Whether you like the proposed Edwards Condominiums or not, the project is now on hold until a land use issue is resolved.? There is a question as to if the land above the Edwards Corner is able to be built on, or if it should stay open space.? The developer (Remonov & Co) hopes to build high-end condos (starting around $2M) designed by Daniel Libeskind.? (world renowned architect)
The designs I have seen are not in keeping with the current feel of the community.? The developer has said the building should be the focal point of Edwards, where I see the surrounding landscape as the focus.? And from most parts of Edwards, the 4-5 story building will dominate the view, not complement the mountains in the background.? (you can't see the?Sawatch Range?unless you're up by I-70, somewhat misleading from their rendering in the attached article)
The Vail Valley real estate scene has been dominated by luxurious mountain retreats for years.? Lots of stone, timber and natural materials have been the norm in new constructions.? But it seems a more modern approach may be coming to Edwards in the near future.
Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind has been retained by a pair of local developers in the hopes to build an urban styled condominum project.? Rick Mueller and Bobby Hernreich of Remonov &?Co. feel that its time for a more modern feel for architecture in the mountains.
While most of the second home owners in the valley desire the mountain feel (ski lodge or national park grand lodge), it may be that urban design has a market here.? (glass and steel)? Many home owners do express a need for a slightly smaller home, as they no longer need 6+ bedrooms and 8000+ square feet.