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Shirley Welch | Colorado Neighborhoods , Culture in the Vail Valley | January 3, 2017

In 1865, President Lincoln informed the miners in the West: “I will promote mining interests to the best of my ability, because their prosperity is the prosperity of the nation.” These were sage words spoken by a great leader. Shortly thereafter the President was dead. The people, however, listened. After the Civil War, many Americans […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Colorado Neighborhoods | December 20, 2015

Like Vail Village, Lionshead – a short mile from Vail – is a mecca of fine shops, an assortment of restaurants and first-class accommodations, making living in this village, essentially, carefree. With the Eagle Bahn gondola right there to whip you up the mountain in a manner of minutes and ski school at the base […]

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Just west of the Edwards is Lake Creek, an alpine valley with thick forests and dominating views to the south where the rugged mountains mark the beginning of the Sawatch Range. There are various communities and ranches within Lake Creek – some gated – all in bucolic settings that are just magnificent. The beauty of […]

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In Medieval days, when kitchen hearths were placed in the center of the home, the inhabitants – even the livestock – huddled around during deepening winters for warmth and light while women cooked over open fires. Today’s kitchens have come full circle. Although cooks no longer slave over open flames in smoke-filled rooms, and the […]

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Artist and landscape architect Rosalind Reed cherishes the element of surprise and color, and uses both liberally and to arresting effect in her work. It is somehow fitting then, that her home, high on a ridge in Bellyache proves a wonderful surprise in itself.  The road up Bellyache winds and climbs until it reaches a […]

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Connie Steiert | Colorado Neighborhoods , Lifestyle | January 5, 2015

How New York modern style influences the Colorado mountain home.

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Connie Steiert | Colorado Neighborhoods , Your Vail Valley Home | August 26, 2014

A stained glass ornament hangs from the window in Karin Lanham’s home office, shining enticingly in front of an astonishing view of the mid-portion of the Vail Valley. The ornament, titled, “Marburg” is etched underneath a picturesque view of a German city dating back to Medieval times. As Karin sits working, the trinket reminds her […]

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Heather Hower | Colorado Neighborhoods , Your Vail Valley Home | December 9, 2013

Shhhh, don’t give away one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets: we live in a state that sees more than 300 days of sunshine, 300 inches of snowfall annually, and add to that our world-class resorts and restaurants rival those found in large cities—we truly are in a paradise. Even in paradise, though, decisions need to be […]

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The Azizes’ Signature Style Makes a Bold but Irresistible Statement Norma Aziz knew exactly what she wanted her new home in Vail to look like. When she spotted the home in a real estate ad, even her broker’s insistence she and husband Juan Carlos would hate the house in Potato Patch didn’t faze her. So […]

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Connie Steiert | Colorado Neighborhoods , Real Estate | June 20, 2013

Three little historic Polish huts. One beautiful Edwards home. High up in the Tatra Mountains in the Carpathian Range in southern Poland, where sheep roamed and hearty residents huddled close during brutal winters, the lush landscape is dotted with picturesque “black” and “white” cabins. The black cabins housed the sheep; entire families cozily shared the […]

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