This timeless 8 bedroom family estate was built in 2008 to accommodate a large family and many guests and is named Il Podere or "family homestead". Despite its grand scale, the authentic Tuscan design and materials exude warmth, comfort, and security. Built to look just as gorgeous in 200 years as the day it was completed, this legacy estate has unparalleled and forever unobstructed 360-degree views, unprecedented privacy, and yet is remarkably close to the Vail Valley's ski slopes and amenities: less than 15 minutes to the heart of Edwards, 18 minutes to Beaver Creek, less than 30 minutes to your ski club at the Vail slopes and just 35 minutes to hop a jet out of the local airport or Jet Center. This family compound sits on its own mountaintop on 142 acres and is bordered by another 88 pristine acres that the current owners turned over as restricted open space for a total of 230 private acres. The views from this home define the term panoramic with magnificent vistas including New York Mountain, the Sawatch and Gore Mountain Ranges, Holy Cross, Finnegan's, Gold Dust Peak and Castle Peak. A sampling of the home's amenities includes easy to use "smart home" technology, full outdoor tennis court, outdoor basketball, indoor basketball, billiards, private professional-quality cinema for the most demanding critic, 1,200 bottle wine room, outdoor year-round heated pool with pool house, miles of manicured private trails, immense exercise room, spa-quality sauna, steam room, and outdoor infinity edge hot tub complemented by numerous beautiful gardens and a recirculating stream and waterfall. There is a totally separate caretaker's house of equivalent quality to the main house, and barn with a six-person bunk room and four stalls that could house four horses (but currently holds snowmobiles, ATVs and dirt bikes), and room for a heliport if so desired. There is subdivision potential offering the opportunity to build another full-size estate that is not visible from the main residence including another caretaker's residence to be used as an additional family residence or to subdivide and sell. Il Podere is truly on top of the world located between Lake Creek and Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado. The location provides astonishing views of Lake Creek Valley and completely captures the wonders of the Rocky Mountain landscape with meadows filled with wildflowers, crystal mountain streams and lakes, herds of majestic elk and, snow-capped mountain peaks, including Holy Cross, the New York Mountain, the Gore Range, Castle Peak and Game Creek Bowl on Vail Mountain. This slice of heaven has an abundance of wildlife including deer, elk and birds of prey. Enjoy long, sunny, cool, and fresh midsummer days that are perfect for hiking throughout the Valley or choose a hike on the many miles of private hiking on the estate's land, adjacent open space and easements across neighboring acreage. Explore the area on foot, by ATV, biking or horseback. Wintertime brings a whole different landscape: out come the sleds, skis, snowshoes, snowmobiles and hot cocoa. Or, simply enjoy the ultimate undisturbed serenity of this home's setting.