Inspired by the finest villas of the Dolomites and Tuscany, this dramatic stone residence ($12,750,000) is the most authentic example of traditional Italian alpine design in the Telluride Region. Set high upon a knoll-top at the end of a private road with direct ski access, this gracious family home offers sweeping views of mountain peaks, spruce and Aspen forests and the contiguous groomed ski trails of the Telluride Ski Resort. Borne of decades of travel and collecting throughout the European countryside, the property’s custom-quarried stone, tumbled brick, antique marble, centuries-old fixtures, timbers & flooring, were all imported from Italy to the exacting standards of one of the country’s top architects and one the region’s top builders. A dramatic private courtyard entered through ornate iron gates, opens to warm and inviting spaces featuring wood-burning fireplaces, coffered and barrel-vaulted ceilings, Venetian plaster walls, and beautiful custom windows & doors that welcome guests throughout the seasons, among a series of suites and recreation rooms. Throughout the home top-of-the-line A / V equipment satisfies a true audiophile while generous heated garages and parking areas accommodate multiple vehicles and owner storage. The home is encircled by lush tree-lined & flower-filled gardens, leading to a private spa adorned in Italian mosaics and antique tile complimented by beautiful hand-painted frescoes. A truly rare offering in the finest of settings.