You may have already heard about Music Gardens Ranch. The fabled property, nestled on Hastings Mesa just 20 minutes from Telluride, literally hits all the high notes when it comes to bespoke luxury, net-zero sustainable living and state-of-the-art recording studio technology. Hidden inside the 90-acre estate is the legendary recording studio dubbed “Studio in the Clouds.” Among the famous names who have escaped to the retreat to record their music are George Benson, Dierks Bentley, Neil Young and Jewel. The name says it all. When you’re hovering 8,500 feet above sea level, “Studio in the Clouds,” feels fitting.
As seller Alan Bradbury, who built and completed the ranch in 2012, explains: “There’s no place like this anywhere in the region as far as sound quality. It was designed by a rocket scientist to be acoustically perfect.”
The “Studio in the Clouds” quite literally elevates the music producing process, thanks to a state-of-the-art mixing room, sound studio and live performance room capable of accommodating a 60-person orchestra. Above the recording studio resides the sound engineer’s apartment. The home devotes an entire level to accommodating the musicians or guests with three bedrooms, full kitchen, large living spaces and deck.
Music Gardens Ranch consists of two parcels spread over more than 90 acres. The first parcel encompasses 41.19 acres and includes the recording studio, plus a 11,672 square-foot primary house, attached 1,200 square-foot greenhouse / solarium, a 720 square-foot shed, a 1,280 square-foot barn, a 480 square-foot caretaker’s unit, a small writer’s sanctuary and a three-car garage. The property was designed to be net-zero energy and would be able to produce its own energy and food onsite. The second parcel rests on 49.33-acres includes a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home with 2,407 square feet of living space.