Cover Story: Peace, Balance & Comfort in Colorado
By Camilla McLaughlin
The magnificence of the landscape of the West, particularly in Colorado, is hard to surpass. But the property featured on our cover does. The setting is stunning: 72 acres about 40 minutes from Denver offering sweeping views of notable peaks along the eastern slopes of the Rockies. Even more gorgeous is the home, which includes a treasure trove of antiques, art, sculpture and furnishings. The combination creates one of the best property experiences in the West, perhaps the entire U.S.
Still, “Neither the home or the setting intimidates,” emphasizes Sandy Weigand, who is listing the property for $22 million for The Kentwood Company, along with Jerry Weigand and Luisa Staerkel. “When you get there and experience the way it lives, it is amazing,” she says.
At 42,000 square feet, the home is admittedly large, but throughout one is struck by the wonderful sense of peace, balance and comfort. The foyer—with a rotunda with an inlaid marble floor, Arthur Brett table with baccarat centerpiece and 18th-century chandelier reported to have hung in Elizabeth Arden’s home—sets the stage. Encircled by columns, it frames the adjacent living room, where a curving wall of windows overlooking the mountains echoes the round shape.
Every space is as beautifully executed. With cabinet-grade cherry paneling, a fireplace, oak floors and reading nooks, the library is extremely cozy. Yet, it encompasses 3,000 square feet and includes a boardroom, an executive office, a kitchen and a hearth and music area.
Outdoor living is designed so there is a place to enjoy each time of day with patios to capture sunrise and sunset.
Spacious enough to host retreats for the boards of major universities and non-profits, the home is designed for a family, offering private areas, plenty of room for guests, and lots of recreation.