Not only is this hideaway in the mountains perfect for getting away from it all and making a dent in a book, the home’s design was also broadly inspired by Henry David Thoreau‘s book “Walden.”
With a sleek design, tranquil setting and 10 minutes away from the nearest neighbor (by off-road vehicle), the 10,500-square-foot home called Walden House was designed by renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf, principal and founder of New York City-based Selldorf Architects.
The home at 705 Whiskey Ridge in Edwards is for sale for $29 million. It has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a courtyard.
“Designed as a series of smaller volumes organized around a central courtyard, the courtyard creates an intimate counterpoint to the grandeur and scale of the surrounding mountain landscape,” Selldorf’s website says of the home’s design.
>Click through the gallery above to tour the home and learn more about the design.
While most of the home built in 2009 by George Schaeffer of Schaeffer Hyde Construction consists of a single level, a three-story tower of bedrooms stands above the rest, with the master bedroom on the top floor.
“Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass, the home’s living spaces seamlessly extend outdoors and create a sensation of floating on water above the pond,” the listing says.
The 70-acre property is surrounded by national forest land and looks out on Vail’s Gore Range to the east and the New York Mountain range to the south.
The property’s pond is made accessible with a floating dock and there is a nine-mile network of private and semi-private trails, many of which are owned and operated by the Cattleman’s Club, the local homeowners association.
And if you’re looking to get back to society, it’s a 10-minute drive to the center of Edwards, less than 30 minutes to Vail Ski Resort and 20 minutes to Beaver Creek Resort.
The homeowners association fees are $3,906 quarterly and taxes for the property were $25,766 in 2017.
Walden House is listed by The Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.