Tour This High-Tech Ski Home That Oprah Winfrey Just Dropped $14 million On

Tour This High-Tech Ski Home That Oprah Winfrey Just Dropped $14 million On

In a deal that closed last week, Ms. Winfrey bought a fully furnished, contemporary home in slope-side Mountain Village, according to people with knowledge of the transaction. According to the listing, the five-bedroom home sits on roughly 3.23 acres and measures about 8,700 square feet.

The home has a gym, a glass-and-steel bridge above the great room and a 45-foot-long walkway that leads to a tree-top observation deck with a fire pit, both suspended 35 feet above the ground, the listing said. According to the seller, retired tech executive Bob Wall, it also has a 56-foot-long wine cellar designed to “look as much like a mining tunnel as possible.” The house also has its own funicular to transport skiers directly to the slopes, Mr. Wall said.

Initially listed for $15 million in 2009 with Telluride Real Estate, the house was delisted and returned to the market for $13.75 million last year. It was not officially on the market at the time of the sale. Mr. Wall, who finished building the house in 2001, said he decided to sell because he wanted to spend more time elsewhere.

In 2014 Ms. Winfrey purchased about 60 acres of land in Mountain Village with plans to build a home there. This house will serve as a place for her to stay in the area while supervising construction of the new home, said people familiar with the transaction.

Oprah's new home sits on 3.25 acres in Mountain Village, near Telluride. Residents can take a one-minute ride to the ski slopes on a funicular, which reportedly costs about $240,000.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the walkway cost about $140,000 to build.

Inside, the home has large windows, high ceilings, and plenty of stone features. The previous owner, Bob Wall, spent five years designing and building the home, starting in 2001.

In addition to his tech background, Wall is known for his large collection of African art.

You can see more of Wall's art collection throughout the home's living areas.

The kitchen is exceedingly modern.

And you can get stunning mountain views from virtually every angle.

This deck looks particularly nice. You can see the top of the guesthouse from here.

With a pool table, wet bar, and large projection screen, this room is ready for entertaining.

There's a 56-foot-long wine cellar that's made to look like a mining shaft. Known as the "wine mine," it can hold 1,600 bottles.

There's also a sauna and some workout equipment.

This enormous hot tub just might have the best view in the house.
via WSJ | Lead image: Pictometry | Zillow

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