Imagine if your neighbor was one of these high-profile celebrities! It's actually not too outside the realm of possibility.What if you popped over to the house next-door to borrow a cup of sugar, only to come face-to-face with the one and only Oprah? Of course, that wouldn't be reality for most of us (for so many reasons!), but we can certainly be proud of the fact that our beautiful state has attracted the interest and buying power of some of America's rich and famous. First, we'll start with Oprah Winfrey herself. The media mogul purchased this high-tech 8,700-square-foot lodge in Telluride, Colorado, for approximately $14 million. With a host of smart features (like climate control and a weather station), this five-bedroom home came furnished and includes a sauna, a 56-foot-long mine-style wine cellar, and a turret-style tower with lovely 360-degree views of the San Sophia Mountain Range. [caption id="attachment_15078" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo courtesy of ABC News[/caption] Telluride was also the choice of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, whose 14,000-square-foot house sits on 26 beautiful acres with gorgeous views. You could fit a couple modestly sized Denver homes on its huge, 5,500-square-foot deck. There are 11 bedrooms and 12.5 bathrooms in this lovely mansion, which Seinfeld put on the market for $18.3 million a couple years ago (though there are no official records of it ever actually selling). [caption id="attachment_15080" align="aligncenter" width="583"] Jerry Seinfeld's Telluride digs[/caption] Don't expect to bump into Tom Cruise, though. He sold his $59 million property (298 acres and 10,000-square-foot house that he designed) because he was just too busy to visit it anymore. And though the price tag seems a little steep, note that the estate includes a fitness center, recreation room, library, elevator, staff quarters, and its own private helipad, not to mention its knoll-top views of the Telluride valley. [caption id="attachment_15085" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Tom Cruise's former estate[/caption] Lastly, Kevin Costner has been building up his Aspen ranch for about 25 years, buying surrounding property around the original parcel; he now owns 165 acres. Its rustic peacefulness and proximity to lively downtown Aspen are the perfect blend, causing him to pass up real estate in other western states in favor of this one. When he's home, he often dons jeans and a cowboy hat and spends time fishing. [caption id="attachment_15091" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Kevin Costner's home outside of Aspen[/caption]
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