Ladies, have you ever thought that it would be cool to be Oprah Winfrey? Gentlemen, have you ever wondered what Stedman has that you don't? Have you wanted to be Stedman? If the answer is "no," after you see the house she just bought for $14 million in the ski resort town of Telluride, Colorado, you are going to change your mind.
As the "kids" would say: her crib is freaking sick!
Ever want to pretend you just destroyed the Death Star and its time to party with a bunch of Ewoks? You can, on the $140,000 walkway that leads from the house out into the trees. Surprisingly, it doesn't come with an X-wing fighter, or Death Star you can destroy, to heighten the experience.
Built by tech executive Bob Wall, it is a "smart house." What does that mean? Well – if Oprah wants to water the house plants from her office in Chicago, where the headquarters for the Oprah Network are located, she can. It also has a Finnish-style spa, a heated driveway, and, as mentioned earlier, a home automation system that will make it a lot of fun to screw with your friends when they come to visit.
With a game/media room like this, you can rest assured that your friends will want to come and visit, just so they can watch the game while playing pool in this amazing room.
You may want to keep a whip and a large boulder or two on hand, because after they drink a bottle or two of wine from your cellar, they are going to want to pretend they are Indiana Jones. To give it a truly authentic feel, there is even a sound system installed that fills the cellar with the sound of creaking timbers and dripping water. On second thought, skip the whip and boulder.
If you have ever wanted to find out what having room for five in the bathtub would be like, you can, while you enjoy the incredible view.
After a long, hard day of enjoying this amazing 8,700 square foot home that sits on 3.25 acres, you and everyone you know can kick back and relax in the very, very large hot tub.
For something as big as it is, you would think it would have more than five bedrooms, but the rooms are about the size of a modest apartment, so you could fit a lot of people into one, if you really needed to.
Want to go skiing? You can, and you don't even have to mix with the little people. For the paltry sum of $250,000, a mining tram-style funicular will take you down the hill behind the house to one of the many ski slopes in the area.
This beautiful creation took the previous owner five years to finish – designing and building it after he began construction in 2001.
So yes, the kids would say "pretty sick," but it gets even better.
Oprah bought the house fully-furnished, and supposedly only plans to use when she is in town to oversee construction on an 60-acre parcel of land she bought in 2014 for $11 million. Apparently, when you are worth $3.2 billion, you can afford to buy and maintain a $14 million home rather than just go to a hotel.
Oprah also has homes in California and Hawaii.