Stowe is unquestionably a lovely place to live, and based upon the real estate market in other ski towns, it's downright affordable. That said, perhaps $16,000,000 is too much to ask, even if it is for an impeccably designed, multi-story, 18,095-square-foot home on 15.15 acres. On the market since October, this palatial property dubbed "Above the Clouds" is now the low, low price of just $6,900,000. Holla! It's spacious, too- just 4 bedrooms, with 10.5 baths (ideal for those with incontinence issues); a Master East Wing; West Wing (unfortunately, no Rob Lowe included); Second Level, and Entertainment Level, the latter complete with a state-of-the-art, 18-sea theater
Designed with green living in mind (this is Vermont, after all), there's passive solar, radiant heating extending from every double-paned, UV-protected window, reclaimed, 80-year-old clay roof tiles from New York, and thick exterior walls finished with Vermont Darby marble.
There's also an elevator; on-demand snow-melt system on the south terrace; radiant-heated three-car garage; sandstone foyer and floor tiles, and local, artisan-crafted pieces like the suspended curving staircase and railings, woodcarvings, and a "phantom" chandelier that electronically lowers for maintenance. Exotic woods used for the West Hall Starburst inlay include Heartwood Red Birch, Black Walnut, Maple, Butternut and Jatoba (Brazilian Mahogany), while the main and dining halls use Bottocino marble and the Master Bath suite features Stattuario marble. Lots of marble.
· Above the Clouds [Official Site]
· Pall Spera Company Realtors
· Stowe: Retire for Good or Start Your Own Restaurant? [Curbed Ski Archives]
· First Looks at Drawings for Stowe Mountain Resort Development [Curbed Ski Archives]