Ideally situated atop a majestic ridge spanning the renowned Lake Creek and Squaw Creek valleys, this magnificent contemporary mountain estate offers privacy, breathtaking views, and unmatched luxury features. Built for perfection on some of the most sought after land in the Vail Valley, the property contains an open-sided glass ceiling elevator that will travel 3 stories to the professional telescope observatory and to a state-of-the-art indoor tropical greenhouse that provides year round fruit and vegetables. Ahead of its time, half the energy for this 5 bedroom + caretaker, 8 bathroom, 10,561 square foot retreat is supplied by an impressive fleet of solar panels (including an off-grid battery array) in conjunction with a pond providing geothermal heating and cooling. Fully automated, one can control the Crestron system (audio/video/thermostats/Lutron lighting) via an Apple or Android mobile phone or tablet from anywhere. Let your imagination run wild on the 34.38 acres of lush aspen groves and sage/wildflower meadows, with commanding views of the Gore Range, Lake Creek Valley, and Finnegan’s Peak of the Sawatch Range directly to the south. Wildlife abounds on the hiking paths throughout the property, and miles of trails in the White River National Forest are accessed within a few minutes’ walk. Steel, stone, and glass dominate the architectural design of this masterpiece. Sold mostly furnished and inclusive of a secondary lot, one can build a barn/guest house, or another home on the adjacent parcel. Zoned for horses, this unique luxury property also comes with garage parking for 7 and a John Deere tractor. The home is constructed with 2 wings connected by a dramatic 50 foot glass-walled bridgeway with panoramic views. The open floor plan designed for casual and comfortable living contains all primary living spaces on the main level including the kitchen, dining, master suite, great room, office, library, and 2 of the 4 additional bedrooms. Generous outdoor living spaces, including two patios with outdoor fireplaces and a large, discretely fenced backyard, provide ample opportunity and perspective to take in the best views in Eagle County. The large studio with 2 story floor-to-ceiling glass windows has numerous uses, e.g., a showcase garage for a car collector, art gallery, game room, fitness center, additional bedrooms, or secondary master suite. The private in-law/caretaker apartment boasts its own full kitchen, dramatic views, and access to 1 of 3 laundry areas. The gated community of Squaw Creek Ranch is just minutes from downtown Edwards Riverwalk and a multitude of dining and shopping activities. An exclusive home on extensive acreage with spectacular views less than 30 minutes to Vail and Beaver Creek -- this property is unmatched in the Vail Valley.