Saturday, November 26, 2005
Only seven miles from town with all the comforts of rural living -- that's the advantage of a home for sale in Elk River Mountain Ranches, Realtor Penny Fletcher said.
On Diamondback Way off of Routt County Road 44, the property offers quiet living on 35 acres of rolling meadows and pastures, not to mention serene views of snowcapped mountains, valleys and drainages.
"The sunsets are gorgeous," said Pat Wessel, who owns the home with her husband, Bob Mayfield.
The two-level house, about 3,400 square feet, was built in 1994. The second, or walk-in, level contains the main living spaces including a kitchen with custom cabinets and living room area.
Special features in the home include a turret, which offers an unusual, circular space for the dining area with plenty of windows framing views.
The master suite, also on the main level, includes a large, tiled shower. A patio and hot tub are off the master bedroom.
Downstairs, there are two large bedrooms and roomy family/recreation room with bar. Wessel and Mayfield also had a special room built for their grandchildren. "Grandma's cor----ner" offers a cozy place for guests or children's story time.
The mountain-style home has wood floors and wood/log accents. Other features include built-in shelving in the closets and a sound system throughout the home.
Low maintenance stucco and stone finishes and a seamless metal roof protect the home's exterior. Covered patios and porches offer plenty of comfortable places to enjoy the landscape yearround and lush perennial gardens in the summer.
Large gamble oaks provide privacy around the home.
An attached oversized three-car garage has plenty of storage space and a workshop.
Additional space for recreational vehicles and equipment can be found in a large 2,000-square-foot barn, built with the home.
The barn has electricity, water and a roomy hayloft. Nearby is a paddock for horses, but interior stalls also could be added to the barn, Wessel said.
The fenced property is ideal for horses and llamas. Wessel and Mayfield currently lease it for cattle grazing for part of the year, which helps lower their property taxes.
A strong well provides water, stored in a 2,500-gallon underground tank.
Owners will enjoy skiing and horseback riding on public land adjoining the property
The home is being offered at $1.32 million.
For more information, call Fletcher at Colorado Group Realty, 870-8800.
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