Longtime NBC sports executive Dick Ebersol made his career shaping the coverage of the Olympics, recently resigning from his position in May 2011. Ebersol’s Telluride home just hit the high-end Mountain Village real estate market for $13 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Ebersol was named Chairman of NBC Sports & Olympics in 1989 then secured the rights for the ’96 Olympics, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2012 Olympics. During the 1995-96 season, for the only time in history, the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals and Summer Olympics were all telecast by one network—NBC.
Although his name may not have the same household status as Derek Jeter or Michael Phelps, Ebersol was, for several years, one of the most powerful men in sports and sports coverage.
Ebersol and his wife Susan St. James purchased the impressive 12,962-square-foot home in 2004 for $10.4 million. Built in 2001, the stone estate sits on a 1.7-acre lot surrounded by lush greenery, evergreen trees and picturesque views of the surrounding mountains.
Ebersol’s home features reclaimed wood flooring, artisan-crafted chandeliers and stone fireplaces. The estate’s alpine-style is emphasized by thick wool rugs, lodge-like peaked ceilings and rustic furniture.
Sitting at the end of a cul-de-sac, the home is private yet only minutes from the Mountain Village center and downtown Telluride.
While most celebrity real estate pockets are in California or New York, the Telluride area also attracts the rich and famous. Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are among the celebrities that have homes here. Currently Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica have their Telluride mansion on the market.