Instant satisfaction

Stagecoach home offers elegant style -- right now

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Instant satisfaction isn't a phrase typically associated with real estate.

But the buyers of a new, luxury home near Stagecoach Reservoir may come close to the feeling when they relax in their already furnished mountain retreat minutes after closing on the property.

"Somebody could walk right in, and it would be theirs," said listing agent Jane Stitt of Town & Country Properties Inc. in Oak Creek.

The 4,636-square-foot home is in the Morrison Creek Valley up Linx Pass Road about five miles past the reservoir.

Built on about an acre, the home's panoramic views of the valley and mountains are among its best features.

"The views are just incredible, and the sunsets are spectacular," said Stitt, who is listing the property for $1,795,000.

Tony and Donna Stich are the general contractors of the home, which they designed and decorated with handpicked furnishings and artwork fitting a nature theme.

"It's the only way we felt we could bring a mountain theme into the whole home," Tony Stich said.

The home includes hand-scribed rustic cherry wood cabinets and floors, granite countertops and high-quality light fixtures.

True to the earthy feel of the home, there is a 6-foot wide elk antler chandelier, hand-scribed log railing, two indoor waterfalls along the entrance to the family room and a mountain scene carved on the front door.

"We tried to bring as much as we could of the outdoors indoors," Tony Stich said.

The home's size, elegant architecture, style and privacy set it apart from most homes in the Stagecoach area, which tend to be more modest, Stitt said.

There are three-plus bedrooms as well as 3 1/2 bathrooms, an exercise room, game room, office, family room and living room in the home.

Maximizing the homes views are 4- by 15-foot windows designed to withstand the sometimes-gusty winds in the area. Nineteen arched doorways facilitate flow and movement throughout the home, Tony Stich said.

For recreation, residents may enjoy miles of hiking and ski trails as well as horseback riding at the nearby High Meadows Ranch.

Overall, the home would be an ideal second home or corporate retreat, Stitt said.

"I would think it would be for anyone coming into Steamboat who wants a second home retreat and wants to be surrounded by nature," she said.

For more information or to schedule a showing, call Stitt at 736-1000.

-- To reach Tamera Manzanares call 871-4204 or e-mail tmanzanares@steamboatpilot.com

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