Recently covered in The Wall Street Journal, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Colorado has listed “II Podere,” the 142-acre family estate of Dick Rothkopf, whose companies were responsible for popular children’s toys such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Chuggington.
Situated on a picturesque mountain top and surrounded by 88 acres in Edwards, Colorado, this home showcases unrivaled panoramic views of New York Mountain, the Sawatch and Gore Mountain Ranges, Holy Cross, Finnegan’s, Gold Dust Peak and Castle Peak, to name a few.
Complete with eight bedrooms, amenities include smart home technology, full outdoor tennis and basketball courts, indoor basketball court, billiards, 1,200 bottle wine room, outdoor year-round heated pool with pool house, miles of manicured private trails, immense exercise room, spa-quality sauna with steam room and, for the cinema buff, a professionally-outfitted private theater.
Built on a special area of land where the Rothkopf family enjoyed hiking, Dick, with the help of engineers and two years of planning, was tasked with building a private road nearly one-and-one-half miles long in order to make the home accessible. This is one of the many unique reasons the home is locally famous; it’s known for having a, “$1 million driveway.”
Exuding an old-world Tuscan culture mixed with complete privacy, this tremendous mountain view homestead is available for $21,850,000.