Roxanne Pulitzer's Telluride house for sale: It can be yours for $19.9 million (PHOTOS)
Not to be outdone by fellow Playboy cover girl Barbi Benton in the marketing of extreme cribs, Roxanne Pulitzer and husband Tim Boberg recently offered the Wall Street Journal a tour of their 23,000-square-foot Telluride home -- which is up for sale for $19.9 million. That's slightly higher than the asking price for Jerry Seinfeld's Telluride digs, but then, Pulitzer and Husband Number Five have put quite a bit of work into the place.
As the Journal reports here, the house was a cozy 8800 square feet -- a mere cubbyhole! -- when Pulitzer and Boberg acquired it in 2001. They've since added on a bowling alley, a shooting range, a lap pool, and a few other amenities, in a style the paper describes as "log-mountain-lodge-meets-Palm Beach."
Pulitzer rose to fame during her 1980s divorce from an heir to the Pulitzer fortune, a lurid celeb scandal that attracted media attention ranging from the tabloids to Hunter S. Thompson. She posed for Playboy to pay her legal bills and has since gone on to a successful career as an author of potboilers while burnishing her bad-girl image. She told the WSJ reporter that the massive expansion of their house was an effort to personalize her living space.
"Too many of the houses here are the same," she said. "You stumble home drunk and you don't know whose house you're in."
Boberg added that the couple had run out of projects to tackle and were eager to get started on a new home improvement challenge: "I believe the home you live in says more about you than anything."
For video of the couple and their modest little mountain retreat, go here. Check out the complete listing, which is being handled by Matthew Hintermeister of Sotheby's International Real Estate, here. Page down to view a sampling of photos available on the site.
More from our Follow That Story archive: "Carmelo Anthony loses $6 million on house sale: Hope he's happy in NYC (PHOTOS)."
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.