Ballard Penthouse: An Elegant Telluride Retreat
As the elevator doors open directly into the foyer of the Ballard Penthouse, it’s obvious that this property is especially magical, even for the town of Telluride. In keeping with local tradition, sit down on the flokati-adorned bench to remove your shoes and step around the corner, where the massive kitchen/dining/living area reveals itself.
The expansive living area glows with natural light, as windows and French doors line the east facing wall. Unobstructed views of Ajax and Ingram Falls will leave you breathless no matter the season. A Crestron advanced home control system allows you to turn on any light in the room with a simple push of a button. Additionally, the fireplace, window blinds and music can be controlled with the Crestron system. The blonde Hickory wood floors add a bright design element and continues throughout the Penthouse.
On the south side of the massive Great Room resides the chef-ready gourmet kitchen. A large center island topped with exotic Lotus granite anchors the space and boasts bar seating for four as well as a double-sided stainless Kohler sink. The wet bar area features a second sink, ice maker, wine cooler, dishwasher and ample cocktail glass storage. Across the island, you’ll find an oversized Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, six burner Wolf gas stove and oven with pot filler, Wolf microwave drawer and more storage space than you could dream.
Coffee enthusiasts, you’ll get a thrill starting your day with the built-in Miele brewing system, which also creates hot water for tea. Two more dishwashing drawers ensure that you’ll always have clean dishes and stacked cooling drawers make it easy for little ones to help themselves to a snack. This kitchen is stocked with top of the line cooking tools, including J.A. Henckels knives, Calphalon pots and pans and countless serving bowls and trays, ideal for entertaining.
In the center of the Great Room sits a dining area for eight. A large scale, neo-traditional lantern hangs over the glass table and while impressive, the light fixture doesn’t distract from the views outside.
A double steel beam fireplace divides the two seating areas, but the warmth and light of the fire can be enjoyed on either side. A plush linen sectional sofa sits on the south side of the fireplace, perfect for cocktail conversation or morning newspaper enjoyment.
If you’d like to watch the game or put a movie on for the kids, sink into the chocolate velvet sectional sofa on the north side of the fireplace. The 55 inch 3-D Samsung television will delight and entertain every single guest. A full bathroom is located at the end of the media room, in case someone would like to have his or her own bathroom space.
You’ll find a small half-bathroom and a substantial laundry room with a full Whirpool washer and dryer in the north hallway, located directly off the elevator entrance. Continue back down the well-lit hallway where you’ll find three gorgeous bedrooms, each with their own unique and equally opulent en suite bathroom.
The first guest bedroom has two twin beds, decorated in a spunky, modern black and white scheme. Walk into the lavish en suite bathroom where you’ll discover a double vanity sink with Deca sinks, a large glass steam shower, a jetted soaking tub and a private closet with a Toto toilet. A large flat-screen Samsung television sits on a modern, high-gloss chest of drawers angled towards the beds. Large windows let in plenty of sunlight but the blackout curtains allow you to have full privacy if you choose.
In the second guest bedroom, you’ll find a Queen-sized bed with a cool, calming color palette of grays and blues. Much like the first guest bedroom, the generously sized windows let in tons of natural light but the blackout shades allow you to sleep undisturbed until you’re ready to start your day in Telluride. A full en suite bathroom includes a substantial jetted soaking tub angled perfectly towards the Samsung flat screen television, large glass steam shower, vanity with a Deca sink and a Toto toilet.
It’s safe to say that the master suite is certainly the crown jewel of this magnificent property. Step into the spa-like haven at the end of the hallway and you’ve reached the master bedroom. Dressed in all white linens, the King-sized bed takes center stage in the space. The serene decor is anything but boring, as a variety of textures fill the bedroom. From the smooth leather headboard, to the plush flokati rug underfoot and all the warm wood and stone, it would be tough not to reach a Zen-like state. If you like to watch television in bed, a large flat-screen TV will rise from a small cabinet with the push of a button.
Enjoy the grand two-sided stone and steel beam fireplace from both the bedroom and bathroom retreat. Similar to the Great Room, the gas fireplace lends a cozy element to the master bedroom no matter what time of year. Enter the opulent en suite bathroom where you will find an oversized jetted tub ideal for relaxing after an intense day of skiing or hiking. Turn the corner and discover the huge glass steam shower with a circular rain showerhead. The double vanity with unique rectangular sink basins offers ample space for toiletry and makeup storage. There is a private closet with a Toto toilet in the far corner of the room. You’ll also find a sizable walk-in closet with custom built storage shelving.
As if the master suite wasn’t decadent enough, you’ll also have access to a private balcony and your very own 4 person hot tub. Think of this space as a true retreat from the outside world and allow yourself to completely unwind as you soak in the incredible mountain views.
Access the largest private deck in Telluride through any of the three sets of French Doors in the main living area. With over 2,500 square feet of outdoor living space, the Penthouse deck boasts some of the best views possible of Ajax and Ingram Falls. Not only is the deck fully furnished with comfortable outdoor seating and a gas grill, but there’s also a large 8 person hot tub in the north corner. In the summer, there’s no better place to watch the 4th of July fireworks.
The Ballard Penthouse stands apart from the majority of Telluride rental properties due to its incredibly convenient downtown location, massive living areas and truly luxurious decor and finishes. Whether you’re bringing your family on a winter ski vacation or you’re enjoying a romantic retreat for two, the Penthouse proves to be one of the most magnificent properties in all of Telluride. Call us today to book the Ballard Penthouse, a luxury vacation rental, for your next escape to Telluride!