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Log Cabin Luxury: 7 Deluxe Log Homes

A testament to the iconic architecture of the frontier, Luxury Defined presents a collection of traditional log-built homes re-imagined for the contemporary lifestyle

We’ve come a long way from Laura’s Little House in the Big Woods with its translucent, greased-paper windows. Today’s log homes come with a view, usually a big view. Yes, today’s log cabins still offer the warm stone hearth, and the cozy, rustic ambience of yesteryear, but they provide much more light, space, and creature comforts than the pioneers ever could have imagined. Handcrafted details, modern conveniences, contemporary design ideas, and spectacular vistas of mountain, prairie, and forest await. From a scenic, timber and glass lake house in Charlevoix, Michigan, to a modern mountain lodge by Grand Teton National Park, the iconic log cabin of the American frontier has been rebooted for 21st-century living.

Whitefish Mountain Estate in Whitefish, Montana

The fully furnished, four-story log home has an elegant rustic design for the ultimate Montana experience.


This magnificent four-level log home on 1.34 acres in Whitefish Mountain Resort is the ultimate Montana mountain retreat, steps away from a ski lift taking residents to the resort’s 3,000 acres of groomed ski terrain. The grand, timber-framed fieldstone entrance opens to a magnificent two-story great room, where the Montana landscape is on full display. The commercial-grade kitchen is perfect for entertaining, with a custom horseshoe bar, chestnut wood floors, two separate dining tables, and cabinetry made from barnwood reclaimed from the Bitterroot Valley. The theater is designed as a railcar from the Great Northern Railroad. A library has a timber vaulted ceiling and built-in bookshelves. Several wood-burning fireplaces offer a haven for those cold Montana nights, as does a sunken hot tub under the stars. The fully furnished residence has seven bedrooms, six full and four half bathrooms, ample room for extended family and guests.
 

Sun Valley Fairways Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho

Built in the style of a classic mountain lodge, this 6,611-square-foot home is at one with its majestic setting in Sun Valley, Idaho.


This classic log home in the Sun Valley Fairways golf community is a short walk from the ski lodge of the Sun Valley Resort, Dollar Mountain, and the Symphony Pavilion. The two-story, 6,611-square-foot timber home evokes the coziness of a luxurious ski lodge with wood floors, beamed ceilings, and massive windows to frame the mountain views. The double-height living room has a large stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. There are five bedrooms and five-and-a-half-bathrooms, including two master suites (one on the main floor and one on the second floor). There are two offices, a media room, dining room, and a finished lower level. French doors on the main level open to a stone terrace with an alfresco dining area, stone fireplace, and front-row view of Bald Mountain. The three-car garage has an upstairs apartment, ideal for guests or staff.

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Cutthroat Bend in Moran, Wyoming

Cutthroat Bend is a magnificent log home on nine wooded acres overlooking Grand Teton National Park and the Teton Range.


Surrounded by the pristine wilderness of Grand Teton National Park, Cutthroat Bend is a one-of-a-kind residence beautifully situated on Pacific Creek in Moran, Wyoming. Picture windows frame the panoramic mountain views and flood the interiors with natural light. Log and stone finishes, intricate wood and metalwork, and custom-crafted fixtures are among the classic details. The heart of the home is a two-story great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a stacked-stone fireplace. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with a Thermador range and other high-end appliances. The luxurious bathrooms are finished in tumbled marble. The expansive outdoor areas extend to nearly nine acres and include several decks, colorful gardens, and a charming pond.
 

Glassy Mountain Estate in Landrum, South Carolina

This custom-designed home on Glassy Mountain in South Carolina is built from western red cedar logs melded with Swedish cope joinery.


Peace, tranquility and security emanate from this estate on Glassy Mountain in South Carolina. The eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom residence, which took three years to construct, is built from western red cedar logs melded with Swedish cope, also called saddle-notch, joinery. The handcrafted wood finishes continue inside with beautiful wood floors and wood-beamed ceilings. There are stellar amenities, too. The chef’s kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances. The movie theater seats 12, and there is a sports court, deck with hot tub and pizza oven, and a woodwork shop. The property’s pristine forested setting is in the Cliffs at Glassy, a guard-gated, private country club community of 3,500 acres, with its highest elevation at 3,300 feet. The community is 30 minutes’ drive to Greenville, an hour to Asheville, and two hours to Charlotte.

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Port Madison Bay Log Cabin on Bainbridge Island, Washington

This red cedar log cabin on Bainbridge Island brings a piece of Whistler, British Columbia, to the Pacific Northwest.


This cozy log home has an enchanting waterfront setting on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Look closer at the rustic details, the fieldstone hearth, the sleek contemporary kitchen and the finishes of this four-bedroom, four-bathroom cabin and see the elegant modernism of its design. Upstairs, the bedrooms are restful and the baths are comfortable and contemporary. Built with hand-hewn western red cedar from British Columbia, the structure was assembled in Whistler, dismantled, transferred to the Pacific Northwest, and then carefully reassembled on site. Offering ultimate privacy and sweeping northern views, the one-acre grounds include 184 feet of rock-bulkhead waterfront and a deeded buoy in Port Madison Bay.
 

Lakefront Cabin in Charlevoix, Michigan

This luxury log cabin has a serene lakefront setting on Lake Charlevoix, the third largest lake in Michigan.


This log cabin on Evergreen Point is a peaceful, private, and quiet retreat, with 200 feet of water frontage and a 40-foot dock on Lake Charlevoix, the third-largest inland lake in Michigan. Custom design and superb finishes abound. The centerpiece is a jaw-dropping, arched great room with a three-level window wall overlooking the lake, hardwood floors, a mezzanine floor, and a massive two-story rusticated stone fireplace. The gourmet kitchen has a timber-beam ceiling and stone floor. A family/game room and private master suite are further highlights of the main house. The property includes a separate pole barn at the water’s edge. That two-story structure has an exercise studio, wood shop, and plenty of storage space. Surrounding the two structures are mature, landscaped grounds with rolling lawns, a waterfall, and stream.

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Ridgetop Log Home in Mountain Village, Colorado

The Wilson and San Sophia mountain ranges are the backdrop to this elegant log home in Mountain Village, Colorado.


This majestic mountain retreat in Mountain Village, Colorado, is anchored on a ridge 800 feet above Telluride Valley offering unobstructed views of the Wilson and San Sophia mountain ranges. The 7,687-square-foot interior is bathed in light from early morning to sunset. The great room’s vast, two-level walls of glass bring in light and the valley and mountain views. Wide-plank pine floors, timber beamed ceilings, and stone fireplaces impart a rustic ambience. The main level has a fluid, open layout with a sleek chef’s kitchen and breakfast nook, living and dining rooms, an office with a private balcony, and a master suite with a gas fireplace and a luxurious bathroom (with soaking tub). Rounding out the amenities are two timbered decks with front-row seating on forest and mountain views, a game room with bar, jetted tub and steam shower, and alfresco dining terrace with a built-in barbecue.

Find a Home on the Range

Colorado Mountain Contemporary turn-key Home Designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen Just a few minutes outside of downtown Telluride

Thanks to BILL CARY |   |  MANSION GLOBALThis house is nestled in a very private wooded lot with a lot of old-growth aspen and spruce trees.

With designs by acclaimed architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, this glass-walled contemporary offers end-of-the-road privacy and majestic mountain views from every room.

The living room has a soaring cathedral ceiling, a fireplace with a Pennsylvania bluestone hearth and a chiseled mantle, and a mirrored wet bar.

A quiet reading area sits off the kitchen.

The lower level holds three en-suite bedrooms.

Amenities include a tiled sunken hot tub with a bluestone surround.

The exterior building materials include cedar and local quarried stone.

The design and build was an eight-year project from start to finish, with lots of back and forth between the owner and the architect.

Listing of the Day

Location: Telluride, Colorado Price: $6.15 million

With designs by acclaimed residential architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, this glass-walled contemporary offers end-of-the-road privacy and majestic mountain views from every room. 

"Hugh is one of the most prominent residential architects ever in this country," listing agent T.D. Smith said. He is known for "clean lines, spare detailing, simple rooflines," pavilion-like forms and exaggerated chimneys.

Known as the Farish House after its owner, interior designer Stephen Farish, the 1995 home is being offered for sale with its custom furnishings and designs by Mr. Farish with the exception of the artwork and some family pieces.

Moving Out in Challenging Times: A How-To Guide

Leading New York City real estate brokers Brian Meier and Catherine Juracich provide insight on how to move in the current climate

Many families, their housing needs altered by the pandemic caused by Covid-19, may be now considering moving out of high-density urban areas. Brian Meier, a principal of the Meier Estates & Ventures Team at Christie’s International Real Estate’s New York City brokerage, and his colleague Catherine Juracich suggest how it might be done.

Catherine Juracich says she is seeing New York City families with school-age children express a desire to move away. Many of these families send their children to private schools, so they are currently remote learning and feel some uncertainty about whether their children will return to the classroom in the fall. Should they return their children to that distance learning-private school model? That is especially the question in New York City, which has some of the most expensive private schools in the United States.

“Many New York City-based families I know have been living in their second homes or rental properties in areas such as the HamptonsMartha’s Vineyard; and Palm BeachFlorida, since March,” says Juracich. “For the first time, many have had an opportunity to live outside the city for an extended period. They are seeing the benefits of a family-oriented lifestyle in the suburbs. Some have gone south and have come to appreciate the warmer weather. Others have discovered the wide-open spaces and large estates available in the New York tri-state area and are now looking to relocate to primary markets such as Westchester and Nassau Counties in New York; Northern New Jersey; and Connecticut.”

This Mediterranean-style villa captures sea breezes and ocean views from its prime location on coveted Brazilian Avenue in Palm, Beach, Florida. Highlights include inviting living and entertaining spaces, an expansive first-floor master suite with dual bathrooms and closets, a library/den, media room, office, and lushly landscaped grounds with a large pool and spa.
This private 1.8-acre estate is in an exclusive enclave of Wyckoff, New Jersey. The elegant interiors include a lavish wine cellar with tasting room, a gaming room, and movie theater. The gardens feature such resort-inspired amenities as an outdoor pool with poolhouse, tennis court, and covered patio for alfresco entertaining. The property has a scenic location overlooking the Ramapo Mountains, yet is just 27 miles from Midtown Manhattan.
This elegant property in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is within an hour’s drive of New York City. The classic shingle-style façade encloses grandly scaled, yet warm and inviting living spaces. Surrounding the residence are 3.5 acres of parklike gardens featuring a barbecue patio with firepit, landscaped lawns, and a children’s tree house.

There’s also the financial component of big city living: “The economic impact of the pandemic has many people concerned financially, and one of easiest ways to cut down on costs as a family is to leave New York City,” Juracich adds.

Brian Meier is talking to brokers outside the city, who say that many families from New York City are leaving in a rush so that they can buy a home now, move in over the summer, and be situated before the new school term begins in September. Meier says, “The issue is how to plan their exit. Should they rent or sell their current property—because we’re in an unprecedented economic environment.”

Brian Meier speaks to an audience during his weekly podcast, Block and Lot with Brian and Kate Meier, a look inside what's actually going on in New York City Real Estate.
Brian Meier speaks to an audience during his weekly podcast, Block and Lot with Brian and Kate Meier, a look inside what's actually going on in New York City Real Estate.

Do I Have Enough Time to Move and Settle in Before My Child Starts a New School in September?

In most cases, it’s entirely possible to move before the new school term. Applications to most private schools had deadlines on March 31, but many of them are extending deadlines due to the current situation. If you’re looking to make a move and buy a property in your new location, it could take anywhere from 60 to 120 days to close on a single-family home, which should give you more than enough time to make that move. If you’ve decided to rent a home outside New York City, then this will take even less time. Right now, you do have enough time to move, but come June or July the schools could be full, the real estate inventory in those places may become limited, and you might not have enough time to be settled in that new location.

How Can I Know If I Should Sell or Lease My Home?

Individual circumstances differ. If you don’t need to sell right now, perhaps leasing is a better option. You should consider the type of property. If your decision is purely economic, there are some markets that will fare better than others in the next one to three months. Right now a three-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side could be very difficult to lease. There are not many people moving into those types of properties, whereas a two-bedroom in Tribeca would be much more desirable. If you are going to lease, you might be looking at a two- to three-year horizon before the property price returns to where you might want to sell . You also have to be able to carry an additional mortgage if you’re financing a new home outside the city. Many lending institutions have put restrictions on mortgages on multiple homes. You have to speak with your financial advisor to understand the cost of those situations so that you can make a decision that is best for you. There are at least two things that will hold people back from selling:

1. If they want to keep a foothold in Manhattan.

2. That they won’t get the sale price they want today.

On this latter point, there is a very good chance that you will sell for more in the next two to four months than you will in the next one to two years if we go into a recession. Based on 9/11 and the financial crisis of 2008, selling a home three months after a crisis was better than nine months after, because the market tails down after a recession.

If I Want to Move in September, When Should I Put My House on the Market?

If you’re thinking of selling, you should put your property on the market a good 60 days before you vacate. It could take three to six months to find a buyer and another three months (between the co-op or condo board and the banks) to schedule a closing. It’s best to have it on the market as soon as possible. Your New York City property may sit vacant for some time, which will bring in costs and upkeep. So for that reason, I would aim to have it on the market sooner rather than later.

“Of course, the realtor has to time the sale with both the current restrictions (not many buyers are in the market now due to the stay-at-home order) and for when those buyers come back to the market, which I project to be in June,” says Meier. Buyers should spend this time talking to their broker, adds Juracich. In a down market, buyers are more particular about any issues with regard to valuations. Ask questions. Is there anything you will need to do to your residence to prepare it for sale?

Another factor to consider is that real estate marketing has changed. Additional steps that need to be taken in the selling process include mapping out a home for a 3D virtual tour and virtual floor plans to complete the marketing. There may be an initial push in the market, with buyers sitting on the sidelines for two to three months anxious to purchase something, and that may cause a fair amount of traffic to sign contracts in the early summer months.

Online traffic at Christie’s International Real Estate’s website is greater now than before the broad stay-at-home orders hit. Many buyers are window shopping, which in any normal year would generally occur in November and December. “Buyers are engaging with us. It’s important to note that the properties on the market that are being browsed today will be the ones that are sold tomorrow,” Meier says.

It is important for sellers to go with a firm that values technology, such as 3D virtual tours. It’s important that realtors are transparent when it comes to projecting valuations, and acknowledge that the art of it remains uncertain.

“I would advise you to put your property on the market by mid-May,” Meier says, “so potential buyers can start seeing the property in June, many of which will have seen the property in a virtual tour. It’s achievable —if you start now.”

Take a 360-degree virtual tour one of the most beautiful apartments in the West Village. The penthouse duplex at 122 Greenwich Avenue has a premier location in One Jackson Square, a LEED-certified building designed by William Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox architects.

When Should I Start Looking for a New Property to Buy or Rent? 

Don’t make a move under pressure. Engage now. The busiest buying market in the suburbs is in the summer.

There is a line of communication between realtors that has never been seen before. The community of New York City brokers has come together to promote their properties. There are more realtors and buyers learning about what’s going on in the market. There are panels and news discussions. We are using that world of information to communicate to the real estate and home-buyer community. Realtors are also using grassroots platforms such as real estate vlogs. In fact, we have a Chelsea penthouse listing at the Fitzroy, which we are showcasing on a widely viewed real estate vlog.

A one-of-a-kind collaboration by celebrated design team Roman and Williams and development team JDS Development Group and Largo, The Fitzroy brings Roman and Williams signature touches to the High Line: 14 well-detailed, elegant two- to four-bedroom homes in the heart of West Chelsea.
A one-of-a-kind collaboration by celebrated design team Roman and Williams and development team JDS Development Group and Largo, The Fitzroy brings Roman and Williams signature touches to the High Line: 14 well-detailed, elegant two- to four-bedroom homes in the heart of West Chelsea.

What Should I Look Out for When Selling My Property? What Are the Difficulties? How Can I Show My Home in the Best Light?

Currently, it is difficult for sellers in New York City to show their property, and sales transacted virtually have their limitations. While the New York statewide stay-at-home order expires May 15, this may still present challenges for cautious buyers and those traveling from overseas, and this date likely will not apply to New York City. “I don’t see an open house happening in New York City this year. I don’t see an owner wanting 20, 40, 60 buyers walking into their apartment,” notes Meier. We are going to have to work in a “slightly” virtual world, which is good, but it may slow down the process. Going virtual helps buyers to see more properties, and rule out those they are not interested in before having to travel to view them. But it does slow the selling process, and buyers have to be prepared for that.

“Make sure your realtor provides virtual tours. If they can’t give you a virtual tour, it’s a red flag that signals they are not moving with the market. Have your realtor give you a virtual tour, so you can see how they sell in a virtual environment, which they can use as a currency going forward,” Juracich advises. “We’ve seen good virtual tours and bad virtual tours. Not everyone is hiring experts in this field. Many of the free options available are of a low standard,” adds Meier.

Brokers should go with the client on the virtual tour in real time. You can’t forward clients a virtual tour of a 6,000-square-foot townhouse and expect them to figure it out for themselves. You have to walk them through the tour and narrate it for them just as you would in a real-world showing to tell a client in real time about the quality of the finishes, the height of the ceiling, or what the views are like.

The realtor needs to recreate the experience of an actual showing.

What Are the Challenges When Leasing a Home?

Just as with selling, it’s important to choose the right leasing agent. The agent you choose to lease your home will most likely be the one who will sell it. Be as serious about your rental agent as your sales agent: They will oversee the management of your rental property. An experienced team handles around 100 rental properties a year and oversees each rental unit. “We work with buyers, sellers, and homeowners who lease their properties. We help homeowners market their property, run background checks on tenants, manage the rental during the duration of the lease, write leases and renewals, and assist with move-ins and move-outs,” says Meier. A good broker will provide a road map for each avenue, whether leasing or selling, including the tax benefits and ramifications, and all the factors that help them make the decision that is right for them. A good broker will focus on what their client is looking for and help them to understand the full horizon.

How Can I Show My Home at All Given That In-Person Showings Are Not Allowed? Is There a Way Someone Can See it Without Coming to the Building?

In New York City, showings will most likely commence in June. Meanwhile, we are increasingly reliant on new technology, especially the agent-guided virtual tour.

What’s Different About the Virtual Tour and How Are You Using It?

You don’t have direct eye contact, you’re sharing a screen. It’s a new forum. It’s not something you may have talked to a realtor about before. And some realtors may not be comfortable using the technology. For the immediate future, we are going to be living in a partial virtual tour reality of real estate showings. Some buyers enjoy virtual tours; for example, they like the measuring tool, being able to go back to view the tour privately, or seeing five properties in an hour. It’s a particularly strong benefit for overseas clients. We also do about five Zoom calls a day with our clients and our brokerage team. Virtual tours also work well for rentals; many will be rented sight unseen, because it’s less of a commitment.

Brian Meier uses Zoom to conduct virtual 3D tours of his listings, including this luxury duplex at One Jackson Square.
Brian Meier uses Zoom to conduct virtual 3D tours of his listings, including this luxury duplex at One Jackson Square.

How Is the Market Looking Now for Buyers and Sellers? Do You Foresee Any Market Correction in the Near Term?

Things are uncertain. No one knows for sure what the market will do, but if you look at the circumstances from previous downturns there are suggestions. Based on previous downturns, such as the financial crisis of 2008, we can speculate that there could be a price correction of between 1 percent or 30 percent. Both buyers and sellers want to wait to see what it will be before they make their move. Sellers don’t want to sell at a 20 percent discount if the discount is only going to be 5 percent; buyers don’t want to buy at a 5 percent discount if it’s going to be 20 percent. The factors that are causing that have yet to be fulfilled. These are unprecedented times and we are still in the midst of it. If the stay-at-home order continues and unemployment grows, then that reduction in value is going to keep growing. If we’re back in our offices in June, and the economy gets rolling, then the recovery could be a V rather than a U-shaped curve. However, one thing we do know is that during uncertain times, it is a great time to buy. This summer market will be better than six months from now.

It’s a good time to rent or buy in New York City. If you’re liquidating, and you’re buying something for a lower value outside the city, it’s a great time to use that money to buy something smaller to keep a foothold in the city. Meier says, “One of my clients is currently looking to buy an apartment for his son who wants to go to New York University—in six years’ time (his son is 12 years old). The market will rebound, and in six years that apartment will be 50 percent more expensive than it is now.”

Have You Closed Any Sales in the Last 30 Days?

Our team has had three listings close in the last 30 days. There have been a few New York City homes that closed in the last month. Most, however, were in contract before New York’s statewide stay-at-home order went into effect on March 22. Since then, we have had three to four signed contracts.

Can the Selling Process Be Completed Going Forward?

Every week the process gets easier. While we can’t guarantee it, by the time you want to sell your property, we should be closer to normal.

The Colorado ski town of Telluride contained covid-19. The economic fallout will be harder to contain.

Telluride, Colorado acted quickly to test the community and get coronavirus under control, but bringing back tourism dollars is a long-term challenge with no easy solutions. Thank you #washingtonpost and #robertray for coverage. Although the news might not be the best, take a virtual and aerial tour of our beloved #Telluride until we can welcome you back to our streets and trails again soon. #wewillovercome

Comments

  1. Marcio Faria on

    Linda cidade. Ainda quero conhecer. Hi from Brazil.
    • Kimberly Corrigan on

      We have opened on a limited basis and are seeing visitors in Telluride and Mountain Village daily. Short term lodging is now available, we'd love to see you!

A Note from our President regarding COVID_19

 As a global company, Telluride Real Estate Corp. and Christie’s International Real Estate are committed to doing their part to reduce non-essential business activities as we join together to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Our thoughts are with all of those directly affected, and our foremost priority is to act in the best interest of our local communities, our clients and our colleagues.

Telluride and San Miguel County are attacking the pandemic head on. Our county was the first in the state to issue a mandatory “shelter in place” and is also first in the nation to embark on county wide testing over the next week. The testing is voluntary and is administered free of charge thanks to the United Biomedical Group. Approximately 650 tests have been conducted to date with only one confirmed case of the virus. Testing of the entire county should be complete within a week, or so.

On a more positive note, our real estate market started 2020 with a bang, with gross dollar sales 58% above 2019 for the months of January and February.  All market segments seemed to share in this increase in volume. There is little reason to expect that sales will be dramatically down this summer if the virus is brought under control. Our first major event, Telluride Mountain Film, is perusing an online format such that the usual attendees may enjoy the films in the comfort of their homes. The status of other festivals is uncertain at this time. One Constant – Telluride’s dramatic beauty remains forever unchanged and a myriad of family, lifestyle activities that invigorate and sooth the soul.

We have a built-in vaccine to our local real estate market --- superb planning over decades definitively limiting regional density to a fraction of other major resorts and design regulations that demand the highest of quality our marketplace has been resilient during times of economic crises. A lack of supply always tends to stabilize pricing in downward trends. This factor was no more evident than during the “great recession” where values diminished to a far lesser degree than in other major resorts. In short, our market may experience a slow-down in the short term but will bounce back at the first signs of returning to the “new norm”.

During this shelter in place period, it appears that families are searching on line for the safety and escape of small resort communities like Telluride. We are realizing the highest search volume in seven months and it certainly appears that once this pandemic is behind us, Telluride will be a focal point for an investment in lifestyle.    

As it has in the past 4 decades, Telluride Real Estate Corp. will face this situation head on and through our precautionary measures, positive attitude and proactive nature we will be ready for an influx of resort property buyers again. Let this be a time where we continue to demonstrate our unique ability to pull together.

Take this time to research and ask the questions you’d like answered. We have a dedicated team devoted to building quality, long lasting relationships. We’d like to continue to provide you with quality information to give you confidence and respond to your exact needs. Let’s discuss your options now so it will pay dividends in the future. Look forward to hearing from you, stay healthy.

Sincerely,
T.D. Smith

 

 

Telluride Ski Season Real Estate Market Deals December 2019

Ski Season Holiday 2019 Hot Picks

135 San Joaquin Road 209, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #37025

Three bedrooms in Bear Creek. The only 3 bedroom available at Bear Creek Lodge, the last 3 bedroom to sell was not updated in any way and closed at $645K while this unit has new carpet, new fireplace, new kitchen appliances, redesign of new quartz counters/bar and updated furnishings. Revel in all that Telluride has to offer while the on-site staff at Bear Creek Lodge looks after your every need. This alpine getaway features three bedrooms and three bathrooms with open living spaces for everyone to gather in at the end of a long day conquering Telluride's legendary slopes. Relax in front of the modern fireplace while taking in views of the Sneffels Range. Featuring stainless steel appliances, the kitchen enjoys ample cupboard and counter space. Both of the extra bedrooms can be locked off to increase rental potential. Lush, common yard right outside front door for load-in/out convenience. The property boasts a private surface lift to/from the ski trail, a competent front desk, shuttle/valet, fitness room, swimming pool, spas/sauna/steam. Being sold fully furnished.

457 Mountain Village Boulevard 3006-3008, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #35962

Least expensive Mountain Village, CO. Location always matters, even within a complex. This corner unit is located in the coveted 3000 building and is rare in the fact that it shares no common walls with other units. Its corner location affords extra windows, great light, and stunning views of the San Sophia ridgeline and open space from every room. DOG OWNERS- Private latched gate out to the creek from deck. Ski in, enjoy an Apres ski burger and a cocktail at the on-site lodge, dip in the pool, soak in the hot tub, enjoy ski storage, on-property parking, and the convenience of the Mountain Village Core. Add in the proven Mountain Lodge track record where owners in the rental pool share rental profits according to unit size, and this property is a no-brainer for those looking for a little piece of Telluride to call their own.


747 West Pacific Ave. 421, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37685

Lodge in style. Skier’s delight - feet from Chair 7, the Galloping Goose bus stop and Clark’s Market. Telluride Lodge boasts the least expensive 3 bedroom condo in the Town of Telluride at a very fair price, it’s never been rented and in good condition. Located in the heart of precious Telluride, Conde Naste's favorite North American ski resort, Unit 421 in the Telluride Lodge is super conveniently located just steps from Lift 7, Clark's Market, and the Telluride Lodge hot tub, sauna and steam room. With three bedrooms two bath this upper level unit was remodeled in 2005. It has never been rented and is in very good condition. The condominium includes a small deeded storage room, which is perfect for your skis, boots, and an in-unit laundry. With only 34 condominiums for sale in Telluride, and none for sale in the Telluride Lodge, Unit 421 with its' great sun and views, and spectacular location make this pleasant in-Town condominium one to seriously consider.


TBD Quakey Lane 45, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37080

In acreage, this 2+ acre lot located on Quakey Lane is in the top 33% of the 206 properties in Ski Ranches that are over 2 acres in size. This is a property with privacy and great view opportunities. The ideal location for the home site is about 100 feet near the top of the vacant lot. Build an arcing driveway starting from the eastern corner of the property and culminating on the western corner of the property (subject to DRC approval). Lots of mature Aspens on the lot offer privacy but can be cleared to build a home which will open up your views if desired. The 15 acre lot to the north of this lot acts as a buffer from Highway 145.
Horses are permitted in Ski Ranches, and tons of hiking is available to owners in the Ski Ranches. Easy to get to and plenty of space to build a home and guest home and/or a barn.

136 Country Club Drive 641,643,649, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #35618

$100K in Rental Revenue. Completely renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the Peaks Hotel w W/D, kitchen. The owner can stay in one of the lock offs while renting the rest, still earning income while staying there. The owner does not have to be in residence to use the largest spa in Colorado. 3 contiguous 6th floor units that have been combined to make one large 2 bedroom, 3 full bath condo, with a 45 square foot terrace offering great views of the San Sophia Range. Complete remodel in 2016. Multiple rental opportunities: 1) rent as 3 separate studios, 2) as 1 bedroom suite and separate studio, or 3) as a 2 bedroom condo with full kitchen. All Bosch appliances. $4000 sleeper sofa in unit 643 – thick mattress feels like a traditional bed. Washer/Dryer in bathroom. Offered for sale as one 1300 square foot unit; but with three separate deeds. Owner is entitled to all of the amenities that the Peaks Hotel offers: Dog friendly hotel, Largest spa in Colorado, Concierge service , 1 indoor lap pool, Indoor pool with water slide, and an outdoor pool, Hot tubs, Hair salon. All Bosch appliances. $4000 sleeper sofa in unit 643  thick mattress feels like a traditional bed. Washer/Dryer in bathroom. Offered for sale as one 1300 square foot unit; but with three separate deeds. Owner is entitled to all of the amenities that the Peaks Hotel offers: Dog friendly hotel, Largest spa in Colorado, Concierge service , 1 indoor lap pool, Indoor pool with water slide, and an outdoor pool, Hot tubs, Hair salon.

250 S Pine Street 102S, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37586

Ballard House The only 1 bedroom in the Town of Telluride on the MLS that is not in the Mountain Side Inn. Unbeatable central location just steps from Telluride’s Town Park, Gondola, Historic Main Street, Bear Creek Preserve and the River Trail. Unbeatable location just steps from Telluride's greatest hits - Town Park, Gondola, Historic Main Street, Bear Creek Preserve and the River Trail. Upscale and thoughtful design featuring one-bedroom and one marble-laden bathroom with steam shower and large soaking tub. The open living spaces in this well-sized unit feature a gas fireplace, bar seating and plenty of room for a dining room table. The kitchen has granite counters, GE appliances and ample storage. A ground-floor location. Elevator-served garage parking with assigned space and storage locker, plus common area to store the bikes. This location will never be anything but ideal, marrying center-of-it-all convenience with river-skiing-wilderness escapes right outside your front door.

110 S Pine Street 2C, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37696

Idyllic location and deck. Ideally situated in the heart of downtown Telluride, this 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath penthouse unit is within walking distance to everything. The Livery Building is conveniently located between the Gondola Station Telluride Town Park and enjoys easy walking to skiing, shops, restaurants and all that Telluride has to offer. You must see this unit to appreciate the amazing light, updated wood flooring, new carpet, and fresh paint. Be sure and take in the enormous Box Canyon, Bear Creek, Ballard mountain and red rock views from the private rooftop deck. Property includes one assigned garage parking space and a 40 sq. ft. owner's storage closet. 

225 Ridgeline Drive 225, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #37691

Beautiful log and stone townhome with four bedrooms and four full bathrooms. Enjoy the magnificent views of the San Juan Mountains from throughout the residence including your multiple decks and patios. The luxurious master features a generous bedroom, sumptuous bath, steam shower, large walk-in closet, fireplace and private balcony. Hot tub and custom fire pit are located on the large bottom floor patio. One of the most private, sought after residences in Tristant set at the end of the cul-de-sac. Superior ski and mountain bike access directly onto Lower Village Bypass and the Village Trail.


215 N Fir Street, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37151

TIMELESS TELLURIDE - Still Searching for that Perfect Telluride (Western Mountain) Home? This Offering is in One of the Most Desired Locations in Telluride – Sunnyside, Steps to the Center of Main Street and 3.5 Blocks to Gondola, Inspiring Views and Privacy. Located in One of Telluride's Original Town Additions, which means Close Proximity to some of Telluride's Most Unique Landmarks. In Addition to its Location, this Home has too Many Features to List, but; here are a Couple - New Construction, Multiple Flex Rooms, Wrap Around Front Porch, Second Separate Master (caretaker unit), No Common Wall Bedrooms, Heated Garage and a Petite Front Yard. Custom Designed and Built with all the Amenities One Would Expect in a Mountain Modern Home. This is the Telluride Lifestyle at its Finest..

78 County Road 23, Ridgway, CO 81432
MLS #37717

Live your mountain dream on this spectacular 32.971 acres in the Heart of the San Juan Mountains! Property features the Uncompahgre River, Cutler Creek, large pond with dock, plenty of irrigation/water and pond storage rights plus xeriscaping around the home. Amazing views of the pond, south to Mt. Abrams, red canyon walls, Crooked Tree Water Fall to the east, which runs in the spring. Custom 3,230 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath home with natural gas, in-floor radiant heat plus heated 2 car garage with shop. Quality, unique features throughout including: great room with vaulted tongue and groove ceiling, stone Rumford fireplace, south facing windows and doors, covered deck with breath taking views. Country kitchen with brick fireplace, granite counters, hammered copper kitchen farm sink

Aga 5 burner Range/oven with copper piping and back splash, dining area with more windows and views. Private master suite with doors to deck, amazing view, double sinks, jacuzzi tub, enclosed shower and custom walk-in closet. Office with built-in bookcase, ladder up to loft, plenty of desk and filing space. Separate large guest bedroom on main level with adjoining bathroom. Lower level includes family room with wet bar, full bath, private guest bedroom, boiler/utility room, spacious laundry room, extra storage, heated two car garage with dog/wash up stainless sink and shop with built-in cabinets. Impressive 66'X48' barn completed in 2012. Barn amenities include: natural gas Soapstone fireplace in Arts/Crafts studio, outdoor patio off of studio, heated powder room, heated indoor/outdoor kennel with wash up stainless sink, two horse stalls with cushioned flooring, full lighting in and out, upper doors at both ends to allow hay storage. Corral and loafing shed also included. (total 3 ponds). Impressive, one of a kind property, with convenient easy paved access!!!!

457 Mountain Village Blvd. Cabin 9, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #37288

True ski in/out 4 bedroom log cabin at the Mountain Lodge. Located directly trailside on Double Cabins, ''Humbolt'' cabin also benefits from it's quiet and private creekside location. Enjoy all of the services and amenities of the Mountain Lodge, plus hassle free condo ownership. Just remodeled with new wood floors, paint and trim, cabin #9 also enjoys great natural light and views to the San Sophia range. Historical rental data for last three years shows $11K-$14K+- net to owner after all HOA expenses.

530 W Pacific Avenue A, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37461

With its prime location in the Town of Telluride just steps from skiing, hiking, dining and shopping, this townhome lives like a single family home and offers convenience for all seasons. Enter the main living level from West Pacific Avenue. Three bedrooms all with en suite baths occupy three levels - the large, private top floor master is separated from the two lower level guest suites by the newly updated kitchen, living and dining area. New carpet and a new roof make this turnkey townhome move-in ready.

119 Palmyra Drive, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #36612

Seamless Ski Access best describes this estate's location, both departing and arriving on grade from Bridges Ski Trail to its ski room with equipment storage and boot warmers. Recently re-modeled with a mountain contemporary flair, 119 Palmyra is the ultimate retreat for generations of family that comfortably sleeps seventeen within six spacious bedrooms and bunkrooms. Expansive mountainous views from the great room explode at entry through floor-to ceiling windows spilling sunlight upon a two-and-a-half-story great room replete with a steel and glass fireplace. The open main level floorplan flows effortlessly to the dining area and a chef's kitchen with breakfast bar, concrete countertops, hand crafted cabinetry, upscale appliances, including built-in Miele coffee maker,

Dacor double oven, Asco dishwasher and Sub Zero refrigerator /freezer. Central to the room is a full service bar with sink and ice maker. Generous slopeside decking and yard further expands the interior to the outdoors for family BBQs and hot tubbing. A second master, bunk room, guest suite, powder room and ski room complete the main living level floor plan.

A grand master suite occupies the entire upper level, with fireplace and spacious ensuite bath replete with jetted tub and appointed with slates and travertines. Two private lounging / reading rooms afford additional privacy within the suite that also connects with an open loft, ideal for quiet family downtime as a sitting room overlooking the great room.

The lowest level encompasses a family / game room with two fireplaces, full service bar (refrigerator, icemaker, dishwasher), wine room, pool and ping pong tables. An additional bunkroom, guest suite, powder room and laundry complete this level that offers areas of separation for generations of family and friends, as do other levels of this exquisite residence. Atop this estate is a "yoga tower" offering 360 degrees of viewscape with an atmosphere for quiet meditation.

209 Wilson Peak Drive, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #35570

The Ultimate in Effortless Ski Access. The residence’s sense of arrival presents architecture that is both uniquely contemporary with a blend of curvature and simplistic linear design that blends seamlessly with its mountainous environment through usage of copper and red Cedar siding and barrel vaulted copper and cedar shake roofing. Upon entry, its slate staircase and glass elevator provide the first hint of the superb mountain contemporary finishes found throughout. A frosted glass flooring from a hallway above streams light to the entry level. White hard maples, integrated color concrete, stainless steel interior sliding glass doors are but a few of the fine finishes utilized throughout. Located with end of the road privacy.

Entry Level - The entry level accommodates leisure time family activities with a spacious office / den / flex sleeping area, dry sauna, full bath, half bath, ski room (dog wash, boot dryers, and hot tub access), media room adjoining a game room complete with ping pong, shuffleboard, wet bar (wine cooler, 2 sub-zero mini refrigerators, Bosch dishwasher, trash compactor). This level also has access to a spacious southwest facing deck with hot tub and gas fire pit where friends and family gather for apres ski and sunsets.

Main Level - One can access the main level up a dramatic open tread, steel and slate staircase or glass pneumatic elevator, a unique architectural element unto itself. A curved art wall invites one to open living, dining and chef's kitchen areas with dramatic floor to ceiling views of the San Sophia Ridge through yet another curved exterior wall and warmed by a artistically designed fireplace. This great room also accesses expansive decks to the north and south offering additional and enjoyable outdoor living areas. The east wing of the main level encompasses four bedrooms with ensuite baths and laundry possessing the finest of finish level of intricate built-ins, marbles, lighting and plumbing fixtures.

Upper Level - A level exclusively for the masters of the residence. An expansive master bedroom with fireplace, full laundry, dual vanities, steel tub and glass shower with 4 shower heads is graciously appointed with a large walk-in closet, slate bath flooring, and maple built-ins.

Christie's International Real Estate honors Master's Circle Members at Conference in Houston, TX

Christie’s International Real Estate awards 200 network brokers exclusive “Luxury Specialist” designation at 2019 agent conference in Houston

Certification underscores exemplary service to real estate clients enhanced by appreciation of other luxury assets — including home interiors, art, wine, jewelry, watches and other collectibles

Houston, Texas (November 18, 2019) — Christie’s International Real Estate, the real estate arm of Christie’s, the world’s leading art auction house, welcomed 200 brokers from its global network, to the company’s invitation-only Luxury Specialist Conference. The annual forum, held November 12 and 13 at the five-diamond Uptown Post Oak Hotel in Uptown Houston, included experts in high-end real estate and a spectrum of other luxury segments, all providing insights on how to provide differentiated and exclusive client service.

Leadership and philanthropy, both valued when operating at the highest levels of real estate sales, were addressed as key elements to deepening ties with existing and prospective clients. At the conclusion of the conference, attendees were bestowed with the “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist” designation by Christie’s Education, which is reserved for brokers who have shown a dedication to exceptional client service by continuing to acquire expertise and insights into the ever-evolving luxury sector.

Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, said: “We continue to focus our efforts on helping our network members and their agents to become trusted advisors to their clients in every sense of the word, and to provide them with unique marketing tools and services with which to service their clients in a way that no other agents can. We invite our Affiliates to exhibit real estate at top auctions around the world, to participate in sponsored luxury events such as the Concours d’Elegance car show in Pebble Beach, to create special evenings with Christie’s specialists and leaders from our other luxury partners at homes offered for sale and to schedule tours for brokers and their top clients at our auction house locations around the world including our hubs in New York, London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. No other network can offer this level of luxury expertise, education and exposure, which further underscores the value of our Luxury Specialist designation.”

International attendees hailed from Argentina, the Netherlands, Portugal and Taiwan, to name a few. In the United States, agents from New York to Florida and Montana to Hawaii were among those represented.

Participants heard from Christie’s International Real Estate executives, including Mr. Conn, and their industry-leading peers who provided their insights in separate presentations and panels. Christie’s colleagues discussed current interior design trends and an overview of the new book from Christie’s Education’s Agnes Berecz’s “100 Years 100 Artworks.” Luxury brands Pomellato, the Italian jewelry brand; Ulysse Nardin, the Swiss watch manufacturer; and Julia B., the custom linen boutique company, all of which are partners of the Christie’s International Real Estate network, joined the conference to provide hands-on experiences in their sectors, which are valuable to agents when interacting with top-tier clients.

Windows of the World Wine School; One More Wave, a nonprofit for rehabilitating veterans through surfing; and golf celebrity Michael Breed rounded out the conference presentations. Small group discussions also allowed those in attendance to share their real estate successes and challenges, while still leaving ample time for one-on-one networking and relationship building.

Earlier this year, Christie’s International Real Estate announced the formation of the Masters Circle, a group of top-performing agents from within the network. This group also attended the 2019 Luxury Specialist Conference and were invited to stay for additional programming after the conclusion of the main conference. Telluride Real Estate Corp Master’s Circle Members include TD Smith, Dan Henschel, Garrett Simon and Ben Jackson.

Nancy Almodovar, CEO of Nan & Company Properties and the host Affiliate, said: “We are extremely honored to have been selected as the host Affiliate for this year’s Luxury Specialist Conference. The event provided a unique opportunity to open our doors to top real estate experts from around the world and allow them to experience Houston’s thriving economy, exceptional landscapes, rich culture and the mix of global traditions that define our great city We take immense pride in contributing to the success of this conference and look forward to collaborating with our Christie’s International Real Estate family and Affiliate colleagues on future projects and initiatives to best serve all our valued clients.”

About Telluride Real Estate Corp.

Telluride Real Estate Corp. (TREC) is the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate with offices in historic Telluride and the Mountain Village. Celebrating 35 years as a company, TREC is pleased to be one of the most established real estate brokerages in the region, with a team that includes more than 35 licensed brokers, assistants and staff members. TREC has access to a worldwide network of discriminating buyers, gaining maximum exposure for our Telluride listings.  Combined with the power of Christie’s International Real Estate, the largest network of independent real estate firms, TREC offers a synergy between local strength and global networking.  The Christie’s International Real Estate network exceeds $118 billion in annual sales and is the largest international network of real estate companies specializing in the sale of luxury and notable properties.  For additional information about TREC, please visit www.telluriderealestatecorp.com.

 

 

Telluride Ski Resort Winter Snow Update from Bill Jensen

Telluride Ski Resort update from Bill Jensen, 100 Stevens Drive and Surprise and Delight

The 2019 Telluride ski season is officially underway with the Telluride Real Estate Corp. kick-off meeting held December 4th. Bill Jensen and almost all of the 38 TREC brokers were in attendance, including TAR President Pam Guillory, TREC President TD Smith, as well as Director Steve Hilbert and VP’s Toby Brown and Dan Henschel. Fresh faces and perspectives from travel filled the room and the buzz in the air indicated the team was approaching the 2019 Telluride Ski Season with a new revitalized energy.

Bill excited the crowd by indicating there would be a 5-hour preview of Chair 9 on Friday December 6th from 9-2 PM. With 4-6” of snow expected tonight and tomorrow, the terrain is sure to please. Jensen elaborated on the snow safety work being done on the mountain and indicated that Chair 12 and Prospect Bowl would be open within the next week. With the terrain opening on its current projected schedule, the Telluride ski resort is in great position for Christmas. An avid weather fan, Jensen indicated that weather patterns come in 5-week cycles, and the predictions this year have the snow cycles favoring the San Juan’s. Jensen said he always likes to see it raining in San Diego, as it bodes well for Telluride.

The removal of 7000 trees, 5000 of which were dead and dried was another preventative initiative by the ski resort. Jensen said that the burn piles were complete ash within 36 hours of burning.

The Mountain Village Market is getting a facelift – and is currently gutted to its shell as new plumbing, flooring, windows and shelving are going up. Slated to re-open Memorial Day 2020, the new market will have a Whole Foods experience feel and be much brighter, according to Jensen. Locals will have to be patient through the process, but the renovation of the market to mirror the more upscale resort surrounding it will certainly add to the appeal of the area as well as provide needed convenience. Jensen indicated the renovation would be upwards of $3.5M, and the Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association (TMVOA) has already given $1.2M.

Mountain Village is also on the rise with the opening of another Telluride Brewing Company location. The brew pub is to be located behind the Black Iron Restaurant and not only offer local brews, but street tacos as well. Locals are thrilled that there now will be the Telluride Distilling Company and a brew pub, complete with convenient grab and go snacks perfect for the Telluride Bike Park or ski day.

Behind the Scenes: Canopy Zip Lines are up!

Another fabulous addition to the Mountain Village is a series of zip lines known as the Canopy, ready to ride Summer 2020. With the first run at 300 feet in length to get comfortable, guests are then sent down 1500-1600 feet 273 feet above the ground for an exhilarating ride. The canopy is a nice addition to the 10-mile bike park which opened Summer of 2018.  

Jensen added that $1.5-$2M will be spent yearly in snowmaking, and we are well on track for meeting the 20% reduction of our carbon footprint by 2025, currently tracking at 14%. These goals are in line with the Town of Telluride as well as San Miguel County.

Jensen made special note of several of the affordable housing projects on the horizon, adding that he wants to keep the development local and focused in order to best retain employees.

The location at 100 Stevens Drive, Mountain Village CO provided gorgeous views as well as updated decking, enhancing the natural beauty of the property. Sitting on more than an acre, the 5 bedroom 4 ½ bath timber home sits just minutes from the mountain village core and is also ski-in/ski-out! Offered at $3.9M for just over 6,100 square feet, this residence is a quality find in a quaint neighborhood. New to market from Ben Jackson, schedule a tour this ski season before this property gets picked up!

President TD Smith and several other Christie’s International Real Estate Master’s Circle Members trekked to Houston Texas for the CIRE Conference this November. After being rejuvenated and reenergized through top notch speakers and valuable breakaways, the team returned full of fresh ideas and a recommitment to authenticity and the idea of ‘surprise and delight’. TD recounted the speaker’s story of wanting to purchase a luxury vehicle, found the one he wanted with all the accessories, yet was surprised and delighted by a secret compartment which sealed the deal for the purchase of the vehicle. It was this surprising and delightful aspect of the vehicle that actually made the sale.

In sales, we often think of good, better, best. The idea of surprise and delight suggests a measure of quality that our clients should experience. The ‘just expected’ ideas are things that people expect, the basics a client wants to see happen without fail. The next tier is ‘a little more…a little better’, a set of ‘better’ elements that make the client feel closer to a positive feeling or decision. For some clients this better is their just expected, especially in luxury markets.

The ‘surprise and delight’ element is just that – something unexpected that delights the client and satisfies a need they didn’t know they had or adds that extra measure of quality and attention. Feeling heard and understood without feeling pressured, and then revealing a delightful surprise is a customer experience we are dedicated to. Our experience speaks volumes about our authenticity and willingness to help our clients find the perfect fit, whether it’s second home ownership, a vacation property, legacy home or retirement estate.

   

Christie's International Real Estate - The Art & Style Issue, featuring Snow Drift Ranch

Christie's International Real Estate - Digital Magazine

Our flagship publication, Christie's International Real Estate magazine has been creating an unprecedented level of visibility to buyers and sellers of high-value properties since 1985.

Explore the Digital Magazine - Issue Three, 2019

Produced four times a year, the publication has an annual readership of half a million. Our editorial content covers the arts, leisure, international cultural events, and the world of ultra-luxury, including jewelry, watches, fashion, automotive, yachts, aviation, home décor, and electronics – all alongside an unrivaled showcase of the world’s most exclusive real estate from our Affiliates. The magazine is distributed to the clients of Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate, delivering content to a select, private, and qualified group of readers who are proven purchasers of luxury goods, collectors of fine art, and investors in multi million-dollar properties. The magazine is also available at Christie’s salerooms and Affiliate offices across the world.

Luxury Market Update | June 2018

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As revealed in our just-released in Christie's International Real Estate's Luxury Defined 2018 report on the global luxury real estate sector, sales of million-dollar-plus properties in second-home and resort lifestyle destinations worldwide soared in 2017. Luxury sales in second-home markets grew by 19% year-on-year in 2017 with Telluride exceeding with 37% growth in 2017. Telluride has seen $191.5M in closed transactions through May in 2018. With $97.4M in sales currently under contract, we look forward to the summer sales season.