Architectural Masterpiece and Luxe Mountain Chalet, Both in Popular Ski Town Telluride, Colorado, to Sell at Auction Without Reserve

Concierge Auctions to sell the Pa Gomo estate, a marvel of modern architecture in Gray Head Wilderness Preserve, and a luxury residence with ski-in/ski-out access on July 12th

PR Newswire
Jun 4, 2012

TELLURIDE, Colo., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An architectural masterpiece bathed in snow-capped mountain views and shimmering aspen trees known as the Pa Gomo estate, which means "on the mountain" in a southern African dialect, and a luxury cabin with ski-in/ski-out access located in Mountain Village, will both sell at auction Without Reserve on July 12th through NYC-based Concierge Auctions. Originally listed for $20.5 million, Pa Gomo offers unrivaled views and access to a 900-acre preserve ripe with amenities in the exclusive and sought-after Gray Head Wilderness Preserve community. See Forever Village Cabin 2 was originally listed for $3.7 million and enjoys extensive Mountain Village amenities. Each property will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price in cooperation with Steve Catsman of Telluride Real Estate Corp, an exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate.

"Having sold real estate in Telluride for the past 40 years, I can say with confidence that Pa Gomo is one of the most visually unique and inspiring properties to ever be offered for sale in the Rocky Mountains. From its exquisite architectural design to its 360-degree mountain views, this property is amazing in every aspect," Catsman stated. "The See Forever Village cabin is an added benefit of this sale. One buyer might actually want to purchase both properties in order to have the best of both worlds -- wilderness seclusion and ­ski adventure."

Situated on a prime, 35-acre lot at 680 Hawn Lane, Pa Gomo is the result of architect Jack Snow's passion for details and stone mason Simon Aplin's unique skill. The gently curving copper roof echoes the contours of surrounding meadows, while the stone walls -- quarried from the property site -- mirror the mountainous terrain. The property contains 10,000 square feet, five bedrooms and both grand and intimate spaces in a series of separate "pods," all connecting to the main living area, which is ideal for entertaining. Artfully designed by RKD Architects to be completely unique in both its interior spaces as well as six outdoor living areas, the home evokes a multitude of style characteristics including Contemporary, Art Deco, Tuscan, alpine and Japanese aesthetics. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors frame expansive vistas in every direction including breathtaking panoramas of the San Juan Mountain Range. With more than 4,676 square feet of patio space - 1,215 square feet of which is covered - the outdoors contains a gourmet summer kitchen and garden, in-ground stone hot tub, a fire pit, sauna and an outdoor shower.

Pa Gomo is part of the Gray Head Wilderness Preserve, within 900-acres of wilderness in the heart of Colorado's majestic San Juan Mountains, 15 minutes from Telluride. The community is uniquely rich in services, privacy, breathtaking mountain landscapes and amenities including an equestrian center, ice skating rink, fly fishing pond, tennis court, groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing and much more.

"Pa Gomo was envisioned as an environmental sculpture for living -- a home that is part of the landscape, with all of the latest luxuries within," stated the architect, Jack Snow. "Native, chunky stone forms that were once part of the hillside are linked by a curving copper roof. Absolutely no compromises were made in the materials or artisan selection."

"The house is all about angles, views, rich earth tones and light," stated the seller, Stuart Ross. "The spaces are designed to feel comfortable, not overwhelming. We've loved living here and take pride in knowing the new owners will enjoy it as much as we have."

Tucked among the aspen groves, spruce trees and native wildflowers at 156 Country Club Drive in Mountain Village, Cabin 2 boasts privacy, views of both the Wilsons and San Sophia mountain ranges, and unparalleled amenities of The Peaks Resort and Spa at The Peaks. Comprised of 3,700 square feet, the stand-alone condominium offers four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a stunning gourmet kitchen, a sizeable media room, a double-sided fireplace and heated outdoor decks. The entire residence was custom-furnished in a soft mountain contemporary style by world-renowned interior design firm The Decorators Unlimited.

See Forever Village is an exclusive ski-in/ski-out community located just steps away from Mountain Village and all of its amenities: upscale boutiques and restaurants, skiing, hiking, golfing, a fitness center, a newly-enhanced 42,000-square-foot spa and Telluride's only indoor water slide. Residents enjoy rental management, ski valet, golf at the Telluride Golf Club, access to the Spa at The Peaks, home maintenance, and a complimentary, 12-minute gondola transportation system to the historic mining Town of Telluride.

"Pa Gomo is one-of-a-kind, quite literally a livable work of art. Its design boasts grand spaces with endless entertainment options but also has intimate nooks that elicit the comfort and privacy of home. And the quality of the materials -- unbelievable," stated Laura Brady, Vice President of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "The Mountain Village cabin is the perfect luxury retreat for anyone seeking an active, amenity-rich getaway. We have sold other properties throughout the Rocky Mountains, but this chance to bid for one of the nation's most unique architectural homes, and perhaps to add a ski chalet on the side, is an intriguing proposition."

Telluride and Mountain Village are located in the heart of San Miguel County, home to some of southwest Colorado's most amazing natural sites including Bridal Veil Falls -- the longest free-falling waterfall in Colorado -- and the Old Spanish Trail, a 1,200-mile historic route that started in Santa Fe, touched the Telluride region and continued on to Los Angeles. The two towns are connected by the free gondola, the only transportation system of its kind in North America. Known for world-class alpine skiing and cultural events, Telluride and Mountain Village provide visitors the best of both worlds. Mountain Village offers a modern take on nature and features expansive views, world class accommodations and convenient access to the slopes of Telluride Ski Resort during the winter months. Rooted in history, neighboring Telluride is a bustling ski town with clapboard storefronts house independent art galleries, old-time bars and delectable eateries. Telluride has served as the backdrop for several television commercials and is home to many Hollywood stars, entrepreneurs and executives .Telluride is located in the southwest area of Colorado, more than six hours from Denver.

The auction of Pa Gomo and See Forever Village Cabin 2 will be conducted on July 12th. Brokers are fully protected. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. Pa Gomo will be open for preview daily from 2-4pm and by appointment. Cabin 2 will be open daily from 11-1pm and by appointment. For more information, call 877-472-5822 or visit

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction marketing firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to luxury brokerage firms nationwide, the company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

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