Inside 'Men in Black' filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld's $13.25M Colorado mansion with 360-degree mountain views
Wouldn't you love to catch a glimpse of Colorado's best mountain views from home? Owned by Susan and Barry Sonnenfeld, the Hollywood filmmaker known for 'The Addams Family' and the 'Men in Black' saga, the sprawling mansion promises to make you go green with envy.
Named Raspberry Patch Estate after its lush green plants, the house is listed for sale for the price of $13.25 million. According to the description, "The 10,900-square-foot home near Telluride sits privately on a knoll in the middle of 62 private acres with unobstructed mountain views."
The home has a ski lodge feel with stone, wood, ceiling beams and glass framing the views. With seven bedrooms, nine baths, a living room with a stone fireplace, it has a cozy and comfortable feel. Also, the 360-degree views are simply enviable. The kitchen, with its large double islands that open to the family room, is geared for cooking for large groups of family and friends.
The magnificent home also has a home theater, perfect for a family to sit together and watch movies and TV shows on a life-sized screen. And if that wasn't enough, there's a separate caretaker’s two-bedroom home, a luge course, and a greenhouse. Having built the property in the early 2000s, the director once told The Hollywood Reporter, "The summers are, for us, more spectacular than the winters."
Born in New York City, did you know the filmmaker worked on pornographic films before finally getting a break as director of photography on the Oscar-nominated 1982 film 'In Our Water'? Two years later, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen took him onboard the 1984 film 'Blood Simple' and he forged a bond with the Coen brothers.
He rose to become a cinematographer attached to several high-profile projects like 'Raising Arizona', 'Throw Momma From the Train' and 'When Harry Met Sally'. He then paved a path towards direction with films like 'Get Shorty', 'The Addam Family' and the 'Men in Black' trilogy.
Reportedly, Barry is in talks with Warner Bros. for a live-action film adaptation of the DC Comics characters The Metal Men. Looking to buy the property? You can get in touch with the listing agent, Patrick Pelisson of Telluride Properties. And if you can't get your eyes off the spectacular mansion, click here for more pictures.