Duplex offers easy vacations


Certain features stand out to second-home buyers: a location close to the slopes, views and multiple master suites.

A duplex unit at Steamboat Boulevard and Mark Twain Lane offers those benefits as well as the finishes and open living spaces buyers expect in resort properties.

Jim Fuller, of Fuller Con--struction, completed the three-level duplex in 2004. He designed the project with comfort, convenience and vacationers' low-maintenance priorities in mind.

The 3,044-square-foot unit is just minutes from the ski mountain as well as shopping and restaurants in Central Park Plaza and Wildhorse Marketplace.

A three-car garage with roomy workspace occupies part of the first level of the unit. Off the garage is a mudroom and laundry room with top-of-the-line appliances. Two bedrooms and a shared bathroom offer cool living in the summer as well as private spaces for children.

The main level opens to a large kitchen, dining room and great room with moss rock fireplace. The kitchen, adorned with hickory cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and an island, is ideal for entertaining guests in the dining and great rooms.

Large windows frame views of Mount Werner, and French doors lead to a large wraparound deck that provides shade and coverage on the side of the home.

A master suite, with a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, completes the main floor and offers comfortable space for guests.

A larger suite, with a sitting area, office nook and large master bath, occupies the third floor.

Outside, natural grasses provide groundcover, and a sprinkler system provides the option for turf or landscaping. The home's exterior, stucco and Cemplank siding -- a fiber-cement product -- as well as Trex Decking ensure homeowners won't need to worry about regular staining.

The home is part of the Fairview Meadows Home--owners Association. Dues are $25 a year.

The unit is being offered at $795,000. For instant satisfaction, buyers can purchase existing furniture in the home for $15,000.

A membership to the Shera--ton Steamboat Golf Course also is available.

For more information, call Carol Fuller at Alpenglow Properties at 879-5771.

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


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