Beautiful Homes Near U.S. National Forests

By Zillow Staff - 2014-05-01T18:18:40Z

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Edwards, Colorado

For sale: $9,000,000

Situated atop a majestic ridge spanning Lake Creek and Squaw Creek valleys, this
contemporary mountain estate offers privacy, breathtaking views, and unmatched features. Built on some of the most sought after land in the Vail Valley, the property contains an open-sided glass ceiling elevator that travels three stories to the professional telescope observatory and  a state-of-the-art indoor tropical greenhouse providing year-round fruit and vegetables.

Ahead of its time, half the energy for this five bedroom, eight bathroom, 10,561 square foot retreat is supplied by a fleet of solar panels (including an off-grid battery array) in conjunction with a pond providing geothermal heating and cooling.

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