Telluride, CO, along with practically every ski resort town in North America, is facing a challenging housing crisis.
Homes are being snatched up as short-term rental investment properties by the rich, rent is through the roof, and the employees of small businesses and the ski resort itself are left with minimal options for affordable housing.
Meanwhile, lavish homes, like the one below, are selling for a cool $15 million…
1068 Wilson Way is a 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 6,561 sq. ft. home that sits on a 35 acre lot just 20 minutes from the slopes of Telluride resort.
Here’s a description of the property from the realtor.com listing:
“Among the finest examples of legendary AD 100 architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen’s iconic style within the Rocky Mountains, this dramatic knoll-top residence is surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Telluride, Colorado. The clean & contemporary residence is a wonderful combination of quarried limestone, glass, steel & native stone. Understated yet sophisticated vaulted interiors were perfectly executed to savor the natural light & act as the ultimate backdrop for a stunning natural setting. Four separate Guest Suites, living areas, theater pen to expansive outdoor living areas. All set within the private enclave of Gray Head located just 20 minutes from Telluride’s storied ski slopes, within a community that has its own trail system, tennis courts, rustic owner’s cabin & fishing pond.”
Call me a socialist, but uh… this is gross.
I don’t consider myself to be an anarchist that’s wishing for the demise of the current capitalist system that this country participates in, but I find it disgusting every time I see a real estate listing like this in an American ski town.
Owning property in a ski town has been exclusively for the rich for decades now, but that doesn’t make me any more accepting of it.
I pray that someday one of these over-sized properties will be donated to a local government to build affordable housing. Think about how many housing units you could build on 35 acres!
It would most likely be enough solve the housing crisis in Telluride.
The rich keep getting richer and I keep getting saltier. That’s just the way it goes, I guess.
Speaking of the rich, you know you’re rich when you have three flint-lock pistols laying on your living room coffee table like in the photo above.
That screams weird-rich-guy-from-California vibes to me…