September 12th, 2013
I’m going to the beach this weekend so I’m putting Charlie’s stunning video up a day early. This week’s post is by Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO:
Recently the N.Y. Times wrote about Calvin Klein’s new home in the Southampton, New York. There’s an obsession with celebrities and real estate. But is a home worth more that has a unique history to its ownership? In Steamboat Springs, Colorado, I recently listed a home that’s rich in Steamboat Springs history, but also extends to the history of skiing in the United States. So I wanted to make sure captured and utilized the history of this home in the marketing of selling such a special home.
Buddy Werner, one of the most accomplished ski racers in American history was raised in this home in downtown Steamboat Springs. But it’s not just Buddy who is decorated, his two other siblings were also Olympians and the mountain that the Steamboat ski area (Mt. Werner) is named after the Werner family.
But it doesn’t stop there. Buddy’s sister, Skeeter Werner married NFL player and Heisman Trophy winner, Doak Walker. Doak and Skeeter also lived in the home. And then there was the time former President Gerald Ford had dinner in the home while secret service waited outside. It’s also talked about that the Kennedy clan, Robert Redford and even Clint Eastwood spent some time in Steamboat with the Werner family.
Celebrities aside, the home at 844 Aspen Street in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is a wonderful home and on one of the best lots in town. In real estate we always talk about location. And the Werner home is in Downtown Steamboat, nested on 1.47 acres and bordered by Soda creek. The lot itself is an oasis in the heart of Ski Town, USA.
Making this video, I wanted to capture both the history of the Werner home while displaying the original craftsmanship and recent upgrades that go into making this a very special home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I was fortunate to have one of the Werner’s personal friends narrate the video. Showing pictures of ski legend Buddy Werner is one thing, but having someone talk about the history just adds another level. So is a home worth more when it has celebrity status? I’m not sure, but it sure helps in the marketing.