Oprah Winfrey's New Mansion Has a 'Wine Mine'
January 07, 2016 - Telluride
In a deal that closed last week, Ms. Winfrey bought a fully furnished, contemporary home in slope-side Mountain Village, according to people with knowledge of the transaction.
According to the listing, the five-bedroom home sits on roughly 3.23 acres and measures about 8,700 square feet.
The home has a gym, a glass-and-steel bridge above the great room and a 45-foot-long walkway that leads to a tree-top observation deck with a fire pit, both suspended 35 feet above the ground, the listing said.
According to the seller, retired tech executive Bob Wall, it also has a 56-foot-long wine cellar designed to “look as much like a mining tunnel as possible.” The house also has its own funicular to transport skiers directly to the slopes, Mr. Wall said.
Initially listed for $15 million in 2009 with Telluride Real Estate, the house was delisted and returned to the market for $13.75 million last year. Mr. Wall, who finished building the house in 2001, said he decided to sell because he wanted to spend more time elsewhere.
This house will serve as a place for her to stay in the area while supervising construction of the new home, said people familiar with the transaction.
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