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Watch out Telluride: Oprah Winfrey has landed. While she has divested the majority of her Chicago real estate assets, including most recently a 9,625 square foot Water Tower Place condo, the media mogul just shelled out $13,750,000 for an extravagant 8,706 square foot home in the heart of Colorado ski country.

The off-market purchase comes on the heels of a 60-acre land acquisition, where Winfrey is currently overseeing the development of a custom-built mansion. But make no mistake: this ‘temporary’ residence will provide plenty of comfort until the project is completed.

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Fashioned after a historic mining tunnel (complete with water mists, sound effects, and a steel rail car), the property features a 56-foot long wine cellar capable of stowing up to 1,600 bottles.

Mine Tunnel

Oprah Wine Cellar

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A private four-person cable car, made to look like an old-fashioned mining car, connects directly to the Sundance ski run.

Oprah Rail Car Ski Hill

Six (yes…six) private balconies scattered throughout the home ensures every guest is just steps from picturesque views of the mountainous surroundings and the San Sophia Range.


Sky Deck

Hot Tub

The interior of the home is equally stunning, with everything one expects from an A-list celebrity: a fully equipped exercise room, professional kitchen,  spa-quality bathrooms, and a parlor room complete with a high-end wet bar.

Interior Living Room



Oprah Bathroom

Oprah Sauna

Oprah Shower

Parlor Room

If this is Winfrey’s idea of a temporary residence – one can only dream of what’s in store for her next abode…

Christian Peppler
Christian Peppler is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker, freelance writer, amateur musician and technology enthusiast. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 2010, and currently resides in Edgewater with his wife and a spoiled-rotten toy poodle, 'Baby.' Learn more about Christian's background by visiting his LinkedIn profile: