As Seen In: SecondShelters.com - Thomas the Train Toy Tycoon Ready to Let Go of La Via Favorita Estate
1548 La Via Favorita Edwards, Colorado, is currently listed for $19.5 million. Photo Credit: LIV Sotheby's International Realty.
If this was your view would it be hard to let it go? Featured today on SecondShelters.com, I was fortunate enough to get the inside scoop on this iconic estate, currently listed for $19.5 million by Malia Cox Nobrega and Barbara Scrivens of LIV Sotheby's International Realty.
1548 La Via Favorita is the treasured personal residence of Thomas the Train toy tycoon Dick Rothkopf – an active supporter of early childhood education, who has served on the board of the Ounce of Prevention Fund since 1998, and was chairman of the organization for three years. A prominent figure in Vail, he currently serves on the board of the Vail Valley Foundation and the Vail Youth Foundation.
Rothkopf built the property in 2008 to accommodate his large family and many guests, focusing on authentic Tuscan design, and materials that exude warmth, comfort, and security. Now he says it's time to let it go, mostly so he can be closer to his children and grandchildren .
The scenic retreat offers postcard views from nearly every room and sits on its own mountaintop nestled on 142 acres, bordered by another 88 acres that Rothkopf turned over as restricted open space, for a total of 230 private acres, just minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts. It also comes complete with a luxury sedan and personal driver to escort you to any destination of your choosing.
The best part? Nobrega says, “Although it is very proximate to all the action it feels remote. The timeless character of the property is so incredible and means that an owner will never need to renovate the residence. They will just update appliances and things of that nature, but otherwise it will be gorgeous 300 years from now with normal maintenance.” The jaw-dropping family compound is also ideal for corporate retreats featuring private hiking, snowshoeing, ATV, and snowmobile trails right outside your front door.
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