The Aprés House


Article by Lisa Van Horne

Photography by Photography by LIV Sotheby's International Realty, 360 Productions

Originally published in Boulder Lifestyle

Skiing versus snowboarding. Snowshoeing versus cross-country. Moguls versus corduroy. Through the trees versus above the tree line. There are plenty of options for enthusiasts to debate when it comes to how to best spend a day on the mountain.

But one item on which they should all be able to agree? That one particular mountain oasis—an elevated 5,758 square foot abode—is a resplendent encapsulation of the stunning beauty of the Vail living experience.

Completed in the summer of 2020, Clifftop is a luxurious Vail home perched with 270-degree views of the surrounding peaks, from the Gore Range to the east to the entire span of Vail Mountain all the way to Beaver Creek to the west.

“The goal was to create a home with a modern yet traditional design that would be timeless and offer the most high-end experience possible,” says Tye Stockton, real estate advisor with The Stockton Group—part of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.

Designed by Suman Architects and brought to life by Vail Custom Builders, the home is an achievement in distinct modernity with an inimitable reverence for its natural surroundings. The main level is the standout hub of the home, featuring a lofty open layout with connected living, dining and kitchen areas imbued with a luxurious ski lodge feel. Anchored by the stunning two-sided fireplace, the space features vaulted ceilings that amplify the natural light flooding in at every angle from the expansive windows. The floor-to-ceiling Wieland glass door system leads to a wrap-around deck with a gas fire pit—creating a seamless indoor/outdoor experience. Arrigoni white oak wood flooring, high-end kitchen appliances and countless exquisite finishes and details give the space unmatched elegance.

Each room in the home exudes this same sense of impeccable luxury, ultimate functionality and mountainous envelopment. The lower level features a discreet plunge pool and lounge area. Each of the five bedrooms look out over its own majestic slices of landscape, including the main-level master suite with its own private deck and spa-level bathroom.

Thoughtful space allocations and luxurious amenities also abound. The guest master suite offers versatile accommodation potential. An artful glass wine display room is a chic focal point while multiple welcoming gathering spaces provide private oases.

Throughout, the home allows its incomparable surroundings to shine while also highlighting its own luxurious design.

“This home is so much about its expansive views and natural sunlight,” Stockton says. “But it is also meant to draw you in with its comfort, convenience and carefree living.”

In short, it’s a mountain living paradise.

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