SOLARIS PENTHOUSE HE
5 Beds • 6 Baths • 4,175 SF • $11,900,000
Solaris Vail Penthouse He
It’s been called the most spectacular penthouse in Vail Village. One look and you’ll understand why. Perched up on the fifth floor above Solaris Plaza, this jaw-dropping four-bedroom residence stands above the rest, both figuratively and literally, as the only Solaris penthouse with windows on three sides. With an east, west and south-facing orientation, residents are bathed in sunlight while gazing up at unmatched scenery of Vail Mountain, from Golden Peak to Lionshead and everything in between. Nowhere else in Vail Village will you find such an uncompromised panoramic view of the ski hill, which wraps itself like a crescent around this exquisite penthouse.
Inspiration comes at morning’s first glace out the windows of the vaulted master bedroom, encased by glass on three sides. The push of a button opens the fully automated shades, welcoming in the bustling joys of Vail’s ski slopes and town center. Custom upgrades run throughout the home, starting with cherry cabinetry in the master bedroom. Rounding out the master wing of the penthouse, a modern, five-fixture bathroom features floor-to-ceiling limestone finishes and is situated next to a private study / 5th bedroom.
Volume is a defining characteristic of the residence, especially in the great room, which showcases the Vail backdrop. A custom Telluride masonry stone fireplace climbs to 24 feet above beach wood floors, and an array of modern artwork, notably three original Andy Warhol paintings, may be included with purchase of the home. The great room flows seamlessly into the dining area and sleek, modern kitchen, which features mist black granite countertops, Wolfe/Sub Zero appliances and wine storage.
Upstairs, a high-tech media center has been fully customized with built-in cherry hardwood cabinetry and a pullout fridge for keeping beverages cold. This modern den overlooks the great room and also takes advantage of the astounding Vail scenery from an elevated perspective. While the floor plan is remarkably open, promoting interaction and a family atmosphere, the residence’s four bedrooms are positioned like satellites around its primary living spaces for optimized privacy.
The home’s technology is state of the art and unrivaled among Vail Village properties. Crestron Home Automation controls shades, lighting, climate and integrated audio throughout the residence, as well as communications with the front desk. Radiant heated floors and forced air conditioning are propelled by equipment centralized in the garage, which avoids occupying square footage within the residence.
Many of the property’s greatest assets can be found five floors down, within and surrounding the Solaris complex. Solaris is no more than a 10-minute walk from the base of the ski mountain and Gondola One; nevertheless, a slopeside locker is included with each residence and transportation to the hill can be easily arranged. Some of Vail’s most luxurious shops, galleries and restaurants, namely Matsuhisa, a Nobu establishment, reside within the building itself. Solaris amenities also include the posh CineBistro Movie Theater and Bol, one of the world’s swankiest and most elaborate bowling allies. These attractions surround the outdoor ice rink and the iconic Water Tree light sculpture, a centerpiece not only of Solaris Plaza but of Vail itself.