Calling all wine aficionados with an affinity for historic silver mines, this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath mansion in southwestern Colorado wants you to come sip your favorite grape juice in its custom wine tunnel. Made to look like a historic mining tunnel (complete with miner's trolley!), that's only one crazy amenity in this over-the-top abode asking $13,750,000. What else is on tap? Just your own private funicular, tree-top fire pit, and fiber-optic glass bridge. Brace, Curbediverse, because someone decided to put all the things into one house, and this is it.
The lucky new owner of 184 Butch Cassidy Drive will be treated to loads of mountain luxury in this techy 8,706 square foot manse. Let's overlook the somewhat eclectic décor (there are Native American etchings, 16th-century Spanish doors, African masks, and custom granite sculptures by Lika Mutal) and focus on the wine cellar. We've seen plenty of uber luxurious places to store that $1,000 bottle of 1986 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, but this backlit Disneyfied version just might take the cake. The 56 foot-long wine tunnel holds 1,600 bottles and comes with water mists and sound effects to make you feel like you're in a real-live mine (just don't forget your canary and headlamp). There's also a steel ore cart on the rails, upcycled wood from an old Utah railroad trestle, and faux stone walls.
The mining influences continue with a private steel funicular made to "simulate an old mining car." This totally unnecessary amenity carries 4 people and their ski gear from the house to the Sundance ski run, because nothing says spoiled billionaire quite like getting a free ride to physical activity. Forget the heated driveway, that's so 1995. Are private, ski-in/ski-out funiculars the newest trend in ultra-expensive ski homes?
Excess continues with not 4, not 5, but 6 decks including a 35-foot high stainless steel platform tree deck complete with private fire pit and views of the San Sophia Range. Inside the home, there's a chef's kitchen, sauna, spa-like bathrooms, exercise room, and a man cave with a wet bar and a pool table. The indecisive crowd will particularly enjoy the hot tub room with retractable windows. And don't forget the custom "etched and fiber-optic lighted glass bridge" over the living room that connects the master suite with the rest of the house. Because a plain cantilevered bridge just wouldn't do.
Tell us Curbediverse, are you smitten with this completely bonkers house?
-With research and writing by Tara Tubb
· 184 Butch Cassidy Drive [TD Smith]
· 184 Butch Cassidy Drive [Official Site]
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