Secluded Living Created By a Hollywood Celebrity
Created and owned by legendary A-list Hollywood mega-star Tom Cruise, the Telluride luxury mountain estate located at 115 Francisco Way brings together stunning natural scenery, a meticulously crafted home and 300 acres of private outdoor space, along with a secluded setting nestled among the mountains, valleys and deeply wooded forests of Telluride.
In keeping with a sense of remote living, Cruise created a home that could be accessed only by private, paved roads that are then met with a double-gated entrances, guiding you to a winding one-mile driveway flanked by meadows and old growth Aspen forests.
300 Acres of Magnificent Property
One of the most spectacular things about 115 Francisco Way is the nearly 300 acres that surround the home, nestling the property within pristine meadows and densely wooded areas, all set against the backdrop of the San Juan mountains of Telluride.
A private trail system winds throughout the extensive acreage of the estate and provides gated access to the tens of thousands of peaceful acres which make up the adjoining National Forest and the Deep Creek Trail.
There is no shortage of serenity to discover as you meander around the trails and thickly wooded, mature forests that define this property, which also includes a motocross track and custom lighted multipurpose sports court.
Spacious Mountain Living
Rising from within the natural beauty of the property are two homes, one of which is the main house offering four bedrooms, six bathrooms and 10,000 square feet of living space.
The second part of the property is a charming guest house, featuring three en suite bedrooms and 1600 square feet of living space. The home, which was meticulously designed by Cruise himself, is indicative of the traditional alpine style found in the region, and the materials used in the construction reflect the natural surroundings of the home, including bleached cedar timbers, dovetail joinery and native stone.
The design aesthetic is very much one of rustic traditionalism, combined with opulent luxury living, creating the feeling of a sophisticated mountain retreat. The craftsmanship reflects a dedication to only the highest quality of construction, evoking eras gone by in terms of architecture, design, and building techniques.
The main house includes a gourmet kitchen where bleached cedar timbers create an expansive and grounded kitchen island with multiple sinks while beams run across the ceiling. A professional-quality oven and hood provide the tools required for any gourmet chef, and expansive windows surround you with breathtaking and inspiring views.
There are cozy, intimate living areas and nooks located throughout both of the houses, where vaulted and vertical beams adorn the ceilings and built-in shelves provide the ideal place to house beloved books that can be pulled out on cold Telluride evenings.
The dining room provides a beautiful example of the hand-crafted construction of 115 Francisco Way, where the joinery is on full display, as are the floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the views making this property a truly rare gem.
The home’s main living area features an impressive stone fireplace, with each of the stones hand-selected from the surrounding region and an ornate woodworking pattern displayed on the high ceiling. Along each wall are large sets of windows, and wide, substantial wood columns reflect the forest that defines much of the property surrounding the home.
This area becomes an idyllic place to gather with friends and loved ones fireside as you take in the snow-capped peaks in the distance while reveling in a sense of coziness and warmth created by this oasis.
Despite the opulence of the home, there still manages to be a feeling of quaint charm and a throwback to a simpler time that’s difficult to find in today’s fast-paced world. There’s the sense you’re transported from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a space that’s about a focus on reflection and quiet tranquility.
Desirable Residential Amenities
Along with the gourmet kitchen, other amenities you’ll include a recreation room, office suite, gym and multi-car garage while a variety of porches and covered decks provide scenic and relaxing spaces for entertaining or reveling in the splendid surroundings.
Both the main house and the guest house are located on a portion of rising elevation, which allows you to fully immerse yourself in the views, which are lush in the summer and serenely snow-covered throughout much of the winter.
Tom Cruise and the Design of 115 Francisco Way
Tom Cruise is perhaps the most legendary Hollywood actor of all time, having been nominated for three Academy Awards and having won three Golden Globe Awards. Cruise began appearing in films at the age of 19 as a star in Endless Love and went on to star in films including Risky Business, Top Gun, The Firm, Jerry Maguire, and as agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible series.
Cruise was rated as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1990, 1991, and 1997, and was rated by Premier magazine as being in the top 20 of its annual Power 100 list in 2002 and 2003. Forbes ranked Tom Cruise as the world’s most powerful celebrity in 2006. Cruise himself designed the home along with famed architects James Hardy and Larry Yaw, and it was then constructed by élite Telluride firm Fortenberry Construction.
The Oprah Winfrey interview
115 Francisco Way is a private estate shrouded in the serenity of 300 acres of pristine property. This Telluride estate, designed by Tom Cruise, was once the site of an exclusive interview between the legendary Hollywood star and Oprah Winfrey.
All rights ©2008 The Oprah Winfrey Show
Telluride: Year-Round Playground for the Affluent
The estate at 115 Francisco Way is located just 10 minutes from the Telluride Regional Airport, which underwent a recent multi-million dollar renovation to be able to accommodate long-range private aircraft. Telluride is known for luxurious ski resorts, as well as summertime activities that include hiking, mountain biking and river rafting.
The ski resorts in Telluride boast some of the most diverse, steep and deep terrain in all of North America, which makes it alluring for both adventure and luxury-seekers, and the area has been recognized by Conde Nast readers as the number one ski hot spots on the continent.
The town’s historic center features well-preserved brick front shops, boutiques, and restaurants, which reflect the mining history of Telluride, as well as Victorian homes, art galleries and outdoor outfitters. This central area of Telluride was designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1964, ensuring it maintains its original charm and integrity.
This elite locale is also home to the Telluride Film Festival, which has attracted guests including Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise himself. Along with a quaint historic district and the Film Festival, Telluride is also home to a variety of other festivals, which include Blues and Brews, The Wine Festival, The Balloon Festival, The Jazz Celebration and The Yoga Festival.
115 Francisco Way Telluride, Colorado 81435
This expansive, private and exclusive piece of Telluride luxury real estate has finally hit the market, and is being showcased by Bill Fandel of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty.
USD 59,000,000 I Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty
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