19140 Glades Place | $3,295,000


3 bed | 3 bath | 2,275 sqft

Juxtaposed amid towering pines a ski trail meanders. Lining the slopes are the pioneers of private mountainside living. For these lucky few, mid-mountain means immediate access to nature. It means starting your day with skis pointing downslope. It means skiing past the fire pit, past the inviting hot tub, and onto the adjacent ski trail. A glass of wine and a nice soak will have to wait.

More unique than the setting – The Container – is a series of repurposed shipping containers situated atop an impressive wall of board-formed concrete. Sleek geometric form creates linear visuals, quintessential of a modern masterpiece. With all the requisite attributes of a mountain retreat, The Container maintains a minimalist, yet graceful simplicity.

Located on the upper floor a clear cedar-lined hallway leads to three bedrooms. Flanked by a private office, the fully appointed kitchen is steps away. Here it’s easy to get lost in thought as faraway mountain peaks capture the imagination. Seemingly endless hours of natural light pour in from all directions. An adjacent dining area borders, with floor-to-ceiling windows blurring the line between inside and outside worlds. Just now a skier swooshes past.

A gathering of family and friends congregate on the expansive deck space. Simultaneously the inviting lounge area of the covered patio beckons. As you pass the comfortable living room you opt to head downstairs for a game of cards. A massive steel I-beam running the length of the room punctuates the expansive media room hangout.

Inevitably, as the evening winds down thoughts of morning adventures dominate the conversation. Not a mention of distant parking lots, lugging gear while walking in ski boots, nor added time for long gondola lift lines comes into consideration. These are inconveniences of the past. You are at Mountainside where life becomes balanced between relaxation and adventure. This is the perfect harmony between humans and the environment.


Michael Montalbano