Broadly Inspired by Thoreau’s “Walden,” a Home With Natural Surroundings

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Broadly Inspired by Thoreau’s “Walden,” a Home With Natural Surroundings

Walden House is truly-one-of-a kind, broadly inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s book “Walden” to live simply with natural surroundings. Built to revel in the beautiful Colorado nature, Walden House offers an opportunity for spiritual discovery and personal growth. Surrounded by National Forest land, the home’s views are jaw-dropping with commanding dramatic scenery on all sides. Also, the unique topography in West Lake Creek provides unrivaled privacy with close proximity to world-class skiing in Beaver Creek and Vail.

Located in Edwards, Colorado, Walden House is a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom, modern work of art, recognized worldwide. Built in 2009 by George Schaffer and designed by renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf, Walden House is now listed by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker Tye Stockton for $29,000,000.

Total the home is 10,515 square feet, sitting on roughly 70 acres of natural serenity and organic living. To the east the property looks out on Vail’s Gore Range and to the south, on the New York Mountain Range. Exuding a bold, yet classic presentation, the home highlights beautiful natural surroundings with floor-to-ceiling windows.

“Each room is specifically designed for intimacy. Whether it is with your family, friends, yourself or with nature, the home was organized to create connections. This unique design includes a courtyard central to the home with floor-to-ceiling doors that slide open incorporating nature into the home. This helps sets this home apart from anything else in the Vail Valley,” said Stockton.

With an adjacent pond, Walden House seems to float on water. A combination of locally sourced beetle-kill pine, copper shingles and Anasazi silver stone, the home itself exists perfectly among the surrounding environment.

Providing a rich lifestyle with ease, the home is styled with all components on a single level, except for a three-bedroom tower that resides on the east end of the structure. A beautifully designed living space is visible from almost any location throughout, creating a connected environment allowing for ample space. To top it off, the home includes a contemporary pool and glass-encased cabana, a gym, the pond with a floating dock immediately off of the home’s back porch, a gazebo at the pond’s center, and nine miles of surrounding trails. The stunning pond serves multiple purposes – beautiful views and recreational opportunities such as fishing in the summer, to hockey or ice skating in the winter.

Many of the surrounding trails are owned and operated by the Cattleman’s Club, the homeowner’s association. Accessing these trails without the worry of maintenance provides a simplistic life, with a world-class backdrop. Through these trails, the closest neighbor is barely visible, accessible either by ATV or by car on public roads. While benefiting from the private feel, amazingly the property is located only seven minutes from the shops and restaurants in Edwards.

Walden House is a secluded mountain retreat and an extremely rare opportunity. Call Tye Stockton today at 970.471.2557 or visit to find out more about the home of your dreams.

To list your home for sale with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, visit or call 303.893.3200.

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