A 175-acre resort in southwest Colorado, large enough to accommodate family gatherings of 240 people, is on the market for $ 33.5 million.
The property, powered by its own solar farm, includes a 12,000-square-foot four-bedroom home with a gym, greenhouse, five fireplaces and a 22-foot ceiling in the Great Room, according to the Wall Street Journal. . It also has a campsite and two barns, a corral and stables for the horses, as well as equestrian trails.
Charles Pope, a retired Seagate Technology executive, and his wife, former nurse Gloria Pope, purchased a 35-acre plot in 2002 and added four more over the years. While they live there now, they initially bought it only for family reunions.
âYou couldn’t book anything big enough,â said Charles Pope. The gatherings, held every two years, have since broken down into smaller gatherings.
They ordered the house themselves at a cost of around $ 10 million. Pope said the solar farm provides almost all of the electricity needed for the home and facilities.
It’s in the unincorporated community of Hesperus in the southwest corner of Colorado, about an hour and a half from the Four Corners border with Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, and two hours of Telluride and its surrounding hill stations. Tom Cruise earlier this year sold his 320-acre mountain retreat in Telluride for near its asking price of $ 39.5 million.
Colorado is among the western states that have attracted buyers from coastal metropolitan areas since the pandemic. This has helped push up prices in many parts of the state, including Hesperus, where they have risen 15% in the past year, according to Zillow data reported by the Denver Post.
[WSJ] – Dennis Lynch