Home offers views, seclusion
July 9, 2005
When long getaways aren’t an option, it’s nice to come home to a secluded, vacation-like setting, even if it involves a bit of a drive.
A home for sale near Deep Creek, about 25 minutes north of Steamboat Springs, offers buyers everything they might want in a vacation property or full-time home — lush aspen groves, a pond, streams, abundant wildlife, a guest cabin and expansive views.
The 35-acre property is in Smith Creek Park, about six miles west of Routt County Road 129 off C.R. 56.
“Anybody who wants solitude will love it here,” said Christy Woodland, who owns the property and is listing it for sale.
Built in 1994, the 3,800-square-foot home is perched atop a ridge overlooking a large, tree-filled draw on the property, as well as Deep Creek valley. A wrap-around deck and picture windows take advantage of 180-degree views of Sleeping Giant, Pilot Knob and Buck Mountain.
The main level of the home, about 2,000 square feet, includes an open kitchen and living room that feature 21-foot vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, custom stained-glass sconces and a gas fireplace.
Also on the floor are the master bedroom and attached bathroom and an additional full bathroom. A second room, opening to the living room with French doors, works well as an office but also may serve as a bedroom.
A bright sunroom off the kitchen would be ideal as an artist’s studio or just for sitting back and watching weather pass through the valley.
A large laundry room separates living areas from a heated two-car garage.
Additional bedrooms, a game room or TV room are among the possibilities in the unfinished walkout basement, which has plumbing for an additional bathroom.
Designed for thermal efficiency, the home takes advantage of southern sun exposure for winter heat, and multiple, quiet ceiling fans keep the home cool in the summer.
The home also has high-quality windows with UV reflective film reducing heat loss and fading of interior finishes.
For water, the home relies on a 250-foot well, which produces plentiful, quality water throughout the year, Woodland said.
Guests will enjoy their solitude in the guest cabin tucked in the trees. The cabin has a wood-burning stove, a loft and a wrap-around deck.
Nearby, a seasonal spring runs to Smith Creek. A pond in front of the home fills up to 20-feet deep and is a haven for birds, deer and other wildlife.
The Woodlands are among nine full-time resident families in Smith Creek Park. There are a total of 29 lots in the subdivision, which includes three second homes and three cabins.
An annual homeowners association fee of $350 helps pay for maintenance and plowing of Smith Creek Park Road.
Woodland is offering the home at $659,000.
It will be open for viewing from 8:30 a.m. through early evening Tuesday. For more information or directions, call Woodland at Century 21 Ski Town Associates at 879-2333 or 846-6907.