockledge Rd., was once home to Denver socialites, Vernon ‘Moose’ Taylor and his wife Ann Bonfoey Taylor, known for putting Vail on the map as the iconic, world-renowned Colorado resort town it is today. The couple was known for hosting royalty at their home and as one of Vail’s original investors.
The estate, which was originally built by the Taylor’s in 1962, was completely re-constructed from the ground up, preserving only the main hallway. The residence’s charm is preserved with the properties’ iconic and panoramic views- which have remained unchanged since the time the Taylor’s owned it.
Today, the residence features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and was featured as Mountain Living’s Home of the Year in 2010. The interior design of the home features a mountain-contemporary style that was designed by, Cindy Rinfret, of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Rinfret, Ltd. interior designs. The home was built by Schaeffer Hyde Construction, and the architectural plans of the modernized estate were written by Kyle Webb of K.H. Webb Architects in Vail. The re-modeled residence consists of a mix of rustic luxury and mountain-modern style, a design that was the first of its kind in Vail.
Tye Stockton, a top producing agent within the LIV Sotheby’s International Realty network, brought the buyer to the sale, which brings Stockton’s combined sales volume to nearly 1 billion in career sales. Stockton ranks #126 in the REAL Trends Inc. & The Wall Street Journal’s The Thousand list of America’s top 200 real estate professionals for 2016, and has been servicing the Vail Valley in real estate since 2005.
“With so many buyers looking for clean, uncluttered homes, mountain modern has become the most requested style for today’s home buyers in the Vail Valley,” said Stockton. “Incorporating materials indigenous to Colorado like natural stone, reclaimed wood and steel, these homes exude a warmth found in more traditional homes, but featuring the clean lines and large format windows that capture the beauty of the Colorado outdoor scenery. This trend will likely continue for the foreseeable future as designers continue to evolve and incorporate new materials and features into homes. The increased trend of smart homes is also prevalent and increasing in popularity.”
No stranger to representing the highest caliber of luxury properties, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s Tye Stockton of, The Stockton Group, and Nancy and Fred Wolfe of, The Wolfe Group, are also credited for representing Vernon and Ann Taylor’s Denver residence, which during its time on-market was valued at $22M- the highest priced residence then listed in metro-Denver.
For more information, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Tye Stockton at 970-471-2557. To service all of your real estate needs call 970-476-7944 or visit www.livsothebysrealty.com.