If location is everything in real estate, then a log home in Fairview won't be on the market for long.
Located on Gilpin Street off Twentymile Road, the cozy home sits near the base of Emerald Mountain, a recreational playground for hikers, mountain bikers, skiers and snowshoers.
It also is just minutes from the Yampa River, parks, the Yampa River Core Trail and shopping, arts and services in downtown Steamboat Springs.
At the same time, the home's dark log exterior and cabin-like finishes give it a unique, out-of-town feel.
"It has charm, character and is still downtown," said listing broker Molly Hibbard of Prudential Steamboat Real Estate.
Built in 1967, the three-bedroom home was remodeled in 1994. At about 1,700 square feet, the home has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms.
The roomy master bedroom on the second floor is bright and airy with a vaulted ceiling and large windows. A private deck with views of Mount Werner will entice new owners to spend quiet mornings reading or sipping coffee in the sun.
The master suite includes a private bathroom, laundry room and two walk-in closets.
Extra storage, including walk-in closets in all the bedrooms and linen closets in the bathrooms, were among new additions to the home.
Former owners also cleaned and polished mahogany and pine paneled walls and added tile to the mudroom. Rustic log trim accents windows and other areas in the home.
The kitchen was revamped completely with new cabinets, smooth Corian countertops and hardwood floors. The room, which stays bright with a large skylight, includes a corner breakfast nook but could be expanded into a nearby bedroom for additional dining space.
"It's got a lot of potential," Hibbard said.
A front porch, tucked within mature trees, provides an inviting entry to the living room area, which includes a woodburning fireplace and unique octagon windows.
The home also includes a large rear porch leading to the mudroom. A detached two-car garage offers more storage space for cars and equipment.
The home sits on a .37-acre lot with a large lawn perfect for summer picnics, volleyball and other activities.
The log home is being offered at $485,000. For more information, call Hibbard at 879-8100.