Beaver Creek homes don't come cheap, but the former ski home of President Gerald Ford has chopped its price again, making it one of the best values on the market. The current owners first listed the 7-bedroom, 11-bath home in 2008 for $14.9 million. Six years and $6 million dollars later, the classy 11,849-square-foot Bavarian mansion is now only $8.5 million. That's just sad, because the home has been painstakingly restored to honor the ski-loving 38th president.
Decorated in creams, earth tones, and plenty of presidential pomp, the current owners spent $4 million in 2009 to update the home while maintaining its storied history. There's a presidential seal inlaid with granite and stone in the entryway, a high-end formal dining room designed with a Marie Antoinette-parquet floor to entertain foreign dignitaries, and a study containing a floor tile located behind President Ford's desk which shows the wear-and-tear left by his favorite chair. There's even a claw foot fireplace with an engraved inscription by President John Adams that originally came from the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House.
And burglars beware, this ski chalet was built to protect a president. The home's guest quarters used to house the Secret Service, and the master bedroom is securely located upstairs, far from peeping eyes. Although fit for a commander-in-chief, this presidential palace needs someone to love it, fast! Who's buying, Curbediverse?
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