Starwood resident Barbi Benton, a ubiquitous television presence in the 1970s and early '80s, will be back in the spotlight next week on the MTV program "Extreme Cribs."
The show will feature various aspects of the home Benton shares with husband George Gradow. It airs at 2:30 p.m. local time Monday.
MTV filmed it in the spring over the course of a few days. The model-turned-actress said the show was a lot of work, but she had help from her 23-year-old daughter, Ariana Gradow, who is prominent throughout the program. Ariana likely will be on screen for most of the segment, Benton said, since she's the one who takes viewers through the house, which is nicknamed "The Copper Palace" because of its roof.
Their 24,000-square-foot home, which sits on 35 acres on Starwood's west side, was finished in 1995 after six years of planning, design and construction. It's multitiered, with each area resembling a pod. It features two swimming pools with underwater speakers, a ballroom, a disco, office space, a gym, a dark room, a master bedroom (with a revolving bed) offering views of Mount Sopris and the Roaring Fork Valley, a projection room and much more.
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