A Vail, Colorado, mountain chateau that served as the vacation retreat for former US President Gerald R. Ford and initially girl, Betty Ford has hit the industry for $13 million, The Write-up has realized.
Ford, an avid skier, is claimed to have lived in the dwelling next his presidency in the late 1970s and into the 1980s, in accordance to listing agent Tye Stockton with Compass, who is representing the seller.
“On a rare situation, I have the privilege of representing a storied residence in Vail. 998 Ptarmigan Rd is that household,” Stockton told The Write-up. “Frequented by President Gerald Ford and very first girl Betty, this lovely ranch-model dwelling enjoys extraordinary usefulness to the coronary heart of Vail Village.”
Designed in 1967, the dwelling spans around 5,800 square feet and is located amongst the fourth and sixth fairways on the Vail Golfing Course.
Characteristics of the approximately fifty percent-acre residence consist of an in depth wrap-all around deck with mountain and golfing system sights and a large courtyard with an outside hearth.
The main level, which surrounds the courtyard, features the major suite, great space, eating space, and secondary visitor suite.
On the other conclusion of the dwelling is a gourmand kitchen area with a peninsula bar, secondary king suite, and the mud/laundry home. On the lower stage is a recreational place with five supplemental guest rooms and backyard garden-stage obtain to the outside very hot tub.
Just a half-mile from Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak base place, the historic household is close to a slew of city amenities including the aptly named Ford Amphitheater, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Nature Heart, Vail Golf Program and Nordic Middle, soccer fields and volleyball courts, and the Vail bicycle path that runs from East Vail to Avon, in accordance to the listing.
Ford would live in the dwelling until he moved to his famed Beaver Creek home that has glided on and off the market more than the years.
Ford, who served as the 38th president of the United States from 1974 to 1977 just after Richard Nixon’s resignation, was the only president hardly ever to have been elected to the business of president or vice president.