Colorado is home to breathtaking mountain scenery and well known for it’s posh, jet setting ski resorts which attract the rich and famous. Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Snowmass, and Telluride all have their fair share of multi-million dollars luxury homes that include celebrities like: the late musician John Denver & writer Hunter Thompson, Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell, Robert Wagner and Jill St. John, Jack Nicolson, Anjelica Huston, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Quaid, Melanie Griffith and Steve Martin to name just a few. Kevin Costner has been quoted as saying he’d like to be buried on his 165 acres outside Aspen. Ralph Lauren’s Double RL Ranch in Montauk has luxurious teepees for guest quarters.
Forbes magazine reports on Telluride’s celebrity elite includes: Laura Linney, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld. . . and Tom Cruise’ 298 acre estate has been on the market since July 2015 for $59 million.
Usually, these spectacular Colorado homes are second or third residences, but all have many things in common that anyone buying millions of dollars of Colorado include: stunning views, near trails, aspen groves, built around privacy, and typically styled with incredible rustic gables, beams, expansive windows to take in view and massive fireplaces. Some have helipads and even private landing strips. The attraction for all: it’s Colorado and our mountain style is laid back, relaxed, warm and a place to put celebrity aside and be comfortable.
Not all celebrity homes are rural/resort locations, however. John Elway’s 15,000 sq ft Cherry Hills, CO residence might be massive, but maintains the casual, cozy style of Colorado and it’s beloved football hero.