Saturday, February 9, 2002
Steamboat Springs If you're looking for a Routt County home in the $1 million-and-up category, there are more than 50 to choose form. But there is nothing quite like the Sam and Marilyn Trozzel home.
If location is everything, consider that the Trozzels' son-in-law caught a 25-inch rainbow trout out of the Elk River last summer. And he was in their back yard.
Owners: Sam and Marilyn Trozzel Location: Situated on 2.14 acres along the Elk River near Mad Creek Construction: Built of Canadian white spruce logs in 1993 Size: 3 bedrooms, four baths, 4,800 square feet. Features: Two wood burning fireplaces, plus two additional wood burning stoves; Oversized three-car garage accommodates RV; Landscaping with a well sprinkler; Satellite system; Huge family room with wet bar Asking price: $1,595,000 Listing agents: Mix and Karen Beauvais, Coldwell Banker Silver Oak Ltd
Location. That just about says it all.
The Trozzels have decided to purchase a new vacation home in Canada to be closer to their adult children. Their private fishing paradise on the Elk River near Mad Creek has become available as a result. Listing agent Mix Beauvais said the home was built in 1993, but looks like new.
"It's built of Canadian white cedar logs," Beauvais said. "They'll last forever in this climate."
The house is situated on a relatively narrow sliver of land comprising 2.14 acres between county Road 129 and the river. The building lot is elevated sufficiently above the river that flooding has never been an issue, Beauvais said.
When Sam Trozzel undertook building the home, he worked with the Army Corps of engineers and the Colorado Division of Wildlife to improve fishing habitat in the river where it borders his property, Beauvais said. He also made certain he would have ample room for his vehicles. The oversized three-car garage has room for an RV.
The home features the character of hickory wood floors and is warmed with propane radiant heat as well as two wood-burning fireplaces and two additional wood-burning stoves.