Minutes from the lively town of Edwards, Colorado the romance of the Rocky Mountains thrives in the gated community of Pilgrim Downs. This 300+ acre, pristine alpine neighborhood is parceled into 24 homesites surrounding a 70-acre rolling meadow within the White River National Forest. Nestled above the meadow in a thick stand of quivering aspen, 476 Pilgrim Drive is a modern architecture marvel steeped in local history overlooking this spectacular setting surrounded by prominent peaks. Originally owned by WWII 10th Mountain Division veteran and Vail legend, Sandy Treat Sr., the home underwent a comprehensive renovation completed in 2018 adding more than 2,000 square feet of living space. This elegant five-bedroom, six-bath, 7,736 square foot home sits on 5+ acres with coveted views of Red and White Mountain, Beaver Creek Resort, and the indisputable knife-edge of Vail’s infamous Gore Range.
Inspired by a fusion of European modern alpine and California coastal architecture, the exterior is Italian tile with custom metal and cedar siding. A dramatic entry features a cascade of pendant lighting that seamlessly connects the upper and main level with ambient space, a theme that continues in the great room. Bathed in natural light throughout, the great room features a three-sided marble fireplace next to a custom cantilevered steel and oak staircase, and magnificent towering windows that let the wilderness setting steal the show. Relax outside on one of the many spacious outdoor decks next to a cozy firepit that sets the mood as elk, deer, fox, falcon, and hawk go about their business oblivious to your presence. Soak in the storybook scenery of century-old aspen, a tranquil reflection pond, and the community’s exclusive open-space preserve.
Adjacent to the great room is a bright, open professionally designed chef’s kitchen with all the bells and whistles, and a convenient hidden butler’s pantry with additional prep space for entertaining with ease. From the dining room, easily access the 500-bottle, smart-climate wine room through the Spiral Cellars automated trap door. Also located on the main level is a versatile yet comfortable sitting room that can double as home office space, music room, and study, all with spectacular views and access to a private deck with radiant heat and firepit. A symphony for the senses, the home boasts 38 Polk Audio speakers throughout, interior and exterior. Moreover, the Control4 home integration system allows for management of the alarm, security/game cameras, AV, lights, blinds, water sensors, all home systems from a wall switch or with an app when away.
The upper level, north wing features a palatial master suite with a double-sided fireplace that shares a wall with the luxurious master bath. Unwind by the fire in the sumptuous BainUltra jetted tub surrounded by Carrera tile walls and floors, custom cabinetry, spa steam shower, and stunning views. Opposite the master wing is a welcoming 2-bedroom guest suite with private deck, sitting room, and personal laundry. Between the wings are two more gracious ensuite bedrooms. The lower level offers extensive room to roam with an exercise room, wet bar, the glass-enclosed wine room with spiral stair access to the main level, a rec room, and a theater room.
This brilliant home showcases the beauty of its wilderness location yet is minutes from world-class skiing, golf, and resort lifestyle amenities. All things considered, every aspect of this impressive renovation was thoughtfully planned and executed. The use of space and flood of natural light, the subtle yet masterful landscaping, the advanced Control 4 technology throughout, and the two electric vehicle charging ports in the heated three-car garage has elevated a local war hero’s dream home to a luxuriously modern mountain “ReTreat,” aptly named to honor the previous owner.