This 10,360 square foot custom home, built with 50,000 square feet of rock quarried mostly from the property, is a pretty special little slice of architectural heaven. Four separate "pods" make up the interior, with an elevated bridge over a recirculating creek connecting the master suite to the great room. The home, originally built by health care executive Stuart Ross and his wife, focuses a lot on its Western exposure, with a huge patio that opens back into the home's living room and gourmet summer kitchen via sliding glass doors. Every room has floor-to-ceiling glass to appreciate the vistas of the San Juan Mountains.
It might be a shocker to take baths in a glassed-in jacuzzi and shower visible to the outdoors, the 35 acres of the Gray Head Wilderness Preserve enveloping the property makes for serious privacy, save for local wildlife. A private equestrian center, tennis court, and 16 miles of hiking trails share the property as well.
While the Pa Gomo (Chinyanga South African dialect for "on the mountain") estate is as much a victim of the downed market as anything else, having come in well under the original $20.5 million list price and even under the $18.2 mil invested in the land and the construction, it still clocked in as Telluride's biggest sale in five years when it closed at auction this summer for $13,200,000.
· 680 Hawn Lane, Telluride, CO [Concierge Auctions]
· A Mountainside Modern [Wall Street Journal]
· Pa Gomo Estate Listed On The Market For $19.5 Million [Huffington Post]