Wall Street Journal – Private Properties – July 13, 2012 Home on 160 Acres Near Denver Is Listed for $18.95 Million
An Evergreen, Colo., home has listed for $18.95 million. The property, about 40 minutes from downtown Denver, includes 160 acres on five separate parcels adjacent to a national forest. It includes a 9,500-square-foot stone and stucco main house, a 3,000-square-foot caretaker’s residence and two barns. The main house has a terrace along the back with mountain views.
The seller is Robert Truscheit, the owner of a private investment firm, who is based in Washington state. Mr. Truscheit assembled the property in 2004 and built the home in 2009. “Admittedly, it’s a high price,” says Mr. Truscheit. “The right person has to come along who wants the privacy.” Matt Podskoch and Ryan Podskoch of Global Real Estate Network have the listing.
Wall Street Journal – Private Properties – July 26, 2012
A Southampton, N.Y., home has listed for $30 million.
On more than 5 acres, the property is directly on the beach with about 200 feet of oceanfront. It includes a two-story, 5,000-square-foot contemporary home with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The two-story home has two kitchens, one on each level. There’s a swimming pool surrounded by a glass atrium. It also has a gated entry and a tennis court.
Philip Stamm, an attorney for the owner, whom he described as an 83-year-old relative, says the owner is selling because he has had the property for more than 25 years and is looking to move on. Mr. Stamm is handling the listing; Ryan Podskoch and Matt Podskoch of Global Real Estate Network are also marketing the property.
Wall Street Journal – Private Properties – May 3, 2012
A 610-acre ranch in Basalt, Colo.—about 40 minutes from Aspen—has hit the market asking $49.5 million.
Owned by Tom Bedell and his wife, Molly, Peace Ranch has five residences with a total of 16 bedrooms as well as a pool and hot tub. A year-round horse facility, the ranch also has horse trails, outdoor and indoor riding arenas, horse stalls and irrigated hay fields.
In 2007, Mr. Bedell and his investors sold the fishing-tackle company he ran for many decades for roughly $400 million. He and his wife plan to spend more time in Nashville, Tenn., where they recently opened a branch of their store, Two Old Hippies, which sells memorabilia, guitars and clothing.
Matt and Ryan Podskoch of Global Real Estate Network are marketing the property.
—Lauren A. E. Schuker
Joder Arabian Ranch captures the spirit of horses, community
Nestled along the foothills near Boulder, the Joder Arabian Ranch stretches across 330 acres of rolling hills and pine forests and holds miles of trails and a quaintness that reflects a charming piece of property with all the beauty of nature.
Long established as an equestrian center and wildlife refuge, the Joder Arabian Ranch wasn’t always frequented by settlers. Before the turn of the 20th century, it’s believed the property was owned by either the federal government or the state of Colorado. The southern part of the property holds evidence of an early home site, but its original owner remains a mystery.
During the 1880s, the Boulder Left Hand and Middle Park Railroad project cut through the southeast portion of the property. Today, the railroad cut remains visible through a ridge below a home on the property. Another hint of the property’s past comes from an old quarry road that weaves its way through the land leading to a quarry site overlooking Left Hand Canyon, which today remains as Boulder County Open Space.
County records reveal three different owners in the early part of the 20th century, before Anna Best Joder set her eyes on it in 1954. At the time of purchase, the ranch stretched more than 600 acres on the east and west sides of Colo. Highway 36, just north of Boulder by about 3 miles. Her vision for the property remained with her passion for Arabian horse breeding and lineage and to establish the ranch as such.
Robert Joder, Anna’s son, says his mother was passionate in many avenues when it came to Arabian horses and she carried a “fire in her eyes” for the animals. Not only was she an expert in Arabian horse breeding and lineage, she was the founding editor of the national Arabian Horse News magazine and owner and operator of the Hobby Horse Gift Shop that operated from the ranch. “There was always cutlery, books and stationery – anything you can think of with Arabian horses on it throughout her home. It certainly made her thrive,” Joder says.
At one point during her years on the property, the Joder Arabian Ranch became home to the Rocky Mountain School of Horsemanship, the gift shop, a controlled breeding program, a boarding operation and approximately 90 Arabian horses, including the award winning Arabian stallion Ibn Rogue.
By the late 1970s, Anna passed the reins of the ranch to her son Robert and his wife Eloise. While he cut back on the breeding operations and thinned the heard, he focused on expanding the boarding operations. In addition, Robert focused more on the community by starting equine activities such as horse shows, costume horse shows, equine-assisted therapy and equine workshops.
Dan Joder, one of Robert’s three sons, says, “My dad marvels at the language between man and horse and has always focused on natural horsemanship techniques as the foundational philosophy. I have watched him in the round pen and studied his hands and body language as he works with the horses. He truly understands the horse.”
Robert saw the Joder Arabian Ranch as a place for community, and that was evident through the programs he began, including a ropes course focused on leadership and team building, children’s summer camps, riding lessons, equine therapy and more. In addition, eight miles of trails throughout the ranch property allow people to experience the serenity of the ranch.
Today, summer camps continue to spark the spirit each year as kids make their way to the ranch to learn and experience. In addition, the Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm nonprofit equine therapy organization at the ranch focuses on utilizing the healing power of the horse-human relationship to assist at-risk people with imagining, creating and living lives of purpose. Dan says the ranch has also worked with students from Naropa University in Boulder who are studying equine and wilderness programs.
The Joder Arabian Ranch offers a unique topography with stunning views of the plains, the Indian Peaks Wilderness, the Boulder Flatirons and the Rocky Mountains. Two undeveloped springs wind their way through the ranch.
The geology of the ranch is another facet that makes this property stand out, and has attracted geology and geography students from the University of Colorado at Boulder to study the invertebrate fossils in the Six-Mile Fold area. A diverse mix of fauna and flora add to the beauty of the scenery, including bald eagles, mule deer, coyote, wild turkey and red-tailed hawks.
The beauty of this property – with its unsurpassed scenery and views, horse operations, structures, four arenas and four property sites – make this a ranch ideal for a future investor, as the property is currently for sale. With its location only minutes from Boulder and an hour from Denver International Airport, this foothills treasure is perfect for an active lifestyle with a connection to the community that makes it thrive.
Robert says the ranch is currently subject to a conservation easement and includes development for up to four building sites. Three of the sites are on Joder Arabian Ranch property, with the fourth on the Cox Estate property, which was left to Patricia Joder Cox, Robert’s sister. While the 3.47-acre Cox Estate is within the Joder Ranch, it has a separate owner and will require a separate sales agreement. However, Robert says the Coxes and Joders share in the vision of selling the combined property and would be open to such an arrangement.
The Joder family says they are open to a split of the property with 220 acres and two home sites to the south and the north 110 acres also with two home sites.
Experiencing the Joder Arabian Ranch captures the spirit alive within its rolling hills and pine forests. With horses grazing among the hills, the chatter among the barns from the vibrant community shows the life that makes this place beautiful.
For more information contact Matt Podskoch, Global Real Estate Network at 303.440.1487.
By Kristi Ritter, At Home